Flightline put in a phenomenal performance to win the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic in spellbinding fashion.
The world’s best racehorse headed to Keeneland undefeated in five starts and having recorded the second-highest Beyer speed figure since 1991 as he went 10 furlongs with aplomb at Del Mar in September.
Facing the toughest test of his career, John Sadler’s four-year-old proved he fully deserved his reputation as one of the finest racehorses to ever grace the earth with a landslide victory in the Kentucky.
The Colt Tapit was far in the hands of Flavien Prat and hot on the leader’s tail Life Is Good as the peloton raced to the first corner and the pair were at least 10 lengths ahead of the chasing pack as and as the race developed. down the other side.
The Flightline jockey was content to stalk last year’s Dirt Mile champion and Prat stood still as he took the lead down the straight.
The runner quickly pushed the throttle and Flightline ended the competition in a few strides, as he took off for a ceremonial waltz to the wire where he was eight and a quarter lengths from the runner – until Olympiad.
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