November 1st, 2014 − Santa Anita

Breeders' Cup 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

Mile, Purse: $2 million, 1 mile, turf

 Grand Arch  B. Lynch  J. Velazquez Outside of the Woodbine Mile, he's been sharp in all of his outings this year; up against it here 20-1 20-1
 Obviously  P. D’Amato  J. Talamo His speed makes him a threat, but even when he was at his best, he never beat a field this strong 15-1 8-1
 Veda  A. de Royer Dupre  C. Soumillon Seems a notch below the Europeans listed above, but that doesn't mean she can't get a piece of this 15-1 12-1
 Mustajeeb  D. Weld  P. Smullen Sharp in his return from a summer vacation most recently and is a European price horse with a shot 12-1 6-1
 Toronado  R. Hannon  R. Hughes Takes over the favorite's role in the absence of Wise Dan, and he's worthy; has strong European form 5-2 5-2
 Tom's Tribute  J. Cassidy  M. Smith Emerged as arguably SoCal's best turf miler, but his designed layoff into this is cause for some pause 15-1 15-1
 Kaigun  M. Casse  P. Husbands Has three particularly nice seconds this year; as for victories, though, he has never won at this level 20-1 20-1
 Trade Storm  D. Simcock  J. Spencer Old pro is meeting much tougher than he beat at Woodbine; a decided notch or two below Toronado 15-1 12-1
 Anodin  F. Head  O. Peslier Tough trip on Arc Day and has been close to some good ones, but his actual victories are infrequent 9-2 6-1
 Summer Front  C. Clement  J. Castellano A nice, hard tryer who usually shows up; he's just not as good as the best or mid-range horses here 20-1 30-1
 Sayaad  K. McLaughlin  J. Leparoux Has definitely improved of late, but still as quite a ways to go before he catches up to the best here 30-1 30-1
 Seek Again  W. Mott  J. Rosario Had a weird trip in the Shadwell, and was days the best winning two back; seems the best U.S. hope 6-1 6-1
 Tourist  W. Mott  R. Napravnik Fast second quarter hurt him in the Secretariat; effort was flattered when Adelaide won the Cox Plate 15-1 12-1
 Karakonite  J. Pease  S. Pasquier Had a worse trip in race Anodin exits; French 2000 Guineas winner is dangerous despite awful post 10-1 10-1
 Mr. Commons  J. Shirreffs  C. Nakatani Prefers finishing second, which he did in his last two; this is too tough for him, anyway 30-1 30-1

Comments and Odds by Mike Watchmaker