Race 9 - Fanduel Breeders' Cup Mile Presented By Pdjf (Grade 1) 1m

  • (3yo+, 1m, 13 runners)
  • Winner $1,260,000 2nd $400,000 3rd $199,999 4th $140,000
  • Going: Firm
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Off time: 22:27:06
Full result
Result 22:20 Del Mar
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Space Blues 15/8f
2nd 2 Smooth Like Strait 8/1
3rd 14 Ivar 28/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey
2 (2) 231222
Blue, gold dots, blue cap Smooth Like Strait (USA) 35
  • Distance Winner
  • T:Michael McCarthy
  • J:Umberto Rispoli
  • Form: 231222
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 110
4 126 9-0 Michael McCarthy Umberto Rispoli
3 (3) 1-19411
Royal blue, royal blue cap Space Blues (IRE) 34
  • Distance Winner
  • T:C Appleby
  • J:W Buick
  • Form: 1-19411
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 117
5 126 9-0 C Appleby W Buick
4 (4) 20-1263
Forest green, light green yoke, light green hoop on sleeves, forest green cap Raging Bull (FR) 49
  • Distance Winner
  • T:Chad Brown
  • J:Irad Ortiz Jr
  • Form: 20-1263
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 115
6 126 9-0 Chad Brown Irad Ortiz Jr
5 (5) 016-428
Yellow, black stripes, blue hoop on sleeves, black cap Vin De Garde (JPN) 27
  • Distance Winner
  • T:Hideaki Fujiwara
  • J:Yuichi Fukunaga
  • Form: 016-428
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 115
5 126 9-0 Hideaki Fujiwara Yuichi Fukunaga
6 (6) 1/911-11
BLUE, white diamonds on sleeves, blue cap Mo Forza (USA) 35
  • Distance Winner
  • T:Peter Miller
  • J:Flavien Prat
  • Form: 1/911-11
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 116
5 126 9-0 Peter Miller Flavien Prat
7 (7) 428111
Navy and orange blocks, white sleeves, white cap In Love (BRZ) 28
  • Distance Winner
  • T:Paulo Lobo
  • J:Alex Achard
  • Form: 428111
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 113
5 126 9-0 Paulo Lobo Alex Achard
9 (9) 321325
Purple, white seams, white stripes on sleeves, purple cap Mother Earth (IRE) 21
  • Distance Winner
  • T:A P O'Brien
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 321325
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-8
  • OR: 110
3 120 8-8 A P O'Brien R L Moore
10 (10) 222-141
Forest green, light green yoke, light green hoop on sleeves, white cap Blowout 28
  • Distance Winner
  • T:Chad Brown
  • J:Joel Rosario
  • Form: 222-141
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 116
5 123 8-11 Chad Brown Joel Rosario
11 (11) 5-15516
Orange and purple quarters, orange sleeves, orange cap Got Stormy (USA) 56
  • Beaten Favourite
  • Distance Winner
  • T:Mark Casse
  • J:Tyler Gaffalione
  • Form: 5-15516
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 114
6 123 8-11 Mark Casse Tyler Gaffalione
12 (12) 5-31122
White, brown chevron, orange cap Pearls Galore (FR) 34
  • Distance Winner
  • T:Paddy Twomey
  • J:Billy Lee
  • Form: 5-31122
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 109
4 123 8-11 Paddy Twomey Billy Lee
13 (13) 261135
Hot pink, black seams on sleeves, pink cap, black hoop Casa Creed (USA) 56
  • Distance Winner
  • T:William Mott
  • J:Junior Alvarado
  • Form: 261135
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 112
5 126 9-0 William Mott Junior Alvarado
14 (14) 1314-64
Navy and orange blocks, white sleeves, navy and orange quartered cap Ivar (BRZ) 28
  • Distance Winner
  • T:Paulo Lobo
  • J:Joseph Talamo
  • Form: 1314-64
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 117
5 126 9-0 Paulo Lobo Joseph Talamo
15 (15) 3-13131
Emerald, white blocks on sleeves, white cap Real Appeal (GER) 56
  • Distance Winner
  • T:Mrs Harrington
  • J:Shane Foley
  • Form: 3-13131
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 112
4 126 9-0 Mrs Harrington Shane Foley

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey
1 (1) 4-21237
Master Of The Seas (IRE) 21
  • Distance Winner
  • T:C Appleby
  • J:James Doyle
  • Form: 4-21237
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-11
3 811 C Appleby James Doyle
8 (8) 1-11533
Hit The Road (USA) 35
  • Distance Winner
  • T:Dan Blacker
  • J:John Velazquez
  • Form: 1-11533
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0
4 Dan Blacker John Velazquez
16 (16) 321-107
Queen Supreme (IRE) 43
  • Distance Winner
  • T:A M Balding
  • J:James Doyle
  • Form: 321-107
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-11
5 811 A M Balding James Doyle

In depth

Verdict

SPACE BLUES has hit top form at the right time having landed a Group 2 at York before winning a Group 1 in France with Pearls Galore behind. Versatile as regards the ground, Charlie Appleby’s charge is preferred to stablemate Master Of The Seas, who has failed to build on his earlier second in the 2000 Guineas. Mother Earth has won again since landing the 1000 Guineas and Aidan O’Brien sent over last year’s winner while Mo Forza has been winning Grade 2 contests on the West Coast and beat both Smooth Like Strait and Hit The Road at Santa Anita last time. In Love picked-up a Grade 1 at Keeneland last month while Blowout and Got Stormy are other winners at the highest level on Turf with the former preferred.

Formwatch

Master Of The Seas (IRE)11-1 (9-1) Pulled hard, steadied towards rear 7f out, edged right and no headway final 2f, 7th of 10, 6 1/4l behind Baaeed (9-1) at Ascot 1m Grp 1 stks (1) gs in Oct.

Hit The Road (USA)5-1 (8-12) Pulld 1st,lack rm 5/16, 3rd of 5, 1/2l behind Mo Forza (9-0) at Santa Anita 1m stks gd in Oct.

Queen Supreme (IRE)22-1 (9-1) In touch in centre, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 13l behind Benbatl (9-4) at Newmarket 1m Grp 2 stks (1) gf in Sep.

Vin De Garde (JPN)6-1 (9-0) 8th of 13, shd behind Schnell Meister (8-11) at Tokyo 1m 1f in Oct.

Mo Forza (USA)3-5fav (9-0) Tipped out str,up late, won at Santa Anita 1m stks gd in Oct beating Smooth Like Strait (9-0) by 1/2l, 5 ran.

In Love (BRZ)12-1 (9-0) Ins,6wd upr,good kick, won at Keeneland 1m stks gd in Oct beating Tell Your Daddy (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.

Mother Earth (IRE)33-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, not clear run and switched right to inside over 1f out, tenderly handled and ran on towards finish, never threatened, 5th of 10, 3 1/4l behind Baaeed (9-1) at Ascot 1m Grp 1 stks (1) gs in Oct.

Blowout5-1 (8-12) Dug in 1/8,unwavering, won at Keeneland 1m fll stks gd in Oct beating Regal Glory (8-12) by 1/2l, 12 ran.

Pearls Galore (FR)(8-12) 2nd of 16, 2l behind Space Blues (9-2) at ParisLongchamp 7f Grp 1 (1) hvy in Oct.

Casa Creed (USA)5-1 (8-13) Angled out, late gain, 5th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Gear Jockey (8-9) at Kentucky Downs 6f stks gd in Sep.

Real Appeal (GER)14-1 (9-10) Rear of mid-division, progress into 9th and briefly short of room 2f out, soon ridden, headway to lead 1f out, ran around briefly inside final furlong, strongly pressed and stayed on well close home, won at Leopardstown 1m Grp 2 (1) gd in Sep beating Fev Rover (9-2) by 1/2l, 14 ran.

Space Blues (IRE)(9-2) won at ParisLongchamp 7f Grp 1 (1) hvy in Oct beating Pearls Galore (8-12) by 2l, 16 ran.

Smooth Like Strait (USA)19-10 (9-0) Duel,kick clear,caught, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Mo Forza (9-0) at Santa Anita 1m stks gd in Oct.

Ivar (BRZ)4-1 (9-0) 2w,bumpd 5w upr,bmp1/8, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind In Love (9-0) at Keeneland 1m stks gd in Oct.

Raging Bull (FR)19-5 (9-0) 3,rallied outside, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Town Cruise (8-10) at Woodbine 1m stks gd in Sep.

Got Stormy (USA)18-5fav (8-10) Mild improvement, 6th of 12, 3 1/4l behind Gear Jockey (8-9) at Kentucky Downs 6f stks gd in Sep.