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2011 Breeders' Cup World Championships Friday

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Musical Romance wins the 2011 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint
Musical Romance wins the 2011 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint

Musical Romance wins the 2011 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Churchill Downs

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A field of 12 older fillies and mares went to post in the $1 million Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1), a 7 furlong trip around one turn of the main track. Test Stakes (G1) winner Turbulent Descent was sent off as the 7-5 favorite over 3-1 Switch, a close third in the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (G1) at Keeneland, and 7-1 Pomeroys Pistol, winner of the Gallant Bloom (G2) at Belmont.

15-1 Golden Mystery led the field out of the chute and down the backstretch through fractions of 22.40 and 45.71 while stalked by 20-1 Musical Romance and 33-1 Tamarind Hall. On the turn, Golden Mystery tired allowing Turbulent Descent to lead to the 1/8 pole. The favorite also tired as Musical Romance came back to win by 1 1/4 length over Switch in 1:23.47 over the good main track. It was a head back to 28-1 Her Smile third.
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