Mucho Unusual earns Breeders' Cup berth with Rodeo Drive S. (G1) win
RSS Feeds Monday, September 28, 2020
Eddie Woods training grad picked the perfect time to win her first graded stakes race in Saturday's $300,000 Rodeo Drive S. (G1) at Santa Anita Park, as the race also gave the winner an all-expenses paid berth into the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1) in early November at Keeneland.

The George Krikorian homebred led nearly all the way in the 1 1/4-mile trip, taking over the top spot in the first quarter-mile and never relinquishing the lead from there. Tonahutu (IRE) made a run at her with a half-mile to go, and Maxim Rate closed late, but could get no closer than 1 1/4-lengths on the wire.

The final time was 2:00.19 on the firm turf.

Mucho Unusual had placed in five graded stakes before Saturday's breakthrough win. She is now 5-3-4 in 16 starts and has earned $702,715.  

A 4-year-old daughter of Mucho Macho Man, the winner is out of Not Unusual, also the dam of graded stakes winner Big Score.