Front-running gray Ever a Friend would have been tough to beat no
matter who else showed up Saturday in the Grade 1, $250,000 Frank E.
Kilroe Mile Handicap.
"He's the best horse I've ever trained," Mike Mitchell said.
And the likely pace scenario for the one-mile turf race could make Ever
a Friend the "best horse" for many bettors on the Santa Anita Handicap