10/07/2013 4:33PM

Breeders' Cup Mile: Wise Dan still one to beat despite loss


Make no mistake: Wise Dan remains the favorite and most likely winner of the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Mile, but his aura of invincibility faded Saturday at Keeneland, where waves of heavy rain turned the Shadwell Turf Mile into the Shadwell Polytrack Mile, and Wise Dan gave futile chase behind pace-setting Silver Max and had to settle for second in a race that retained its Grade 1 status despite the surface switch.