Santa Anita

  • 20:45 Breeders' Cup Marathon 1m 6f

  • Winner $286,050 2nd $108,199 3rd $53,749 4th $24,600
  • Going: Fast
  • Surface: Dirt

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 20:46:51
20:45 Santa Anita Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st London Bridge (USA) 8/1
2nd Blueskiesnrainbows (USA) 8/1
3rd Worldly (USA) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 453544 Orange and Black halved, White hoop, Gold cap, Old Time Hockey (USA) 33
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4 9-0 Thomas Proctor Jose Lezcano 8/19.00
2 (2) 433341 Red, brown disc, black sleeves, red cap Cease (USA) 22
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6 9-0 David Jacobson David Cohen 12/113.00
3 (3) 311121 Red & white blocks, white cap Commander (USA) 18
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5 9-0 T Taylor Aaron Gryder 11/112.00
4 (4) 133131 White, red disc,  red armlets, red cap Ever Rider (ARG) 133
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5 9-0 Maria Munoz Gary Stevens 9/25.50
5 (5) 314241 Gold, black star, gold armlets on black sleeves, black cap Suns Out Guns Out (USA) 41
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4 9-0 Dale Romans J R Leparoux 12/113.00
6 (6) 531122 Hunter green, gold star, gold bars on sleeves, gold star on cap Indian Jones (USA) 36
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 9-0 Philip Aristone Angel Castillo 5/16.00
7 (7) 711134 White, red ball, red sleeves, white diabolo, striped cap London Bridge (USA) 78
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3 8-10 J Hughes Mike Smith 64 8/19.00
8 (8) 474305 Blue and red halves, white star, red cuffs, white stars on blue sleeves, white stars on blue cap Blueskiesnrainbows (USA) 19
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
4 9-0 Jerry Hollendorfer Martin Pedroza 8/19.00
9 (9) 665836 Forest green, gold hoop, forest green and gold hooped cap Pool Play (USA) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-0 Mark Casse Eurico Silva Da 9/110.00
10 (10) 4-58223 Navy, white sash and stars, navy cap Worldly (USA) 34
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6 9-0 Brendan Walsh David Flores 13/27.50

Verdict

Punters are plunged straight into the deep-end with a real puzzle to kick-start proceedings. London Bridge is the sole European raider and Jo Hughes' charge will certainly stay the trip, but whether the winning handicapper is good enough on this surface is another matter. Cease was nowhere good enough in this in 2011 and Commander was well beaten in last year's renewal won by a South American import. Argentina is represented this year by Ever Rider, but the merit of his winning form is hard to assess. Blueskiesnrainbows won over 1m2f last month while Worldly and Indian Jones have also been running well over shorter trips. The latter finished ahead of Suns Out Guns Out and POOL PLAY over a mile last time, but Mark Casse's veteran has winning form over 1m5f in Canada and may well reverse running today asked to draw on his proven stamina once again.