LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Musical Romance pulled off a 20-1 upset
in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint on Friday at
Breeders' Cup rookie Juan Leyva guided the 4-year-old through an
opening on the rail to her ninth win in 33 starts. It was also the
first BC win for trainer Bill Kaplan in three tries, and it came
with his first starter in the world championships since 1995.
Musical Romance beat Switch by 1¼ lengths. Her Smile was third.
Turbulent Descent, a winner in six of eight races coming in,
managed to fight her way to the front turning for home after a
tough trip. She finished fifth.
Musical Romance paid $42.40 to win, running the seven furlongs
Shotgun Gulch was scratched minutes before the race when the
track veterinarians were not happy with the way she warmed up.
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