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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
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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

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