November 5th, 2016 − Santa Anita

Breeders' Cup Turf 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

Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint, $1 million, 6 1/2 furlongs turf, 3-year-olds and up

9 A Lot Chad Brown His second to Tourist despite trouble in the Fourstardave was his best race ever; shorter distance suits 5-1
1 Pure Sensation Christophe Clement Won the prep for this at Belmont off a three-month layoff; has thrived with his light racing schedule 6-1
14 Celestine Bill Mott Probably needed the First Lady outing and her Just a Game win two back was huge; a real contender 8-1
2 Obviously Phil D'Amato An admirable miler, but the company here is easier; has the speed to handle the cut back in distance 8-1
10 Ambitious Brew Marty Jones Downhill specialists have been very strong when this race is run at Santa Anita; he's a true downhill specialist 10-1
12 Om Dan Hendricks Sharp seconds in his last two starts were among his best efforts ever, but they were going a mile 10-1
7 Suedois David O'Meara Finished fourth or better in four straight Group 1 events, but has not yet won beyond the Group 3 level 10-1
13 Holy Lute Jim Cassidy Ambitious Brew won first division of Eddie D, he won the second, faster division; another contender 12-1
4 Home of The Brave Hugo Palmer Is a solid Group 2-level performer in Euro sprints, which might well be good enough to win this race 12-1
5 Karar Francis-Henri Graffard Can be in the picture with a duplicate of his surprising second in a Group 1 in France last time out 12-1
8 Washington DC Aidan O'Brien European finished second in three of his last four, beating a staggering 41 opponents in the process 12-1
3 Mongolian Saturday Enebish Ganbat Upset this race last year over Lady Shipman at Keeneland, snapped a slump recently at Keeneland; this isn't Keeneland 15-1
11 Undrafted Wesley Ward Was a close third in this race at Santa Anita in 2014, but his efforts since the summer have been uninspiring 20-1
6 Calgary Cat Kevin Attard A win in the Nearctic last time says he's in good form; his good form doesn't seem quite good enough 30-1
  Also Eligible (In Order Of Preference):      
15 Lady Shipman Kiaran McLaughlin Disappointed in first division of Eddie D, her weakest effort in a long time; can she do the downhill? 15-1
16 Green Mask Brad Cox When it comes down to it, he doesn't like to win, though he's probably better than he looks on paper 20-1

Odds and comments by Mike Watchmaker