07/02/2011 7:09PM

Churchill Downs: Exfactor turns it on late to win Bashford Manor

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Exfactor rallies to win the Grade 3 Bashford Manor Stakes at Churchill Downs.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Giving Calvin Borel his fifth winner of the day, Exfactor pounced on a too-fast pace and glided past the tired front-runners to post a 2 3/4-length victory Saturday in a scratch-laden 110th running of the Grade 3, $111,500 Bashford Manor Stakes at Churchill Downs.

Trained by Bernie Flint for the Stoneway Farm of Jim Stone, Exfactor returned $12.20 after finishing the six-furlong distance in 1:10.30 over a fast track. Power World closed late to be second, another 1 1/4 lengths ahead of Friscan. Sum of the Parts, the 4-5 favorite, contested fractions of 21.59 and 45.61 before fading to fourth, another neck back.

Flint said Exfactor, a distinctive-looking red roan by Exchange Rate, would race next at Saratoga.

“We’ll see how he comes out of this and figure out what particular races we want to go for,” said Flint, 71. “All I know for sure is he’ll stay here to train, and we’ll fly him up there to run.”

On a humid afternoon, Friscan led to the quarter pole, with Bonaparte, Sum of the Parts, and longshot Hot Speed in close pursuit. By then, the back runners started to roll, starting with Exfactor, who got first run on Power World en route to his second victory in three career starts. His lone defeat came when he was second to Sum of the Parts in their debut in May.

Earlier on the card, Borel, the three-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey, won the fifth race with Sporty ($8.40), the seventh with Shameless ($21.20), the eighth with She Digs Me ($6.80), and the ninth with Reserved Indian ($7).

The victory was the second in the Bashford Manor for Flint, following Screen Your Friend in 2008. Borel also was aboard for that 18-1 upset.

Eleven 2-year-olds were supposed to start in the Bashford Manor, but four were early scratches: Laurie’s Rocket, Lil Cherokee, Tarpy’s Goal, and Green Mouse.

The $2 exacta (4-3) paid $57 and the $2 trifecta (4-3-11) paid $379.40.

* With Julien Leparoux riding in New York on Saturday, Corey Lanerie tightened up the jockey standings by riding three winners. Into the final two days of the meet, Leparoux holds a 49-46 lead over Lanerie, with both jockeys scheduled to be active here both days.

* Among trainers, Steve Asmussen ended Saturday with the lead. Asmussen had 18 wins, followed by Tom Amoss (15), Eddie Kenneally (15), and Ken McPeek (14).