Breeders' Cup 2018: Saturday results and replays

Breeders' Cup 2018: Saturday results and replays
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A massive Breeders' Cup Saturday featuring nine races for older horses is set for Saturday at Churchill Downs. Follow along here for live race results, replays and a live chat with the Horse Racing Nation crew stationed on site.

Race 11: Breeder’s Cup Classic

(5-2), despite being tricky to load and breaking from the far 14 post, won the Breeders’ Cup Classic and gave trainer John Sadler his first Breeders’ Cup victory. Gunnevera (30-1) closed on fast fractions by Mendelssohn (13-1) to finish second, passing Thunder Snow (14-1). Yoshida (14-1) was up for fourth over Mendelssohn. Accelerate completed the 1 ¼ miles in 2:02.93.

"He ran a great race and Joel (Rosario) rode him perfectly," Sadler said. "We were really thrilled. He did such a good job, kept him clear."

"We thought that post might be a bonus on the outside. He never got in trouble and never had anything in front of him. He just stayed a little wide and won the race."

Accelerate: $7.40, $6.00, $4.40

Gunnevera: $21.80, $11.80

Thunder Snow: $8.00

$2 Exacta: $261.60

$1 Trifecta: $1,613.10

$1 Superfecta: $16,179.10

Race 10: Breeders’ Cup Turf

In her first start away from Europe, the two-time Arc heroine Enable (4-5) fended off Magical (10-1) to win the Breeders’ Cup Turf. Enable was taken six or seven wide around the turn and still got ahead of Magical. Sadler’s Joy (37-1) ran late on the inside for third over Arklow (53-1). Enable is now the first Arc winner to win at the Breeders’ Cup in the same year. She ran the 1 ½ miles in 2:32.65.

"She was wonderful," trainer John Gosden said. "I thought coming into the straight when Ryan (Moore) came up on her (on Magical), we had a race on our hands. She’s had a hard race and as usual she showed enormous courage to go and win. I’m just delighted for her owner and breeder, Prince Khalid who is such a great supporter of the Breeders’ Cup."

Winning jockey Frankie Dettori added, "
On the first turn I was trying to get position and then I went right. I went four wide. She was moving well. I knew she was fighting for me. She was strong today."

Enable: $3.60, $3.00, $2.60

Magical: $6.80, $4.80

Sadler’s Joy: $8.80

$2 Exacta: $26.80

$1 Trifecta: $252.10

$1 Superfecta: $4,116.80

Race 9:
Breeders’ Cup Distaff

Monomoy Girl (9-5) again proved she was the top of her class, beating older fillies and mares to win the Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Churchill Downs, the same site of her Kentucky Oaks victory. Wow Cat  (6-1) rallied from last to catch second over Midnight Bisou (8-1) and Blue Prize (8-1). Abel Tasman faded before hitting the turn for home. Monomoy Girl ran the 1 1/8 miles in 1:49.79.

"She ran the way she was training," said trainer Brad Cox. "She was training like a monster and she ran like a monster. She is a special filly, one of a kind, an unbelievable filly."

Monomoy Girl: $5.60, $3.40, $3.00

Wow Cat: $5.40, $4.00

Midnight Bisou: $4.40

$2 Exacta: $37.60

$1 Trifecta: $90.10

$1 Superfecta: $372.20

Race 8:
Breeders’ Cup Mile

The Breeders’ Cup Mile looked as if four different horses had the chance to win in the stretch, but it was Expert Eye (5-1) who rallied down the outside to win. Catapult (7-1) got up for second while Analyze It (6-1) held for third after setting the pace. Divisidero (43-1) made a run but only managed fourth. The mile went in 1:39.80.

"He’s run a great race. Last time at Chantilly, he did not get the rub of the green," trainer Sir Michael Stoute said of Expert Eye. "I’d like to thank James Savage, who rides him out every day. He’s done a great job with him. I thought down the back straight that Frankie (Dettori) may have just had him two slots behind, but was in control. We love coming to the Breeders’ Cup. It’s always great coming here."

Expert Eye: $13.80, $7.00, $4.60

Catapult: $7.20, $4.60

Analyze It: $4.60

$2 Exacta: $134.40

$1 Trifecta: $450.50

$1 Superfecta: $14,643.00

Race 7:
Breeders’ Cup Sprint

Roy H (5-2) became the second repeat winner of the day as he drew away to win the Breeders’ Cup Sprint. Whitmore (6-1) broke a touch slow and ran on for second while Imperial Hint (8-5) failed to run on after traffic on the backside. Promises Fulfilled (9-2) faded from the lead to fourth. The six furlongs went in 1:08.24.

"He's really training good and doing good. I just can't say enough about this horse," trainer Peter Miller said. "Paco Lopez gave him a great ride. Just unbelievable. I can't believe it. Too good to be true."

“Words don't express how special this is – to win the same race with the same horse back to back. It's just fantastic."

Roy H: $7.40, $4.00, $2.60

Whitmore: $5.80, $3.60

Imperial Hint: $2.60

$2 Exacta: $41.40

$1 Trifecta: $62.60

$1 Superfecta: $180.50

Race 6: Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf

Trainer Chad Brown continued his dominance in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf as Sistercharlie (3-1) nipped Wild Illusion (5-2), who slowed down the start by refusing to load. Another Brown entry, A Raving Beauty (11-1) held for third after setting the pace and remained in front of Magic Wand (5-1). The final time for 1 3/8 miles was 2:20.96.

"She's all class this horse and she knows where the wire is," Brown said. "She showed her heart there in the last stages."

Sistercharlie: $8.60, $4.20, $3.40

Wild Illusion: $4.80, $3.40

A Racing Beauty: $6.40

$2 Exacta: $37.20

$1 Trifecta: $150.80

$1 Superfecta: $726.10

Race 5:
Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

City of Light
(5-2) took control in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile and never looked back, leaving the rest to chase him home in the stretch. Seeking the Soul (10-1) made a run, as did Bravazo (14-1), but they couldn’t get close to City of Light. Firenze Fire (5-1) was fourth and Catalina Cruiser, the 4-5 favorite, was off the board. City of Light wrapped up the mile 1:33.83.

"I can't tell you how long I have been waiting for this," City of Light's trainer Michael McCarthy said. "I always thought this would be a mismatch. I have been looking forward to this for quite a long time. I thought he would love this racetrack. Backing up to one turn where his best races were, I thought he would run away and hide and he did just that."

City of Light: $7.20, $4.20, $3.20

Seeking the Soul: $7.00, $4.60

Bravazo: $5.80

$2 Exacta: $44.40

$1 Trifecta: $244.30

$1 Superfecta: $916.60

Race 4: Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

Stormy Liberal (7-1) put in a game fight to repeat his Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint victory. World of Trouble (2-1) tried to wire the field and nearly pulled it off as he and Stormy Liberal drew away from the field. Disco Partner (4-1) was a distant third over the mare Ruby Notion (19-1). The final time for the 5 1/2 furlongs was 1:04.05.

"The emotions and the highs and lows I have 
gone through in this game in the past year are indescribable," trainer Peter Miller said. "I am just thankful to be back here. It 
is amazing to win this race two years in a row with this horse. It is a dream come true."

Jockey Drayden Van Dyke added, "
Stormy Liberal likes to hang on horses and not pass them, but he got him. It was awesome."

Stormy Liberal: $16.00, $6.40, $4.00
World of Trouble: $3.80, $3.00
Disco Partner: $3.40

$2 Exacta: $65.80
$1 Trifecta: $115.30
$1 Superfecta: $1,910.30

Race 3:
Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint

Shamrock Rose
(25-), supplemented to the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint, awarded her connections for the late addition when she rallied to win the first Breeders’ Cup race Saturday. Chalon (14-1) held for a gutsy second over closers Anonymity (31-1) and Marley’s Freedom (4-5). It was the fourth straight win for the improving Shamrock Rose. She completed the seven furlongs in 1:23.13.

"Was I surprised we won? It was a tough race, but she’s a good horse," winning trainer Mark Casse said. "I told (jockey) Irad (Ortiz Jr.) I don't know if she's good enough, but she'll give you everything she has. And, she's good. It goes back to Allen Jerkins who always said ‘run them when they're good,' so we came back in two weeks."

Shamrock Rose: $53.80, $21.40, $11.20

Chalon: $14.60, $9.20

Anonymity: $15.60

$2 Exacta: $720.00

$1 Trifecta: $6,121

$1 Superfecta: $28,058.60

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