Favored Liam’s Map came from off the pace to win by 2 1/2 lengths in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile at Kenneland Racecourse. Ridden by Javier Castellano, the 4-year-old gray colt ran the distance in a track-record time of 1:34.54.
This was trainer Todd Pletcher’s eighth career Breeders’ Cup victory and the fifth for Castellano. Liam’s Map earned his second consecutive Grade 1 victory in his eighth career start.
“I kind of lost him at the five-sixteenths pole, but when I saw him turning for home I could see he had some momentum,” Pletcher said.
Liam’s Map is usually a front-runner, but he was stuck back in the pack...