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Breeders' Cup Sprint

Saturday, November 2, 2013 4:01pm (7:01pm ET)

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TV: NBCSN

The Breeders’ Cup Sprint will be the 10th race at Santa Anita on Saturday.  It will be run at 6-furlongs over the main track for 3-year-olds and up with a purse of $1,500,000.  Post time is scheduled for 4:01pm local time (7:01pm ET).

Santa Anita Race 10:  #8 Fast Bullet - #9 Secret Circle - #1 Justin Phillip

Breeders' Cup Sprint

I have liked the #8 Fast Bullet for this spot since before it was appropriate to start thinking about Breeders’ Cup races.  He has flopped twice in his career, both times with legitimate enough excuses to draw a line right through the race.  His other four attempts were monstrous and if he can rate just behind the leaders I don’t know who is going to be able to deny him a trip to the winner’s circle.  Many will likely view the recent trainer change in a negative light, but Lukas knows how to get it done and will remind you just that as soon as you count him out.  Another rival that should sit a good trip is the #9 Secret Circle who comes in under interesting circumstances.  He comes in 2nd off an 18-month layoff, which is fine on any other day, but this is the Breeders’ Cup.  He has reportedly been breathing fire in morning drills though and he has shown serious talent in the past.  If he is ready, which it sounds like he is, expect him to be around at the finish.  The #1 Justin Phillip would have just as good a chance of winning this race as anybody had he drawn better.  The rail isn’t exactly a nail in his coffin, especially with Velazquez in the driver’s seat, but in adds a new obstacle – the kind that isn’t needed in a race of this magnitude.  He’s run some huge races this year including a G1 Vanderbilt win at Saratoga and a heartbreaking second in September’s G1 Vosburgh at Belmont.  It is tough to deny that he is in career form and is a major player.

 

Full Field:

1

Justin Phillip

Velazquez/Asmussen

4-1

2

The Lumber Guy

Luzzi/Hushion

12-1

3

Gentlemen’s Bet

Castellano/Moquet

8-1

4

Majestic Stride

Maldonado/Bonde

20-1

5

Sum of the Parts

Goncalves/Amoss

12-1

6

Bahamian Squall

Saez/Fawkes

10-1

7

Private Zone

Pedroza/O’Neill

3-1

8

Fast Bullet

Rosario/Lukas

6-1

9

Secret Circle

Garcia/Baffert

4-1

10

Wine Police

Gomez/Dominguez

30-1

11

Trinniberg

Maragh/Parboo

8-1

12

Laugh Track

Smith/Casse

20-1

 

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