November 5th, 2016 − Santa Anita

Breeders' Cup Classic

RACE COVERAGE: Classic | Distaff | Turf | Filly & Mare Turf | Mile | Dirt Mile | Sprint | Turf Sprint | Filly & Mare Sprint | Juvenile | Juvenile Turf | Juvenile Fillies | Juvenile Fillies Turf



Breeders' Cup Classic, $6 million, 1 1/4 miles, 3-year-olds and up

4 California Chrome Art Sherman Ranked as the best horse in the world and has demonstrated why in his biggest assignments this year 1-1
10 Arrogate Bob Baffert His Travers win was explosive in terms of final time and win margin; trained to this to avoid a bounce 5-2
2 Frosted Kiaran McLaughlin His Belmont Stakes and Kentucky Derby efforts last year say 1 1/4 miles is no problem; odd ride in last 6-1
9 Hoppertunity Bob Baffert Snared a rich prize in the Jockey Club Gold Cup most recently, but has never been as good as the very best 15-1
3 Keen Ice Todd Pletcher Not only does he require a total pace meltdown, he also needs a handful of others to not show up 15-1
6 Melatonin David Hofmans Has two Grade 1, 10-furlong scores over the track this year; was ill, comes into this off four-month layoff 15-1
1 Effinex Jimmy Jerkens A decided cut below, though he does pop up with an occasional big try, like his second in this last year 20-1
8 Shaman Ghost Jimmy Jerkens Thanks to overconfident ride given Frosted, he prevailed in a blanket Woodward finish with Lasix added 20-1
5 Win the Space George Papaprodromou Wasn't in the same ballpark with California Chrome in his last three, not expecting that to change 30-1
7 War Story Miguel Penaloza Only win the last two years came in an allowance race at Thistledown; yeah, sure, he fits in this spot 50-1

- Odds and comments by Mike Watchmaker