Midday wins Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf

BY foxsports • November 6, 2009

Ridden by Thomas Queally, Midday came up along the rail to beat Pure Clan by a length on Friday at Santa Anita. The British-bred 3-year-old ran 1 1/4 miles (2,000 meters) in 1:59.14 and paid $6.60, $4.80 and $3 as the co-favorite, the first favorite to win after upsets in the first three races.

Pure Clan, ninth in the race last year, returned $7.80 and $4. Defending champion Forever Together, the other favorite, paid $2.40 to show.

British-bred Visit was fourth in the field of eight for Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel, who has been away from his stable for most of the year with an undisclosed illness.