Accelerate Wins the Pacific Classic at Del Mar on August 18

Race 10. $1Million TVG Pacific Classic, Grade I. For three-year-old and up at 1 1/4 miles on dirt. Purse $1,000,000.

The Pacific Classic is part of the Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge series.  Accelerate received an automatic entry into the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs in November for winning the Pacific Classic .

Field for the Pacific Classic:

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 The Lieutenant Drayden Van Dyke Michael McCarthy 6-1
2 Dr. Dorr Joe Talamo Bob Baffert 6-1
3 Prime Attraction Kent Desormeaux James Cassidy 8-1
4 Roman Rosso Flavien Prat Bob Baffert 5-1
5 Accelerate Joel Rosario John Sadler 8-5
6 Beach View Rafael Bejarano Leonard Powell SCR
7 Pavel Mario Gutierrez Doug O’Neil 7-2
8 Two Thirty Five Franklin Ceballos Richard Baltas 20-1

Accelerate won by 12 1/2 lengths, the biggest margin ever in the Pacific Classic.

$2 Wager Paid:

Horse Win Place Show
Accelerate $2.80 $2.40 $2.10
Pavel $4.20 $3.40
Prime Attraction $4.20

Roman Rosso ran fourth.    Running Time-2:01.83.

Our Top Three Picks:

  • Accelerate
  • Roman Rosso
  • Dr. Dorr

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