10/31/2011 2:51PM

Breeders' Cup 2011 graded entries, odds


Friday, November 4, 2011 Get PPs »

Odds and comments by Brad Free. Horses listed in order of handicapper's preference.

Juvenile Sprint
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Purse: $500,000, 6 furlongs

Secret Circle
B. Baffert
R. Bejarano 97, 97 Fast, unbeaten colt deserving favorite new addition to BC race menu 4-5
S. Asmussen
J. Leparoux 67, 95, 76 Two ordinary efforts sandwich terrific wet-track score two starts back 6-1
J. Kimmel
D. Cohen 80, 0, 80 G2 winner on "good" track, his career-high 80 Beyer is only average 6-1
Holdin Bullets
W. Ward
J. Sanchez - Lone start was wire job in April, trainer-owner may have ace up sleeve 8-1
Blacky the Bull
J. Bonde
P. Valenzuela 83, 53, 74 Improving come-from-behinder in sprint likely to unfold swift pace 10-1
B. Parboo
C. Velasquez 78, 78, 35 Stuck on 78s (Beyer), somehow managed to place in dubious G1 & G2 10-1
Sum of the Parts
T. Amoss
R. Maragh 78, 64, 71 Rounding back into form, the only entrant with a start (win) at CD 15-1
B. Meehan
G. Gomez n/a, n/a, n/a Euro shipper faces North American speed, winner turf and synthetic 20-1
Jake Mo
A. Milligan
M. Smith 73, 81, 81 Third-place comeback was first start nearly three months, can improve 20-1

Juvenile Fillies Turf
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Purse: $1,000,000, 1 mile

Elusive Kate
J. Gosden
W. Buick n/a, n/a, n/a Top G1 European shipper at rock-bottom odds, won four straight 2-1
Somali Lemonade
M. Matz
A. Solis 90, 85 Came to hand rapidly, last-to-first winner both including G3, bad post 5-1
Sweet Cat
T. Pletcher
G. Gomez 86, 77, 58 Trainer good with these, finished nine lengths clear of third in last 5-1
T. Pletcher
J. Castellano 86, 101, 78 Fastest dirt filly of year (101 Beyer), testing turf potential of sire 6-1
Stephanie's Kitten
W. Catalano
J. Velazquez 88, 79, 74 Improving every start and established on turf, won G1 synth last out 10-1
Pure Gossip
P. Serpe
R. Curatolo 87, 69, 66 Romped by more than six lengths on "soft" ground in BEL Grade 3 10-1
C. Brown
R. Dominguez 83, 79 Ran well both starts, freshened since runner-up G3 early September 12-1
Hard Not to Like
G. Cox
M. Smith 80, 63, 76 Misfired her only start against top company, won three other races 20-1
Dear Lavinia
J. Rouget
C. Lemaire n/a, 94, 96 Won 3 of 5 in France while campaigning vs. lesser company 20-1
My Gi Gi
B. Koriner
R. Bejarano 79, 77, 52 Two good grass races at LaD gives her a longshot license 20-1
Customer Base
T. Proctor
J. Leparoux 75, 82 Two good wins on synthetic, by a stallion that gets turf runners 20-1
A. O'Brien
R. Moore n/a, n/a Maiden winner on synthetic surface in Ireland, difficult to like 30-1
Ann of the Dance
M. Wolfson
C. Nakatani 71, 72, 63 Midwest synthetic specialist taking a shot switching to turf 30-1
Royal Bonnie
G. Weaver
C. Velasquez 73, 70 Distant runner-up in soft-turf G3, lightly raced filly with upside 30-1

Also Eligible:

G. Contessa
J. Talamo 63, 67, 55 Won debut $75k maiden-claimer, then soundly beaten two stakes 30-1
Karlovy Vary
G. Arnold
G. Gomez 77, 72 Maiden winner last time out at KEE jumps into deep end 30-1

Filly & Mare Sprint
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Purse: $1,000,000, 7 furlongs

Turbulent Descent
M. Puype
D. Flores 103, 97, 90 Deserving chalk sensational at one turn, this is her first against older 8-5
J. Sadler
J. Rosario 87, 92, 95 Seven-furlong beast in winter, raced wide and ran okay KEE tuneup 7-2
Pomeroys Pistol
A. Tarrant
J. Castellano 98, 95, 95 3-year-old filly continues to improve, crushed older last out BEL G2 4-1
M. Mitchell
J. Talamo 94, 93, 92 Better-than-looked tuneup in fast-pace turf sprint, upset chance 8-1
Irish Gypsy
B. Baffert
M. Garcia 84, 80, 95 Likely not this caliber except at HOL, but working fast on SA dirt 12-1
Musical Romance
W. Kaplan
J. Leyva 89, 88, 76 All-surface specialist won G2 on synthetic vs. much easier company 15-1
Great Hot
A. Avila
C. Sutherland 82, 91, 91 Best still ahead for Brazilian import, synth winner actually prefers dirt 15-1
Golden Mystery
J. Guerrero
K. Carmouche 97, 93, 88 Earned lofty speed figures at PRX and MTH, now gets tested for class 20-1
Shotgun Gulch
C. Trout
G. Gomez 80, 86, 84 Come-from-clouds longshot unlikely to get hot-pace setup required 20-1
Her Smile
T. Pletcher
J. Velazquez 77, 84, 96 Has one big race in her career, her other starts say this race too tough 30-1
Tamarind Hall
J. Englehart
D. Cohen 89, 79, 98 Popped sky-high speed figs in June and July, rounding back to best? 30-1
Tar Heel Mom
S. Hough
A. Solis 80, 80, 101 Tough to endorse following back-to-back 80 Beyers in New York 30-1
Champagne d'Oro
E. Guillot
C. Nakatani 87, 81, 82 Her form was better last year at age 3, shortens route to sprint 30-1

Juvenile Fillies
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Purse: $2,000,000, 1 1/16 miles

Grace Hall
A. Dutrow
R. Dominguez 78, 85, 72 Followed G1 sprint with two-turn crusher, good filly getting better 3-1
My Miss Aurelia
S. Asmussen
C. Nakatani 96, 91, 86 Unbeaten three fast races at one turn, can be gone if gets two turns 2-1
B. Baffert
M. Garcia 85, 85, 75 Ran super pushing quick pace, looms major threat on or near front 5-1
P. Eurton
R. Bejarano 86, 77, 77 Three-for-three in California, opinions vary regarding strength of wins 5-1
Miss Netta
K. McLaughlin
R. Maragh 79, 74, n/a Gate issues cost her G1 shot, sired by winner of BC Juvenile and Derby 10-1
Say a Novena
E. Plesa
E. Trujillo 76, 78, 72 Good sprinter maxing out her pedigree trying to get two turns 15-1
Rocket Twentyone
W. Howard
E. Razo Jr. 74, 46 Indian Charlie filly could be better than her numbers, bomber? 15-1
K. McPeek
A. Garcia 85, 67, 68 Can't deny upward form cycle, top Kentucky trainer due for BC win 15-1
J. Gosden
W. Buick n/a, n/a, n/a Good Euro shipper enters dirt race that so far has stymied Euros 20-1
Homecoming Queen
A. O'Brien
R. Moore n/a, n/a, n/a Made 10 starts in Ireland, won twice, taking a shot while razor sharp 30-1
Northern Passion
M. Casse
L. Contreras 86, 82, 81 WO shipper's form flattered when filly she beat won G1 Alcibiades 30-1
Self Preservation
B. Cecil
J. Rosario 86, 101, 78 Tough spot based on tiring finish G1 at SA, may prefer turf/synthetic 30-1
Awesome Belle
S. Gold
L. Jurado 84, 58, 54 Took advantage of paceless race and romped, unlikely scenario again 15-1
Frolic's Revenge
M. Wolfson
J. Velazquez 78, 79, 78 Progress stalled as season and distances have lengthened 30-1

Filly & Mare Turf
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Purse: $2,000,000, 1 3/8 miles, turf

C. Brown
R. Dominguez 100, 101, 98 Queen of North America female grass division has won 10 of 17 2-1
R. Varian
L. Dettori n/a, n/a, n/a Group 1 win in France made it 4-for-4, credentials for this race 7-2
Dubawi Heights
S. Callaghan
J. Rosario 97, 98, 93 Tactical speed always gets good trip, leader shallow California group 4-1
A. Fabre
M. Guyon n/a, n/a, n/a Seasoned G1-caliber mare shipping from France in good form 5-1
Misty For Me
A. O'Brien
R. Moore n/a, n/a, n/a Miler won half her starts overseas, possibly challenged by distance 8-1
J. Shirreffs
M. Garcia 94, 92, 95 Promised more than delivered in this winless season as 4-year-old 12-1
G. Motion
J. Leparoux 95, 95, 94 This is right surface, wrong distance. 12-1
Shared Account
G. Motion
E. Prado 90, 82, 96 Returned $94 winning this race last year, similar odds this year 20-1
Distorted Legacy
A. Penna
R. Maragh 96, 83, 85 Second at a big price G1 at BEL, seems outclassed 30-1
J. Bonde
G. Gomez 92, 93, 92 Occasionally uncorks an impressive turn of foot 30-1
S. Benzel
C. Nakatani 93, 92, 76 Slow-pace front-runner/presser will keep grinding, better in 2010? 30-1
Perfect Shirl
R. Attfield
J. Velazquez 97, 86, 93 Has fallen short against easier competition than this 30-1

Ladies' Classic
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Purse: $2,000,000, 1 1/8 miles

Plum Pretty
B. Baffert
R. Bejarano 108, 83, 96 Kentucky Oaks winner in spring, 108 Beyer in fall, holds pace advantage 8-5
Royal Delta
W. Mott
J. Lezcano 91, 97, 85 Nine furlongs at CD ideal for improving daughter of Empire Maker 5-2
It's Tricky
K. McLaughlin
R. Dominguez 95, 89, 97 Among trio of 3yos expected to dominate, already owns pair of G1's 4-1
G. Butler
R. Maragh 94, 95, 87 Hardly impossible, she runs on all surfaces and enters in top form 6-1
Miss Match
N. Drysdale
G. Gomez 93, 93, 95 Deep-closing bomber scored G1 upset in March for same connections 12-1
Ultra Blend
A. Sherman
D. Flores 94, 94, 95 Consistent and game Calbred always tries hard, might prefer shorter 12-1
Ask the Moon
M. Wolfson
J. Castellano 80, 99, 98 Her shining moments were summer at SAR, average elsewhere 20-1
Super Espresso
T. Pletcher
J. Velazquez 84, 87, 89 Not quite this caliber, taking a shot to pick up a piece 20-1
Satans Quick Chick
E. Reed
E. Prado 82, 86, 78 Would be an unpredictable shocker by deep-closing mare 30-1
Medaglia d'Amour
B. Cecil
P. Valenzuela 83, 88, 85 Scratched -

Saturday, November 5, 2011 Get PPs »

Odds and comments by Mike Watchmaker. Horses listed in order of handicapper's preference.

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Purse: $500,000, 1 3/4 miles

A. Stall Jr.
G. Gomez 98, 99, 102 Lightly raced gelding emerged after moving to dirt; still has room to improve 9-2
A. Fabre
J. Leparoux n/a, n/a, n/a Third in two Euro Gr. 1's this year going 20 furlongs; dirt is the big question 8-1
A. U. Miner
C. Hanna
C. Borel 102, 97, 84 Finished well when fifth vs. better in JC Gold Cup; placed 3rd in this last year 3-1
W. Mott
J. Velazquez 99, 93, 96 Sixth in JC Gold Cup and like 'Miner,' he should be tougher second off layoff 5-1
Pleasant Prince
W. Ward
J. Rosario 99, 59, 89 Big winner of an overnight stakes last time; seems the type who'll run all day 8-1
Giant Oak
C. Block
S. Bridgmohan 92, 100, 101 Beaten chalk in this last year; disappointed last time in Hawthorne Gold Cup 6-1
D. Alvarado
J. Castellano 86, 95, 90 Won this last year, but was in better form then; form this year is erratic 10-1
Harrison's Cave
A. O'Brien
R. Moore n/a, n/a, n/a Has won two of last three, but is far from the best this barn has sent over 20-1
D. Lanigan
T. Queally n/a, n/a, n/a Euro filly won a Group 3 at this distance in July; yet another unknown on dirt 15-1
M. Maker
M. Smith 77, 96, 89 Fine third in turf two starts back, but has never been as effective on dirt 15-1
Afleet Again
R. Reid Jr.
C. Velasquez 81, 80, 80 Finished third behind 'Miner,' Birdrun in Greenwood Cup in July; shaky since 30-1

Juvenile Turf
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Purse: $1 million, 1 mile, turf

R. Varian
N. Callan n/a, n/a, n/a Solid English form makes him a logical win threat; well bet in every start 10-1
Caspar Netscher
A. McCabe
K. Fallon n/a, n/a, n/a Beaten only a length in a 16 horse Group 1 last time; stretching out; intriguing 8-1
State of Play
H. G. Motion
R. Dominguez 80, 68 Stake he won at Sar got a boost when third finisher won Breeders' Futurity 5-1
A. O'Brien
R. Moore n/a, n/a, n/a Was an okay third in his first attempt at the group stakes level last time out 8-1
T. Pletcher
J. Velazquez 81, 77, 79 Perfect in three starts since switching to turf; versatile running style; obvious 9-2
Animal Spirits
A. Stall Jr.
R. Albarado 79, 68 Took a step forward to win eventful Bourbon; chance with more improvement 10-1
Lucky Chappy
H. G. Motion
J. Rosario 75, n/a, n/a Gaining third in Bourbon in his U.S. bow; is also moving in the right direction 10-1
Majestic City
P. Miller
G. Gomez 84, 89, 89 Fine second in Breeders' Futurity; strong synthetic track record says he'll turf 6-1
Shkspeare Shaliyah
D. Shivmangal
A. Solis 73, 77, 70 Question if his Pilgrim score was attributable to the extremely deep going 15-1
W. Catalano
J. Alvarado 78, 67 Creditable second in the Bourbon; just think several others here are better 20-1
I. Black
E. Wilson 67, 79, 64 Game second to Finale in the Summer; contention here just runs so deep 20-1
Fantastic Song
C. Brown
J. Castellano 71, 68 Fair third as the favorite in the Pilgrim; needs a big Beyer boost, however 20-1
Daddy Nose Best
S. Asmussen
J. Leparoux 72, 72, 66 Soundly beaten third to Finale in Summer Stakes; must do better than that 30-1
Tequila Factor
W. Catalano
R. Bejarano 71, 65, 67 Has won two grass stakes, but they were not tough races; overmatched 30-1
Gung Ho
M. Maker
M. Smith 72, 71, 49 Scratched -

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Purse: $1.5 million, 6 furlongs

D. Fawkes
J. Rosario 78, 99, 100 Had excuses in his last two; can upset this off his fine early-season form 20-1
Big Drama
D. Fawkes
R. Dominguez 88, 120, 108 Defending champ sparsely raced in '11, missed final prep; cause for concern 2-1
Jackson Bend
N. Zito
C. Nakatani 112, 107, 108 Shocked he didn't go in Dirt Mile; at his best with more distance than this 3-1
W. Spawr
M. Smith 104, 100, 99 Sharp now, which makes him dangerous considering questions others have 6-1
B. Baffert
R. Bejarano 62, 105, n/a Ignore Vosburgh; strong win two back, but might find the pace here too hot 5-1
Force Freeze
P. Walder
J. Velazquez 103, 101, n/a Good try in the Vosburgh, albeit with the grain of the track; in career form 10-1
Giant Ryan
B. Parboo
C. Velasquez 104, 98, 105 Has won six straight, but his Vosburgh win most recently was bias-aided 8-1
T. Pletcher
J. Castellano 93, 100, 99 Not sure he's quite good enough, and he's at his best with a bit more distance 15-1
Hamazing Destiny
D. W. Lukas
R. Albarado 88, 97, 91 Was a surprising second in this last year; his recent form has not been sharp 15-1

Turf Sprint
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Purse: $1 million, 5 furlongs, turf

M. Machowsky
J. Talamo 98, 98, 102 He's not a turf sprinter, but he has a lot of class; might mow these down late 7-2
D. Miller
R. Albarado 96, 70, 93 Won his last three turf sprint attempts with various running styles; obvious 5-1
Chamberlain Bridge
W. B. Calhoun
J. Theriot 94, 78, 91 Improved third most recently suggests a return to form; won this last year 8-1
Camp Victory
M. Mitchell
J. Leparoux 88, 100, 104 Excellent main track form before dull turf try in last; has rebound potential 10-1
Regally Ready
S. Asmussen
C. Nakatani 94, 83, 89 Regained top form taking his last at WO; big win over the course last spring 6-1
Broken Dreams
T. Proctor
G. Gomez 95, 93, 95 Mare is in sharp form and isn't far off Beyer-wise; chance for a piece at a price 15-1
Perfect Officer
M. Pino
K. Carmouche 93, 94, 89 Nothing wrong with his steady form; he just seems a cut below the best here 10-1
California Flag
B. Koriner
P. Valenzuela 94, 95, 57 Also recently regained winning form, but he seems at his best in California 10-1
Country Day
S. Margolis
J. Graham 91, 83, 91 Although he improved last time, he doesn't show a turf race that can win this 20-1
Great Attack
W. Ward
J. Sanchez 85, 94, 97 Sports some solid efforts, but the competition here runs too deep for him 20-1
H. G. Motion
E. Prado 93, 82, n/a Upset the Phoenix on Poly, but his turf record in New Zealand is only so so 15-1
Grand Adventure
M. Frostad
J. Castellano 88, 92, 88 Requires a wake up call as he seems far removed from his best form 20-1
Holiday for Kitten
W. Ward
J. Rosario 89, 77, 75 Upset a stakes on her favored Kee Poly last out; in way over her head here 30-1
R. Werner
B. Hernandez Jr. 81, 91, 81 Has high speed, can improve off long layoff; brutal spot to make her turf bow 20-1

Dirt Mile
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Purse: $1 million, 1 mile

S. Asmussen
J. Leparoux 103, 99, 95 Benefitted from a great trip winning Indiana Derby; might get another here 5-1
Trappe Shot
K. McLaughlin
J. Velazquez 97, 112, 111 The stretch out in distance suits; just question who he beat in his big victories 2-1
The Factor
B. Baffert
M. Garcia 90, 104, 84 Didn't like the way he gave way last out, must deal with Tapizar early here 5-2
Caleb's Posse
D. Von Hemel
R. Maragh 92, 106, 105 Will appreciate the return to one turn, and would relish a contested pace 6-1
D. Romans
J. Castanon 95, 68, 96 He's 0 for 4 since he upset the Preakness, a win that he must validate now 6-1
Jersey Town
B. Tagg
C. Velasquez 97, 100, 90 Crushed in the Kelso, but the top two in there aren't here; current form iffy 15-1
B. Baffert
R. Bejarano 102, 91, 85 Got a favorable pace set up when second in Ancient Title; in over his head 20-1
S. Asmussen
G. Gomez 95, 81, 98 Nice comeback win; this is a lot to ask from a colt whose quality is unknown 20-1
Tres Borrachos
M. Jones
J. Rosario 93, 90, 97 This 'Win and You're In' race winner has never been up to this sort of task 30-1

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Purse: $3 million, 1 1/2 miles, turf

Sea Moon
M. Stoute
R. Moore n/a, n/a, n/a His win two back was only in a Gr. 2, but he's dangerous if he duplicates that 9-2
H. Cecil
T. Queally n/a, n/a, n/a Intriguing that this Cup veteran chose this over a 3rd straight F&M Turf start 7-2
A. de Royer-Dupre
C. Lemaire n/a, n/a, n/a Form prior to her Arc loss was stellar, and she's had lots of success vs. males 5-2
St Nicholas Abbey
A. O'Brien
J. O'Brien n/a, n/a, n/a Seems a half-notch below the best Euros here; not totally out if it, however 6-1
Await the Dawn
A. O'Brien
J. Leparoux n/a, n/a, n/a Disappointed in first Gr. 1 attempt last time; freshened since, must improve 4-1
Dean's Kitten
M. Maker
R. Dominguez 104, 97, 84 Comes into this off the best race of his life, but that was on very deep going 10-1
Teaks North
J. Sallusto
J. Castellano 93, 100, 96 That he's won two Gr. 1 races this year could win you a bar bet; in deep here 20-1
Brilliant Speed
T. Albertrani
J. Velazquez 92, 90, 89 Back to turf, which is what he does best, but this 3yo is aiming very high here 20-1
Stately Victor
M. Maker
M. Smith 91, 99, 89 Limited synthetic specialist doesn't seem as good on turf; way overmatched 30-1

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Purse: $2 million, 1 1/16 miles

Union Rags
M. Matz
J. Castellano 92, 95, 66 Most impressive winning the Champagne and should route; the one to beat 5-2
B. Baffert
M. Garcia 78, 90, 76 No match for Creative Cause in Norfolk, but gets better pace set up this time 5-1
Creative Cause
M. Harrington
J. Rosario 84, 88, 88 Clear win in Norfolk, the only major two-turn dirt prep, albeit with easy trip 9-2
D. Romans
K. Desormeaux 85, 76, 73 Closer got maiden win on Poly in Breeders' Futurity; should be rolling late 8-1
M. Maker
R. Dominguez 80, 89 Don't know how good he is, but he set a wicked pace at TP, and still romped 12-1
Daddy Long Legs
A. O'Brien
R. Moore n/a, n/a, n/a Strong Group 2 score in his last and his pedigree suggest he will take to dirt 10-1
A. O'Brien
J. Leparoux n/a, n/a, n/a Recently upset a Gr. 1 at Newmarket and also has some dirt in his pedigree 12-1
D. W. Lukas
R. Albarado 82, 79, 81 Raced on turf before the Poly Breeders' Fururity; tough spot to make dirt bow 20-1
K. McLaughlin
G. Gomez 82, 84 No match for 'Rags' at Belmont; lots of room to improve, but he'll have to 20-1
Take Charge Indy
P. Byrne
J. Graham 78, 85, 84 This will be his dirt debut; wasn't crazy how he gave ground late in last two 20-1
Fort Loudon
S. Gold
L. Jurado 76, 70, 76 Swept the Florida Stallion Series at Calder, but he hasn't run fast enough yet 20-1
M. Casse
L. Contreras 72, 64, 49 Won a two-turn stakes at WO on Poly; dirt a question and his Beyers are low 20-1
G. Contessa
C. Nakatani 80, 55 Romped in nine furlong maiden race at Saratoga; hasn't been seen since 30-1

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Purse: $2 million, 1 mile, turf

A. Fabre
M. Guyon n/a, n/a, n/a Form seems a cut below, but he beat a next-out Gr. 1 winner in last; upsetter 12-1
F. Head
O. Peslier n/a, n/a, n/a Going for 4th straight Mile; lost a step; might still be simply better than these 9-5
Gio Ponti
C. Clement
R. Dominguez 100, 97, 101 Second to Goldikova in this last year; wonder if he hasn't lost a step as well 5-1
Strong Suit
R. Hannon
R. Hughes n/a, n/a, n/a Currently in sharp Gr. 2 form, but he might prefer a slightly shorter distance 10-1
Courageous Cat
W. Mott
P. Valenzuela 101, 103, 103 Second to Goldikova in this in '09 and his form this year is solid; contender 8-1
C. Lopresti
J. Leparoux 102, 103, 93 Comes into this in career-best form; question if he can kick with Euros late 10-1
Mr. Commons
J. Shirreffs
M. Smith 106, 98, 92 Has had tough trips, but is good, and is improving; has a bit of a shot here 15-1
M. Pender
M. Garcia 108, 89, 99 Got a big Beyer winning his last; he'd have to duplicate it off this class jump 20-1
Get Stormy
T. Bush
G. Gomez 99, 98, 93 Improved second to Gio Ponti in last; needs a giant step forward to threaten 15-1
Sidney's Candy
T. Pletcher
J. Velazquez 97, 76, 100 Just doesn't seem to have the same spark since switching barns last summer 15-1
A. O'Brien
R. Moore 72, n/a, n/a Didn't run a step in his U.S. debut last time; his second straight dull effort 15-1
Compliance Officer
B. Brown
A. Solis 97, 96, 93 It was either this or Claiming Crown for streaking NY bred; interesting choice 30-1
Court Vision
D. Romans
R. Albarado 96, 87, 85 Even when he's at his best, he tends to hang, and he's not at his best now 30-1

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Purse: $5 million, 1 1/4 miles

Flat Out
C. Dickey
A. Solis 107, 109, 106 People are thinking he's only a Belmont Park horse; he can run big anywhere 6-1
So You Think
A. O'Brien
R. Moore n/a, n/a, n/a Had a terrific season in Europe, and connections feel he will handle the dirt 8-1
Havre de Grace
L. Jones
R. Dominguez 105, 111, 106 Filly is having an outstanding campaign, already beat males two starts back 3-1
Uncle Mo
T. Pletcher
J. Velazquez 118, 106, 92 Brilliant when on his game, but I think this distance might be too far for him 5-2
To Honor and Serve
W. Mott
J. Lezcano 104, 102, 84 Always had huge potential, but this is the toughest assignment of his life 12-1
Stay Thirsty
T. Pletcher
J. Castellano 103, 101, 106 I believe this one is better at Saratoga than elsewhere, but he has improved 8-1
Game On Dude
B. Baffert
C. Sutherland 102, 98, 106 He is game and almost always fires, but he has never been as good as these 12-1
Ruler On Ice
K. Breen
G. Gomez 101, 95, 92 Decent effort when second most recently; can be along late for a tiny share 20-1
Rattlesnake Bridge
K. McLaughlin
C. Borel 95, 99, 91 Has potential, but if he won this, it would be his first graded stakes victory 20-1
W. Mott
M. Smith 104, 82, 91 Should have stuck with the Marathon despite his surprising second last time 15-1
M. Maker
P. Lopez 99, 99, 100 Consistent Grade 2-3 type is in way over his head against the best in this spot 30-1
Ice Box
N. Zito
C. Nakatani 90, 84, 90 His form since last year's Derby is poor, and he is a rank outsider in this race 30-1
Prayer for Relief
B. Baffert
R. Bejarano 94, 98, 97 Withdrawn -