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Work All Week upsets in Breeders' Cup Sprint

Unfancied WORK ALL WEEK denied Secret Circle a repeat in the Breeders' Cup Sprint in America yesterday morning (Singapore time), giving his connections a first Breeders' Cup victory.

Trained by Roger Brueggemann and ridden by US-based French jockey Florent Geroux, the 19-1 shot Work All Week broke from the outside post in the 14-horse field in the 1,200m race on Santa Anita's dirt track.

He stuck close to pace-setter Fast Anna, taking the lead entering the final straight and holding on to beat a charging Secret Circle by half a length.

Private Zone was third, one and a quarter lengths away.

Rich Tapestry grabbed a slice of history as the first Breeders' Cup runner from Hong Kong.

But the Irish-bred son of Holy Roman Emperor, trained by Michael Chang, finished last under Olivier Doleuze, a French-born jockey who is among the top riders in Hong Kong.

Rich Tapestry had gone into the race following his Grade 1 Santa Anita Sprint Championship Stakes win on Oct 4.

His preparation had pleased Chang, who said his charge would run a good race. - AFP.