LOUISVILLE, Ky. &ndash; Apart got some terrific karma going for the team that would try to win the Breeders&rsquo; Cup Classic on Saturday when he edged away to a hard&#45;fought victory in the 18th running of the Grade 3, $108,600 Ack Ack Handicap, the main undercard event leading into the six Friday Breeders&rsquo; Cup events at Churchill Downs.Apart represents the same team that was scheduled to have Blame as the second choice in the BC Classic &ndash; jockey Garrett Gomez, trainer Al Stall Jr., and owner&#45;breeder Adele Dilschneider, who partners with Claiborne Farm in Blame. Coming off a victory in the Grade 2 Super Derby, Apart was winning for the third straight time, and fourth in seven overall starts, when he finally got the best of Demarcation in the final furlong of the 1 1/16&#45;mile Ack Ack.Apart, last early, rallied to finish in 1:43.79 over a fast track and returned $4.80 as the favorite.&ldquo;Garrett wanted to put him to sleep, and obviously he did a very good job,&rdquo; said Stall.Demarcation, ridden by Calvin Borel, finished second, three&#45;quarters of a length behind the winner and another two lengths before Colizeo in a field of five. Jackson Bend, the early leader, faded to fourth, with longshot Silver Edition bringing up the rear. Stream Cat was an early scratch.Apart, a 3&#45;year&#45;old by Flatter, could run back at Churchill in the Nov. 26 Clark Handicap, which Blame won last fall at 3.&ldquo;This colt&rsquo;s a nice colt,&rdquo; said Gomez. &ldquo;I can&rsquo;t wait until next year with him.&rdquo;Earlier Friday, Noble&rsquo;s Promise ($6) made a successful return to action when getting a good trip under Julien Leparoux to win the $87,700 Jimmy V., an overnight stakes for 3&#45;year&#45;olds.In upper stretch, Close to the Edge wrested the lead from Bulldogger, the 19&#45;10 favorite, but was no match late for Noble&rsquo;s Promise, who went on to win by 2 1/4 lengths over late&#45;closing Backtalk.Noble&rsquo;s Promise, trained by Ken McPeek, finished fifth in the Kentucky Derby, then was fifth in a Group 1 grass race at Royal Ascot in June before his Friday return.