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Breeders' Cup Mile

Saturday, November 2, 2013 4:40pm (7:40pm ET)

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The Breeders’ Cup Mile will be the eleventh race at Santa Anita on Saturday and serves as the penultimate Breeders’ Cup race of the weekend.  It will be run at a mile over the turf course for 3-year-olds and up with a purse of $2,000,000 and features reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan.  Post time is scheduled for 4:40pm local time (7:40pm PT).

Santa Anita Race 11:  #8 Wise Dan - #10 Za Approval - #3 Obviously

Breeders' Cup Mile

It isn’t incredibly difficult to sniff out the reigning Horse of the Year who has won 9-straight on turf and will be heavily favored, but I just cannot envision a situation in which the #8 Wise Dan loses this race without very significant trouble.  The kind of horse that I would try to beat him with would be a speed horse that might forget to quit, but the front runners appear just fast enough to annoy each other as the big guy gets ready to pounce.  If people want to point to his last effort that got taken off the turf, it is their prerogative, but misguided.  I will not try to beat him.  The #10 Za Approval seems to be headed in the right direction and hails from a barn that knows how to get the best out of their turf runners.  He ran a sneaky good 2nd in the Woodbine Mile, but was completely overshadowed by the performance that Wise Dan put on that day.  The price is advertised as right for use underneath.  The #3 Obviously ran a very respectable third last year behind Wise Dan and Animal Kingdom.  He is one of the ones with some early lick and feels very comfortable on this local surface. 

 

Full Field:

1

No Jet Lag

Smith/Callaghan

8-1

2

Silentio

Bejarano/Mandella

20-1

3

Silver Max

Albarado/Romans

5-1

4

Obviously

Talamo/Mitchell

10-1

5

Olympic Glory

Hughes/Hannon

4-1

6

Bright Thought

Leparoux/Gutierrez

20-1

7

He Be Fire N Ice

Espinoza/Saddler

15-1

8

Wise Dan

Velazquez/LoPresti

1-1

9

Cristoforo Colombo

Moore/O’Brien

15-1

10

Za Approval

Rosario/Clement

15-1

 

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