Invasor captures Classic with kick

He spoils coronation of Bernardini with thrilling stretch battle

November 05, 2006|By Sandra McKee | Sandra McKee,Sun reporter

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin watched the Breeders' Cup races unfold one by one yesterday, and with each race on the dirt his worry increased. Race by race, the horses with the inside posts were winning.

"All four dirt races were won by the 1 horse," said McLaughlin, whose Invasor was in post 11 for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic. "Bernardini is a great horse, and he was starting in the 3-hole. And we beat him by a length."

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Breeders' Cup Classic chart

10th race, Churchill Downs, 1 1/4 miles. Purse $5,000,000 3-year-olds-and-up

Horse Wt. PP 1/4 1/2 3/4 1M Str Fin Jockey To $2

Invasor 126 11 8- 1/2 8-1 7-1 5-hd 2-1 1-1 Jara 6.70

Bernardini 122 3 6-3 5-1 5-hd 1-hd 1- 1/2 2-2 1/2 Castellano 1.10

Premium Tap 126 2 5- 1/2 4-1 4-1 3- 1/2 3-1 3-1 Prado 27.80

Giacomo 126 9 13 13 13 11-1 6-4 4- 1/2 Smith 21.40

Brother Derek 122 1 1- 1/2 1-1 1/2 1-1 1/2 2-1 1/2 4-2 5-2 Solis 22.50

George Washington 122 4 7- 1/2 7- 1/2 6-1 1/2 6-hd 5-1 1/2 6-8 3/4 Kinane 9.40

Lava Man 126 8 3-1 1/2 3-1 3-1 7- 1/2 9- 1/2 7-hd Nakatani 6.10

Perfect Drift 126 6 12-1 1/2 12- 1/2 12-1 8-1 1/2 7-3 8- 1/2 Gomez 34.30

Lawyer Ron 122 5 2-hd 2-1 2- 1/2 4- 1/2 8-2 9- 3/4 Valenzuela 20.20

Sun King 126 13 10- 1/2 11-3 10-hd 9- 1/2 11-12 10-1 1/2 Bejarano 19.70

Flower Alley 126 10 4-hd 6-1 1/2 8- 1/2 10-hd 10- 1/2 11-25 Velazquez 35.50

Suave 126 12 9-2 10- 1/2 11-1 12-10 12 12 Desormeaux 59.00

David Junior 126 7 11-2 9-hd 9- 1/2 13 - - Spencer 14.30

Time 23.130 46.600 1:11.110 1:36.590 2:02.180.

11 (11) Invasor 15.40 5.80 4.60

3 (3) Bernardini 3.40 3.00

2 (2) Premium Tap 8.80

Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin.Winner: B C, 4, by Candy Stripes-Quendom (ARG). Pick 6 (2-1-10-1-9-11) 6 correct paid $1,450,707.20, 5 correct paid $11,318.80. Pick 4 (10-1-9-11) 4 correct paid $96,907.20. Pick 3 (1-9-11) 3 correct paid $2,721.40. Superfecta (11-3-2-9) paid $8,786.20. Daily Double (9-11) paid $191.80. Exacta (11-3) paid $39.60. Trifecta (11-3-2) paid $695.20. Att: 75,132. Total Handle: $136,726,378.

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