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

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

- Reneesgotzip, 5, m Peter Miller C.E.R.F., 1st (9/3) Set the pace and was a sharp dead-heat second in this last year; she can be brilliant at times 7-2
- Sweet Swap, 5, h John Sadler San Simeon (G3), 1st (4/13) Away since winning the San Simeon, his fourth downhill win, will train up to this event 5-1
- Kaigun, 4, g Mark Casse Woodbine Mile (G1), 2nd (9/14) Could try the BC Mile off his last, but his Play the King win two back says he fits here, too 6-1
- Bobby's Kitten, 3, c Chad Brown Woodbine Mile (G1), 3rd (9/14) Nice try against elders most recently and has lots of talent; this is an intriguing spot for him 6-1
- Home Run Kitten, 3, c David Hofmans Eddie D. (G3), 1st (9/26) Came from way back to upset the Eddie D., liked the shorter distance; 2 for 2 on the downhill 10-1
- Ambitious Brew, 4, g Martin Jones Eddie D. (G3), 2nd (9/26) Nosed in the Eddie D., his first start since February, and first downhill loss in four attempts 10-1
- Pontchatrain, 4, f Tom Proctor Buena Vista (G2), 1st (2/17) Away since February, but is working very well, and won two graded stakes on the downhill 8-1
- Living The Life, 4, f Gary Mandella PID Masters (G2), 1st (9/8) Made it 2 for 2 in the U.S. with PID Masters win; candidate for F&M Sprint, but also for this 15-1
- Lil Bit O'Fun, 6, g Philip D'Amato Eddie D. (G3), 3rd (9/26) Finished a close third in the Eddie D. off a two month freshening; in career form right now 15-1
- Unbridled's Note, 5, h Steve Asmussen Eddie D. (G3), 9th (9/26) Disappointing ninth in the Eddie D., but off a nine month absence; capable of much better 20-1
- Dimension, 6, g Conor Murphy KD Turf Dash, 1st (9/24) Regained top form winning at KD, and did so after a slow start; was fifth in this race last year -
- Undrafted, 4, g Wesley Ward KD Turf Dash, 3rd (9/24) Creditable third at KD in his first start since his outing in England in July; likely to improve -
- Something Extra, 6, g Gail Cox KD Turf Dash, 2nd (9/24) Delivered another solid effort in Kentucky; might be a cut below, but is admirably consistent -
- Marchman, 4, c Wesley Ward Parx Dash (G3), 3rd (7/12) Turned in a series of strong turf sprint efforts earlier in the year; steady works; new to SA -
- Sharp Sensation, 4, g Reade Baker Turf Monster (G3), 1st (9/1) Upset winner of the Turf Monster switched to a closing style that could serve him well here -
- Lockout, 5, h Mark Casse Woodbine Mile (G1), 6th (9/14) Before dull Woodbine Mile try, he seemed to have found his calling as a closing turf sprinter -

Comments and odds by Mike Watchmaker