November 4th, 2017 − Del Mar

Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint

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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, 5 furlongs turf, 3-year-olds and up

1 Disco Partner Christophe Clement At his absolute best as a turf sprinter; the main concern is he must work out a trip from well off the pace 9-2
2 Holding Gold Mark Casse Another deep closer, he sports efforts two and three back that can put him in the picture at a nice price 15-1
3 Lady Aurelia Wesley Ward Three-year-old filly will be strongly favored over elders, and mostly males; that's how impressive she is 8-5
4 Stormy Liberal Peter Miller He's an accomplished specialist on Santa Anita's downhill course, which is a different animal than this race 15-1
5 Washington DC Aidan O'Brien No factor against Lady Aurelia and Marsha two starts back, and was no factor in this race at SA last year 30-1
6 Marsha Mark Prescott Managed to nail Lady Aurelia in August at York, but didn't run back to that upset in her one start since 7-2
7 Richard's Boy Peter Miller Is capable of popping with a big effort and he clearly likes Del Mar; not the worst bomber out there 15-1
8 Cotai Glory Charles Hill Third behind the top two at York and second recently in Woodbine's Nearctic; a fringe player here at best 20-1
9 Mongolian Saturday Enebish Ganbat Upset this race at Keeneland in 2015; logged many miles since, current form well below his career best 20-1
10 Hogy Mike Maker Gaining second in the Woodford; been an honest hard hitter for years, but has never been this good 20-1
11 Bucchero Tim Glyshaw His upset of Keeneland's Woodford was implausible both form and style-wise; let's see him do that again 20-1
12 Pure Sensation Christophe Clement Except for one off-turf outing at Parx, where he shines, he hasn't been as fast this year as he was last year 15-1
  Also Eligible (In Order Of Preference):      
13 Guns Loaded Doug O'Neill Making his third start off a long layoff, but might not be quite good enough even on his best back form 20-1
14 Paquita Coqueta Chad Summers Mare has won on Del Mar's turf, but she's not fast enough or good enough to be a factor in this event 30-1

Odds and comments by Mike Watchmaker