It’s official, the Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In Races are now complete. The big event is less than three weeks away, but before we look ahead, let’s take a look back at a great week of action. Here are our Three Stars of the Week:
1. Rushing Fall
The final Breeder’s Cup Win and You’re In race was the Grade 3 Jessamine on Wednesday at Keeneland, and Rushing Fall closed out the challenge series with a bang. The filly came into the race with a lot of hype surrounding her and was bet down to heavy favoritism. Early in the race, it looked as though she may not fire, but just like in her maiden debut, she rallied furiously down the stretch to win going away. She’ll most likely head to Del Mar as one of the top betting choices for the Juvenile Fillies Turf.
2. Bullards Alley
BOMBS AWAY! It was a very wild Sunday at Woodbine, but no result was crazier than the Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International, where Bullards Alley pulled a major upset at odds of 42-1. Bullards Alley paid $87.90 to win, $29.50 t0 place, and $10.90 to show while topping an exacta that paid $685.80, a trifecta that paid $5,098.80, and a superfecta that paid $20,891.25. What may be even more incredible than those payouts has to the be the fact that he won the race by over 10 lengths. He looked more like a 1-5 favorite down the stretch than a 42-1 long shot. An incredible result.
3. La Coronel
This filly loves Keeneland, and her trainer Mark Casse does, too. La Coronel has now won three times over this turf course after going wire to wire last Saturday to take home the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth Challenge Cup. The 3-year-old filly went straight to the front out of the gate and carved out reasonable fractions before taking the field home for the victory. The win was trainer Mark Casse’s third stakes triumph at the Keeneland Fall meeting. Through Sunday, Casse has won 6 of 21 races with $927,777 in earnings.