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, 4, c Leandro Mora Front-runner figures to clear field, won this race 2013 same way, stretches out from good sprint runner-up 8-5
- Fed Biz, 5, h Bob Baffert Likely positioned closest to favorite, would get first run, gave tag-team scare to BC Classic favorite last out 5-2
- Pants On Fire, 6, h Kelly Breen Better than looked effort this race 2013, lightly raced 2014, series of triple-digit Beyer figures to run to 6-1
- Tapiture, 3, c Steve Asmussen Quietly earned $1 million this year, shortens to one mile following two good efforts mile and eighth 8-1
- Vicar's in Trouble, 3, c Mike Maker Pace-pressing style could play well in field with only limited number of legitimate front-runners 12-1
- Carve, 4, g Brad Cox Earned speed figures in Midwest that command respect, faces class challenge against this group 12-1
- Bronzo, 5, h J.A. Inda De La Cerda Group 1 winner in Chile romped twice in spring and summer, tough spot in which to make U.S. debut 20-1
- Golden Ticket, 5, h Ken McPeek Deep closer runner-up this race 2013, needs meltdown to flatter rally, pace scenario against him 20-1
- Capo Bastone, 4, c Todd Pletcher Late-running sprinter has run his best races around one turn, pick-up-the-pieces running style 20-1
- Bourbon Courage, 5, h Kellyn Gorder Campaign 2014 below par compared to 2013, but big N3X allowance victory recent comeback 20-1
- Big Bane Theory, 5, h Carla Gaines Never raced on dirt, no reason son of turf/synthetic sire Artie Schiller will improve this footing 30-1
- Handsome Mike, 5, h Leandro Mora Would be a shocker, allowance-caliber millionaire appears notch below these days 30-1

Comments and Odds by Brad Free