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22:05 Santa Anita (USA)

Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (Grade 1) (Class 1)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Fast
  • Surface: Dirt
  • US$1,000,000 added
  • Winner: US$572,101
  • 2nd: US$216,400
  • 3rd: US$107,500
  • 4th: US$49,200
Weighed In
  • Off Time: 22:09:03
  • 11 Ran
2(2)
Silk - Green and blue halved, orange sleeves, green hoops, orange cap
  • Form 341214
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0

3(3)
Silk - White, Cherry Hoop, Cherry Sleeves, White Cap
14/1
  • Form 15-2223
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-0

4(4)
Silk - Forest Green, Crimson Triangle, Crimson Cap
  • Form 144-212
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-0

5(5)
Silk - Red and white stripes, blue sleeves, white stars on blue cap

Fed Biz (USA)

68 DCD
10/1
  • Form 332541
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0

6(6)
Silk - White, red circle, red and green halved sleeves, red and white halved cap
  • Form 126111
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11

7(7)
Silk - Royal Blue, Blue Cap
16/1
  • Form 054616
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0

8(8)
Silk - Navy and silver stripes, white sleeves, cherry cap
14/1
  • Form 3113
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11

9(9)
Silk - Black, red and yellow hoops on sleeves, red stripe on yellow cap
  • Form 26-4216
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-0

10(10)
Silk - Light blue, navy blue circle and collar, navy blue diamonds on white sleeves, navy blue cap
11/4
  • Form 110117
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11

11(11)
Silk - Neon pink, two orange hoops, two pink hoops on orange sleeves, pink cap
  • Form 313311
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-0

12(12)
Silk - dark blue, silver horseshoe, white hoops on grey sleeves, dark blue cap

Goldencents (USA)

27 BFCDCD
5/1
  • Form 105222
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11

1(1)
NR
  • Form 322122
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-0

13(13)
NR
  • Form 211125
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Goldencents won the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby back in April over an extended mile. He was returning from a short break when runner-up over 6f last time and is a leading contender. Pants On Fire recorded his highest speed figure so far when beating Taptowne at Churchill Downs last month. But he'll have to do even better in this company, especially if VERRAZANO is back to his best. A disappointment in the Kentucky Derby, the latter was also below par at Saratoga in August. But he routed the field in a Grade 1 at Monmouth in between and Todd Pletcher's colt may just be good enough to overcome a wide draw if in the same mood today. Golden Ticket is better drawn and should give a good account. He makes more appeal than both Centralinteligence and Fed Biz on the Dirt, while Alpha's best run of the year came on a wet track at Saratoga, but the Godolphin colt is unlikely to get any rain here. The progressive Broadway Empire makes most appeal of the outsiders.

Formwatch

Golden Ticket (USA) 9-2 (8-7) 3wd into str,lost 3rd, 4th of 10, 7l behind Mucho Macho Man (8-7) at Santa Anita(USA) 1m 1f fll stks Grp 1 (1) in Sep.

Hymn Book (USA) 6-1 (8-4) Brush brk, btwn foes, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Graydar (8-8) at Belmont Park(USA) 1m Grp 2 hcp (1) in Sep.

Brujo De Olleros (BRZ) 11-1 (8-3) Chased 3 wide, willing, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Graydar (8-8) at Belmont Park(USA) 1m Grp 2 hcp (1) in Sep.

Fed Biz (USA) 15-2 (8-9) 4wd into str,up late, won at Del Mar(USA) 7f Group 2 sks in Aug beating Goldencents (8-8) by 1l, 13 ran.

Broadway Empire (USA) 10-3 (8-12) Kept to task, won at Remington Park(USA) 1m 1f 3yo Grp 3 in Sep beating Cameo Appearance (8-12) by 4l, 8 ran.

Alpha (USA) 22-1 (9-0) Rated 2p to 1/4, tired, 6th of 8, 13l behind Ron The Greek (9-0) at Belmont Park(USA) 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) fst in Sep.

Holy Lute (USA) 11-2 (8-12) Bobbled, 6-7 wide, 3rd of 15, 2 1/4l behind Power Broker (8-12) at Indiana Downs(USA) 1m 3yo Grp 2 in Oct.

Centralinteligence (USA) 11-2 (8-12) Bumped start,no rally, 6th of 8, 8l behind Points Offthebench (8-12) at Santa Anita(USA) 6f fll stks Grp 1 in Oct.

Verrazano (USA) 16-10fav (9-0) 3w 1st, 3w 2nd, tired, 7th of 9, 7l behind Will Take Charge (9-0) at Saratoga(USA) 1m 2f 3yo Grp 1 (1) in Aug.

Pants On Fire (USA) 5-2 (8-9) 3 wide turn, driving, won at Churchill Downs(USA) 1m Group 3 stks (3yo+) in Sep beating Taptowne (8-6) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.

Goldencents (USA) 7-5fav (8-11) 3wd into str,willingly, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Points Offthebench (8-12) at Santa Anita(USA) 6f fll stks Grp 1 in Oct.

Taptowne (USA) 7-5fav (8-12) Clear lead, yield late, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Bernie The Maestro (8-5) at Indiana Downs(USA) 1m 3yo stks in Oct.

Easter Gift (USA) 13-5 (8-4) Tracked pocket, empty, 5th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Graydar (8-8) at Belmont Park(USA) 1m Grp 2 hcp (1) in Sep.