Goldencents defended his title in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, winning by 1 1/4 lengths despite tiring in the stretch.
Bob Baffert’s Fed Biz has won six times in 18 career starts, including three graded wins. Coming off a second-place finish behind Horse of the Year contender Shared Belief, Fed Biz will look to take down defending champion Goldencents in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile. In two starts in the BC Dirt Mile, Fed Biz has performed below standards, finishing sixth in 2013 and eighth in 2012. In his last work (10/16), Biz ran six furlongs in 1:12.40.
Beholder won the $2 million Distaff by 4 1/4 lengths Friday at Santa Anita, spoiling Royal Delta’s bid for a third straight victory at the Breeders’ Cup, with veteran jockeys Gary Stevens and Mike Smith dominating on opening day.
After many months of analysis, it’s time for everyone to make their picks for the Kentucky Derby. I have been high on both Goldencents and Revolutionary for a few weeks and find no reason to jump ship now.
Goldencents has won the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby over even-money favorite Flashback, with Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino among the colt’s co-owners.