Motion hopes Sharing might follow in dam’s footsteps at Breeders’ Cup

Motion hopes Sharing might follow in dam’s footsteps at Breeders’ Cup

By: Steve Andersen Oct 27, 2019

ARCADIA, Calif. – Nearly a decade after Shared Account recorded a 46-1 upset in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf at Churchill Downs in 2010, her filly Sharing will start in Friday’s Grade 1 BC Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita.

Shared Account gave trainer Graham Motion his second of three wins in Breeders’ Cup races to date. Motion, 55, trains Sharing and is preparing the filly with the belief she can record a surprise win, too.

“I feel good about running her,” he said in a phone interview on Sunday morning. “I think we’re coming in under-the-radar.”

The Juvenile Fillies Turf is expected to have a full field of 14. Entries and post position will be drawn on Monday. The race is led by the American stakes winners Selflessly and Sweet Melania and the European stakes winners Albigna and Daahyeh.

Sharing, who races for Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gainesway Stable, has won 2 of 3 starts and earned $180,300, racing only on turf. She was purchased by Eclipse for $350,000 at the 2018 Fasig-Tipton Yearling Sale in Saratoga.

Sharing was third in her debut at Saratoga in July and has won her last two starts – a maiden special weight race at Saratoga on Aug. 18 and her stakes debut as the 1-2 favorite in the $200,000 Selima Stakes at 1 1/16 miles at Laurel on Sept. 21.

While races such as the Grade 2 Miss Grillo Stakes at Belmont Park on Sept. 29 or the Grade 2 Jessamine Stakes at Keeneland on Oct. 9 are well-established as domestic preps for the Juvenile Fillies Turf, Motion said the timing of the Selima Sakes worked in favor of Sharing.

“This has been our goal and the reason we ran at Laurel,” Motion said. “We took the gamble that the Laurel race would get her in without running at Belmont or Keeneland.

“She’s a filly much like her mother, a straightforward horse.”

Shared Account won 6 of 18 starts and earned $1,649,427. The BC Filly and Mare Turf was her lone Grade 1 win.

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