November 2nd, 2013 − 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 | Marathon

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

1 No Jet Lag S. Callaghan M. Smith Upset winner of the local prep at the distance over the course should get a favorable pace setup 10-1
2 Silentio G. Mandella R. Bejarano Close third in the Dmr Mile last out was probably his best so far, yet he still must improve significantly 20-1
3 Silver Max D. Romans R. Albarado Upset Wise Dan in the off-the-turf Shadwell; sharp, but might be compromised early by Obviously 6-1
4 Obviously (IRE) M. Mitchell J. Talamo Seems to have tailed off in his last two starts; expect him to send in an attempt to recapture top form 10-1
5 Olympic Glory (IRE) R. Hannon R. Hughes Just won the British Champions Mile; would be asked to ship and run back, all in only two weeks 7-2
6 Bright Thought J. Gutierrez J. Leparoux Was an absolute monster at SA early this year; very tough spot to return from a 7 1/2 month layoff 15-1
7 He Be Fire N Ice J. Sadler V. Espinoza Really raised his game in his last two starts; moving up again, but will get pace to set up his late run 12-1
8 Wise Dan C. LoPresti J. Velazquez Won this last year, but looked less than invicinble when second in the Shadwell on Polytrack he loves 7-5
9 Cristoforo Colombo A. O'Brien R. Moore Far from the best horse this barn has ever pre-entered in the Breeders' Cup; a definite outsider 20-1
10 Za Approval C. Clement J. Rosario Second to Wise Dan in the Woodbine Mile, though a soundly beaten one; steady vs. lesser company 15-1

Odds and comments by Mike Watchmaker