November 5th, 2016 − 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

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

8 Tepin Mark Casse Defending Mile winner wasn't emptied out at Keeneland, but that's two so-so races from her since England 4-1
9 Ironicus Shug McGaughey Just missed in Shadwell Mile in first start in four months and figures to only improve on that big effort 9-2
2 Alice Springs Aidan O'Brien She is a 3-year-old filly facing elders and males, but comes off two straight Group 1 wins for top outfit 5-1
13 Midnight Storm Phil D'Amato Looking for his fourth straight stakes score; horses he has beaten recently have since run very well 8-1
10 Limato Henry Candy Winner of two Group 1 sprints this year, but wonder who he's beaten, and a mile is a stretch for him 10-1
4 Miss Temple City Graham Motion Has won two Grade 1's this year over males all while avoiding Tepin; the time for avoiding Tepin is over 10-1
5 Tourist Bill Mott He doesn't have the speed he used to, often a sign of decline, but not with him; recent form is solid 12-1
3 Spectre Markus Munch Has been picking up minor shares in some Group 1's, and this 3-year-old filly seems to be improving; intriguing 15-1
1 What A View Kenneth Black Had bad post in Shadwell and was coming off a six-month absence; can improve a lot, he'll have to 15-1
14 Cougar Mountain Aidan O'Brien It seems established now that he's a Group 2 horse, and no higher; doesn't appear good enough 20-1
7 Dutch Connection Charles Hills It has been 15 months since he was effective at the Group 1 level, and his recent form also is spotty 20-1
6 Photo Call Todd Pletcher Shocked Tepin in the First Lady most recently with a bold, front-running gambit; let's see that again 20-1
12 Hit It a Bomb Aidan O'Brien Winner of last year's BC Juvenile Turf has struggled this year; must turn it around quickly to contend 30-1
11 Ring Weekend Graham Motion His best efforts this year were against weaker company; doesn't look good enough for the best here 30-1

Comments and odds by Mike Watchmaker