November 1st, 2014 − 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

Turf Sprint, Purse: $1 million, about 6 1/2 furlongs, turf

- Reneesgotzip Peter Miller Ran very well hitting the board in this race the last two years; sharp in her prep; third time the charm? 4-1
- Silentio Gary Mandella Has never started on the downhill because he's been competitive with stronger milers; dangerous 5-1
- Kaigun Mark Casse His sprint win on grass three back says he fits here, but the Mile is the race that is his first preference 6-1
- No Nay Never Wesley Ward Won the Woodford off seven month absence to remain perfect on turf; has no downhill experience 8-1
- Bobby's Kitten Chad Brown His third in the Woodbine Mile was a good effort, and he's interesting off the distance turnback 10-1
- Sweet Swap John Sadler Tough spot to return from a seven month layoff, but he's proven on the dowhill and runs well fresh 10-1
- Caspar Netscher David Simcock Wheeling back quickly after winning the Nearctic, a performance far better than his recent Euro tries 12-1
- Ambitious Brew Martin Jones Nosed in the Eddie D., the local prep for this; can certainly improve second start off 7 month layoff 15-1
- Home Run Kitten David Hofmans Got up in the Eddie D., showing improvement off the cut back in distance others are emulating here 15-1
- Tightend Touchdown Jason Servis Was a dead-heat second in this last year with Reneesgotzip; light recent work tab is cause for pause 15-1
- Undrafted Wesley Ward Has a license to improve off a third in his return following a fourth in a Gr. 1 at Newmarket in July 15-1
- Dimension Conor Murphy Signalled a return to top form with his recent KD win; was a non-threatening fifth in this race last year 20-1
- Something Extra Gail Cox Little really wrong with his form, it's just that contention here runs so deep, and he has no real edge 20-1
- Marchman Keith Desormeaux Another who is eligible to improve off his recent return from a freshening, but he will have to 30-1
- Also Eligible (In Order Of Preference):      
- Free as a Bird Ian Wilkes Looking for her sixth straight; would have better luck getting it in a much softer spot 30-1
- Ageless Arnaud Delacour Developed into a useful turf sprinter, but would be facing much, much better here 30-1
- Living The Life Gary Mandella Her turf record is lacking; spent most of her U.K. career on synth; F&M Sprint first choice 20-1
- Za Approval Christophe Clement Was second to Wise Dan in the Mile last year; his form this year has slipped a bit 15-1
- Rock Me Baby Craig Dollase His form this year has been clouded by dirt and synth starts; a notch below, though 20-1
- Bio Pro Bill Mott Has come to hand in his recent races for top outfit, but is out of his element here 20-1
- Regally Ready Steve Asmussen Won the 2011 Turf Sprint, in best form since, loves the downhill; burying him here is a huge mistake 6-1
- Lil Bit O'Fun Philip D'Amato Was a creditable third in the Eddie D., but that's his ceiling, and this is tougher 20-1
- Unbridled's Note Steve Asmussen Has run well in this race at SA in the past, but his comeback effort was not inspiring 20-1
- Wind Fire David Brown Sprint is the first preference for turf-raced Euro whose Group stakes efforts are so so 30-1
- Global Power Bob Hess Jr. Has changed barns so often his head must be spinning; doesn't fit in this spot 50-1
- Indexical Ben Cecil Won his only downhill attempt, but going the wrong way recently; Sprint first choice 30-1
- Heaven's Runway Jimmy Toner Only marginally effective against much weaker company; in way too deep 30-1
- Eddie's First Leandro Mora Was outrun in the Eddie D., and there's little reason to expect a better effort here 30-1
- Mr. Sexy George Papaprodromou Also outrun in the Eddie D., which means he is seriously overmatched in this race 30-1

Comments and Odds by Mike Watchmaker