Santa Anita

  • 22:18 Breeders' Cup Turf 1m 4f

  • Winner $1,916,400 2nd $593,400 3rd $296,699 4th $147,899
  • Going: Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 22:20:22
22:18 Santa Anita Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Little Mike (USA) 25/1
2nd Point Of Entry (USA) 4/1
3rd St Nicholas Abbey (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 411111 Black, Cherry Cap Point Of Entry (USA) 35
Distance Winner
4 9-0 III Claude McGaughey John Velazquez 4/15.00
2 (2) 181192 Green and white halves, white sleeves, green hoops, white cap Turbo Compressor (USA) 34
Beaten Favourite
4 9-0 Todd Pletcher Joe Bravo 50/151.00
3 (3) 213330 PURPLE, white seams, purple cap St Nicholas Abbey (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
5 9-0 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 124 5/23.50
4 (4) 495462 Pink, Emerald Green Chevron, Pink and Green Halved Sleeves, Pink and Green Quartered Cap Treasure Beach 35
Distance Winner
4 9-0 A P O'Brien J P Spencer 112 16/117.00
5 (5) 322119 Green, Red Epaulets, Green Cap Shareta (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
4 8-11 A de Royer-Dupre C P Lemaire 117 4/15.00
6 (6) 11824 White, Purple hoop, Purple sleeves, White armlets, Purple cap Cogito (USA) 28
3 8-10 Doug O'Neill L Dettori 105 25/126.00
7 (7) 141315 Orange, black stripes, black hoops on sleeves, orange and black quartered cap Little Mike (USA) 35
5 9-0 Dale Romans R Dominguez 25/126.00
8 (8) 232331 Turquoise, black cuffs, black cap Kindergarden Kid (USA) 16
Distance Winner
5 9-0 Peter Miller J R Leparoux 50/151.00
9 (9) 137515 Emerald and yellow blocks, emerald sleeves, emerald cap Dullahan (USA) 28
Beaten Favourite
3 8-10 Dale Romans Joel Rosario 16/117.00
10 (10) 604511 Black, gold chevrons, gold chevrons on sleeves, black cap Optimizer (USA) 42
3 8-10 D Lukas Jon Court 33/134.00
11 (11) 222551 White, black stars on silver sleeves, black cap Slim Shadey 34
Course Winner
4 9-0 S Callaghan G Gomez 89 25/126.00
12 (12) 146-192 Turquoise, red cross sashes, red sleeves, turquoise armlets, turquoise cap Trailblazer (JPN) 28
Distance Winner
5 9-0 Y Ikee Y Take 9/25.50

Verdict

European runners have dominated this event over the years and St Nicholas Abbey added his name to the list in 2011 after defeat in the Arc. He's followed a similar path this time around as he floundered in the testing ground at Longchamp last time but will take the beating back on firm ground. The home team fancy they have one to beat him this year in the highly progressive POINT OF ENTRY. The winner of his last five starts on Turf including a hat-trick of Grade 1 races, he beat another Ballydoyle runner in Treasure Beach and Arlington Million winner Little Mike, to land the Joe Hirsch at Belmont last time. Shug McGaughey's colt looks the real deal and gets the vote. Shareta also struggled in the Arc on heavy ground but the Yorkshire Oaks heroine will be more at home on this surface while recent Grade 2 winner Slim Shadey makes more appeal than Dullahan. Brian Meehan's former inmate Cogito attempts the longer trip for the first time with Frankie Dettori on board