Today's racecards

Santa Anita

  • 00:35 Breeders' Cup Classic 1m 2f

  • Winner $2,860,500 2nd $1,082,001 3rd $537,501 4th $246,000
  • Going: Firm
  • Surface: Dirt

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 00:46:10
00:35 Santa Anita Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mucho Macho Man (USA) 4/1
2nd Will Take Charge (USA) 12/1
3rd Declaration Of War (USA) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 111215 Maroon, grey ball, maroon band on grey sleeves, grey cap Last Gunfighter (USA) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 Chad Brown Javier Castellano 50/151.00
2 (2) 21-1252 Turquoise, gold sash, turquoise spots on gold sleeves, turquoise cap Paynter (USA) 35
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-0 Bob Baffert Martin Garcia 16/117.00
3 (3) 7-13210 Grey, maroon epaulets, grey cap Planteur (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 M Botti R L Moore 120 33/134.00
4 (4) 411322 White, blue and yellow checks on sleeves, blue and yellow halved cap Moreno (USA) 42
Nag me
3 8-10 Eric Guillot Joseph Talamo 25/126.00
5 (5) 512341 Emerald and white blocks, emerald stripes on white sleeves, emerald cap Declaration Of War (USA) 73
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 123 9/25.50
6 (6) 22-7331 White, green diamond, green sleeves, gold diamonds, green cap Mucho Macho Man (USA) 35
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-0 Katherine Ritvo Gary Stevens 4/15.00
7 (7) 1-65151 Burgundy, Silver Sash, Silver Hoop On Sleeves, Burgundy And Silver halved Cap Fort Larned (USA) 35
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 Ian Wilkes Brian Jr Hernandez 8/19.00
8 (8) 201142 Green, yellow dots and collar, yellow sleeves, green hoops, yellow cap, Palace Malice (USA) 35
Nag me
3 8-10 Todd Pletcher Rafael Bejarano 9/110.00
9 (9) 1-11111 Blue, blue disc, orange and white stripe on sleeves, blue cap Game On Dude (USA) 69
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 Bob Baffert Mike Smith 5/23.50
10 (10) 870211 White, black ball,  black hoops on sleeves, black cap Will Take Charge (USA) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-10 D Lukas Luis Saez 12/113.00
12 (12) 513123 Red, Dark green sash, Dark green diamonds on sleeves, Red cap, Dark Green diamonds Flat Out (USA) 35
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 9-0 William Mott Joel Rosario 20/121.00
Non runners
11 (11)433441Ron The Greek (USA)69-0William MottNon Runner

Verdict

Fort Larned made practically every yard to land this prize last year when holding off the attentions of Mucho Macho Man with Flat Out well beaten in third. The former is likely to be taken on for the lead by Moreno this time and Mucho Macho Man may well take revenge on the back of a recent impressive victory at this track with Paynter four lengths back in second. Last year's disappointing favourite Game On Dude never recovered from a slow start but is unbeaten since and looked as good as ever when trouncing his rivals in a Grade 1 event at Del Mar. He's likely to start favourite once again and may well make amends. Planteur's six-length defeat by Kentucky Derby hero Animal Kingdom at Meydan in March puts his chance into perspective, but Declaration Of War has a dirt pedigree. Both horse and jockey make their debut on this surface though the Ballydoyle colt reportedly worked well in a gallop on the Fibresand at Southwell. WILL TAKE CHARGE has done nothing but improve this year and reversed earlier form with Palace Malice to land the Grade 1 Travers Stakes over track and trip in August. Wayne Lukas' three-year-old rates a sporting selection taking on older horses for the first time here.