Breeders' Cup 2018: Friday race results and replays

Breeders' Cup 2018: Friday race results and replays
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Breeders' Cup weekend kicks off with "Future Stars Friday" as five championship events all for juveniles run under the Twin Spires. It begins with Race 5 at Churchill Downs, the new Juvenile Turf Sprint, and leads up to the Juvenile for horses that could aspire to run in next year's Kentucky Derby.

Follow along here for live race results, replays and a live chat with the Horse Racing Nation crew stationed on site.

Race 9: 

Game Winner
(1-1) proved to be the Breeders' Cup Juvenile contender to beat as he made a move on the outside and was unbothered by a bump from runner-up Knicks Go (40-1). The Bob Baffert trainee confirmed his spot as a strong 2019 Kentucky Derby contender. Signalman (67-1) made a run for third and finished ahead of Mr. Money (41-1). Complexity (5-2) faded from the lead. The 1 1/16 miles went in 1:43.67.

"Talk about a rough trip! I was glad (jockey Joel Rosario) was patient with him," Baffert said. "I felt a lot of pressure coming here because I have really thought a lot about this colt. I know he is a really good horse. He showed it today; he was much the best.

"I am so happy for Gary and Mary West. I felt more pressure because I told Gary 'I don't think they can beat us.' They have put a lot into the game. This horse likes Churchill Downs; that's a good sign. These races are hard to win. I have great crew and a great team and we got it done."

Game Winner: $4.00, $3.20, $2.80
Knicks Go: $21.40, $11.20
Signalman: $15.80

$2 Exacta: $113.20
$1 Trifecta: $965.60
$1 Superfecta: $16,279.80

Race 8: Juvenile Turf 

Line of Duty (7-2) was the first Breeders’ Cup winner of the day to win from off the pace when he survived an inquiry to take the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. Uncle Benny (8-1) made a late run as well, but was passed by Line of Duty as the winner drifted in before the wire came. The pacesetter, Somelikeithotbrown (15-1), held for third over Arthur Kitt (34-1). The final time for the mile was 1:40.06.

"It's lovely to be here," European trainer Charlie Appleby said. "William (Buick) gave him a great ride. He managed to get him wide and come with a clear run. It's great for the team and especially Sheikh Mohammad."

Buick added, "Obviously, I am relieved that we have kept the race. He has put up a great performance to go on and win."

Line of Duty: $9.00, $5.20, $4.20

Uncle Benny: $8.00, $5.80

Somelikeithotbrown: $8.20

$2 Exacta: $75.20

$1 Trifecta: $427.10

$1 Superfecta: $7,943.90

Race 7: Juvenile Fillies

The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies was the first World Championships race on dirt Friday, but it produced another winner on the lead in Jaywalk (5-1). The Frizette (G1) victor was comfortable on the front and left Restless Rider (3-1) trying to catch her during the whole stretch. Vibrance (35-1) was up for third over the favorite, Bellafina (9-5). Jaywalk finished the 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.62.

"I was looking for a big effort from her, but I didn't expect her to go to the lead again," said winning trainer John Servis. "I really thought there was enough speed in here that she'd probably be sitting off it a bit. But Joel (Rosario) said when she left the gate, he knew right then she had running on her mind. And, he just took it from there. Once she got to the front, she started flicking her ears and looked nice and relaxed."

As for coming back to Churchill Downs for the 2019 Kentucky Oaks, Servis said, "That's a long way off, but that would be nice, yes."

Jaywalk: $13.00, $5.20, $4.20

Restless Rider: $4.00, $3.20

Vibrance: $10.80

$2 Exacta: $50.40

$1 Trifecta: $387.60

$1 Superfecta: $1,490.30

Race 6: 
Juvenile Fillies Turf

It was another gate-to-wire performance when Newspaperofrecord (3-5) cruised to an easy victory in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, remaining undefeated in three career starts. East (12-1) closed to be a distant second and passed Stellar Agent (71-1) and Just Wonderful (13-1). The victory gave trainer Chad Brown his third straight win in the Juvenile Fillies Turf and fifth overall. Newspaperofrecord completed the mile in 1:39 flat.

"This time, this one might be close to coming over (to Europe)," Brown said. "We’ll see. I give credit to Mike Ryan. He’s my partner going over to look at these horses and he found her in Newmarket. My whole team, everyone put a lot of time into this horse and Irad (Ortiz Jr.) rode a beautiful race. Seth (Klarman) has been such a wonderful supporter of our stable since the very beginning."

Newspaperofrecord: $3.20, $2.60, $2.40

East: $8.20, $6.00

Stellar Agent: $21.00

$2 Exacta: $32.40

$1 Trifecta: $557.70

$1 Superfecta: $5,766.20

Race 5: Juvenile Turf Sprint

 (4-1) jumped to the lead in the first running of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint and was no match as he led gate-to-wire. The 5-2 favorite, Soldier’s Call, broke slow and finished off the board in the full 12-horse field. The filly Chelsea Cloisters (24-1) chased Bulletin home but had to settle for second while two other fillies, So Perfect (10-1) and Queen of Bermuda (23-1), rounded out the superfecta. The 5 ½ furlongs went in 1:05.54.

"Fantastic way to start," trainer Todd Pletcher said of winning the first Breeders' Cup race of 2018. "He broke really well and was sharp. He took it to them the whole way. It was a big race. We wanted to leave there running. He finished up nicely. Nothing like winning one."

Bulletin: $10.60, $6.20, $4.40

Chelsea Cloisters: $19.80, $10.60

So Perfect: $5.80

$2 Exacta: $239.40

$1 Trifecta: $1,452.70

$1 Superfecta: $25,489.90

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