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Saturday, November 1, 2014 Get Advanced PPs »

Odds and comments by Mike Watchmaker.

Classic »

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

# HORSE TRAINER COMMENTS ODDS
- 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

# HORSE TRAINER COMMENTS ODDS
- 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

# HORSE TRAINER COMMENTS ODDS
- 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

# HORSE TRAINER COMMENTS ODDS
- 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

# HORSE TRAINER COMMENTS ODDS
- 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

# HORSE TRAINER COMMENTS ODDS
- 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

# HORSE TRAINER COMMENTS ODDS
- 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

# HORSE TRAINER COMMENTS ODDS
- 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

# HORSE TRAINER COMMENTS ODDS
- 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.

Distaff

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

# HORSE TRAINER COMMENTS ODDS
- 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

# HORSE TRAINER COMMENTS ODDS
- 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

# HORSE TRAINER COMMENTS ODDS
- 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

# HORSE TRAINER COMMENTS ODDS
- 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
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- 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