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