October 31st, 2014 − Santa Anita

Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile

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

DIRT MILE, $1 million, one mile, dirt

Goldencents L. Mora R. Bejarano Expected pacesetter goes long from sharp runner-up sprint, super final work, can be first favorite to win this 7-5 6-5
Carve B. Cox M. Smith Earned speed figures in Midwest that command respect, faces class challenge against this tougher group  12-1 15-1
Vicar’s in Trouble M. Maker J. Velazquez Pace-pressing style could play well in field with only limited number of legitimate front-runners  8-1 12-1
Pants On Fire K. Breen P. Lopez Better than looked effort this race 2013, lightly raced 2014, series of triple-digit Beyer figures to run to 8-1 6-1
SCR Handsome Mike L. Mora M. Gutierrez Would be a shocker, allowance-caliber millionaire appears notch below these days 30-1 30-1
Golden Ticket K. McPeek J. Rosario Deep closer runner-up this race 2013, needs meltdown to flatter rally, pace scenario works against him  20-1 15-1
Bronzo J. Inda L. Torres Group 1 winner in Chile romped twice in spring and summer, difficult spot in which to make U.S. debut 20-1 12-1
Fed Biz B. Baffert M. Garcia Likely positioned closest to favorite, would get first run, gave BC Classic favorite Shared Belief battle in last 3-1 7-2
Tapiture S. Asmussen R. Napravnik Quietly earned $1 million this year, shortens to one mile following two good efforts mile and one eighth 6-1 6-1
Big Bane Theory C. Gaines J. Talamo Never raced on dirt, little reason son of turf/synthetic sire Artie Schiller will improve this footing 20-1 15-1

Comments and odds by Brad Free