So Perfect fared best of the European raiders in third as Bulletin blazed a trail to take the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint at Churchill Downs.
Trained by Todd Pletcher, the Javier Castellano-ridden Bulletin broke swiftly and enjoyed himself at the head of affairs, finding plenty when challenged by Chelsea Cloisters to ultimately win going away.
So Perfect made late ground under Wayne Lordan for Aidan O’Brien, with the William Haggas-trained Queen Of Bermuda doing likewise in fourth in the hands of Flavien Prat.
Lordan said: “They were going very quick, and she had a bit to do at halfway, but she came home well and I was pleased with her.”
Haggas said: “She ran on well from a bad draw and I’m absolutely delighted with that.
“She will now remain in the States to be trained by Graham Motion.”
Having missed the break, Archie Watson’s Soldier’s Call turned for home in fourth on the rail, but while briefly looking like he might get involved, ultimately faded at the business end.