Wavell Avenue pulls upset, wins $1M Filly & Mare Sprint at Breeders’ Cup

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — There’s been another upset at the Breeders’ Cup.

Wavell Avenue rallied to win the $1 million Filly & Mare Sprint by 1 3/4 lengths at Keeneland on Saturday.

Ridden by Joel Rosario, Wavell Avenue ran seven furlongs in 1:22.39 and paid $22, $10.20 and $6.60 at 10-1 odds.

La Verdad returned $8 and $5.40, while Taris paid $4.80 to show.

Cavorting, the 3-1 favorite, finished fourth in the field of 14.

Trainer Chad Brown notched his first victory of the two-day world championships. He has a leading 14 horses entered.