Royal Delta, 2-1 favorite, won the $5,000,000 Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic Friday at Churchill Downs. Under a chilly night sky, a crowd of 40,677 gathered to see this three-year-old filly give trainer William Mott his second Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic victory, having won the race last year with Unrivaled Belle.
It's Tricky was 2 1/2 lengths behind in second, with Pachattack another 2 1/4 lengths in third. Ultra Blend was 3/4 lengths back in fourth. Co-favorite, Plum Pretty, finished fifth.
Royal Delta paid $6.40, $4.00, and $3.20. It's Tricky returned $5.00 and $3.80. Pachattack paid $6.00 to show. The $2 exacta returned $32.00 and the $0.50 triple paid $58.25.