Cal­i­for­nia Chrome wins Breed­ers’ Cup prep

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SPORTS - By Beth Har­ris

Stakes by three-quar­ters of a length to earn a berth in the BC Filly & Mare Turf.

Rid­den by Flavien Prat, Avenge ran 1 1/4 miles in 1:58.52 on turf and paid $12.40 to win.

Zipessa, the 2-1 fa­vorite, was sec­ond and Bri­tain­bred Fren­z­i­fied took third.

— Noted and Quoted won the $300,000 Chan­de­lier Stakes by a half-length to claim a berth in the BC Ju­ve­nile Fil­lies.

Rid­den by Rafael Be­jarano and trained by Baf­fert, the 2-year-old gray filly ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.88 and paid $16.80 to win.

With Hon­ors fin­ished sec­ond and 5-2 fa­vorite Zap­perkat was third.

Amer­i­can Cleopa­tra, a full sis­ter to 2015 Triple Crown win­ner Amer­i­can Pharoah, fin­ished eighth.

BENOIT PHOTO — THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Jockey Vic­tor Espinoza cel­e­brates af­ter Cal­i­for­nia Chrome won the Grade I, $300,000 Awe­some Again Stakes at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. on Satur­day.

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