Joe Sullivan’s Breeders’ Cup selections


1. Sweet Reason: Excuse in last, had monster win at Saratoga.

2. Untapable: Fast speed figure at Churchill Downs.


3. Secret Compass: Won Chandler Stakes at Santa Anita.


1. Emollient: Actually dreamed this horse won, must-play for me.

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2. Romantica: French filly shortening in distance.

3. Dank: British filly won at Arlington Park in August.


1. Sweet Lulu: Always look for horse cutting back in distance in sprints.


2. Summer Applause: See above.

3. Book Review: She’ll be charging late, too.


1. Mizdirection: 6 for 6 over Santa Anita turf course.

2. Unbridled’s Note: Expecting big improvement off last race.

3. Tightend Touchdown: Always in it, should get a piece.


1. Havana: Beat Honor Code in Champagne; Honor Code will win 2014 Derby.

2. Tap It Rich: Has won only once, but has big speed figure.

3. Smarty’s Echo: On dirt for the first time, expect improvement.


1. The Fugue: British filly, expertly trained by John Gosden, beats males.

2. Magician: Irish colt could complete nice exacta.

3. Point of Entry: Very consistent, should be around at the finish.


1. Sum of the Parts: Coming off big win at Keeneland, set up perfectly.

2. Secret Circle: Huge speed figure after resting for six months.

3. Justin Phillip: Very consistent, won’t be far behind.


1. Wise Dan: Practically unbeatable at a mile on the grass.

2. Silver Max: In tremendous form, just not good enough.

3. Obviously: Loves Santa Anita.


1. Game on Dude: Horse of the Year makes up for last year’s failure.

2. Declaration of War: Irish colt is actually used to running on lefthanded tracks.

3. Moreno: Speedster hangs on for third.

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