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

 Prayer for Relief  D. Romans  I. Ortiz I feel he's actually been better this year than ever, but that doesn't make him good enough for these 30-1  30-1
 Cigar Street  W. Mott  J. Velazquez Wanted to see improvement in second start back, and he delivered; question if he's quite this good 15-1  12-1
 Imperative  G. Papaprodromou  L. Dettori Still waiting for him to really run back to that upset of Game On Dude; will likely have to wait longer 30-1  30-1
 Moreno  E. Guillot  J. Castellano Don't think he's fast enough to go with Bayern early, and don't think he's at his best going this far 20-1  20-1
 V. E. Day  J. Jerkens  J. Talamo Late change of plans to run in this race, and that usually backfires; Travers winner was empty in last 20-1  20-1
 Shared Belief  J. Hollendorfer  M. Smith Faced adversity for first time in the Awesome Again and overcame it; that wil only make him tougher 2-1  9-5
 Bayern  B. Baffert  M. Garcia Highly talented, but feel his Pa. Derby, Haskell wins were bias aided; but if he catches another bias … 5-1  6-1
 Zivo  C. Brown  J. Lezcano Had significant trouble when second in JC Gold Cup; also wonder how his closing style will do at SA 12-1  15-1
 Toast of New York  J. Osborne  J. Spencer Dirt ability is the obvious question; good second to the favorite in his last; potential wise guy horse 15-1  12-1
 Footbridge  E. Harty  R. Bejarano Consistent, and he does like Santa Anita, but he's another who really looks second tier in this spot 30-1  30-1
 Tonalist  C. Clement  J. Rosario 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  5-1
 Candy Boy  J. Sadler  C. Nakatani Only really poor showing was in the Derby, and he had big trouble; does seem a notch below, though 30-1  20-1
 California Chrome  A. Sherman  V. Espinoza Doesn't like being inside like at Parx and won't be with this post; still, he needs a career-best here 6-1  4-1
 Majestic Harbor  S. McCarthy  T. Baze Has that one huge race at the distance over the track three back; has no other performances like it 20-1  20-1
  Also Eligible                  
 Big Cazanova  P. Miller  E. Trujillo Appears severely overmatched, but he does have the speed to impact the proceedings if he gets in 30-1 30-1

Comments and Odds by Mike Watchmaker

Race of the Day: Breeders' Cup Classic