Full results for Saturday’s top card at Del Mar. Charlie Appleby, Will Buick, Oisin Murphy and Godolphin were among the winners, as the Classic went to Knicks Go
Charlie Appleby’s capped an incredible year in the training ranks with a treble at the Breeders Cup.
The Newmarket handler’s Yibir (17-2) raced to victory in the Longines Breeders Cup Turf, after Space Blues (15-8f) was the toast of favourite backers in the FanDuel Breeders’ Cup Mile.
Their achievements on Saturday night thrilled Appleby’s team, a day after they secured a dramatic triumph with Modern Games.
Appleby, whose horses have won more than £4.8million in Great Britain throughout 2021, a career best, has big races like the Derby and St Leger on his CV this season.
On the night fellow British competitor Oisin Murphy landed the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff on Japan’s 50-1 outsider Marche Lorraine, Appleby said: “To have three winners on this world stage is fantastic and it’s been a great weekend for team Godolphin.”
Outstrip was Appleby’s first winner at the meeting in 2013, the year he was appointed as trainer for the global thoroughbred breeding operation.
The feature race on the card, the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic, was turned into a procession by Knicks Go (7-2).
Joel Rosario controlled matters from the front, without pressure from any of his rivals – and he stretched right away from them in impressive fashion.
Medina Spirit (15-2) and Essential Quality (7-4f) filled the places.
The winner has flourished at the top level for trainer Brad Cox and Rosario said: “He’s really fast and he just wanted them to chase him.
“It seemed really easy through the race for him and he was in a great rhythm. He’s amazing and just goes faster and faster.”
Japan had their first success at the meeting with Loves Only You (4-1) in the Maker’s Mark Breeders’ Cup Filly And Mare Turf.
Earlier, Irad Ortiz Jr paid tribute to tragic jockey Miguel Mena after coming in aboard Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint victor Golden Pal (5-2f).
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Full results from day two of the Breeders Cup (GMT)
1. Dicey Mo Chara 4-1
2. Appreciated 17-2
3. One Fast Bro 5-4f
1. Lone Rock 6-4
2. Tizamagician 11-8f
1. Going Global 3-1
2. Zofelle 9-2
3. Princess Grace 5-4f
1. Ce Ce 8-1
2. Edgeway 18-1
1. Golden Pal 5-2f
2. Lieutenant Dan 4-1
3. Charmaines Mia 28-1
1. Life Is Good 4-6f
2. Ginobili 7-2
3. Restrainedvengence 80-1
1. Loves Only You 4-1
2. My Sister Nat 50-1
3. War Like Goddess 5-2f
1. Aloha West 10-1
2 Dr Schivel 7-2.
3. Following Sea 18-1
1. Space Blues 15-8f
2. Smooth Like Strait 8-1
3. Ivar 28-1
1. Marche Lorraine 50-1
2. Dunbar Road 14-1
3. Malathaat 100-30
1. Yibir 17-2
2. Broome 12-1
3. Teona 9-1
1. Knicks Go 7-2
2. Medina Spirit 15-2
3. Essential Quality 7-4f