Last year's appearance in the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita was not a particularly happy one for the favorite in Friday's race of the day, the $2-million Distaff.
The Distaff will go off at 4:35 p.m., the ninth race on the card and the fourth Breeders' Cup competition of the day. If the oddsmakers are correct, a field of 10 other female horses will be chasing the 5-2 betting choice, Untapable.
They will also be chasing the only female rider in the race, Rosie Napravnik, who was aboard Untapable last year and eased her home a quiet eighth in the Juvenile Fillies. It was a weird finish to a weird and scary race.
At the head of the home stretch in the Juvenile Fillies, Bob...