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Wednesday 25th November 2020
Success at Breeders Cup for European Horses as Tarnawa Lands the Odds

The second day of the Breeders’ Cup proved to be a fairly successful one for the European horses, with three going onto win their respective races. Tarnawa was the much more fancied of the trio in the betting markets and duly obliged at a general 3/1 second favourite, landing the odds for those who got involved. Many included punters accessing new customer offers, which was a popular offer going into the event. Each were important winners for the European team, who have really struggled for success in recent years at the Breeders’ Cup.

Glass Slippers was the first to go in, as she became the first European filly to win this division. Landing odds of 8/1, she made good headway and stayed on well to lead from 100 yards out. This was an in impressive victory for the Kevin Ryan trained horse and continued her strong form this season.

Order of Australia was the only winner for the O’Brien team over the two days, winning the Breeders’ Cup Mile. It also meant a first Mile victory for the trainer at the event, who also recorded an incredible 1-2-3 in the race. The victory also meant a 13th Breeders’ Cup winner for the record-breaking trainer, who did not travel over and choose to stay in Ireland. Ridden by Pierre-Charles Boudot, he was in touch for much of the race and made strong late headway to lead going into the final furlong. Order of Australia then held on well when pressed late to win by a neck from stablemate Circus Maximus, who was ridden by Ryan Moore. Lope Y Fernandez also stayed on well late to take third under Frankie Dettori, making it an incredible 1-2-3 for the trainer. The winner landed odds of around 40/1, with much bigger odds available.

Tarnawa was the most impressive winner for the European’s, as she ran away with the Breeders’ Cup turf. It capped off her successful season, that has included three Group one’s in a row and a first victory at the event for trainer, Dermot Weld. This was a very eye-catching performance from a horse that is now at the top of the betting for next year’s Arc.

It was a much-improved showing from the European horses this year and it will be interesting to see whether this success continues for years to come.