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The 36th Breeders’ Cup opened with a wire-to-wire victory by Four Wheel Drive in the $1 million Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2) on Friday at Santa Anita Park.
Breeze Easy LLC’s Four Wheel Drive broke well under Irad Ortiz, and was never seriously tested over the five-furlong sprint. In the stretch, 12-1 shot Chimney Rock tried to mount a challenge, and wound up second in the 12-horse field, three-quarters of a length behind.
Another Miracle was third, followed by Kimari, Dr. Simpson, Encoder, Dream Shot, Alligator Alley, Cambria, A’Ali, King Neptune and Band Practice.
Four Wheel Drive, a son of 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah improved his record to 3-0 for trainer Wesley Ward, who also sent out Kimari and Cambria.
The winner returned $5 for a $2 win bet. Runner-up Three Diamonds Farm’s Chimney Rock is trained by John Sadler and ridden by Jose Ortiz, Irad’s brother.
|1||9||Four Wheel Drive||Wesley Ward||Irad Ortiz Jr|
|2||1||Chimney Rock||Michael J. Maker||Jose Ortiz|
|3||3||Another Miracle||Gary Contessa||Manuel Franco|
|4||7||Kimari||Wesley Ward||John Velazquez|
|5||8||Dr. Simpson||Tom Dascombe||Richard Kingscote|
|Updated Nov 01, 2019 14:00 EST . |
All odds are fixed odds prices.
|14||Hit the Road||10/1||+1000|
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