Today's racecards

Santa Anita

  • 22:22 Breeders' Cup Turf 1m 4f

  • Winner $1,144,200 2nd $432,799 3rd $215,000 4th $98,400
  • Going: Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 22:25:46
22:22 Santa Anita Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Magician (IRE) 7/1
2nd The Fugue Evs
3rd Indy Point (ARG) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 862212 Green, green hoops on white sleeves, green cap Vagabond Shoes (IRE) 34
Nag me
6 9-0 John Sadler Victor Espinoza 33/134.00
2 (2) 261265 White, blue and yellow checks on sleeves, blue and yellow halved cap Teaks North (USA) 34
Nag me
6 9-0 Eric Guillot Martin Garcia 66/167.00
3 (3) 415225 Gold, Black Star, Gold Hoop On Black Sleeves, Black Cap Twilight Eclipse (USA) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 Thomas Albertrani J R Leparoux 40/141.00
4 (4) 1-80461 Fluorescent orange, black stripes, black bars on sleeves, fluorescent orange and black quartered cap Little Mike (USA) 35
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 Dale Romans Mike Smith 8/19.00
5 (5) 541666 Black, gold chevrons, gold chevrons on sleeves, black cap Skyring (USA) 28
Nag me
4 9-0 D Lukas Luis Saez 66/167.00
6 (6) 523110 Black, white hoop, black and white diablo on sleeves, black cap Tale Of A Champion (USA) 34
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-0 K Mulhall Joseph Talamo 66/167.00
7 (7) 23-3711 Pink, grey sash, pink cap The Fugue 56
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-11 J H M Gosden William Buick 123 Evs2.00
8 (8) 1112-11 Black, Cherry Cap Point Of Entry (USA) 147
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 III Claude McGaughey Joel Rosario 5/16.00
9 (9) 112-101 White, royal blue dots, royal blue hoop on yellow sleeves, yellow cap Indy Point (ARG) 34
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-0 R Mandella Gary Stevens 12/113.00
10 (10) 112112 White,red sleeves, white armlet, red cap, Big Blue Kitten (USA) 35
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-0 Chad Brown Joe Bravo 8/19.00
11 (11) 217-119 Royal blue, orange ball, orange stripes on sleeves, orange stripes on blue cap Magician (IRE) 137
Nag me
3 8-10 A P O'Brien R L Moore 122 7/18.00
12 (12) 62-4323 White,red sleeves, white armlet, red cap, Real Solution (USA) 35
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-0 Chad Brown Javier Castellano 20/121.00

Verdict

Little Mike and Point Of Entry finished first and second respectively in last year's renewal. The latter has won both starts this season, though he hasn't raced since June, and the former may have the edge on him once again. The reigning champion warmed up for this with a recent win at Belmont beating previous Grade 1 winner Big Blue Kitten a nose with Real Solution back in third and should make another bold bid. Argentinian import Indy Point has won two of his three starts for Richard Mandella, including a Grade 2 over 1m2f here with Vagabond Shoes second, and he stays this longer trip. But European raiders have an excellent record in this and The Fugue is likely to start favourite having added the Irish Champion Stakes to the list of her Group 1 wins. She's certainly the one to beat on that form though MAGICIAN is also tempting at bigger odds. His win in the Irish 2000 Guineas proved he can compete at this level, but his earlier victory in the Dee Stakes around the tight turns at Chester is perhaps more pertinent here. The 1m4f trip should be no problem on that evidence and Aidan O'Brien's Galileo colt can go close.