Gomez guides Albertus Maximus to mild BC Dirt Mile upset

Garrett Gomez scored his second victory of Breeders’ Cup XXV today at Santa Anita, guiding 6-1 shot Albertus Maximus to a 1 1/4-length victory in the $1 million Dirt Mile. Gomez, who won the Filly and Mare Sprint on Friday aboard Ventura, came charging in the stretch to overtake the leaders and held off a closing rally by runner-up Rebellion. Pacesetter Two Step Salsa took third. Gomez has many other live horses today, including Whatsthescript (Mile), Midshipman (Juvenile), Midnight Lute (Sprint), Out of Control (Turf) and Go Between (Classic) as he attempts to become the first rider to win three Breeders’ Cup races in one year.

2 thoughts on “Gomez guides Albertus Maximus to mild BC Dirt Mile upset

  1. Good to see Vlado Cerin win his 1st BC race. He completely turned this horse around when taken from Kid Mandella. Horse couldn’t have been training any better and got it done.

  2. He won powerfully and was much the best. Cerin thought he could have won the Goodwood Stakes on Sept. 27 with a better trip. He finished third that day. It’s the biggest win for Cerin since he won the $1 million Pacific Classic at Del Mar in 2007, but this was the Breeders’ Cup so that probably made it even more special.

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