DEL MAR, California, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Long-shot Talismanic charged ahead of its more celebrated competition to win the $4 million Breeders' Cup Turf at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racetrack on Saturday.
The 15-1 colt saved the best for last, accelerating down the stretch to defeat Beach Patrol (4-1) by half a length in the 1 1/2 mile (2.4 km) race on firm turf.
Favorite Highland Reel (6-5) was unable to repeat after winning the Turf last year, finishing third.
The 7-2 morning line favorite Ulysses was scratched from the race on Saturday due to inflammation in the four-year-old colt's left front fetlock. (Reporting by Rory Carroll, editing by Nick Mulvenney)