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2022 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile Top 5 Contenders

Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile
The top contenders for the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (Photo credit: Matt Wooley/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders’ Cup/CSM).

The top contenders for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) is still in flux as several contenders are possible for other races.

The Chad Brown trained Jack Christopher is also being considered for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1). The defending champ is Life Is Good  is headed toward the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) and a showdown with heavy favorite Flightline.

The Brad Cox trained Cyberknife, winner of the Arkansas Derby (G1) and Haskell Invitational (G1) looks headed to this race. The colt was third in the Pennsylvania Derby (G1) at Parx Racing in his last outing. He will be facing older for the first time in the Breeders;’ Cup Dirt Mile.

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is sending Laurel River for his first start outside his home state of California. The colt won the seven furlong Pat O’Brien (G2) at Del Mar in his last outing. The colt passed his first two allowance conditions going a two-turn mile.

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Top 5 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile Contenders

Cody’s Wish is being pointed toward the Dirt Mile for his Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott. The colt has won his last three starts and six of 10 outings in his career. He won the Forego (G1) at Saratoga going seven furlongs in his last outing on Aug. 27.

The eight-year-old C Z Rocket was beaten just a nose in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (G2) in his last start, bouncing back off  a disappointing eighth in the Pat O’Brien. He is likely to be cross entered in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1).

Todd Fincher is sending Senor Buscador to Keeneland. The four-year-old won the Ack Ack at Churchill Downs going a one turn mile in his last start on Oct. 1. The colt was third in the Pat O’Brien in his previous outing.

The Doug O’Neill trained Slow Down Andy, winner of the Del Mar Derby (G2) on turf is being considered for e both the Dirt Mile and Sprint.

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