November 1st, 2014 − Santa Anita

Breeders' Cup Sprint

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

Sprint, Purse: $1.5 million, 6 furlongs

 Seeking the Sherif  R. Ellis  E. Maldonado Has been a terrific claim and is 7 for 8 in his career on dirt; stepping into an entirely different league 30-1 20-1
 Indianapolis  B. Baffert  M. Smith Won his recent return from eight month absence to remain unbeaten; steps way up, but has promise 15-1 12-1
 Wind Fire  D. Brown  J. Spencer Has American pedigree, but Euro filly is marginally group level, has never raced on dirt; overmatched 50-1 30-1
 Secret Circle  B. Baffert  M. Garcia Defending BC Sprint winner ran well in recent return from eight month layoff; very likely to improve 3-1 9-2
 Private Zone  A. Velazquez  M. Pedroza Repeated in the Vosburgh in second start off long absence and with the return to dirt; logical player 6-1 6-1
 Rich Tapestry  C. Chang  O. Doleuze Beat Secret Circle in U.S. bow off five month layoff; the goal for him is to avoid a form regression 4-1 5-1
 Mico Margarita  S. Asmussen  R. Napravnik As good as ever having won two straight stakes, but that doesn't mean he's up to being a factor here 20-1 15-1
 Palace  L. Rice  C. Velasquez Was a flat third in Vosburgh after winning two Grade 1s at Saratoga; formidable if able to rebound 6-1 6-1
 Salutos Amigos  D. Jacobson  J. Castellano Improved off the barn change and relocation to New York, where he won just last week; a cut below 15-1 6-1
 Big Macher  R. Baltas  T. Baze Has fine back form, but was dismal in the Pat O'Brien in August and hasn't raced since; not for me 15-1 12-1
 Bakken  C. Brown  G. Stevens Lightly raced and has tremendous potential, but he must perform better than he ever has to contend 12-1 10-1
 Fast Anna  K. Ritvo  J. Velazquez Also lightly raced, with a bright future, but if he can't beat straight 3yo sprinters, he's in trouble here 20-1 12-1
 Work All Week  R. Brueggemann  F. Geroux He's never beaten horses of the kind he faces in this event; he has also never been beaten on dirt 15-1 10-1
 Bourbon Courage  K. Gorder  R. Santana Nice comeback score recently at Keeneland, kept good company early in career; slight shot, bad post 20-1 30-1
  also eligible          
 Bahamian Squall  D. Fawkes  R. Bejarano Regained winning form in his last, yet still has a ways to go to recapture best form 30-1 20-1
 Indexical  B. Cecil  M. Gutierrez Has gone the wrong way since a decent third in the Triple Bend four starts back 50-1 30-1

Comments and odds by Mike Watchmaker