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2012 Breeders' Cup Marathon (G2)

Date/Track:
11/2/2012, Santa Anita Park
Post Time:
1:52 PM PT
Distance:
1 3/4 m (Dirt)
Age/Sex:
3+ M
Time:
2:57.25

Super Screener Winning Criteria - Marathon

  • Rule #1 - Not More Than Four - Make sure your win contender has not run more than 4 races since a 45+ day layoff.
  • Rule #5 - Record Over Distance - A top overall record is far more important than victories at the Marathon distance.   
  • Rule #7 - Toss A Turfer - Horses that prep in turf races appear to be poor win bets regardless of their odds.
  • For all 10 rules for this race and all Breeders' Cup races, get your copy of the 2012 Breeders' Cup Super Screener.

What the Nation is saying about the 2012 Breeders' Cup Marathon (G2)...

Wow…after watching a weekend of nothing but the best Thoroughbreds duking it out, a weekend of upsets jumping up and favorites proving their mettle, all I can say is what a fantastic Breeders Cup.Read More
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  • illhaveanothertriplecrown · That is interesting other than Groupie Doll my 4 other hits were my "long shot" or just for fun picks. · 611 days ago ·
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  • Floridaf · With that in mind, we'll call it a tie, then. Kudos to Little Mike and Ramon Dominguez for a well run race. · 611 days ago ·
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Sad to see a horse that's been as class as Fame and Glory has throughout his career go out on a note like this. Aidan O'Brien's got to know by now he's just never going to win one of these races on conventional dirt at the Breeders Cup sending over horses sired by stallions from the Sadler's Wells line, I.E., Montjeu, Galileo, High Chaparral, etc... I guess you could say So You Think ran a decent race on dirt in last year's BC Classic. He wasn't beaten badly, but he was beaten easily. Aidan needs to go back to that Storm Cat bloodline he very nearly won the 2000 BC Classic with on Giant's Causeway if he ever wants to have any kind of success on the dirt at the Breeders Cup, IMO. The Sadler's Wells bloodline screams too much for turf.
  • northport · as a fan of the coolmore operation, I still have to agree with you. fame and glory has not been himself this year, and running his last race far from familiar territory isn't fair to him. I was only watching the race on a tiny screen, but to hear that the whip was out on him so early rather than just giving the horse a break was not a great note for his retirement · 614 days ago ·
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  • karen.sweatman.9 · Look at it this way, a 9 year old gelding from "nowhere" won, and it was his 60 something or seventy something race. Well, you know damn well he wasn't one of our's. LOL. · 613 days ago ·
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An in depth look at the difficult challenge of handicapping the 2012 Marathon. Read More
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  • icyhotboo · Besides RD I thought The Fugue was much the best but one of the perils of drafting is you can get a bad trip. · 614 days ago ·
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  • footlick · You are so right about The Fugue, icy. · 614 days ago ·
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Blogger Jasen Mangrum breaks down Friday's entire card live from Santa Anita!Read More
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  • Capper · First pick 3 of the day-Race 3 1-6-8/3/ALL=$19.50 on a $0.50 bet & 1-6/3/1-3-5-6-7-9-10-11-14=$9.00 · 614 days ago ·
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  • Capper · I apologize for not chatting with everyone today, but due to technical difficulties at Santa Anita, communication has been limited. · 614 days ago ·
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I betted Commader across, wish me luck!
Am i the only one who thinks grassy has a legit shot at winning this thing?
Am i the only on
Paul Pompa, Jr.’s 2yo filly Sustained was declared Friday morning from a start in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf and Donkey Island Racing and partners’ 6yo Worth Repeating came out of the $500,000 Breeders’ Cup Marathon, both races to be run later in the afternoon at Santa Anita ...Read More
Not since the rail-running victory of Sir Henry Cecil's Midday in 2009 have Europe reigned supreme in the Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Turf, but with the Cup returning to Santa Anita yet again this year, Europe have set dead aim on regaining the turf tiara with a quintuple hand of exceptional ability.Read More
Worth Repeating – The California-based runner, who was one of three horses listed as 5-1 second choices for the Breeders’ Cup Marathon, was withdrawn from the race Friday morning by trainer Mike Machowsky. “After training yesterday morning he wasn’t quite right,” Machowsky said. “Last night I had m...Read More
Calidoscopio – It’s been hard to miss the Argentina import Calidoscopio since his arrival in California nearly two months ago to prepare for the Marathon as he is the only horse to be galloped bareback every morning and he wears a white “bonnet.” The bonnet not only helps make the horse easy to spot...Read More
Nine-year-old Argentinian becomes the oldest Breeders' Cup winner.Read More
Having cleared quarantine Wednesday evening, Aidan O’Brien’s powerful Breeders’ Cup team took to the Santa Anita track for the first time to stretch their legs Thursday morning. Leading the group was St Nicholas Abbey, who will be bidding to win the Breeders’ Cup Turf for the second time in successi...Read More
Atigun – Shortleaf Stable’s Atigun, the 9-2 morning line favorite for Friday’s $500,000 Breeders’ Cup Marathon, galloped a little more than 1 1/2m Wednesday morning under exercise rider Danny Ramsey. Read More
While the horses from Aidan O’Brien’s Ballydoyle Stables remain in quarantine until they are able to make their first appearance on the track Thursday, the trainer was at the barn on Wednesday morning and spent some time with members of the international media discussing some of his Breeders’ Cup ho...Read More
I like Atigun/F&G E.Box. Atigun is the only other horse who can run with the Ballydoyle Champion. FINALLY a TRUE stayer in the Marathon.
The Breeders' Cup Marathon is always a handicapping puzzle and the 2012 renewal is no exception. Read More
I will use a handful of these and none of them will be named Eldaafer or Worth Repeating. Just gonna have to let them two beat me.
Atigun might have just found a race for himself. I think this is what he needs.
Atigun might have just found a race for himself. I think this is what he needs.

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