Churchill Downs

  • 20:45 Emirates Airlines Breeders' Cup Turf 1m 4f

  • Winner $1,716,300 2nd $649,200 3rd $322,500 4th $147,599
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  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 28.85s
  • Off time: 20:47:25
20:45 Churchill Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st St Nicholas Abbey (IRE) 5/1
2nd Sea Moon 7/2
3rd Brilliant Speed (USA) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 311335 PURPLE, white seams, purple cap St Nicholas Abbey (IRE) 34
Distance Winner
4 9-0 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 122 5/16.00
2 (2) 3-21117 Green, Red Epaulets, Green Cap Sarafina (FR) 34
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-11 A de Royer-Dupre C P Lemaire 2/13.00
3 (3) 221332 White, white bars on red sleeves, white diamond on red cap Dean's Kitten (USA) 35
4 9-0 Michael Maker R Dominguez 14/115.00
4 (4) 300333 Gold, gold star, purple hoops on sleeves, gold cap Stately Victor (USA) 34
4 9-0 Michael Maker Mike Smith 40/141.00
5 (5) 547114 White, royal blue stars, two blue hoops on sleeves, blue stars on white cap Teaks North (USA) 84
4 9-0 Justin Sallusto Javier Castellano 33/134.00
6 (6) 7/11-113 Royal blue, orange ball, orange stripes on sleeves, orange stripes on blue cap Await The Dawn (USA) 80
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-0 A P O'Brien J R Leparoux 121 7/18.00
7 (7) 21-113 Green, Pink sash, White sleeves, Green cap Sea Moon 56
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-10 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 121 7/24.50
8 (8) 173512 White, red dots, black sleeves, red cap Brilliant Speed (USA) 28
Beaten Favourite
3 8-10 Thomas Albertrani John Velazquez 20/121.00
9 (9) 122124 GREEN, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap Midday 21
Distance Winner
5 8-11 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 120 6/17.00

Verdict

Dean's Kitten finished runner-up to Cape Blanco in the Turf Classic in New York and looks the best of the home contingent along with Brilliant Speed, who finished third on dirt in the Belmont Stakes over today's trip. Midday has done brilliantly in the Series having won the Filly & Mare Turf at Santa Anita two years ago and finishing runner-up in the same race here last year. She's been in superb form all year and will be hoping for fast ground as will St Nicholas Abbey, who beat her in the Coronation Cup. The latter had no answer to SARAFINA at Longchamp in September and the beaten Arc favourite can get back on track. She never got involved from her high draw in the big one at Longchamp this year and is better berthed in this. The progressive Hardwicke Stakes winner Await The Dawn ran poorly when dropped back to 1m2f in the Juddmonte and he's better than that as is Sea Moon, who got a very poor run in the St Leger though he wouldn't have beaten the winner.