November 1st, 2014 − 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

Classic, Purse: $5 million, 1 1/4 miles

- Shared Belief Jerry Hollendorfer Faced adversity for first time in the Awesome Again and overcame it; that wil only make him tougher 5-2
- Bayern Bob Baffert He's talented, but feel his Pa. Derby, Haskell wins were bias aided; but if he catches another bias … 5-1
- California Chrome Art Sherman Doesn't like to be stuck down inside, and that's where he was at Parx; still he needs a career-best here 6-1
- Tonalist Christophe Clement Showed he's best as a one run closer with his strong JC Gold Cup win; how will that style play at SA? 6-1
- Cigar Street Bill Mott Wanted to see improvement in second start back, and he delivered; question if he's quite this good 12-1
- Zivo Chad Brown Had significant trouble when second in JC Gold Cup; also wonder how his closing style will do at SA 12-1
- Moreno Eric Guillot Don't think he's fast enough to go with Bayern early, and don't think he's at his best going this far 15-1
- Toast of New York Jamie Osborne Dirt ability is the obvious question; good second to the favorite in his last; potential wise guy horse 15-1
- V. E. Day Jimmy Jerkens Late change of plans to run in this race, and that usually backfires; Travers winner needs a fair track 15-1
- Majestic Harbor Sean McCarthy Has that one huge race at the distance over the track three back; has no other performances like it 20-1
- Candy Boy John Sadler Only really poor showing was in the Derby, and he had big trouble; does seem a notch below, though 30-1
- Footbridge Eoin Harty Consistent, and he does like Santa Anita, but he's another who really looks second tier in this spot 30-1
- Imperative George Papaprodromou Still waiting for him to really run back to that upset of Game On Dude; will likely have to wait longer 30-1
- Prayer for Relief Dale Romans I feel he's actually been better this year than ever, but that doesn't make him good enough for these 30-1
- Also Eligible (In Order Of Preference):      
- Big Cazanova Peter Miller Appears severely overmatched, but he does have enough early speed to impact the proceedings 30-1

Comments and Odds by Mike Watchmaker