10/30/2014 2:35PM

Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile wagering strategy

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As if he needed any help, defending Dirt Mile titlist GOLDENCENTS drew the rail with a short run to the first turn. He cleared for the lead from post 11 last year, and while he was helped by a speed bias, it’s also true that he set a sizzling pace. He has run only four times this year, beginning with a huge effort in the Met Mile, and comes in off the same trio of races in  Southern California as last year. While he was run down late in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship, it took a last quarter in 23.06 seconds from Rich Tapestry to do it.