#BREEDERS’CUP2018 - Newspaperofrecord delivers in Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf

Irad Ortiz, Jr. celebrates as he rides Newspaperofrecord to victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf horse race at Churchill Downs, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Louisville, Ky.
Irad Ortiz, Jr. celebrates as he rides Newspaperofrecord to victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf horse race at Churchill Downs, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Louisville, Ky.

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |  - Newspaperofrecord romped to victory in the Juvenile Fillies Turf as frontrunning youngsters lit up Churchill Downs Friday on the opening day of the US$30 million Breeders' Cup.

Five races for two-year-olds made up "Future Stars Friday," the curtain raiser to Saturday's nine-race slate capped by the US$4 million Turf and the US$6 million Classic.

Newspaperofrecord, trained by Chad Brown and sent off a 3-5 favourite, leapt out of the gate and shot to the front under Irad Ortiz in the one mile, US$1 million race on a Churchill Downs turf track labelled good despite heavy mid-week rain.

When Ortiz let her go late, the filly surged home to win by a devastating 6 3/4 lengths over European raider East, who rallied from last under Jamie Spencer to take second by a neck over longshot Stellar Agent.

"I got a perfect trip," said Ortiz. "She broke good and pulled me to the lead. I just held her together and she relaxed. When I asked her, she exploded for home.

"It was the easiest Breeders' Cup I ever won," added Ortiz, who has now won four.

 

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