Expert Eye wins Breeders' Mile after late surge

Expert Eye wins Breeders' Mile after late surge

Expert Eye wins Breeders' Mile after late surge

Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates swept seven Breeders' Cup World Championship races November 2-3 at Churchill Downs: Accelerate (Classic-G1), Monomoy Girl (Distaff-G1), Roy H (TwinSpires Sprint-G1), Game Winner (Sentient Jet Juvenile-G1), Jaywalk (Tito's Handmade Vodka Juvenile Fillies-G1), City of Light (Dirt Mile-G1) and Bulletin (Juvenile Turf Sprint). A 5-year-old horse by Lookin At Lucky, Accelerate sold at the 2014 September Sale to L. E. B. for $380,000.

As always, the marquee race is Saturday's $6 million Cup Classic that could help determine which thoroughbred ends up as Horse of the Year.

"I went half a length up and saw Ryan (Moore) in difficulty", said Dettori.

"Oh absolutely. I think that way all the time", Sadler said. Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time.

"We're all good", Miller confirmed.

"I said to Joel I hope you'd be third coming into the last turn and sweep him wide".

The Classic triumph capped a successful Breeders' Cup for the jockey, who also rode Game Winner and Jaywalk to victories on Friday in the Juvenile and Juvenile Fillies Turf, respectively.

Instead, he was talkin' horses, particularly Breeders' Cup Classic victor Accelerate. "I'd just seen the horse and thought, well shoot, it'd be cool to ride him at the Breeder's Cup, but evidently that was a very bad idea".

With Charlie Appleby winning the Juvenile Turf with Line of Duty on Friday and Michael Stoute on target with Expert Eye in the Mile, it was a good meeting for British horses, less so for the other Europeans.

Those four standouts lead a contingent of 43 foreign-trained Breeders' Cup entries (44 if you count Quarteto de Cordas (BRZ), who will make his United States debut in the Turf for Ian Wilkes after racing in his native Brazil) that has the global barn bursting at the seams. "I had to rein him back and basically restart the race", the rider said.

She recorded back-to-back Arc victories last month and was strongly fancied in her bid for immortality.

"It was a big ask for our filly, and she greatly deserved it. She is a special filly, one of a kind, an unbelievable fill". He won his 1000 race in April, is winning at stunning 32 percent clip, and his stable has surpassed $6 million in earnings for the season.

The hot prospect for the $3.3 million first prize in the one-and-a-quarter mile race - the same distance as the Kentucky Derby - is the John Sadler-trained Accelerate, a multiple victor at the top level in the US.

"She was training like a monster and ran like a monster", said Louisville-based trainer Brad Cox, who earned his first Cup victory.

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