11/01/2017 2:59PM

Key contenders in the 2017 Breeders' Cup Classic

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Emily Shields
Collected beats Arrogate in the Pacific Classic at Del Mar, run at the Breeders' Cup Classic distance of 1 1/4 miles.

KEY CONTENDERS
Arrogate, by Unbridled’s Song
Last 3 Beyers: 114-85-N/A
◗ Although he lost the Pacific Classic, his Beyer Figure was still strong. The question is if, seven months since his last brilliant race, he can regain top form for his career finale, but Baffert is not one to try something like this on a lark.

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Collected, by City Zip
Last 3 Beyers: 115-111-104
◗ He has won all four of his starts this year and was the top horse of Del Mar’s summer meeting. He looms the one to catch and figures to be sent away aggressively from his outside stall.

Gun Runner, by Candy Ride
Last 3 Beyers: 115-112-110
◗ He has won five of his last six starts, the only loss when second to Arrogate in Dubai. This is the 10th track at which he will have raced.
“He has accepted quite a few racetracks,” Asmussen said.

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West Coast, by Flatter
Last 3 Beyers: 107-108-100
◗ Baffert’s three straight Classic winners all were 3-year-olds, so West Coast would be the fourth. As with Arrogate and American Pharoah, he ran in the Travers, but unlike them, he had a start since, winning the Pennsylvania Derby.
“He handled it well,” Baffert said of the busier itinerary.