Here’s the replay of the Sprint:
1. ELITE POWER, 2. CZ Rocket, 3. Jackie’s Warrior.
Elite Power coming down the outside and he gets there! That was quite some surge down the stretch.
Super Ocho leads, Jackie’s Warrior next going around the home turn, Elite Power trying to get on terms
Off and running in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint!
Jackie’s Warrior and Super Ocho both away well
Two minutes to post time for the Sprint, Jackie’s Warrior is still a real banker for the punters on course at 3-5. Kimari is also fancied, at around 5-1, to improve on seventh place last year.
Also worth a close look is Elite Power, who streaked home by six lengths in the seven-furlong Vosburgh Stakes last time.
I think Jackie’s Warrior will probably get it done this time, but the odds are rather cramped.
Jackie’s Warrior was back to his best in the Alfred G Vanderbilt at Saratoga in the summer, however, before his good run over seven furlongs in the Forego, posted further down the blog.
The Sprint, back on the dirt, is the next race on the card, with Jackie’s Warrior odds on at 4-5 on track to win.
He was the warm favorite for the same race at Del Mar 12 months ago, when he turned in a below-par effort behind Aloha West, as 12-1 shot to retain his crown.
Hollie Doyle, meanwhile, told ITV Racing just now that
I think my race was lost in the first half-furlong and I was just too far back.
Following up from the Turf Sprint, John Quinn was delighted with the performance of Highfield Princess in fourth and hinted that she may be back for another crack at Santa Anita next year.
She ran another great race and I couldn’t be more proud of her. She’s had a long season so she’ll have a well-deserved holiday now and she’ll come back in to training for next season. It’s been a great experience and hopefully we’ll be back again.
Here’s the replay of the Filly & Mare Turf, a copybook ride by Ryan Moore.
A brilliant run down the home straight by Tuesday and Ryan Moorewho came into the meeting on a longish losing streak at the meeting but has now won three of the nine races so far.
1. TUESDAY, 2. In Italian, 3. Lady Speightspeare.
Now here’s Tuesday, she’s coming with a storming run…
And she gets there, Tuesday wins the Filly & Mare Turf!
Tuesday is the sixth , Nashwa plenty to do with In Italian still in front, coming down the stretch
Toy is second, then Lady Speightspeare and Family Way
In Italian setting decent fraction here, Nashwa has around 9 lengths to find going to the far turn
Off and running in the Filly & Mare Turf!
Nashwa was a little slow to stride, In Italian leads going to the first turn.
They are heading onto the turf course ahead of the Filly & Mare Turf, and now going into the stalls.
In Italian is the early favorite on track at 5-2, with Nashwa on 7-2, Aidan O’Brien’s Oaks winner, Tuesday, at 4-1 and Above The Curve a very attractive 8-1.
I quite fancy Across The Curve to give Joseph O’Brien the win here, but victory for Nashwa and Hollie Doyle would, of course, be magnificent result for all concerned too.
The big local hope, meanwhile, is In Italiantrained by Chad Brown, who won the First Lady Stakes at Keeneland in Sepetember.
Joseph O’Brien’s Above The Curve adds depth to the European challenge, she was just a short-head behind Nashwa in the Prix de l’Opera and won the Blandford Stakes at the Curragh in July.
And also the replay of the Dirt Mile:
Here’s the replay of the Turf Sprint on the Breeders’ Cup’s Twitter feed:
Cody’s Wish was a 2-1 chance, by the way.
Nashwa and Hollie Doyle are up next in the Filly & Mare Turf, she was second in the Prix de l’Opera last time out and previously won the Nassau Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.
No change to the result in the Dirt Mile.
There is an OBJECTION after the Dirt Mile but it does not look to affect the winner. Cyberknife came across Gunitewho was already starting to fade, around a furlong out and that looks like the issue.
That’s a fourth win in a row for Cody’s Wish, and a potential pointer towards Jackie’s Warriorone of the favorites for the Sprint later on, as he was second behind Cody’s Wish in the seven-furlong Forego Stakes last time.
1. CODY’S WISH, 2. Cyberknife, 3. Slow Down Andy.
Cyberknife on the inside, head-to-head with Cody’s Wish, here comes the line…
Cody’s Wish is coming with a challenge, Gunite leads them into the straight
Pipeline leads, a fast opening quarter, Gunite and Cyberknife are close behind
Going in now … won’t be long …
Off and running in the Dirt Mile!
They are approaching the gates for the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, which at Keeneland are within spitting distance of the opening turn. That could make things quite interesting in the early stages.