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Saratoga and Del Mar 2017

2009 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1)

Date/Track:
11/7/2009, Santa Anita Park
Distance:
1 mile (Synthetic)
Age/Sex:
3+ M
Time:
1:35.50
*Rank is current Power Ranking among all active horses, based on highest HRN rating. Rating is based on HRN member voting.
FinSilksHorse / SireRatingTrainer / JockeyLast Start / Next StartHRN
1st Furthest Land
Smart Strike
6.44
M. Maker
J. Leparoux
5th, CD AlwOC (5/31/2012-R7)
8-1
2nd Ready's Echo
More Than Ready
5.77
T. Pletcher
C. Borel
2nd, 2009 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1) View Video
15-1
3rd Midshipman
Unbridled's Song
6.74
S. Suroor
G. Gomez
1st, 2010 Conditions View Video
6-1
4th Mastercraftsman
Danehill Dancer
7.14
A. O'Brien
J. Murtagh
4th, 2009 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1) View Video
2-1
5th Mambo Meister
King Cugat
6.70
P. Gleaves
M. Cruz
8th, 2012 Mac Diarmida (G2)
15-1
6th Neko Bay
Giant's Causeway
6.30
J. Shirreffs
M. Smith
2nd, 2010 Santa Anita Handicap (G1) View Video
15-1
7th Mr. Sidney
Storm Cat
6.82
W. Mott
K. Desormeaux
7th, 2009 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1) View Video
15-1
8th Chocolate Candy
Candy Ride
7.17
J. Hollendorfer
J. Rosario
7th, 2011 Ralph M. Hinds Handicap (LS)
8-1
9th Bullsbay
Tiznow
6.26
H. Motion
J. Rose
2nd, 2010 Sussex Stakes (LS)
4-1
10th Pyro
Pulpit
7.35
S. Asmussen
J. Velazquez
5th, 2009 Cigar Mile Handicap (G1) View Video
10-1
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Older Comments about the 2009 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1)...

I really did think, probably more so than any other race in the Breeders Cup, that Mastercraftsman was truly the class of this field. He had a really bad trip throughout most of the race, but there was a moment when Johnny Murtagh could have swung him out off of the rail through a seam about 2 lengths off of the rail. If he had done that, I think Mastercraftsman would have picked up and went on to win. But Murtagh kept him pinned on that rail, and once Mastercraftsman starting gaining momentum, Murtagh tried taking him through a gap on the rail that was narrow, Mastercraftsman acted as if he were claustrophobic of it. I truly believe that decision may have cost Mastercraftsman the race. JMO.
Furthest Land was an overlay considering he was coming off of a sharp Ky Cup Classic win, and he once again showed his fondness for synthetic in the BC Dirt Mile. Ready's Echo snatched 2nd from Midshipman. Furthest Land (1st) - $44.60, $18.40, $9.60 Ready's Echo (2nd) - $18.20, $9.40 Midshipman (3rd) - $4.20 Mastercraftsman (4th) $1 Exacta - $329.10 $1 Trifecta - $2,933.40 .10 cent Superfecta - $666.19