Aiden O’Brien is going through one of those wonder periods where he can do no wrong, and he looks set for yet another night to remember here at Santa Anita on Saturday.
The Master of Ballydoyle saddles 12 runners on Breeders’ Cup night with most in with a leading or at least decent chance, and it’s not inconceivable he could end the night with at least a treble.
Jockey Ryan Moore will be on the pick of those chances, and we’ll be PRICE BOOSTING all Moore rides ten minutes before the off!
Leading the charge will be Arc heroine Found, who famously led home an AOB 1-2-3 at Longchamp, and she’ll take all the beating again in the Turf, where she’ll take on stablemate Highland Reel.
In the Filly and Mares, Seventh Heaven looks to have a great chance if Moore can avoid the trouble-in-running he found at Ascot earlier this year, while in the Sprint, O’Brien has been waxing lyrical about the chances of Washington DC, despite the horse’s somewhat underwhelming form figures.
One that might have a better chance in that is Godolphin’s Home of the Brave, with jockey James Doyle telling me the horse has travelled over well and is in good shape.
O’Brien runs three in the Mile, led by Alice Springs, but British raider Limato might prove too strong for all in this under Harry Bentley, who I spoke too earlier this week – he certainly fancies his chances.
AOB doesn’t have a runner in the showpiece, the Classic, this year, for which the brilliant California Chrome is once again all the rage – he could become the first horse to win the Dubai World Cup and the Classic in the same season.
Whatever happens, it promises to quite a night – keep tuned on social media for the latest tips and reports from me right here at Santa Anita!