November 5th, 2016 − Santa Anita

Breeders' Cup Turf

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 Turf, $4 million, 1 1/2 mile turf, 3-year-olds and up

4 Flintshire Chad Brown Victim of a surprising upset in the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic on yielding ground he disliked; expect a rebound at Santa Anita 2-1
10 Found Aidan O'Brien Won this last year and won the Arc last month; this would be her third start in five weeks, however 3-1
12 Highland Reel Aidan O'Brien World traveler runs well far more often than not and is a contender off his second to Found in the Arc 5-1
3 Ectot Todd Pletcher He upset Flintshire in the Joe Hirsch and though the footing was a significant factor, he still ran quite well 8-1
6 Mondialiste David O'Meara Has been effective in North America, but this distance is much farther than he has ever gone before 12-1
7 Ulysses Michael Stoute Lightly raced European doesn't class up on paper, but because of his trainer, he still merits respect 15-1
5 Ashleyluvssugar Peter Eurton Narrowly got the best of much softer company winning the last two turf distance stakes in California 20-1
2 Da Big Hoss Mike Maker Admirable veteran looking for his fifth straight and is in career form, but still needs a big step forward 20-1
9 Money Multiplier Chad Brown Was an excellent second to Flintshire two back and maybe he didn't like off turf in Joe Hirsch; intriguing 20-1
13 Metaboss Phil D'Amato Has morphed into a crazy late-finisher; it remains to be seen if he can duplicate his kick at this level 30-1
11 Texas Ryano Carla Gaines Second to 'Ashley' in the John Henry blanket finish; that was his best yet, but he must do even better 30-1
8 Twilight Eclipse Tom Albertrani Admirable veteran was third in this race at Santa Anita in 2014; he's 7 now, though, and has lost a few steps 30-1
1 Ralis Doug O'Neill Has been doing better since switching to grass, but this is an unlikely spot to get one's first turf win 50-1

Comments and odds by Mike Watchmaker.