"He was smashed up leaving the gate, which put him in the wrong position as he got the worst of it", Gosden said of the dirt in the face that Roaring Lion experienced for the first time.
"It's the hardest race to win but our horse is super fit and ready to go", Bin Suroor told CNN Sport. After his maiden win at Del Mar, he went on to take the Grade I Del Mar Futurity and Grade I American Pharoah at Santa Anita.
"He broke really well", Rosario said of Accelerate. "I can feel that he was getting nicely comfortable".
The win wraps up an impressive weekend by Rosario, who won the Juvenile Fillies and Juvenile races on Friday before securing the Classic on Saturday for his ninth career win at the Breeders' Cup. I was waiting for her to give me the message that she was ready to go, and I could see Magical on my inside.
In fact, the Classic is a truly an global test this year with Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) victor Thunder Snow (IRE) and UAE Derby Sponsored by Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group (G2) victor Mendelssohn, who enters the Classic off a third-place finish in the Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes (G1) September 29 at Belmont Park.
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"He likes Churchill Downs so that's a good sign", Baffert said with a laugh. "They just exhausted and just didn't have it today".
Accelerate's challengers include a strong foreign contingent that features Japanese-bred Yoshida, trained by two-time Classic victor Bill Mott and owned by WinStar Farm and China Horse Club International - who teamed up to take Justify to the Triple Crown.
Gunnevera, Thunder Snow and early pace setter Mendelssohn made things interesting before 70,423, an upside to the absence of horse racing's 13th Triple Crown victor from the Classic. West Coast's runner-up finish to Accelerate in the Awesome Again Stakes was among three seconds this year.
"It was a big ask for our filly, and she greatly deserved it".
Game Winner will hope to follow in the footsteps of Juvenile winners Nyquist in 2015 and Street Sense in 2006, who went on to win the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs the next year. It was the fifth win in 10 starts for the Sir Michael Stoute-trained colt. It was the first Breeders' Cup victory for New York-based conditioner John Servis.
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Enable made history at Churchill Downs in Saturday's US$4m Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Turf (1m4f). Soon after Stormy Liberal out-dueled favorite World of Trouble to retake the $1 million Turf Sprint by a neck, 6-year-old Roy H swept past Promises Fulfilled and flew to a 3 1/4-length win in the $2 million Sprint.
She recorded back-to-back Arc victories last month and was strongly fancied in her bid for immortality.
In fact, Wells-Rody actually got to take the horse for a brief ride.
"She didn't quite come here in the form she would have a year ago, but she's done it". "Everybody in Europe knows how good she is, so if she can come here and conquer America it would be something unbelievable".
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