By Jarrod Horak
The BC Friday international horses should be competitive in the three turf races at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 3. I will go through and analyze all of the BC Friday international horses below.
BC Juvenile Turf Sprint
Tiger Belle (IRE) is 3-for-5 with a runner-up finish and all five races were at five panels on turf. Two of her wins were in Ireland. She shipped to France and captured a Group 3 on Aug. 31, and runner-up Dawn Charger won the Prix Eclipse (G3) on Sept. 16 and was 2nd in the Group 2 Criterium de Maisons Laffitte on Oct. 7. She is one of the more interesting BC Friday international horses.
Big Evs (IRE) won a Group 3 race in Great Britain in August. He was nowhere in his next Group 1 start, and bounced back with a Group 2 score at Doncaster on Sept. 15. His overseas turf sprint form is not bad, and if an invader fires in this spot, he might be the one.
Givemethebeatboys (IRE) was an early bloomer in Ireland with back-to-back turf sprint wins in May including a Group 3 score at the Curragh. He was 4th, 3rd, and 4th in his last three turf sprint stakes starts and others seem more appealing.
Starlust (GB) misfired in his bow, was part of the exacta in his next five starts (3 wins), and was 5th of 9 at 22-1 in a Group 1 at Newmarket last time. The Group 3 winner is probably not good enough to win but Frankie Dettori should give him every chance to succeed.
Cherry Blossom (IRE) had it going on in July and August with a win and a pair of runner-up finishes. She placed in a Group 2 on Aug. 24 and exits an okay 4th of 11 in the Cheveley Park (G1) at Newmarket. She probably wants a bit more real estate to work with.