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Breeders' Cup 2012 Post Positions: Morning Line Odds for Entire Lineup

Carlos TorresContributor IOctober 29, 2012

Breeders' Cup 2012 Post Positions: Morning Line Odds for Entire Lineup

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    Entries and post positions have been drawn for the 29th edition of the Breeders' Cup, and now it's time to start analyzing and making our selections for this weekend's grand event.

    With the entries drawn, expectation grows on many of the races where the matchups promise some memorable races that could come down as ones for history.

    The Juvenile Fillies is already being labeled by many as an East versus West showdown thanks to the participation of the best fillies on each coast of the USA.

    Some of the turf races feature top American turf runners facing European standouts that certainly make them a USA versus Europe showdown.

    The Filly and Mare Sprint bring the nation's top sprinters, all in great form which bodes well for those expecting a contested battle and a lightning quick time.

    The Ladies Classic features the reigning champion battling the past two Juvenile Fillies champions who happen to be unbeaten.

    The Classic brings a likely favorite, unbeaten on the course and looking to earn the Horse of the Year award.

    Let's take a quick look at a complete overview of all the participants of every race, their post positions and their morning lines according to bloodhorse.com.

Juvenile Sprint

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    Even with the defections of Beholder and Kauai Katie, this race brings in a very interesting scenario.

    Merit Man comes from a win over the course, and Super Ninety Nine was an impressive debut winner that outworked Juvenile Fillies favorite Executiveprivilege on their last workout.

    Sweet Shirley Mae has been working very well for the race and is another one to watch on the race.

     

     

    Juvenile Sprint | Purse: $500,000   
    Nov. 2 | 4th Race | Post Time: 1:06 p.m. PT | Distance: Six Furlongs

    No. Horse Jockey Trainer ML Odds
    1 High Tail Rajiv Maragh D. Wayne Lukas 8-1
    2 Ceiling Kitty (GB) John R. Velazquez Thomas Dascombe 12-1
    3 Merit Man Patrick A. Valenzuela Robert B. Hess Jr 8-5
    4 South Floyd
    Ramon A. Dominguez
    Doug F. O'Neill
    6-1
    5 Super Ninety Nine Martin Garcia
    Bob Baffert
    5-2
    6 Hazardous
    Edwin Maldonado
    Carl O'Çallaghan
    8-1
    7 Sweet Shirley Mae Joel Rosario Wesley A. Ward
    4-1

    Morning Line odds by bloodhorse.com.

Marathon (G2)

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    Eldaafer won this race in 2010 and seems to be back in form just in time for this race.

    Not Abroad has finished twice second to Eldaafer and comes to the race moving forward and from an easy win in Laurel Park.

    Worth Repeating is another horse peaking at the right time and already has a win over this course at 12 furlongs.

     

     

    Marathon | Grade 2 | Purse: $500,000
    Nov. 2 | 5th Race | Marathon | Post Time: 1:46 p.m. PT | Distance: 14 Furlongs

    No. Horse Jockey Trainer ML Odds
    1 Atigun Mike E. Smith Kenneth G. McPeek 9-2
    2 Fame and Glory (GB) Jamie P. Spencer Aidan P. O'Brien 5-1
    3 Balladry James Graham Eoin G. Harty 30-1
    4 Grassy Garrett K. Gomez Martin F. Jones 30-1
    5 Jaycito Joseph Talamo Bob Baffert 6-1
    6 Calidoscopio (ARG) Aaron T. Gryder Guillermo Frankel 8-1
    7 Not Abroad Nicholas J. Petro Michael P. Petro 5-1
    8 Romp (ARG) Joel Rosario Kristin Mulhall 30-1
    9 Almudena (PER) Jose Valdivia Jr Juan A. Suarez 30-1
    10 Eldaafer Ricardo Santana Jr Diane Alvarado 8-1
    11 Commander Mario Gutierrez Troy Taylor 15-1
    12 Worth Repeating Martin A. Pedroza Michael Machowsky 5-1
    13 Sense of Purpose (IRE) Patrick J. Smullen Dermot K. Weld 15-1
    14 Juniper Pass Lanfranco Dettori Thomas Ray Bell II 30-1

    Morning Line odds by bloodhorse.com.

Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1)

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    Sky Lantern was a winner of the Group 1, win-and-in race back in Ireland on her last, and has been competing with—and defeating—the best in the division in Europe.

    Watsdachances is running a three race winning streak where she has been clearly above her opposition.

    Spring Venture is unbeaten in three starts at Woodbine and has thoroughly dominated each race.

     

     

    Juvenile Fillies Turf | Grade 1 | Purse: $1 Million
    Nov. 2 | 6th Race | Post Time: 2:28 p.m. PT | Distance: One Mile on Turf

    No. Horse Jockey Trainer ML Odds
    1 Kitten's Point Rafael Bejarano H. Graham Motion 12-1
    2 Summer of Fun Ramon A. Dominguez George Weaver 30-1
    3 Sky Lantern (IRE) Richard Hughes Richard M. Hanno 3-1
    4 Flotilla (FR) Christophe P. Lemaire Mikel Dezangles 8-1
    5 Spring Venture Patrick Husbands Mark E. Casse 5-1
    6 Watsdachances (IRE) Javier J. Castellano Chad C. Brown 4-1
    7 Oscar Party Kent J. Desormeaux Wayne M. Catalano 20-1
    8 Tara From The Cape John R. Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher 12-1
    9 Nancy O (IRE) David Moran Carolyn M. Costigan 30-1
    10 Waterway Run Lanfranco Dettori Ralph Beckett 10-1
    11 Moonwalk Corey J. Lanerie Dale L. Romans 20-1
    12 The Gold Cheongsam (IRE) William T. Buick Jeremy Noseda 20-1
    13 Flashy Ways Joseph Talamo Richard Baltas 10-1
    14 Sustained Joel Rosario Dale L. Romans 12-1
    AE1 Infanta Branca Ryan Moore Aidan P. O'Brien 15-1
    AE2 Moulin De Mougin Corey S. Nakatani Richard E. Mandella 15-1

    Morning Line odds by bloodhorse.com.

Juvenile Fillies (G1)

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    The East versus West showdown will be a very tactical jockey-race.

    Beholder and unbeaten Executiveprivilege are the best on the West Coast and will face-off against unbeaten stablemates, Dreaming of Julia and Kauai Katie.

    Speedsters, Beholder and Kauai Katie, will try to stretch beyond seven furlongs and try to outrun each other.

    Executiveprivilege and Dreaming of Julia will stalk the leaders and try to be the one to make the first run at them and hold off each other in the stretch.

     

     

    Juvenile Fillies | Grade 1 | Purse: $2 Million
    Nov. 2 | 7th Race | Post Time: 3:08 p.m. PT | Distance: 8.5 Furlongs

    No. Horse Jockey Trainer ML Odds
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    Beholder Garrett K. Gomez Richard E. Mandella 5-2
    2
    Executiveprivilege Rafael Bejarano Bob Baffert
    2-1
    3 Spring In The Air Patrick Husbands Mark E. Casse 15-1
    4 Renee's Queen Corey S. Nakatani Eric J, Guillot 30-1
    5 Dreaming Of Julia John R. Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher 5-2
    6 Almost An Angel Joel Rosario Wesley A. Ward 30-1
    7 Broken Spell Rajiv Maragh D. Wayne Lukas 20-1
    8 Kauai Katie Rosie Napravnik Todd A. Pletcher 3-1

    Morning Line odds by bloodhorse.com.

Filly and Mare Turf (G1)

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    Ridasiyna is the top import from France, a winner in four of her five starts including the Group 1 Prix de l'Opera Longines on her last race.

    The Fugee is a Group 1 winner that has been running with the top class in the UK and comes to this race in top form.

    Nahrain—who finished second in this race last year—and I'm A Dreamer are also two Euro imports that have run—and won—recently in this side of the Atlantic, also coming to the race moving forward.

    Marketing Mix is the top American hope winning three of her last four, losing a close second to I'm A Dreamer in the Beverly D.

     

     

    Filly & Mare Turf | Grade 1 | Purse: $2 Million
    Nov. 2 | 8th Race | Post Time: 3:48 p.m. PT| Distance: 10 furlongs on Turf

    No. Horse Jockey Trainer ML Odds
    1 Star Billing Victor Espinoza John A. Shirreffs 30-1
    2 Zagora (FR) Javier J. Castellano
    Chad C. Brown 8-1
    3 Stormy Lucy Martin A. Pedroza Frank Lucarelli 30-1
    4 The Fugee William T. Buick John H. M. Gosden 7-2
    5 Nereid Julien R. Leparoux John A. Shirreffs 15-1
    6 Lady of Shamrock Mike E. Smith John W. Sadler 12-1
    7 Up (IRE) Ryan Moore Aidan P. O'Brien 12-1
    8 Nahrain (GB) Lanfranco Dettori Roger Varian 6-1
    9 Marketing Mix Garrett K. Gomez Thomas F. Proctor 9-2
    10 Ridasiyna (FR) Christophe P. Lemaire Mikel Delzangles 4-1
    11 I'm A Dreamer (IRE) Richard Hughes David Simcock 8-1
    12 In Lingerie John R. Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher 12-1

    Morning Line odds by bloodhorse.com.

Ladies Classic (G1)

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    This will be THE race on Friday and possible of the whole event.

    Royal Delta is the favorite and reigning champion. She has been blazing on her works for this race and is coming off her romp win at the Beldame.

    Awesome Feather and My Miss Aurelia are the unbeaten winners of the last two Juvenile Fillies editions and will bring the stiffest competition to the champ.

    Questing cannot be overlooked, at a moment this year she looked like the likely favorite for this race.

    Grace Hall and Love and Pride have been able to contend with the favorites and are not that far behind them.

     

     

    Ladies Classic | Grade 1 | Purse: $2 Million
    Nov. 2 | 9th Race | Post Time: 4:30 p.m. PT | Distance: Nine furlongs

    No. Horse Jockey Trainer ML Odds
    1 Grace Hall Javier J. Castellano Anthony W. Dutrow 10-1
    2 My Miss Aurelia Corey S. Nakatani Steven M. Asmussen 4-1
    3 Class Included Russell Baze Jim Penney 30-1
    4 Questing (GB) Irad Ortiz Jr. Kiaran P. McLaughlin 4-1
    5 Awesome Feather Jeffrey Sanchez Chad C. Brown 3-1
    6 Royal Delta Mike E. Smith William I. Mott 9-5
    7 Include Me Out Joseph Talamo Ronald W. Ellis 15-1
    8 Love and Pride John R. Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher 8-1

    Morning Line odds by bloodhorse.com.

Juvenile Turf (G1)

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    Dundonnell, a Group 3 winner back in the UK, defeated Steeler, the tenacious winner of the Group 2 Juddmonte Royal Lodge in that race.

    Noble Tune is unbeaten in two starts under Ramon Dominguez, who has won over firm and yielding courses. His last win was very impressive on the yield at the Grade III Pilgrim Stakes.

    Balance the Books has won his last two, including a win over Joha, who subsequently won the Grade I Breeders Cup Futurity and is one of the favorites here.

    Artigiano finished a game second to Steeler in the Group 2 Juddmonte Royal Lodge and has been very consistent with top company in the UK.

     

     

    Juvenile Turf | Grade 1 | Purse: $1 million
    Nov. 3 | 4th Race | Post Time: 11:50 a.m. PT | Distance:  One Mile on Turf

    No. Horse Jockey Trainer ML Odds
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    Summit County Corey S. Nakatani Dale L. Romans 30-1
    2 Artigiano Lanfranco Dettori Mahmood Al Zarooni 8-1
    3 George Vancouver Ryan Moore Aidan P. O'Brien 8-1
    4 Gervinho Rafael Bejarano Carla Gaines 15-1
    5 Fantastic Moon (GB) John P. Murtagh Jeremy Noseda 12-1
    6 Dundonnell James Doyle Roger Charlton 4-1
    7 Brown Almighty Kent J. Desormeaux Tim A. Ice 20-1
    8 Balance The Books Julien R. Leparoux Chad C. Brown 8-1
    9 Noble Tune Ramon A. Dominguez Chad C. Brown 6-1
    10 Joha Javier J. Castellano Michael J, Maker 6-1
    11 Dry Summer Joseph Talamo Jeff Mullins 10-1
    12 I'm Boundtoscore Sarah Rook Troy Rankin 20-1
    13 Know More Garrett K. Gomez Doug F. O'Neill 8-1
    14 Lines Of Battle Richard Hughes Aidan P. O'Brien 12-1
    AE1 Rising Legend (GB) Joel Rosario John W. Sadler 20-1

    Morning Line odds by bloodhorse.com.

Filly & Mare Sprint (G1)

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    Groupie Doll is the big favorite and has been head and shoulder above the rest of the division on her last four races which includes two Grade I races.

    Dust and Diamonds blew away the defending champion and Turbulent Descent in her win at the Gallant Bloom in her last race where she almost matched the track record.

    Musical Romance is the defending champion and seems to be regaining her top form just in time for the race. She just won the Mike Sherman Memorial under a hand ride at Calder.

    Turbulent Descent was a major disappointment in the Gallant Bloom on her last race but returns with very good workouts to the West Coast where she has been very successful before.

     

     

    Filly & Mare Sprint | Grade 1 | Purse: $1 million
    Nov. 3 | 5th Race | Post Time: 12:35 p.m. PT | Distance: Seven Furlongs

    No. Horse Jockey Trainer ML Odds
    1 Teddy's Promise Joseph Talamo Ronald W. Ellis 20-1
    2 Belle Of The Hall Irad Ortiz Jr Thomas Albertrani 20-1
    3 Dust And Diamonds Julien R. Leparoux Steven M. Asmussen 9-2
    4 Strike The Moon Jose Lezcano Michael J. Trombetta 30-1
    5 Rumor Mike E. Smith Richard E. Mandella 20-1
    6 Turbulent Descent John R. Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher 5-1
    7 Great Hot (BRZ) Edwin Maldonado A.C. Avila 30-1
    8 Musical Romance Juan C. Leyva William A. Kaplan 4-1
    9 Groupie Doll Rajiv Maragh William Bradley 1-1
    10 Switch Garrett K. Gomez John W. Sadler 12-1

    Morning Line odds by bloodhorse.com.

Dirt Mile (G1)

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    Shackleford has not been on top of his game lately, but his second-place finish at the Kelso in his last race—coming from a lay off—shows he might be peaking at the right time for this race.

    Emcee won the Grade I Forego impressively and has been zipping through his workouts for this race, which shows he is primed to move forward from his impressive win.

    Jersey Town showed some of his old form when he defeated Shackleford in decisive form in the Kelso on his last race. All he needs now is to string two big races together—which he hasn't done since his first two races—and he will be fine.

     

     

    Dirt Mile | Grade 1 | Purse: $1 Million
    Nov. 3 | 6th Race | Post Time: 1:14 p.m. PT | Distance:  One Mile

    No. Horse Jockey Trainer ML Odds
    1 Rail Trip Jose Valdivia Jr Ronald W. Ellis 10-1
    2 Delegation Patrick Husbands Mark E. Casse 12-1
    3 Jersey Town Javier J. Castellano Barclay Tagg 4-1
    4 John Scott Victor Espinoza Carla Gaines 12-1
    5 Fed Biz Joseph Talamo Bob Baffert 6-1
    6 Shackleford Ramon A. Dominguez Dale L. Romans 2-1
    7 Emcee Alan Garcia Kiaran P. McLaughlin 5-2
    8 Tapizar Corey S. Nakatani Steven M. Asmussen 12-1
    9 Second City Mario Gutierrez Ben D. A. Cecil 30-1

    Morning Line odds by bloodhorse.com.

Turf Sprint (G1)

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    Bridgetown is slightly favored here but will need to go beyond his comfort zone of 5.5 furlongs to win.

    California Flag won this race on this very same course in 2009 and is six-for-nine over this course and five-for-six at this very same distance here. He will have to do it from the rail though.

    Unbridled's Note won decisively the Grade III Eddie D over this course at this same distance on his last race.

     

     

    Turf Sprint | Grade 1 | Purse: $1 Million
    Nov. 3 | 7th Race | Post Time: 1:57 p.m. PT | Distance: About 6.5 Furlongs on Turf

    No. Horse Jockey Trainer ML Odds
    1 California Flag Joseph Talamo Brian J. Koriner 6-1
    2 Camp Victory Julien R. Leparoux Mike R. Mitchell 10-1
    3 Great Mills Rafael Bejarano Steven M. Asmussen 20-1
    4 Tale Of A Champion Tyler Baze Kristin Mulhal 30-1
    5 Next Question Ramon A. Dominguez Michael J. Trombetta 10-1
    6 Upgrade Rajiv Maragh Michele Nihei 30-1
    7 Reneesgotzip Garrett K. Gomez Peter Miller 8-1
    8 Great Attack Joel Rosario Wesley A. Ward 10-1
    9 Bridgetown John R. Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher 9-2
    10 Corporate Jungle Javier J. Castellano Chad C. Brown 6-1
    11 Mizdirection Mike E. Smith Mike Puype 20-1
    12 Chosen Miracle Martin Garcia Jerry Hollendorfer 15-1
    13 Unbridled's Note Corey S. Nakatani Steven M. Asmussen 5-1
    14 Starpsanglebanner (AUS) Joseph P. O'Brien Aidan P. O'Brien 10-1
    AE1 Global Power Patrick A. Valenzuela Thomas M. Amoss 30-1
    AE2 Starpangled Heat Corey S. Nakatani Barry Abrams 30-1

    Morning Line odds by bloodhorse.com.

Juvenile (G1)

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    Another East versus West showdown.

    Shanghai Bobby, the best in the East Coast, is perfect in four starts and yet to be challenged. He has been working great for the race and has shown he can make the distance.

    Power Broker, the best on the West Coast, just destroyed a talented opposition on his switch to conventional dirt winning the Grade I Front Runner Stakes over this course. He will be a tough challenger for Shanghai Bobby.

    Speak Logistics and Title Contender come from very good wire-to-wire wins and have shown ability on their races so far, just a tad below the top two here.

     

     

    Juvenile | Grade 1 | Purse: $2 Million
    Nov. 3 | 8th Race | Post Time: 2:36 p.m. PT | Distance:  8.5 Furlongs

    No. Horse Jockey Trainer ML Odds
    1 Title Contender Martin Garcia Bob Baffert 6-1
    2 Speak Logistics Angel Serpa Edward Plesa Jr 8-1
    3 He's Had Enough Mario Gutierrez Doug F. O'Neill 20-1
    4 Shanghai Bobby Rosie Napravnik Todd A. Pletcher 2-1
    5 Monument Joseph Talamo John W. Sadler 12-1
    6 Dynamic Sky Luis Contreras Mark E. Casse 12-1
    7 Capo Bastone Joel Rosario John W. Sadler 15-1
    8 Fortify Ramon A. Dominguez Kiaran P. McLaughlin 9-2
    9 Power Broker Rafael Bejarano Bob Baffert 5-2

    Morning Line odds by bloodhorse.com.

Turf (G1)

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    Another race where an American top-turf horse will try to end the dominance of Europe in the race.

    Point of Entry is coming off five straight stakes wins including three straight Grade I races. He has been clearly above his opposition and has been impressing with his workouts for the race.

    St Nicholas Abbey is the defending champion and has shown he can run with the best in the world. His last effort in the Arc was extremely disappointing and could be a sign his recent tough campaigning is catching up with him.

    The filly Shareta is another Euro invader that had shown she was in top form prior to also disappointing in the Arc race. She had clearly beaten Solemia—the Arc winner—in her previous race.



    Turf | Grade 1 | Purse: $3 Million
    Nov. 3 | 9th Race | Post Time: 3:18 p.m. PT | Distance:  12 Furlongs on Turf

    No. Horse Jockey Trainer ML Odds
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    Point Of Entry
    John R. Velazquez
    Claude R. McGaughey III 3-1
    2 Turbo Compressor Joe Bravo Todd A. Pletcher 15-1
    3 St Nicholas Abbey (IRE) Joseph P. O'Brien Aidan P. O'Brien 7-2
    4 Treasure Beach (GB) Jamie P. Spencer Aidan P. O'Brien 12-1
    5 Shareta (IRE) Christophe P. Lemaire Alain De Royer-Dupre 7-2
    6 Cogito Lanfranco Dettori Doug F. O'Neill 30-1
    7 Little Mike Ramon A. Dominguez Dale L. Romans 12-1
    8 Kindergarden Kid Julien R. Leparoux Peter Miller 30-1
    9 Dullahan Joel Rosario Dale L. Romans 12-1
    10 Optimizer Jon K. Court D. Wayne Lukas 20-1
    11 Slim Shadey (GB) Garrett K. Gomez Simon Callaghan 10-1
    12 Trailblazer (JPN) Yutaka Take Yasutoshi Ikee 6-1

    Morning Line odds by bloodhorse.com.

Sprint (G1)

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    Amazombie is the defending champion. While he has not run a bad race, he was clearly beaten by three of his opponents in the prep race. But his workouts have been identical to ones he had before winning last year.

    Coil won the prep race here and has been running huge at the shorter distances. He is a symbol of consistency and has the best workout times of anyone for this race.

    The Lumber Guy won a win-and-in race impressively on his last race coming from a lay off and has never lost a one-turn race.

    Capital Account and Jimmy Creed are two very consistent runners who are always contending and are not far behind the favorites.

     

     

    Sprint | Grade 1 | Purse: $1.5 Million
    Nov. 3 | 10th Race | Post Time: 3:58 p.m. PT | Distance:  Six Furlongs

    No. Horse Jockey Trainer ML Odds
    1 Sum Of The Parts Julien R. Leparoux Thomas M. Amoss 20-1
    2 Jimmy Creed Garrett K. Gomez Richard E. Mandella 6-1
    3 Gantry Javier J. Castellano Ron Faucheux 10-1
    4 Coil Martin Garcia Bob Baffert 5-1
    5 Justin Phillip Rafael Bejarano Steven M. Asmussen 20-1
    6 Fast Bullet Joseph Talamo Bob Baffert 12-1
    7 The Lumber Guy John R. Velazquez Michael E. Hushion 6-1
    8 Capital Account David R. Flores Bob Baffert 8-1
    9 Trinniberg Willie Martinez Shivananda Parbhoo 15-1
    10 Smiling Tiger Ramon A. Dominguez Jeff Bonde 12-1
    11 Amazombie Mike E. Smith William Spawr 4-1
    12 Hamazing Destiny Joel Rosario D. Wayne Lukas 12-1
    13 Poseidon's Warrior Irad Ortiz Jr Robert E. Reid Jr 15-1
    14 Boxeus Des Rues Mario Gutierrez Doug F. O'Neill 30-1

    Morning Line odds by bloodhorse.com.

Mile (G1)

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    This is a race that will have a lot of International attention. It will pin the horses that are currently ranked third (Excelebration) and fifth (Wise Dan) in the Global Timeform rankings.

    This makes it another USA versus Europe showdown and one that everyone is looking forward to.

    Wise Dan has been just crushing his opposition on the turf on this side of the Atlantic, and if not for the top horse that very same ranking (Frankel), Excelbration could easily be topping it with his domination over everyone else.

    Add to the expectation the likes of Moonlight Cloud, who is no stranger to beating the males in Europe, the speedster Obviously who has round into his best form as of late and the daunting presence of 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, and you have the recipe for a memorable race.

     

     

    Mile | Grade 1 | Purse: $2 Million
    Nov. 3 | 11th Race | Post Time: 4:40 p.m. PT | Distance:  One Mile on Turf

    No. Horse Jockey Trainer ML Odds
    1 Mr. Commons Brice Blanc John A. Shirreffs 12-1
    2 Wise Dan John R. Velazquez Charles Lopresti 9-5
    3 Obviously (IRE) Joseph Talamo Mike R. Mitchell 6-1
    4 Jeranimo Garrett K. Gomez Michael Pender 15-1
    5 Animal Kingdom Rafael Bejarano H. Graham Motion 8-1
    6 Excelebration (IRE) Joseph P. O'Brien Aidan P. O'Brien 2-1
    7 Wilcox Inn James Graham Michael Stidham 30-1
    8 Suggestive Boy (ARG) Mike E. Smith Ronald L. McAnally 15-1
    9 Moonlight Cloud (GB) Thierry Jarnet Freddy Head 6-1

    Morning Line odds by bloodhorse.com.

Classic (G1)

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    Game On Dude is a horse-for-the-course. He is unbeaten in five starts over the course and has been one of the best horses in the division all year long. His favorite status is well deserved, and a win could earn him Horse of the Year honors.

    Flat Out was the favorite on this race last year but couldn't deliver on the sloppy track. He is once again coming off a win in the Jockey Club Gold Cup and is the top contender to Game On Dude.

    Ron The Greek had been one of the top horses in the division prior to his dull effort in the Jockey Club Gold Cup. His workouts show he is ready to bounce back up and move forward.

    Fort Larned, Mucho Macho Man and To Honor and Serve must answer the distance questions, but they are very talented horses that have the quality to top this field on any given day.

     

     

    Classic | Grade 1 | Purse: $5 Million
    Nov. 3 | 12th Race | Post Time: 5:30 p.m. PT | Distance:  10 Furlongs

    No. Horse Jockey Trainer ML Odds
    1
    Pool Play Miguel Mena Mark E. Casse 30-1
    2 Flat Out Joel Rosario William I. Mott 5-1
    3 Alpha Ramon A. Dominguez Kiaran P. McLaughlin 20-1
    4 Fort Larned Brian J. Hernandez Jr Ian R. Wilkes 5-1
    5 Game On Dude Rafael Bejarano Bob Baffert 9-5
    6 Brilliant Speed Junior Alvarado Thomas Albertrani 20-1
    7 Handsome Mike Mario Gutierrez Doug F. O'Neill 30-1
    8 Nonios Martin A. Pedroza Jerry Hollendorfer 20-1
    9 Richard's Kid Garrett K. Gomez Doug F. O'Neill 12-1
    10 Ron The Greek Jose Lezcano William I. Mott 6-1
    11 Mucho Macho Man Mike E. Smith Katherine Ritvo 8-1
    12 To Honor and Serve John R. Velazquez William I. Mott 8-1

    Morning Line odds by bloodhorse.com.

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