Breeders Cup Turf Recap: Bricks and Mortar Caps off a brilliant year
2019 BREEDERS CUP TURF RESULT + REPLAY: BUILT PERFECTLY IN ’19 ON BRICKS AND MORTAR
ARCADIA, CA – Bricks and Mortar capped off a brilliant year with a spectacular win in Saturday’s $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) at Santa Anita Park. The win here today was the seventh consecutive win for the Chad Brown trainee who remained a perfect six for six in 2019 with five grade 1 wins.
Acclimate shot right to the front along with Bandu and the pair set fractions of :24.81, :48.44, and 1:13.26. Close behind was the even-money post time favorite Bricks and Mortar followed by Anthony Van Dyke. United and Channel Maker were close behind with the field strung out behind as they made their way 1 ½ miles around the Santa Anita turf course.
As they approached the final turn, Acclimate and Bandu continued to lead while United moved up into third. Bricks and Mortar, with Irad Ortiz Jr. aboard, sat comfortably in fifth and waited to make a final big move. With seemingly perfect timing, Bricks and Mortar shot like a cannon to the front to duel it out with United who had taken up the lead in the stretch.
Bricks and Mortar, with his perfect 2019 record on the line, got the best of United and finished first by a head for Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence. Anthony Van Dyck continued on for third followed by Zulu Alpha and Alounak.
Bricks and Mortar returned $4.00 to win, $3.20 to place, and $2.40 to show. United brought back $25.60 to place and $13.00 to show, while Anthony Van Dyck paid $4.00 to show.