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

HORSE TRAINER LAST 3 BEYERS ODDS NEXT RACE COMMENT
California Chrome Art Sherman 113-111-NA 2-1 Awesome Again, Santa Anita, Saturday Best horse in the world crushed top-class runners in Pacific Classic
Arrogate Bob Baffert 122-99-103 7-2 BC Classic, Santa Anita, Nov. 5 Freakish win in Travers. Will train up to Classic, a la American Pharoah
Frosted Kiaran McLaughlin 105-107-123 6-1 BC Dirt Mile, Santa Anita, Nov. 4 or BC Classic, Santa Anita, Nov. 5 Brilliant when at his best, and think his best is at a mile, not 1 1/4 miles
Melatonin David Hofmans 109-104-107 10-1 BC Classic, Santa Anita, Nov. 5 Working steadily after setbacks that have forced him to train up to Classic
Dortmund Bob Baffert 102-110-103 12-1 Awesome Again, Santa Anita, Saturday Will try Chrome third straight time; think Dirt Mile best BC option
Effinex Jimmy Jerkens 103-104-91 15-1 Jockey Club Gold Cup, Belmont, Oct. 8 Last year's Classic runner-up was only a moderate fourth in Whitney
Mubtaahij Kiaran McLaughlin 106-101-NA 15-1 Jockey Club Gold Cup, Belmont, Oct. 8 Winless this year but has run well; second in Woodward and World Cup
Shaman Ghost Jimmy Jerkens 106-94-99 15-1 Jockey Club Gold Cup, Belmont, Oct. 8 Game win in Woodward over Mubtaahij, Frosted; wants all of 1 1/4 miles
Gun Runner Steve Asmussen 102-102-92 20-1 BC Dirt Mile, Santa Anita, Nov. 4 or BC Classic, Santa Anita, Nov. 5 Seems right at his best at 1 1/8 miles; if no BC, perhaps the Clark?
Hoppertunity Bob Baffert 101-105-NA 20-1 Awesome Again, Santa Anita, Saturday; or JC Gold Cup Oct. 8 Long-fused runner a cut below Chrome but always picks up a piece
           
AE's          
           
Beholder          
Bradester          
Connect          
Exaggerator          
Nyquist          
Watershed          

Comments by Jay Privman, odds by Mike Watchmaker