Pounced wins Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf

BY foxsports • November 7, 2009

Pounced defeated Bridgetown by three-quarters of a length in Saturday's opening Breeders' Cup race at Santa Anita. Jockey Frankie Dettori earned his ninth career BC win and had to steady himself with two hands on the ground after his traditional flying dismount.

Trained by John Gosden, Pounced ran one mile (1,600 meters) on the turf in 1:35.47 and paid $6.80, $4.80 and $3.20. Bridgetown returned $6.60 and $4.20, while Interactif was another head back in third and paid $3.20 to show as the slight 3-1 wagering favorite.

Awesome Act was fourth in the field of 12.

Pounced is owned by Lady Serena Rothschild, who is married to an heir of Britain's Rothschild banking fortune.