Dirt Mile / Breeders’ Cup Mile – First Glimpse

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The day is shaping up to be one of the best in the 32 years of Breeders’ Cup history. With over 200 pre-entered horses including 32 from overseas. The first ever Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland stands to make history. Trainer Chad Brown leads all trainers with 14 entries, and ownership entries belong to Coolmore Partnerships with 10 entries from their stables. – There are 13 (G-1) races on tap with purses totaling $26 million dollars. There will be four Breeders’ Cup races on Friday, and nine go to post on Saturday. – There are a staggering 44 runners who punched their dance card with the “win and you’re in” races, and all we have to do is hope for more glorious weather and this event will be one for the books.



The Dirt Mile


Liam’s Map / Todd Pletcher = This son of Unbridled’s Song looks the best on paper. If there is a chalk that looks the choice, this guy fits the bill. Impressive winner in the Woodward, and if the numbers don’t lie he can be a single player on the card. – If he gets out, he’ll be as tough as a nickel steak.



Red Vine / Christophe Clement = If the pace breaks down, or if anyone makes a suicidal push against Liam’s Map, this son of Candy Ride can come flying third off the shelf and sharp off a bullet work.



Breeders’ Cup Mile


Esoterique / Andre Fabre =  This gal is one tough cookie as you’ll see in her last race at Newmarket. She waited along the rail and patiently punched right on through and opened up. The gals have done well in this race in the past. – Keeneland projects the weather to be in the 50’s and she should love the track.




Make Believe / Andre Fabre = This son of Mafki is 5/6 ITM on the green with four wins. Been awfully tough in his races at Longchamp, and the connections love to target the Breeders’ Cup to showcase their talent. He stayed in the pocket along the rail, threaded the needle and with a well-timed ride in the maroon silks along the outside rail completed his bidding.


Impassible / Carlos Laffron-Parais = She is 4/6 ITM on the weeds, and makes her second start off the shelf. 2015 has been good to her going 5 starts with 4 wins and a second place finish. She is one length off from being 5 straight wins. – Take a good look at this strong wide finish.


Mondialiste / David O’Meara = This son of Galileo was super strong last out at Woodbine, and the Lasix may have helped him get the job done. – I think we’ll see more just like this at Keeneland, and second time (L) may be the magic elixir. – Take a good look at how far back he was, and how he inhaled the field threading the needle nearing the wire.


Tepin / Mark Casse = Team Casse has been on fire at Keeneland (35%), and the last race over a soft course showed a great deal of guts. – She’s a gamer, and take a look at her record in 2015.