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  • Fugue Misery as Zagora Scores

Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (Grade 1) 1m 2f

  • (3yo+, 1m 2f, Class 1, 11 runners)
  • Winner $1,277,600 2nd $395,600 3rd $197,800 4th $98,600
  • Surface: Turf
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  • Winning time:
  • Off time: 22:51:14
  • Last Updated: November 2 2012, 23:22 GMT

Zagora won a dramatic Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf as favourite The Fugue ran out of luck down the home stretch.

Zagora wins the Filly & Mare Turf with The Fugue trapped on the rail
Zagora wins the Filly & Mare Turf with The Fugue trapped on the rail

John Gosden's charge was travelling strongly turning in but soon had nowhere to go with Javier Castellano taking decisive action aboard the winner to take a gap when it appeared.

In contrast William Buick could never find racing room aboard The Fugue who had to settle for third place with Marketing Mix filling the forecast spot.

Ridasiyna finished best of all down the centre of the track in fourth but never threatened to land a blow to the principals.

The David Simcock-trained I'm A Dreamer also failed to get a clear run through while Roger Varian's Nahrain and the Aidan O'Brien-trained Up were found wanting in the straight.

Winning trainer Chad Brown said: "This was her turn. She got the firm turf, she got the trip and she showed what she is today."

Buick felt The Fugue would have won with a clear run. He said: "They went a bit slow and I stuck on the inside. I was behind the winner but I never got any room until a furlong and a half out. I think she's very unlucky, but we live to fight another day."

Gosden said: "She never had any room down on the inside and it wasn't until the last 16th that she saw any daylight. Round here it can be tricky if you are in that spot, but that's racing."

Frankie Dettori said of his mount Nahrain: "I think she's gone. She behaved badly in the parade and almost struck her lad and was far too free in the race."


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