October 31st, 2015 − Keeneland

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

Breeders' Cup Mile, $2 million, one mile turf, 3-year-olds and up

1 Grand Arch Luis Saez Brian Lynch Capitalized on absolutely perfect trips to narrowly win stakes in his last two; will his luck continue? 12-1
2 Recepta John Velazquez Jimmy Toner Has regained her best form, but against far lesser company; Filly & Mare Turf is her first preference 30-1
3 Make Believe Olivier Peslier Andre Fabre Two-time Group 1 winner this year at Longchamp looks primed for a peak effort and is a major threat 4-1
4 Mondialiste Daniel Tudhope David O'Meara Was a bad sign for Americans when this one shipped with mediocre Euro form and won the WO Mile 12-1
5 Impassable Maxime Guyon Carlos Laffon-Parais Won three straight in France against progressively better company and still has room to improve 8-1
6 Tourist Jose Lezcano Bill Mott This will be the wise guy horse out of the Shadwell; he closed effectively for the first time to be third 15-1
7 Tepin Julien Leparoux Mark Casse Filly romped in the First Lady in faster final time than males in the Shadwell Turf Mile two races later 15-1
8 Obviously Joe Talamo Philip D'Amato He was never quite BC good even at his best, and with one start in a year, I wonder if he's at his best 15-1
9 Esoterique Pierre-Charles Boudot Andre Fabre Females have a history of success in this BC race and she comes into this on a Gr. 1 winning streak 7-2
10 Mshawish Lanfranco Dettori Todd Pletcher Has lots of layoff lines, but would be an intriguing player if able to get back to his early season form 12-1
11 Karakontie Stephane Pasquier Jonathan Pease Won this last year at 30-1 (thank you) and there are reasons to think he will improve on his 2015 form 6-1
12 Time Test Ryan Moore Roger Charlton Upwardly mobile European 3yo is helped by the fact that the U. S. horses appear to be a shaky group 6-1

Odds and comments by Mike Watchmaker