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0:35 Del Mar (USA)

Race 12 - Breeders' Cup Classic (Grade 1)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f
  • Going: Fast
  • Surface: Dirt
  • US$6,000,000 added
  • Winner: US$3,780,000
  • 2nd: US$1,200,000
  • 3rd: US$600,000
  • 4th: US$419,999
Weighed In
  • Off Time: 00:46:37
  • 11 Ran
1(1)
Silk - GREEN, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap
2/1
  • Form 11-1142
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 121

2(2)
Silk - Neon pink, green diabolo, green stripe on sleeves, green visor on pink cap
  • Form 121-651
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 112

3(3)
Silk - Navy, white hoop, white sleeves, navy diamonds, navy blue cap, white star
  • Form 3939-53
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 113

4(4)
Silk - Lime, light blue hoops on sleeves, light blue cap
80/1
  • Form 553144
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 111

5(5)
Silk - Maroon, white circle, white hoops on sleeves, white cap
  • Form 1-12111
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 127

6(6)
Silk - yellow, blue chevron, blue cap
25/1
  • Form 324-241
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 117

7(7)
Silk - Royal blue, orange ball, orange stripes on blue sleeves, orange stripes on blue cap
16/1
  • Form 114273
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 122

8(8)
Silk - Hot pink, black diamond hoop, black hoop on sleeves, black cap
4/1
  • Form 211111
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 122

9(9)
Silk - Blue, red hoop, red chevron on sleeves, red cap
18/1
  • Form 137512
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 109

10(10)
Silk - White, purple hoop, white armlet on purple sleeves, purple cap
50/1
  • Form 1413
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 118

11(11)
Silk - White, red inverted triangle, red epaulets, red stars on sleeves, red cuffs, red cap
13/2
  • Form 10-1111
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 121

In depth

Verdict

This year’s Classic is all about last year’s winner ARROGATE. A breathtaking victory in the Dubai World Cup in March has been followed by a couple of shock defeats but trainer Bob Baffert experienced a similar problem with Triple Crown hero American Pharoah a couple of years ago before nursing the latter back to his best in this contest. Arrogate is taken to reverse latest running here with stablemate Collected and he beat Gun Runner in Dubai though the latter has gone from strength to strength subsequently, winning three Grade 1 races on the bounce and beating War Story twice while doing so. Baffert also runs the progressive West Coast and Mubtaahij today while Aidan O’Brien gives dual Guineas winner Churchill his first start on Dirt but he’s hard to recommend in this company.

Formwatch

Arrogate (USA) Unbridled's Song colt out of Bubbler.

War Decree (USA) War Front colt out of Royal Decree.

Win The Space (USA) Pulpit H out of Teamgeist.

War Story (USA) Northern Afleet gelding out of Belle Watling.

Gun Runner (USA) Candy Ride colt out of Quiet Giant.

Mubtaahij (IRE) Dubawi H out of Pennegale.

Churchill (IRE) Galileo colt out of Meow.

West Coast (USA) Flatter colt out of Caressing.

Gunnevera (USA) Dialed In colt out of Unbridled Rage.

Pavel (USA) Creative Cause colt out of Mons Venus.

Collected (USA) City Zip colt out of Helena Bay.