Forever Together: Santa Anita winner (above) lost on SaturdayPICTURE: Edward Whitaker/ racingpostpix.com
Court Vision snatches Shadwell Turf Mile
Report: USA, Saturday
Keeneland: Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes (Grade 1) 1m, turf, 3yo+
COURT VISION (Rick Dutrow/Robby Albarado) stamped his ticket to the Breeders' Cup Mile with a desperate come-from-behind nose victory over outsider Karelian.
Justenuffhumor, the 7-5 favourite, suffered his first loss in seven starts on turf, finishing sixth of seven in the 1m contest on soft going.
Jockey Alan Garcia said of the Kiaran McLaughlin-trained Justenuffhumor: "He just hated the track and never had a chance. I couldn't get him closer, and when I asked him to run he had nothing."
Winning rider Robby Albarado said of Court Vision: "He was very close [to the pace] for him, within himself, doing it easy. I figured the fractions were slow and I knew this horse would finish up big and he did."
Also on Saturday
Keeneland: First Lady Stakes (Grade 1) 1m, turf
FOREVER TOGETHER, winner of last year's Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf, was another favourite (11-10) to lose on the day, finishing third behind 13-5 second choice Diamondrella and Tizaqueena.
"She gave me a big turn of foot, like she always does," said winning rider Rajiv Maragh.
Forever Together had won the race last year en route to her Breeders' Cup success.
Keeneland: Dixiana Breeders' Futurity (Grade 1) 1m½f, AW, 2yo
Ken McPeek: eyeing Breeders' CupPICTURE: Getty Images
NOBLE'S PROMISE recorded a half-length victory over Aikenite as a near 13-1 outsider to earn his ticket to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.
The victory was the first in a Grade 1 event at Keeneland for jockey Willie Martinez.
Trainer Ken McPeek said: "Willie sat on him perfect.
"I told him, ‘Just take the horse back and be patient. If you take him back and get beat I'll take the heat.' "
Other Graded races
Informed Decision (Jonathan Sheppard/Julien Leparoux), the 3-5 favourite, won the Grade 3 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes, run for fillies and mares over 6f on the all-weather at Keeneland, to earn a shot at the Breeders' Cup Filly &Mare Sprint.
Silver Timber (Chad Brown/Julien Leparoux) got up late as the 19-10 favourite to win the Grade 3 Woodford Stakes at Keeneland, run over 51/2f on turf.