Untapable, pictured, posted a 1 1/4-length win over 6-1 third pick Don't Tell Sophia.
Arcadia, CA (SportsNetwork.com) -
The 31st edition of the Breeders' Cup World Championships got underway Friday at Santa Anita Park, highlighted by Untapable and Goldencents posting victories as favorites.
Leading 3-year-old filly Untapable, trained by Steve Asmussen, rallied through the stretch to win the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff to cap the first day of racing with 37,205 in attendance.
Ridden by her usual jockey Rosie Napravnik, Untapable raced wide through much of the 1 1/8-mile race. Sent off as the 8-5 favorite in the 11-horse field, Untapable drew along side Iotapa for the lead on the final turn.