Today's racecards

Santa Anita

  • 22:05 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile 1m

  • Winner $572,101 2nd $216,400 3rd $107,500 4th $49,200
  • Going: Fast
  • Surface: Dirt

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 22:09:03
22:05 Santa Anita Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Goldencents (USA) 5/1
2nd Golden Ticket (USA) 8/1
3rd Brujo De Olleros (BRZ) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2 (2) 341214 Green and blue halved, orange sleeves, green hoops, orange cap Golden Ticket (USA) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 Kenneth McPeek Joel Rosario 8/19.00
3 (3) 15-2223 White, Cherry Hoop, Cherry Sleeves, White Cap Hymn Book (USA) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-0 III Claude McGaughey Javier Castellano 14/115.00
4 (4) 144-212 Forest Green, Crimson Triangle, Crimson Cap Brujo De Olleros (BRZ) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 Richard Mettee Alan Garcia 7/18.00
5 (5) 332541 Red and white stripes, blue sleeves, white stars on blue cap Fed Biz (USA) 68
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-0 Bob Baffert Martin Garcia 10/111.00
6 (6) 126111 White, red circle, red and green halved sleeves, red and white halved cap Broadway Empire (USA) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 Robertino Diodoro Rico Walcott 12/113.00
7 (7) 054616 Royal Blue, Blue Cap Alpha (USA) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 Kiaran McLaughlin Joe Bravo 16/117.00
8 (8) 3113 Navy and silver stripes, white sleeves, cherry cap Holy Lute (USA) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 J Cassidy Mike Smith 14/115.00
9 (9) 26-4216 Black, red and yellow hoops on sleeves, red stripe on yellow cap Centralinteligence (USA) 27
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-0 R Ellis Victor Espinoza 20/121.00
10 (10) 110117 Light blue, navy blue circle and collar, navy blue diamonds on white sleeves, navy blue cap Verrazano (USA) 69
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-11 Todd Pletcher John Velazquez 11/43.75
11 (11) 313311 Neon pink, two orange hoops, two pink hoops on orange sleeves, pink cap Pants On Fire (USA) 55
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 Kelly Breen Paco Lopez 9/110.00
12 (12) 105222 dark blue, silver horseshoe, white hoops on grey sleeves, dark blue cap Goldencents (USA) 27
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-11 Doug O'Neill Rafael Bejarano 5/16.00
Non runners
1 (1)322122Taptowne (USA)59-0Tim GlyshawBrian Jr Hernandez
13 (13)211125Easter Gift (USA)49-0Chad BrownJoel Rosario

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.