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Breeders' Cup 2014 pre-entries, odds


Video: Breeders' Cup Challenge prep races

Saturday, November 1, 2014 Get Advanced PPs »

Odds and comments by Mike Watchmaker.

Classic »

Purse: $5,000,000, 1 1/4 miles

- Shared Belief Jerry Hollendorfer Faced adversity for first time in the Awesome Again and overcame it; that wil only make him tougher 5-2
- Bayern Bob Baffert He's talented, but feel his Pa. Derby, Haskell wins were bias aided; but if he catches another bias … 5-1
- California Chrome Art Sherman Doesn't like to be stuck down inside, and that's where he was at Parx; still he needs a career-best here 6-1
- Tonalist Christophe Clement Showed he's best as a one run closer with his strong JC Gold Cup win; how will that style play at SA? 6-1
- Cigar Street Bill Mott Wanted to see improvement in second start back, and he delivered; question if he's quite this good 12-1
- Zivo Chad Brown Had significant trouble when second in JC Gold Cup; also wonder how his closing style will do at SA 12-1
- Moreno Eric Guillot Don't think he's fast enough to go with Bayern early, and don't think he's at his best going this far 15-1
- Toast of New York Jamie Osborne Dirt ability is the obvious question; good second to the favorite in his last; potential wise guy horse 15-1
- V. E. Day Jimmy Jerkens Late change of plans to run in this race, and that usually backfires; Travers winner needs a fair track 15-1
- Majestic Harbor Sean McCarthy Has that one huge race at the distance over the track three back; has no other performances like it 20-1
- Candy Boy John Sadler Only really poor showing was in the Derby, and he had big trouble; does seem a notch below, though 30-1
- Footbridge Eoin Harty Consistent, and he does like Santa Anita, but he's another who really looks second tier in this spot 30-1
- Imperative George Papaprodromou Still waiting for him to really run back to that upset of Game On Dude; will likely have to wait longer 30-1
- Prayer for Relief Dale Romans I feel he's actually been better this year than ever, but that doesn't make him good enough for these 30-1
- Also Eligible (In Order Of Preference):      
- Big Cazanova Peter Miller Appears severely overmatched, but he does have enough early speed to impact the proceedings 30-1

Mile »

Purse: $2,000,000, 1 mile, turf

- Toronado Richard Hannon Takes over the favorite's role in the absence of Wise Dan, and he's worthy; has strong European form 5-2
- Anodin Freddie Head Tough trip on Arc Day and has been close to some good ones, but his actual victories are infrequent 9-2
- Seek Again Bill Mott Had a weird trip in the Shadwell, and was days the best winning two back; seems the best U.S. hope 6-1
- Karakontie Jonathan Pease Had a worse trip in the same race Anodin comes out of; French 2000 Guineas winner is dangerous 8-1
- Obviously Philip D'Amato His speed makes him a threat, but even when he was at his best, he never beat a field this strong 15-1
- Tom's Tribute James Cassidy Emerged as arguably SoCal's best turf miler, but his designed layoff into this is cause for some pause 15-1
- Trade Storm David Simcock Old pro is meeting much tougher than he beat at Woodbine; a decided notch or two below Toronado 15-1
- Veda Alain de Royer-Dupre Seems a notch below the Europeans listed above, but that doesn't mean she can't get a piece of this 15-1
- Dayatthespa Chad Brown The F&M Turf is her first preference even though she's better at this distance; in tough either way 20-1
- Fiesolana Willie McCreary Did win a Group 1 in Ireland two starts back, though it wasn't strong; F&M Turf is first preference 20-1
- Grand Arch Brian Lynch Outside of the Woodbine Mile, he's been sharp in all of his outings this year; up against it here 20-1
- Kaigun Mark Casse Has three particularly nice seconds this year; as for victories, though, he has never won at this level 20-1
- Mustajeeb Dermot Weld Sharp in his return from a summer vacation most recently and is a European price horse with a shot 20-1
- Summer Front Christophe Clement A nice, hard tryer who usually shows up; he's just not as good as the best and mid-range horses here 20-1
- Also Eligible (In Order Of Preference):      
- Sayaad Kiaran McLaughlin Improved of late, but still as quite a ways to go before he catches up to the best 30-1
- Tourist Bill Mott Fast second quarter was his undoing in the Secretariat; in line for a big 2015 30-1
- Silentio Gary Mandella Was a good third in this race last year, but off since August; Turf Sprint is his first choice 20-1
- Big Bane Theory Carla Gaines Won the local prep for this, but did not beat a strong field; has his work cut out for him 20-1
- Bobby's Kitten Chad Brown Gave it a nice try in the Woodbine Mile; better suited to Turf Sprint, his first choice 30-1
- Kiyoshi Charles Hills Was Group 1 class last year at 2, but hasn't been as effective so far this year 30-1
- Better Lucky Tom Albertrani She's had a fine career and this is her best surface; she's just not good enough 30-1
- Rock Me Baby Craig Dollase If you filter out his non-turf races, his form is decent; Turf Sprint his first preference 30-1
- Kingsbarns Aidan O'Brien Back on short rest here, he seems past his better spring and summer form 30-1
- Mr. Commons John Shirreffs Prefers finishing second, which he did in his last two; in too deep, anyway 30-1
- Handsome Mike Leandro Mora He's 5, and it's still hard to pinpoint what he does the best; Dirt Mile is his first choice 50-1

Sprint »

Purse: $1,500,000, 6 furlongs

- Secret Circle Bob Baffert Defending BC Sprint winner ran well in recent return from eight month layoff; very likely to improve 7-2
- Rich Tapestry Michael Chang Beat Secret Circle in U.S. bow off five month layoff; the goal for him is to avoid a form regression 4-1
- Palace Linda Rice Was a flat third in Vosburgh after winning two Grade 1s at Saratoga; formidable if able to rebound 6-1
- Private Zone Alfredo Velazquez Repeated in the Vosburgh in second start off long absence and with the return to dirt; logical player 6-1
- Indianapolis Bob Baffert Won his recent return from eight month absence to remain unbeaten; steps way up, but has promise 12-1
- Reneesgotzip Peter Miller Highly talented mare is effective on all surfaces, but it is the Turf Sprint that is her first preference 12-1
- Bakken Chad Brown Lightly raced and has tremendous potential, but he must perform better than he ever has to contend 15-1
- Big Macher Richard Baltas Has fine back form, but was dismal in the Pat O'Brien in August and hasn't raced since; not for me 15-1
- Work All Week Roger Brueggemann He's never beaten horses of the kind he faces in this event; he has also never been beaten on dirt 15-1
- Fast Anna Kathy Ritvo Also lightly raced, with a bright future, but if he can't beat straight 3yo sprinters, he's in trouble here 20-1
- Mico Margarita Steve Asmussen As good as ever having won two straight stakes, but that doesn't mean he's up to being a factor here 20-1
- Seeking the Sherif Ron Ellis Has been a terrific claim and is 7 for 8 in his career on dirt; stepping into an entirely different league 20-1
- Bourbon Courage Kellyn Gorder Nice comeback score recently at Keeneland, but has never run a race that suggests he can win this 30-1
- Salutos Amigos David Jacobson Improved off the barn change and relocation to New York, but remains a cut or two below these 30-1
- Also Eligible (In Order Of Preference):      
- Wind Fire David Brown Has an Americasn pedigree, but Euro filly has never raced on dirt and is overmatched 50-1
- Capo Bastone Todd Pletcher Has never run back to his King's Bishop win no matter what he tries; Dirt Mile first choice 30-1
- Bahamian Squall David Fawkes Regained winning form in his last, yet still has a ways to go to recapture best form 30-1
- Indexical Ben Cecil Has gone the wrong way since a decent third in the Triple Bend four starts back 50-1
- Eddie's First Leandro Mora Doesn't have a race on his record that makes him competitive; Turf Sprint first choice 50-1
- Mr. Sexy George Papaprodromou Besides being overmatched, he seems best on turf or synth; Turf Sprint his first choice 50-1
- Bellarmine Bob Hess Jr. Claimed for $80K last time off a loss, so why not enter here? Yeah, I don’t get it, either 50-1

Turf »

Purse: $3,000,000, 1 1/2 miles, turf

- Flintshire Andre Fabre If this Group 1 winner runs back to his second in the Arc a few weeks ago, the others are in trouble 7-2
- Telescope Michael Stoute Classy European has been pointing to this for months and like Flintshire, he is in brilliant hands 5-1
- Magician Aidan O'Brien The 2013 BC Turf winner was too close early in the Arlington Million even if the fractions were slow 6-1
- Main Sequence Graham Motion Has fought his way to win three straight Grade 1 photos in his three U.S. starts; don't underestimate 6-1
- Brown Panther Tom Dascombe Irish St. Leger winner only here because he ran off before the Can. International, and was scratched 12-1
- Hardest Core Edward Graham Upset winner of the Arl. Million brings many great stories, but must confirm his big win was no fluke 12-1
- Secret Gesture Ralph Beckett Narrowly missed in a Group 2 against males two back, but the F&M Turf is her first preference 12-1
- Imagining Shug McGaughey Hard hitter is better than ever, but I'm not sure he wants to go this far at this level of competition 15-1
- Just The Judge Charles Hills Back on short rest after winning the E. P. Taylor; however, the F&M Turf is also her first choice 15-1
- Twilight Eclipse Tom Albertrani Also a hard hitter, and also as good as he's ever been, but the opposition gets much deeper here 15-1
- Big Blue Kitten Chad Brown His gaining second in the Canadian International was his best effort this year; back in only two weeks 20-1
- Chicquita Aidan O'Brien Another who will be running back quickly after hitting the board in a British Champions Day event 20-1
- Big John B Philip D'Amato In raging form since being claimed early this year, but his third in the local prep says he's overmatched 30-1
- Hangover Kid Jason Servis Has been close to Imagining and Big Blue Kitten in the past, but that won't get it done in this race 30-1
- Also Eligible (In Order Of Preference):      
- Finnegans Wake Peter Miller Did finish second in the local prep, which wasn't strong; has never been this good 30-1
- Starspangled Heat Barry Abrams Been struggling all year to find his form and it's unlikely he'll locate it in this event 30-1

Juvenile »

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

- American Pharoah Bob Baffert Dominant winner of Gr. 1s in last two, including the FrontRunner over the track; a deserving favorite 5-2
- Daredevil Todd Pletcher Impressed taking Champagne with big Beyer; both wins on wet tracks, but said to be fine on fast, too 7-2
- Carpe Diem Todd Pletcher Predictably romped in the Breeders' Futurity off the stretch out given his pedigree shouts distance 5-1
- One Lucky Dane Bob Baffert Crushed maidens in fast time over the track in first start on dirt; a threat with only slight improvement 12-1
- Upstart Rick Violette Jr. Gamely chased Daredevil in Champagne after showing potential winning first two starts over NY breds 12-1
- Calculator Peter Miller Was game finishing second to 'Pharoah' in those Gr. 1s; probably the best 2yo maiden in the country 15-1
- Souper Colossal Eddie Plesa Jr. Won all three of his starts at Mth, including the Sapling, an early season route for these; not out of it 15-1
- War Envoy Aidan O'Brien Hit the board in three Group stakes and barn must be respected; Juvenile Turf is his first preference 15-1
- Lucky Player Steve Asmussen Won the Iroquois, another early season route stake, but that was against much softer company 20-1
- Mr. Z D. Wayne Lukas Easily second best in the Breeders' Futurity, but was also beaten a long way; looks overmatched 20-1
- Texas Red Keith Desormeaux Some liked his third in the FrontRunner in his first start on dirt, but it seemed like a clunk up to me 20-1
- The Great War Aidan O'Brien Has been below group stakes level quality so far, and would now go long on dirt; no thanks 20-1
- Danny Boy Dale Romans Didn't have a perfect trip in the relatively soft Iroquois; better on turf; Juvenile Turf first preference 30-1
- Private Prospect Michael Campbell Turned into a profitable claim, but as tenacious as he is, he seems to be in way over his head here 30-1
- Also Eligible (In Order Of Preference):      
- Tough Customer Wayne Catalano Finished a distant fourth in the Breeders' Futurity; can't see him turning that completely around 30-1
- Combat Diver Gary Contessa Got his maiden win game style at Belmont, but nothing about that race says he belongs here 30-1
- Blue Dancer Greg Tracy The pride of central Canada would need to improve about 40 Beyer points to keep step with these 30-1

Turf Sprint »

Purse: $1,000,000, 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

Filly & Mare Sprint »

Purse: $1,000,000, 7 furlongs

- Judy the Beauty Wesley Ward Was a close second to the mighty Groupie Doll in this race last year, and her form this year is solid 3-1
- Midnight Lucky Bob Baffert Comes into this off a six month layoff; then again, she won the Humana Distaff off 11 month layoff 7-2
- Artemis Agrotera Mike Hushion Brilliant winning the Ballerina, but dropped alarmingly far back early before winning Gallant Bloom 5-1
- Sweet Reason Leah Gyarmati Made top 3yo filly Untapable run at Parx, and now suitably cuts back to sprint; Beyers are a little light 6-1
- Leigh Court Josie Carroll Granted, she was beating softer, but her win in the TCA was a strong performance; live price horse 8-1
- Stonetastic Kelly Breen Might have regressed off big Prioress score when third in the TCA; must bounce back big time here 10-1
- Better Lucky Tom Albertrani Think she's much better on turf or synthetic surfaces, and would need a complete pace collapse 15-1
- Little Alexis Carlo Vaccarezza Was beaten only a length by Sweet Reason in the Test Stakes and has lots of room for improvement 15-1
- Living The Life Gary Mandella She is 2 for 2 since coming to the U. S., but is an unknown on dirt, and needs to improve, anyway 15-1
- Southern Honey Rusty Arnold Soundly beaten when second in the TCA and would have to run many lengths better than she ever has 20-1
- Thank You Marylou Mike Maker Failed to run back to her lengthy Dogwood score with blinkers two back in her most recent outing 20-1

Filly and Mare Turf »

Purse: $2,000,000, 1 1/4 miles, turf

- Dank Michael Stoute Winner of this race last year was outrun in her two starts this year vs. top company; idle since June 4-1
- Tarfasha Dermot Weld Runner up in the Epsom Oaks last June retains sharp current form, but will she like very firm turf? 5-1
- Secret Gesture Ralph Beckett High class European has been worse than third just once in her career and might like firm footing 6-1
- Stephanie's Kitten Chad Brown Top American hope gained her first career victory at this distance in Flower Bowl; meeting tougher 6-1
- Just The Judge Charles Hills Back on short rest after winning the E. P. Taylor; her Beyer was good, but the field she beat was iffy 8-1
- Chicquita Aidan O'Brien Also back on short rest after hitting the board on British Champion Day; Turf is her first preference 12-1
- Veda Alain de Royer-Dupre Mile is the first preference for this Gr. 1 placed filly; makes sense, all six of her starts were at a mile 12-1
- Abaco Shug McGaughey Ultra consistent, but her late kick might have more punch going shorter, and she's in with better now 15-1
- Dayatthespa Chad Brown Never envisioned her being a 10 furlong horse, but her First Lady win last time was one of her best 20-1
- Emollient Bill Mott Blinkers on helped her win the local prep at distance over course, but she must improve to contend 20-1
- Fiesolana Willie McCreary This would be a big stretch out in distance for her, but she won an Irish Group 1 two starts back 20-1
- L'Amour de Ma Vie Pia Brandt Disappointed as a heavy favorite in Italy most recently; seems a cut below; Distaff first preference 20-1
- Miss Serendipity Ron McAnally Can forgive her last because of a bad post and her prior form is okay; question if she's good enough 20-1
- Parranda Jerry Hollendorfer Another who is as consistent as can be, but she will have to really raise her game to get in the mix 20-1
- Also Eligible (In Order Of Preference):      
- Irish Mission Christophe Clement The other dead-heat third in the Rodeo Drive; hard hitter has never been this good 30-1
- Rusty Slipper Graham Motion Dead-heat third in Rodeo Drive was her best yet, and she must do much better here 30-1
- Stormy Lucy Ed Moger Jr. Has had some tough trips, but she has never won a race against this kind; overmatched 30-1

Juvenile Fillies »

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

- Angela Renee Todd Pletcher Raised her game in her first try at two turns, winning the Chandelier at the distance over the track 3-1
- Conquest Eclipse Mark Casse Wasn't as good as Angela Renee in the Chandelier, but was easily second best; can certainly improve 5-1
- Top Decile Al Stall Jr. Close second in Alcibiades, rallying while the race was slowing; still ran well in just her second start 6-1
- By the Moon Michelle Nevin Out-staggered them through very slow final quarter in Frizette, and now stretches out to two turns 8-1
- Cristina's Journey Dale Romans Yet to run fast, but she showed something winning the Pocahontas, an early route stake for this group 8-1
- Feathered Todd Pletcher Was an okay third in the Frizette, but must do better while also stretching out to contend in this spot 12-1
- Puca Bill Mott Drowned maidens in her first opportunity to go long on dirt; interesting despite the big leap in class 10-1
- Wonder Gal Leah Gyarmati Liked her third in the Adirondack (behind Cavorting, Angela Renee) better than her second in Frizette 12-1
- She's Complete Leandro Mora Stakes winner on turf, but has never run on dirt; her first race preference is the Juvenile Fillies Turf 15-1
- Danette Keith Desormeaux Maiden was soundly beaten when third in the Chandelier; someone had to be third in that event 20-1
- Majestic Presence Jerry Hollendorfer Her fourth in the Chandelier wasn't bad as she had a wide trip from a tough post, and middle moved 20-1
- Hennythelovepenny Peter Miller Was 28-1 in her recent maiden win in her first attempt on dirt, but the Beyer Figure was very low 30-1
- Take Charge Brandi D. Wayne Lukas Got the staggers in the stretch in both of her starts around two turns; don't envision improvement 30-1
- Also Eligible (In Order Of Preference):      
- Lady Zuzu D. Wayne Lukas Nearly distanced in her only start on dirt in the slop; Juvenile Fillies Turf is her first preference 30-1


Friday, October 31, 2014 Get Advanced PPs »

Odds and comments by Brad Free.


Purse: $2,000,000, 1 1/8 miles

- Untapable, 3, f Steve Asmussen Kentucky Oaks winner settled well SA, brilliant work Oct. 19, set for smashing conclusion to stellar campaign 2-1
- Close Hatches, 4, f William Mott Spinster was expected formality, uncharacteristic misfire casts doubt on form, Mott won this race 5 times 5-2
- Don't Tell Sophia, 6, m Phil Sims Consistent mare has won 8 of 13 over past two years, Spinster upset puts in picture, first SA starter for Sims 6-1
- Belle Gallantey, 5, m Rudy Rodriguez Responded to Rudy Rodriguez magic, two G1's and $851k since claimed for $35k, sports top last-race Beyer 8-1
- Iotapa, 4, f John Sadler Front-runner missed break and lost chance in Zenyatta, also bled, may have peaked in spring-summer 10-1
- Tiz Midnight, 4, f Bob Baffert Improving filly benefitted from pace scenario in first graded stakes, getting good at right time of year 12-1
- Parranda, 5, m Jerry Hollendorfer Turf specialist reportedly training super SA dirt track, first preference F&M Turf, not impossible here 15-1
- Ria Antonia, 3, f Tom Amoss Upset winner via dq 2013 BC Juvenile Fillies at SA is back in form, improved with blinkers 15-1
- Stanwyck, 5, m John Shirreffs G1-placed stretch-runner needs the speed to stop; hails from Team Zenyatta connections 20-1
- Valiant Emilia, 5, m Gary Mandella Earned berth winning BC Challenge race in Peru, gearing up for North American debut 30-1
- Unbridled Forever Dallas Stewart Began sophomore season with much promise, development seems to have stalled 30-1
- L'Amour de Ma Vie, 5, m Pia Brandt European turf mare cross-entered in F&M Turf, turf imports have not fared well in Distaff 30-1

Juvenile Turf »

Purse: $1,000,000, 1 miles, turf

- Hootenanny, 2, c Wesley Ward Began career in Kentucky, G1-placed in France, firing bullets in a.m., will be making first start beyond 6f 9-2
- War Envoy, 2, c Aidan O'Brien History sides with Group-placed European, last six winners this race made previous start outside U.S. 5-1
- Aktabantay, 2, c Hugo Palmer G3 winner in U.K. encountered eventful trip finishing directly behind War Envoy last out G1 in France 6-1
- Imperia, 2, c Kiaran McLaughlin Sharp maiden win G3 BEL in second start, produced by top mare Cocoa Beach, she won G1's dirt and turf 8-1
- Luck of the Kitten, 2, c Wesley Ward Impressive win over the course vs. weak California 2yos, front-runner likely the one they have to catch 8-1
- Conquest Typhoon, 2, c Mark Casse Carried 10 lbs more than winner in recent prep, G2 Summer two back impressive, looms upset candidate 10-1
- Commemorative, 2, c C.B. Hills Rapidly improving UK shipper, G3 last out was just third start, possesses tactical speed to make own trip 10-1
- International Star, 2, c Mike Maker Beneficial weight break winning G3 on synthetic, also G2-placed on turf, will be rolling from back of pack 12-1
- Startup Nation, 2, c Chad Brown Misfired with inside trip in last, G3 crusher two back was among season's most impressive turf wins 2yo 12-1
- Lawn Ranger, 2, c Ken McPeek Followed maiden victory with G3 upset at KEE, top Midwest trainer long overdue for a BC win 15-1
- Danny Boy, 2, c Dale Romans Runner-up in seemingly shallow KEE stakes, closed into slow fractions, rates longshot consideration 15-1
- Wet Sail, 2, c C. Fellowes Campaigned on lesser tracks in England, third in 23-horse race last out, won 13-runner field prior 20-1
- Offering Plan, 2, c Chad Brown Trainer has won at least 14 turf races this year with 2yos, okay third last out in G3 BEL 20-1
- The Great War, 2, c Aidan O'Brien Million-dollar colt from Europe has Juvenile listed first preference, top connections 8-1
- Others listed in order of preference      
- Daddy D T, 2, r John Sadler Dirt-race debacle can be forgiven, trained well since, stakes winner on turf against suspect SoCal rivals 15-1
- Faithful Creek, 2, c Brian Meehan Shipper appears to be cut below Euro counterparts, English trainer owns two BC wins (2006 + 2010 Turf) 12-1
- Papacoolpapacool, 2, c Jeff Mullins Benefitted from easy lead winning maiden race over course, no easy leads here 30-1
- Ernest Shakleton, 2, c J. Harrington Handicap-caliber shipper from Ireland seems to be overmatched against this group 20-1
- Miltee, 2, c Simon Callaghan Maiden gradually improved, could turn into something, entered SA msw Oct. 23 30-1

Dirt Mile

Purse: $1,000,000, 1 mile

- Goldencents, 4, c Leandro Mora Front-runner figures to clear field, won this race 2013 same way, stretches out from good sprint runner-up 8-5
- Fed Biz, 5, h Bob Baffert Likely positioned closest to favorite, would get first run, gave tag-team scare to BC Classic favorite last out 5-2
- Pants On Fire, 6, h Kelly Breen Better than looked effort this race 2013, lightly raced 2014, series of triple-digit Beyer figures to run to 6-1
- Tapiture, 3, c Steve Asmussen Quietly earned $1 million this year, shortens to one mile following two good efforts mile and eighth 8-1
- Vicar's in Trouble, 3, c Mike Maker Pace-pressing style could play well in field with only limited number of legitimate front-runners 12-1
- Carve, 4, g Brad Cox Earned speed figures in Midwest that command respect, faces class challenge against this group 12-1
- Bronzo, 5, h J.A. Inda De La Cerda Group 1 winner in Chile romped twice in spring and summer, tough spot in which to make U.S. debut 20-1
- Golden Ticket, 5, h Ken McPeek Deep closer runner-up this race 2013, needs meltdown to flatter rally, pace scenario against him 20-1
- Capo Bastone, 4, c Todd Pletcher Late-running sprinter has run his best races around one turn, pick-up-the-pieces running style 20-1
- Bourbon Courage, 5, h Kellyn Gorder Campaign 2014 below par compared to 2013, but big N3X allowance victory recent comeback 20-1
- Big Bane Theory, 5, h Carla Gaines Never raced on dirt, no reason son of turf/synthetic sire Artie Schiller will improve this footing 30-1
- Handsome Mike, 5, h Leandro Mora Would be a shocker, allowance-caliber millionaire appears notch below these days 30-1

Juvenile Fillies Turf »

Purse: $1,000,000, 1 mile, turf

- Sunset Glow Wesley Ward International star based in Kentucky freshened since sweeping DMR stakes, will stretch to route first time 7-2
- Osaila Richard Hannon Popular filly in Europe won last three stakes in which she has been favored, among good group of ship-ins 4-1
- Qualify Aidan O'Brien Improved as Irish racing season unfolded, capped overseas campaign with sharp win G3 at The Curragh 4-1
- Lady Eli Chad Brown Powered to stylish G3 victory BEL in just second start, form similar to 2008 JFT winner Maram same stable 8-1
- Conquest Harlanate Mark Casse Reeled off three straight in Canada, competition gets a lot tougher now, versatile miss can press or rally 8-1
- Isabella Sings Todd Pletcher Followed front-running maiden win with come-from-behind runner-up WO, off seven weeks, runs fresh 10-1
- Sivoliere Chad Brown Working well at BEL for U.S. debut, , won 3 of 5, trainer historically does well with overseas acquisitions 15-1
- Tammy the Torpedo Chad Brown Outstanding debut victory was followed by disappointing third in G3, too soon to dismiss off one subar race 15-1
- Partisan Politics Chad Brown Far-back misfire off slow pace G3 BEL, big score two back $100k stakes gives her credentials 20-1
- She's Complete Leandro Mora No match for Her Emmynency in SA stakes, unsure if good enough for international competition 20-1
- Rainha Da Bateria Graham Motion Has yet to run a fast race but decent recent win G3 KEE over "good" course in first with Lasix 20-1
- Quality Rocks Bill Mott First turf-route try was good, chased fast pace, made lead, got swallowed, plenty room to improve 30-1
- Lady Zuzu D. Wayne Lukas Powerful maiden win first turf route, half-sister to Optimizer found her home long on grass 30-1
- Her Emmynency Michael Stidham Colic this week, will not enter, key defection by promising young filly None
- Others listed in order of preference 0 0 0
- Prize Exhibit James Osborne Eight career starts makes UK shipper most seasoned in field, best race was G3 third last out Newmarket 15-1
- Nicky's Brown Miss Savino Capilupi Finished 10th of 11 in G3 BEL, previously upset $199k stakes Kentucky Downs, can pick up pieces 30-1
- Flying Tipat Dale Romans Blanket-finish maiden winner KEE another moving up ambitiously in class, packs strong late kick 30-1
- War Alert D.H. Brown Her European form does not stack up as well as others, best race was fifth place in G3 30-1
- Unbridled Sonya David Cannizzo Maiden winner 7f BEL attempting monumental class hike, seems lot to ask off okay maiden win 30-1


Chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
Hard to figure why they would hang three undercard races on the downhill course before they run the big one...
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Ray Sousa More than 1 year ago
Here's a free newsflash...B.bafferts AMERICAN PHAROAH is out of the juvenile with a foot issue.and HANDSOME MIKE is also out of the dirt mile "swelling in the front leg"..just the first victims of santa anitas rock hard dirt.
Arjay More than 1 year ago
want to rove hw good the formulator is? want to increase sales 100% or more? use the formulator on every BC race on friday and if it does wel you will quadruple orders for the Sat BC card. tick tock. time is running out.
Arjay More than 1 year ago
a 13-12-2-8 classic finish would be quite nice
Pagani Zonda More than 1 year ago
About No Nay Never - " has no downhill experience" . Go back and watch the Norfolk at Royal Ascot, because they start their 5f sprints on a downhill.
Pagani Zonda More than 1 year ago
Wesley Shipped there and worked him over the gallops. When he wasn't based at Keeneland. This horse should handle any course configuration. he has an electric turn of foot, starts fast and finishes fast(especially when you go up hill at Royal ascot the last furlong).
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Pagani Zonda More than 1 year ago
No problem. I don't consider it a true turf sprint. to me a real turf sprint is 5-6f and the field doesn't have to run over a portion of the track that has dirt, coming off the turn....lol
Pagani Zonda More than 1 year ago
No Nay Never may not offer any value though.
John More than 1 year ago
I think they will till the track Wed & Thurs, watch thye speed start to back up a bit ! Even Baffert mentioned the other morning they were planning on opening it up a bit to slow it up ! If Bayern gets away from Moreno early, then its going to be him and Shared Belief, and I give a little push to Toast of New York, he was a MONSTER on synthetic, if his works on dirt are good, hes a improving horse at a big price !
Ian GW More than 1 year ago
I'm not as convinced as others that these are wide open races. There is a few good races to bet into like the juvy and turf sprint. But majority seems chalky to me. Since they changed the simulcast program I stopped betting by 75%.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its going to be a great racing weekend. Fields are wide open. Looking at the CC/SB match race, lol! - JG
StockPicker More than 1 year ago
Neither one will hit the board
genewashington1 More than 1 year ago
If your horse is more than 4 lengths back after a quarter mile on the dirt track you have no shot. The speed bias is worse than last year.