Breeders' Cup race-by-race rundown from Eric Sondheimer:
Royal Delta surged from third place at the top of the stretch to win the $2-million Ladies' Classic, beating It's Tricky by 21/2 lengths in the 11/8-mile race. Favorite Plum Pretty from trainer Bob Baffert's stable led by a head at the stretch but fell to fifth.
Secret Circle, the first of nine scheduled Breeders' Cup starters for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, came through as the odds-on favorite. "He's just a very gifted horse," Baffert said. "He has unbelievable speed." The 2-year-old son of Eddington, purchased for $165,000 last March at the Ocala sales in Florida, is three for three in his career.
Juvenile Fillies Turf
Jockey John Velazquez maneuvered Stephanie's Kitten past pacesetter Stopshoppingmaria in deep stretch to win the mile race for veteran breeder-owner Kenneth Ramsey, who had turned down a lucrative offer for the 2-year-old daughter of Kitten's Joy.