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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.

*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 Calidoscopio
Luhuk
8.36
G. Frenkel-Santillan
A. Gryder
1st, 2013 Brooklyn Invitational (G2) View Video
8-1
2nd Grassy
El Prado
7.07
M. Jones
G. Gomez
8th, 2012 Hollywood Turf Cup (G2) View Video
30-1
3rd Atigun
Istan
7.63
K. McPeek
M. Smith
3rd, GP AlwOC (2/5/2014-R9)
9-2
4th Juniper Pass
Lemon Drop Kid
7.07
T. Bell
F. Dettori
7th, SA Claim (1/29/2015-R6)
30-1
5th Not Abroad
Not For Love
4.84
M. Petro
N. Petro
9th, 2015 Maryland Million Classic (RS)
5-1
6th Balladry
Unbridled's Song
5.84
E. Harty
J. Graham
8th, 2014 Handicap View Video
30-1
7th Eldaafer
A. P. Indy
7.29
D. Alvarado
R. Santana, Jr.
1st, 2013 Greenwood Cup (G3) View Video
8-1
8th Romp
Incurable Optimist
5.94
K. Mulhall
J. Rosario
6th, SA AlwOC (1/6/2013-R1)
30-1
9th Commander
Broken Vow
T. Taylor
M. Gutierrez
8th, 2013 Breeders Cup Marathon (G1) View Video
15-1
10th Almudena
Silver Planet
J. Suarez-Villarroel
J. Valdivia, Jr.
10th, 2012 Breeders Cup Marathon (G2) View Video
30-1
11th Jaycito
Victory Gallop
7.34
B. Baffert
J. Talamo
4th, 2014 Sunland Park Handicap (LS)
6-1
12th Sense Of Purpose
Galileo
D. Weld
P. Smullen
12th, 2012 Breeders Cup Marathon (G2) View Video
15-1
13th Fame And Glory
Montjeu
7.61
A. O'Brien
J. Spencer
13th, 2012 Breeders Cup Marathon (G2) View Video
5-1
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Older Comments about the 2012 Breeders Cup Marathon (G2)...

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 · 1330 days ago
  • 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. · 1330 days ago
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
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.
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.
Worth Repeating impressive winner of a 9f stake at Fairplex around 3 turns on dirt. Second to Richards Kid in a G2 at Del Mar going 12f. Mar

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