Shamrock Rose wins a four-way thriller in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mares Sprint
Copyright Eclipsesportswire_John Voorhees

Shamrock Rose left it late, very late, as she agonisingly denied Chalon to win the Grade One Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint at Churchill Downs.

Fourteen lined up for this seven furlong race on the dirt.

Selcourt went on from the break with Miss Sunset and Happy Like A Fool next.

Up front, Selcourt was joined by Happy Like A Fool, with Chalon moving to the inside, as they turned for home.

Into the home stretch, Chalon burst clear and went away from Golden Mischief.

But the pack closed as the line approached and it all became desperate for Chalon, who had made her run for freedom.

In the shadow of the post, three rivals came to join Chalon and it was Shamrock Rose and Irad Ortiz Jr. who inched their way to a last gasp victory.

Chalon came home third, ahead of Anonymity and Marley’s Freedom, with maybe half a length covering the quartet.