BREEDERS' CUP MILE

Purse: $2,000,000 Surface: Dirt Distance: 1 Mile

Saturday, Nov 5th, 2016 Race 11 Post Time: 7:40 pm ET

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BREEDERS’ CUP MILE PICKS AND ANALYSIS

Michelle’s Picks By Michelle Yu, BetAmerica’s VIP Manager

1st Choice: #2 ALICE SPRINGS (4/1) – This 3 year old has won three of her last four versus older mares.  She will now have to battle males as well but is not lacking for talent.  We saw her nearly score in the Juvenile Fillies Turf in 2015 and her connections are seeking revenge on Team Casse.  One thing she needs is a clean trip.  She is not versatile enough to make it work when she is hampered or hindered.

2nd Choice: # 8 TEPIN (3/1)- It takes more than one loss for me to jump off her bandwagon.  That being said, she has had two international trip this year and I think she looks a little lighter than she was at this point in 2015.  Win lose or draw she deserves a nice rest after this effort.  I will be cheering for her as they turn for home and I hope she is in perfect stalking position because this caliber field isn’t going to be coming back to her.

3rd Choice: #5 TOURIST (15-1).  I could put a few horses in this spot. Midnight Storm, Ironicus.  They are all hard knockers that burn money because you keep thinking, “next time”.  I like that Tourist has come out here before and run well and from a physical standpoint, he has been nothing less than stellar in the mornings.  He is actually a pretty versatile runner if used properly this could be his day.

“LONGSHOT”: #4 MISS TEMPLE CITY (12/1) - This filly has made a name for herself by dodging Tepin.  This could be her chance to outshine the reigning turf champ.  She has shown that she brings her ‘A’ game at the mile and she has bested males on multiple occasions.  My biggest drawback is that she never wins 2 in a row .  

2015 Breeders’ Cup Mile Entries

PostHorseJockeyTrainerOddsRecordEarnings
1
What a View (CA)
T Baze
K D Black
20-1
13-6-2-0
$595,481
2
Alice Springs (IRE)
R L Moore
A P O'Brien
4-1
15-5-2-4
$1,212,607
3
Spectre (FR)
J Castellano
M Munch
20-1
8-2-2-1
$289,121
4
Miss Temple City (KY)
E S Prado
H G Motion
12-1
14-5-3-2
$1,213,038
5
Tourist (KY)
J Rosario
W I Mott
15-1
17-5-3-4
$1,070,340
6
Photo Call (IRE)
K J Desormeaux
T A Pletcher
15-1
21-6-3-4
$827,102
7
Dutch Connection (GB)
J Doyle
C Hills
20-1
16-4-5-2
$733,292
8
Tepin (KY)
J R Leparoux
M E Casse
3-1
22-13-4-1
$4,243,838
9
Ironicus (KY)
J L Ortiz
C R McGaughey III
8-1
14-6-6-1
$1,048,790
10
Limato (IRE)
H Bentley
H Candy
7-2
13-8-4-0
$1,358,546

Who won the Breeders’ Cup Mile in 2015?

Tepin, a 4-year-old filly, defeated the boys by over 2 lengths in the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Mile.

What is the record number of times the same horse has won the Breeders’ Cup Mile?

Goldikova won the Breeders’ Cup Mile a record three times in 2008, 2009, and 2010. She finished third in 2011.

How many horses have won the Breeders’ Cup Mile more than once?

Five horses have won the BC Mile two or more times: Wise Dan, Goldikova, Da Hoss, Lure and Miesque.

Who has won the BC mile both as a trainer and as a jockey?

Freddy Head won as a jockey twice and holds the record for most wins by a trainer after winning in 2008, 2009 and 2010 with Goldikova.

Previous Breeders’ Cup Mile Winners

YEARAGEHORSEJOCKEYTRAINEROWNERWINNING TIME
2018
3
Expert Eye
Frankie Dettori
Michael Stoute
Khalid Abdullah
1:39.80
2017
5
World Approval
John R. Velazquez
Mark E. Casse
Live Oak Plantation Racing
1:34.55
2016
5
Tourist
Joel Rosario
Bill Mott
Winstar Farm
1:31.71
2015
4
Tepin
Julien Leparoux
Mark Casse
Robert Masterson
1:36.69
2014
3
Karakontie (JPN)
Stephane Pasquier
Jonathan Pease
Flaxman Holdings Ltd.
1:32.88
2013
6
Wise Dan
Jose Lezcano
Charles Lopresti
Morton Fink
1:32.47
2012
5
Wise Dan
J. Velazquez
Charles Lopresti
Morton Fink
1:31.78
2011
6
Court Vision
R. Albarado
D. Romans
Spendthrift Farm LLC
1:37:05
2010
5
Goldikova (IRE)
O. Peslier
F. Head
Wertheimer and Frere
1:35.16
2009
4
Goldikova (IRE)
O. Peslier
F. Head
Wertheimer and Frere
1:32.26