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Ryan Moore and Hit It a Bomb return after winning the Juvenile Turf.

World Championships
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Results

Date: 10/30/2015

Saturday Results Summary:   Juvenile Fillies   Turf Sprint   F&M Sprint   F&M Turf   Juvenile   Sprint   Turf   Mile   Classic
Friday Results Summary: Juvenile Turf  -  Juvenile Fillies Turf  -  Dirt Mile  -  Distaff
Entries   -   Monday Works   -   Tuesday Works   -   Wednesday Works   -   Thursday Works


The battle down the stretch with eventual winner Hit It a Bomb on the outside.
The first race of the 2015 Championships was the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1), a 1 mile test around 2 turns of the 7 1/2 furlong Haggin Turf Course at Keeneland. Airoforce was sent off as the 5-2 favorite in the field of 14 off his win in the Bourbon (G3) at Keeneland, over 5-1 second choice Cymric, runner-up in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere Grand Criterium (G1) at Longchamp, and 7-1 third choice Hit It a Bomb, winner of the Star Appeal Stakes at Dundalk.

46-1 longest shot Manhattan Dan was loose on the lead through fractions of 23.12, 48.22, and 1:13.28 while about 2 lengths ahead of 17-1 Dressed in Hermes, who was 1 1/2 in front of Cymric. Entering the stretch, Manhattan Dan stubbornly held the lead through 7/8 in 1:25.95 but tired in the final furlong. Hit It a Bomb, last early, and Airoforce, 5th early, rallied together with Hit It A Bomb winning the duel to the line by a neck in 1:38.86 over the yielding course It was another neck back to 18-1 Birchwood third.

Hit It a Bomb wins the Juvenile Turf
Pgm   Horse              Jockey            Win   Place  Show
14   Hit It a Bomb       Moore              16.40   9.40  6.80
 8   Airoforce           Leparoux                   4.40  3.20
 6   Birchwood           Doyle                           11.20

Winning Time:  1:38.86

$1 Exacta 14-8                        83.40
$1 Trifecta 14-8-6                 1,471.00
$1 Superfecta 14-8-6-10           15,166.20
Results chart

Left: Hit It a Bomb heads into the winner's circle. Winning jockey Ryan Moore said, "The ground was really loose and my horse was uncomfortable and had a hard time finding his footing. Once he settled and found his footing he got into the race and came running."

Right: Hit It a Bomb heads back to the barn after the race.


The trophy presentation for the Juvenile Turf with trainer Aidan O'Brien on the far right. O'Brien said, "Ryan said he was drawn 14, so he was going to leave him relaxed the first half of the race and he was going to walk it out from there. It was going to depend on where he was really. Then, it was whether he was going to get there or not. We've seen it so many times. He gave a marvelous ride, let him relax early and came along smooth. I was very worried in that ground the horse wouldn't make up enough ground, he couldn't get there. Obviously, he did."

Left: Second place finisher and beaten favorite Airoforce returns after the race. Trainer Mark Casse said, "At first he wasn't running at all and I was really concerned then he kicked in. I thought he might win it. All you can ask for is for them to run their race and I'm proud of them both (Airoforce and stablemate Conquest Daddyo, 4th). I sure would have liekd to win. We'll win one (Breeders' Cup race) someday." Casse gets his wish in the Juvenile Fillies Turf an hour later.

Right: Third place finisher Birchwood in the post parade. Jockey James Doyle said, "They were going a bit quick and I was a bit keen around the first turn. I had a good trip, can't complain. I got pushed 3 wide early on to stay right on to heels, I just had to ease him into a bit of space so I had a good trip down the stretch and didn't get stopped. The horse finished off really well, I'm really placed. This is very similar to the grass we have at home (England) this time of year."

Saturday Results Summary:   Juvenile Fillies   Turf Sprint   F&M Sprint   F&M Turf   Juvenile   Sprint   Turf   Mile   Classic
Friday Results Summary: Juvenile Turf  -  Juvenile Fillies Turf  -  Dirt Mile  -  Distaff
Entries   -   Monday Works   -   Tuesday Works   -   Wednesday Works   -   Thursday Works

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