November 4th, 2017 − Del Mar

Breeders' Cup Classic

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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

1 Arrogate Bob Baffert The question is whether he can produce his "A" race at Del Mar. If he can, he'll win, and win decisively 2-1
2 War Decree Aidan O'Brien Not as accomplished as stablemate Churchill, but it's intriguing he recently won a synthetic prep for this 30-1
3 Win the Space George Papaprodromou Was an improved third in the Awesome Again; likes minor shares, was eased at 74-1 in last year's Classic 30-1
4 War Story Jorge Navarro He actually has some ability, but has proven time and again that he is terribly overmatched at this level 50-1
5 Gun Runner Steve Asmussen In raging form since his 2nd to Arrogate in Dubai, but note he is 0 for 3 in his career going 10 furlongs 8-5
6 Mubtaahij Bob Baffert Won the Awesome Again off a long layoff in his first start for barn and with blinkers; still must improve 20-1
7 Churchill Aidan O'Brien Signaled a return to top form very recently at Ascot; dirt is a huge question, as is this 10 furlong distance 12-1
8 West Coast Bob Baffert This year's best 3-year-old deserves a shot at this. Nevertheless, he faces a much tougher group of elders 8-1
9 Gunnevera Antonio Sano Surprised when second to West Coast in the Travers, but was soundly beaten, and is overmatched here 30-1
10 Pavel Doug O'Neill This 3-year-old is long on talent, and very short on experience. Expect he'll be a major force next year 20-1
11 Collected Bob Baffert Upset Arrogate in Del Mar's Pacific Classic going 10 furlongs and is 8 for 11 in his career; he's legitimate 6-1

- Odds and comments by Mike Watchmaker