Talismanic Surprises in Breeders’ Cup Turf
From Blood Horse
Talismanic continued a parade of longshot winners Nov. 4 at Del Mar with a 14-1 score in the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1T). Godolphin’s son of Medaglia d’Oro covered the 1 1/2 miles in 2:26.19. Beach Patrol, the 3-1 second choice finished second over favored Highland Reel.
American-based Oscar Performance set the early pace in the Turf and cruised along throughout the first two bends on an open lead. Beach Patrol tracked in second while off the rail, with Highland Reel, last year’s winner in wire-to-wire fashion, tracking in third under Ryan Moore.