Breeders’ Cup 2022: UK & Irish runners in action on Friday and Saturday at Keeneland

A stack of familiar names have gone Stateside.


The cream of the Flat racing crop in Britain and Ireland are set to cross the pond for the Breeders’ Cup.

Aidan O’Brien, Charlie Appleby and co have a string of entries for the two-day meeting at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky.


Future Stars Friday sees the leading juveniles take their chance before the more established horses bid for the bigger prizes on Saturday.

The latest Breeders’ Cup odds can be found on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, while we’ve rounded up the British and Irish horses in action below.

Friday 19:00 – Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (Grade 1)

The Platinum Queen brings the highest level of form to the opening race of the meeting after justifying favouritism to win last month’s Group 1 Prix de l’Abbaye at Longchamp.

Dramatised, Mischief Magic and Persian Force are also in the mix and bring previous Pattern success to the table so we could have a UK winner straight off the bat.

Friday 20:20 – Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (Grade 1)

Aidan O’Brien’s Meditate heads Paddy Power’s betting for the third race of the meeting as the No Nay Never filly bids to bounce back to winning ways after finishing second on her last two runs.

Richard Fahey saddles the unbeaten Midnight Mile and Joseph Patrick O’Brien fires Basil Martini at the race.

Friday 21:40 – Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (Grade 1)

Autumn Stakes winner Silver Knott is the red-hot favourite to win the final race of the evening as Charlie Appleby bids to repeat last year’s victory in this with Modern Games.

Ballydoyle are represented by Victoria Road, who is seeking to bring up a four-timer.

Saturday 16:29 – Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (Grade 1)

Highfield Princess has been one of the stars of the season and bids to cap off a dream campaign with a fourth top-level success in a row but American speedball Golden Pal tops the field.

Creative Force, Emaraaty Ana, Flotus, Go Bears Go and Naval Crown also take their chance.

Saturday 17:50 – Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (Grade 1)

It looks set to be a battle between John & Thady Gosden’s Nashwa, Joseph Patrick O’Brien’s Above The Curve and Epsom Oaks heroine Tuesday.

Galileo filly Toy also represents Ballydoyle while James Ferguson sends over Mise En Scene.

Saturday 19:10 – Breeders’ Cup Mile (Grade 1)

Godolphin colt Modern Games bids to add a second Breeders’ Cup victory to his CV but faces competition from other British-trained runners including Champions Sprint Stakes winner Kinross, Group 1 mare Dreamloper and the experienced Pogo.

Irish representation comes courtesy of Aidan O’Brien’s Order Of Australia, who won this race two years ago.

Saturday 20:40 – Breeders’ Cup Turf (Grade 1)

Nations Pride is bidding to bring up a hat-trick of wins in North America for Charlie Appleby, who also saddles the fancied Rebel’s Romance. 2021 Juddmonte International scorer Mishriff is set to make his last start under rules.

Aidan O’Brien fires two darts at the second most lucrative race of the meeting, Stone Age and Broome.

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