Trained by Wesley Ward and ridden to victory by Irad Ortiz Jr., Four Wheel Drive completed the five-furlong race for 2-year-olds in :55.66 on firm turf. He was followed home by Chimney Rock in second and Another Miracle in third. Kimari, the 7-2 second choice, rallied for fourth.
Four Wheel Drive is a son of Breeders' Cup Classic and Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.
"We got it. It's great for the owners, fantastic for Coolmore (Ashford Stud), fantastic for everyone that put a lot of money behind American Pharoah," said Ward. "There is a lot riding on him as far as how his progeny will turn out. For this horse to turn out to be a Breeders' Cup winner is sensational. He (Four Wheel Drive) is a real cool dude. He takes it all in. He popped right out like a real professional horse will and he kind of settled. When (Ortiz) called upon him, away he went." —Evan Hammonds