10/25/2013 2:34PM

Breeders' Cup Mile a difficult return spot for Bright Thought


For six weeks late last winter, Bright Thought looked like one of the best turf horses in the country, popping out from equine anonymity to win three straight Santa Anita grass races, including a 3 1/4-length romp in his graded stakes debut, the San Luis Rey, which he completed in a world record 2:22.72 for 1 1/2 miles on turf.