Finest City beats last year's winner Wavell Avenue in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint Copyright Eclipse Sportswire / Breeders' Cup Photos

Finest City beats last year’s winner Wavell Avenue in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint
Copyright Eclipse Sportswire / Breeders’ Cup Photos

Mike Smith was peerless again as he landed his 24th Breeders’ Cup win aboard Finest City in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint.

A field of thirteen lined up for this seven furlong contest.

At the start it was Paulassilverlining and By The Moon with Finest City all prominent.

Racing round the bend Gloryzapper had the lead to the inside rail from Paulassilverlining and Finest City, with By The Moon and Tara’s Tango all in hot pursuit.

On the home turn Gloryzapper had the lead with Wavell Avenue to the outside delivering her challenge and coming with a strong surge to battle Finest City.

However, Mike Smith and Finest City were not for passing and found a little more to edge this one from last year’s winner Wavell Avenue, with Paulassilverlining third and Tara’s Tango fourth.

The Ian Kruljac trained four year old had endured plenty of injury frustrations along the way, but just like Obviously earlier on the card, benefitted from a drop in trip here.