Beholder shows them who is boss in Juvenile Fillies

There are no statues depicting Richard Mandella’s likeness on the Santa Anita Park grounds.
But whenever the Breeders’ Cup World Championships roll into the Arcadia track, it often serves as a reminder of just who’s house everyone is stepping into.
After falling a nose short of Executiveprivilege in the Del Mar Debutante two months ago, Mandella-trainee Beholder turned the tables on her previously unbeaten rival and gave her Hall of Fame conditioner his seventh career Breeders’ Cup win with a gate-to-wire, one length victory in the $2 million Juvenile Fillies.
All of Mandella’s seven Breeders’ Cup wins have come when the event was held at Santa Anita, including his remarkable four win-day in 2003.
Spendthrift Farm’s Beholder was pre-entered with first preference in the Juvenile Sprint but the decision to stretch her out now puts her in the discussion for a year-end championship. The daughter of Henny Hughes turned back early pressure from Kauai Katie while cutting fractions of :22.62 and :46.47 and jockey Garrett Gomez found he had plenty of horse left in the lane.

“She ran her heart out,” Mandella said. “It was a big effort and being at her home track sure helps. I guess Santa Anita still has the magic.”
Favored Executiveprivilege, unbeaten in five starts coming in, made her run but drifting out badly in the stretch, ultimately falling one length short.