If trainer Charles Lopresti still had even an inkling of a notion of running his Grade 1 winner Here Comes Ben in the Breeders&rsquo; Cup Sprint as opposed to his first choice, the Dirt Mile, it ended late last Friday afternoon, immediately after his up-and-coming 3-year-old Wise Dan upset Keeneland&rsquo;s Grade 3 Phoenix.\r\n&ldquo;I think we&rsquo;re going in the Sprint with him,&rdquo; Lopresti said of Wise Dan on Tuesday. &ldquo;He came out of that race really good. He didn&rsquo;t really act like he ran at all. It&rsquo;s pretty scary. He was awesome.&rdquo;\r\nWise Dan was returning from a five-month layoff and moving up from a first-level allowance win in the slop at Churchill Downs on May 1 to capture the Phoenix by a half-length over Hollywood Hit. Also in his wake was Grade 1 winner Warrior&rsquo;s Reward, who finished a late-running third. The victory was the third in just four career starts for Wise Dan, a gelded son of Wiseman&rsquo;s Ferry, owned by his breeder, Morton Fink.\r\n&ldquo;Obviously it will be an even bigger step forward to go from this race to the Sprint, but he&rsquo;s a pretty fast horse,&rdquo; said Lopresti. &ldquo;One day he worked six furlongs at Keeneland and went in 1:12 and galloped out a mile in 1:35, and it just didn&rsquo;t look like he was going that fast. With him not being that seasoned, my big question in the Phoenix was whether he could take on those older horses. I guess he answered it.&rdquo;\r\nLopresti also confirmed that Here Comes Ben, winner of the Grade 1 Forego in his last start, would definitely run in the Dirt Mile.\r\n&ldquo;That&rsquo;s pretty much been the plan all along for Ben,&rdquo; said Lopresti. &ldquo;I&rsquo;d hate to have to run the two of them against each other anyway.&rdquo;\r\nDespite Warrior&rsquo;s Reward finishing 3 1/2 lengths behind Wise Dan in the Phoenix, trainer Ian Wilkes said he is leaning towards bringing the horse back in the Sprint rather than the Dirt Mile.\r\n&ldquo;I think he has a better chance of getting the pace setup he needs in the Sprint than the Mile,&rdquo; said Wilkes. &ldquo;In addition, six-furlong races at Churchill Downs are really closer to 6 1/2 furlongs because of where they put the starting gate. I was really pleased with his effort at Keeneland, because he really didn&rsquo;t like the track yet still managed to finish strong, which is exactly what I was looking for.&rdquo;\r\nLast weekend&rsquo;s other major prep for the Sprint, the Grade 1 Ancient Title at Hollywood Park, produced one definite and perhaps as many as three potential Breeders&rsquo; Cup starters.\r\nThe connections of Smiling Tiger, who proved a game half-length winner of the Ancient Title, have already confirmed their intentions of coming to Churchill Downs for the Sprint. Trainer Bob Baffert, whose E Z&rsquo;s Gentleman finished third in the Ancient Title, appears to be leaning in that direction, while John Sadler, trainer of fourth-place finisher Cost of Freedom, said he was also considering but had not yet made a firm decision regarding the status of his horse for the Sprint. Cost of Freedom came off a similar fourth-place finish in the 2009 Ancient Title to finish third, beaten a head, after setting the pace to deep stretch in last year&rsquo;s Sprint.\r\nAncient Title runner-up Supreme Summit would have to be supplemented to participate in the Breeders&rsquo; Cup.