There was a moment at the top of the stretch of the Rodeo Drive, just a moment, where it looked like long shot Vionnet had a chance to take the field gate to wire for the victory, but a late surge by the two favorites - Marketing Mix and Tiz Flirtatious - results in Tiz Flirtatious and Julien Leparoux headed to the winner's circle.
Vionnet sprinted away from the pack in the early stages and then watched as her rivals started to creep closer and closer as they headed to the far turn. But at the point in the race where you start to think Vionnet was ready to throw in the towel, she began to once again pull away just for a moment at the top of the stretch before the favorite ran her down. In short, Vionnet ran a big, big race.
The Rodeo Drive Stakes is a "Win and You're In" for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf.
Below are the payouts for the Rodeo Drive:
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