The competition for this Eclipse was pretty wide open prior to the Breeders’ Cup. It became even more so when the Filly & Mare Sprint was won by Bar of Gold, a 66-1 longshot, and the three most accomplished horses in the race — Unique Bella, Paulassilverlining and Finley’sluckycharm — finished off the board.
Who deserves the Eclipse? Bar of Gold’s only other 2017 stakes win came against her fellow New York-breds in the Yaddo Stakes. Unique Bella ran off five Jeff Scott writes about horse racing Tuesday in The Saratogian. He may be reached at utahpine1@ aol.com.