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

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

- Wise Dan, 7, g Charles LoPresti Bernard Baruch (G2), 1st (8/30) Two-time BC Mile winner should improve off comeback run at Saratoga -
- Seek Again, 4, c Bill Mott Fourstardave (G2), 1st, (8/9) Beaten head by Wise Dan in spring. Much best in last despite narrow margin -
- Toronado, 3, c Richard Hannon Jr. Prix du Moulin (G1), 2nd (9/14) Barn snakebit at BC but this one at least likes firm going. True G1 miler -
- Anodin, 4, c Freddie Head Prix Jacques le Marois (G1), 2nd (8/17) 0/4 wins this year but has faced Europe's best. Trainer loves BC Mile -
- Trade Storm, 6, h David Simcock Woodbine Mile (G1), 1st, (9/14) Likes it firm & has big turn of foot but never won a race of this consequence -
- Obviously, 6, g Philip D'Amato Del Mar Mile (G2), 4th, (8/24) Poor start didn't help in shock defeat last out. Yet to beat elite milers -
- Kaigun, 4, g Mark Casse Woodbine Mile (G1), 2nd, (9/14) Been super solid all year but remains cut below best -
- Tom's Tribute, 4, c James Cassidy Del Mar Mile (G2), 1st, (8/24) Right place right time taking two straight in SoCal. Question actual quality -
- Silver Max, 5, h Dale Romans Fourstardave (G2), 6th, (8/9) Clunker at Saratoga. Only 2 starts this year. Shadwell will sort him out -
- Fiesolana, 5, m Willie McCreery Matron (G1), 1st, (9/13) Irish mare ran race of her life last time. She's no Goldikova -
- Aljamaheer, 5, h Roger Varian Park Stakes (G2), 2nd, (9/13) Participation hinges on Prix de la Foret this Sunday at Longchamp -
- Mustajeeb, 3, c Dermot Weld Boomerang Mile (G2), 2nd, ((/13) Beaten 7 lengths by mighty Kingman in Irish 2000 Guineas -

Comments by Marcus Hersh