British Idiom—a 2-year-old daughter of Flashback trained by Brad Cox—laid it all on the line in a thrilling stretch duel with 2-1 favorite Donna Veloce, and emerged victorious by a neck in the shadow of the wire.
"Mentality—that was what really sold me on her," Crow said. "Every time I saw her at the barn she was just so chill, so relaxed, and very professional. I like to watch them in the back ring before they go in to sell, and she couldn't have been any more blasé about the whole thing. I think that helps them a lot when they have to be in a paddock, when they have to ship to a place like this—when they have that mental fortitude, it really helps. She just has an unbelievable attitude about everything."
British Idiom returned $7.40 on a $2 win ticket. Donna Veloce held for second, followed by Bast in third.
"She had to fight to get by (Donna Veloce)," Cox said of the finish. "I'm very proud of her. She's 3-for-3, she's done nothing wrong, and she's taken her show on the road every time. She's a tremendous filly."
It was the second Breeders' Cup win for the trainer, who took the 2018 Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) with eventual champion Monomoy Girl.