Enable claims historic Breeders' Cup Turf win

Aidan O'Brien's military precision to pay $6m dividend in Classic

Betting: Mendelssohn can be music to punters ears in 'Classic'

Saturday, did not go almost as well.

The charge of Britain's newly crowned champion trainer John Gosden will go off as hot favorite to win Saturday's $4 million Breeders' Cup Turf in Kentucky as she looks to build on a glittering resume.

The 4-1 second choice became the first horse in Breeders Cup history to win with only one previous start, a victory at Gulfstream Parks Hollywood Beach Stakes last month. She has won more than $7.6million in her storied career.

"I was concerned at the quarter pole because she was a little far back but she weaved through traffic and (jockey Irad Ortiz Jr.) rode her great", Nick Tomlinson, assistant to trainer Mark Casse said Sunday morning. "She showed her class today". A third consecutive win in the Arc next October would be another historic achievement to add to what is already a growing list, but her owner is well known for being as intrigued by breeding as he is by racing.

From there, fellow Euro raider Magical provided the biggest threat, but Enable was very much able to dismiss her, powering home for a decisive victory.

The trainer said: 'She was magnificent and very courageous.

"It's important for the "World Championships" branding of Breeders' Cup that this be a truly global event", said Breeders' Cup vice president of racing and nominations Dora Delgado.

The Breeders' Cup Classic is scheduled to run at 5:44 p.m.

In most years, both Breeders' Cup Classic victor Accelerate and Monomoy Girl would be top contenders for Horse of the Year, but are likely to lose the title to Triple Crown victor Justify, who was retired undefeated after the Belmont Stakes in June.

Jaywalk took the lead the first time under the wire in the Juveline Fillies, held the advantage throughout and went on to win by a commanding 5 1/2 lengths.

However, he has never run on dirt, and the heavy rain this week may count against him. This year, he's extremely high on a speedy long shot that appears to be peaking at just the right time.

Jockeyed by Joel Rosario, Accelerate had some trouble getting into his gate before the big race but sped through the track when it mattered, delivering national prominence to a duo in Sadler and Rosario who rarely see the spotlight. One negative for the dominant California five-year-old is the draw - he will come from the outside stall 14.

Hard-charging Game Winner came from behind on Friday to win the US$2 million Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Churchill Downs in the latest victory for a Bob Baffert-trained colt.

Godolphin's Saeed bin Suroor saddles the mercurial Thunder Snow, who pulled up after the start in the 2017 Kentucky Derby. If this proves to have been her final race - and there is no news on that yet - it was a magnificent conclusion to an exceptional career. "He's won all those great races".

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