Great Attack wins the Twin Spires Turf Sprint [Horse Racing]


The favored Bridgetown was gunned down in the stretch by Great Attack piloted by Joel Rosaario, who captured the winner's share of the Twin Spires Turf Sprint by three-quarters of a length on a "good" Matt Winn Turf Course- the first stakes race on the Kentucky Derby card at historic Churchill Downs.

Great Attack covered five furlongs of a  in :56.61.

"He's a nice horse," said Rosario. "He put in a great race. He was really running. It makes me happy because I know we wore down a really nice horse."

John Velazquez on Bridgetown said the speed was a factor.

He said, "We got away good, but we went too fast on soft turf and that hurt us in the end."

2Great Attack$10.80$4.60$3.60
4Bridgetown $3.40$3.00
3Cactus Son  $8.20
Wager TypeWinning NumbersPaid
$1 Double10/2$50.90
$2 Exacta2-4$32.00
$1 Pick-37/10/2$414.50
$1 Superfecta2-4-3-10$670.70
$1 Trifecta2-4-3$208.40