It was a European free-for-all in the closing stages of the Flower Bowl as a four-horse battle for the finish line saw Nahrain (GB) and John Velazquez squeeze in-between rival horses to beat Zagora (FR) by a half-length at the wire. Dream Peace (IRE) and I'm A Dreamer (IRE) were in the mix with the top two inside the final quarter mile.
The stewards took a looks a the tape following the race due to some bumping between Nahrain and I'm A Dreamer at the top of the stretch. Ultimately, no changes were made and the final order of finish was confirmed as Nahrain, Zagora, Dream Peace and I'm A Dreamer - a top four of European-bred horses.
Nahrain sat in the middle of the pack through soft early fractions, angled out three or four wide when coming off the far turn, produced a good turn of foot inside the final furlong and split horses to get the victory.
With her win in the Flower Bowl, Nahrain has secured a spot in the starting gate for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf.
Nahrain is a four-year-old filly by Selkirk out of a Generous (IRE) mare (Bahr (GB)), trained by Roger Varian and ridden by John Velazquez.
Below are the payouts, fractions and internal splits for the Flower Bowl.
WIN: 8-Nahrain (GB) ($12.00, $7.90, $4.30)
PLACE: 7-Zagora (FR) ($4.20, $3.10)
SHOW: 1-Dream Peace (IRE) ($2.80)
$1.00 EXACTA: (8/7) $31.50
$1.00 TRIFECTA: (8/7/1) $77.75
$0.50 SUPERFECTA: $17.85
$1.00 DAILY DOUBLE: (1/8) $22.30
$1.00 PICK 3: (3/7/8) $46.75, 3-of-3
$1.00 PICK 3: (3/1/8) $191.75, 3-of-3