Post time: 2 p.m. Best bet: Bolt d’Oro (10th race). Best price play: Mind Your Biscuits, 6-1 (8th). Best play: 50-cent Pick 4 (9th through 12th races): 5,6,8,10,12/11/2,3,4,5,6,9,12,14/1,5,8, $60.00.

4 Juvenile Fillies. 11⁄16 miles. Fillies. 2-year-olds. Purse: $2 million.

#/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds

1: Heavenly Love, Leparoux, Casse 122 9-2

2: Tell Your Mama, Desormeaux, Hess 122 30-1

3: Princess Warrior, Hernandez, McPeek 122 12-1

4: Gio Game, Franco, Casse 122 15-1

5: Blonde Bomber, Lezcano, Gold 122 20-1

6: Stainless, Velazquez, Pletcher 122 20-1

7: Moonshine Memories, Prat, Callaghan 122 7-2

8: Piedi Bianchi, Gutierrez, O’Neill 122 15-1

9: Alluring Star, Talamo, Baffert 122 6-1

10: Maya Malibu, Castellano, Motion 122 20-1

11: Wonder Gadot, Husbands, Casse 122 8-1

12: Caledonia Road, M. Smith, Nicks 122 15-1

13: Separationofpowers, J. Ortiz, Brown 122 4-1

Wide-open affair to begin the Breeders’ Cup. I was all over SEPARATIONOFPOWERS until she drew the far outside post, so I’m going to try to beat her. This race dominates the long-shot category. Six runners at 30-1 or more have won. WONDER GADOT is 8-1 morning line, but expect more at post. Has good early speed to sit off pace-setter ALLURING STAR, with first crack to get by. First time running on dirt, but trained well coming in on the Churchill Downs track. HEAVENLY LOVE draws the rail with early speed to be in a good spot from the start. Drew off last out in Grade 1 win by five lengths. MOONSHINE MEMORIES has won all three starts, including two on the Del Mar track. The one to beat. CALEDONIA ROAD and PIEDI BIANCHI are closers who will benefit from contested fractions at large prices.

5 Turf sprint. 5 furlongs. 3-year-olds and up. Purse: $1 million.

#/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds

1: Disco Partner, I. Ortiz, Clement 126 9-2

2: Holding Gold, Franco, Casse 126 15-1

3: Lady Aurelia, Velazquez, Ward 121 5-2

4: Stormy Liberal, Rosario, P. Miller 126 12-1

5: Washington DC, Moore, O’Brien 126 20-1

6: Marsha, Morris, Prescott 123 7-2

7: Richard’s Boy, Prat, P. Miller 126 10-1

8: Cotai Glory, Murphy, Hills 126 20-1

9: Mongolian Saturday, Geroux, Ganbat 126 20-1

10: Hogy, J. Ortiz, Maker 126 12-1

11: Bucchero, De La Cruz, Glyshaw 126 12-1

12: Pure Sensation, Carmouche, Clement 126 10-1

13: Guns Loaded, Bejarano, O’Neill 126 20-1

14: Paquita Coqueta, Nakatani, Summers 123 20-1

The race strictly goes through LADY AURELIA, a dominating sprinter on the turf. Nosed out at the wire last out, otherwise the 3-year-old filly would be undefeated in her career. Filly has no problem beating the boys, and she’ll be facing some older ones. Will be heavily bet at the window, and one of the favorites I’m putting on top today. MARSHA is the runner that nosed out Lady Aurelia. Tough to put on top while making her first U.S. appearance, but could prove tough if she handles Del Mar grass. DISCO PARTNER looms as a late threat if the pace gets too dazzling. Drawing the rail position is a negative for this closer in this large field. PURE SENSATION is the price play. Expect to go to the lead, playing catch-me-if-you-can.

6 Filly and Mare Sprint. 7 furlongs. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Purse: $1 million.

#/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds

1: Carina Mia, Castellano, Brown 124 12-1

2: Paulassilverlining, J. Ortiz, Brown 124 8-1

3: Curlin’s Approval, Saez, Alter 124 20-1

4: Finest City, Nakatani, Kruljac 124 12-1

5: Bar of Gold, I. Ortiz, Kimmel 124 30-1

6: Proper Discretion, Desormeaux, D’Amato 124 30-1

7: By the Moon, Maragh, Nevin 124 12-1

8: Constellation, Prat, Baffert 124 15-1

9: Finley’sluckycharm, Hernandez, Calhoun 124 6-1

10: Highway Star, Arroyo, Ubillo 124 15-1

11: Unique Bella, M. Smith, Hollendorfer 122 9-5

12: Skye Diamonds, Pereira, Spawr 124 5-1

13: Princess Karen, Leparoux, Bonde 122 20-1

14: Ami’s Mesa, Contreras, Carroll 124 20-1

Expect a snappy pace in this large group, with a wall of speed leading the way. SKYE DIAMONDS is 2-for-2 on the local venue and comes from off the pace. Gets nice outside draw to circle the field. The one to beat is UNIQUE BELLA, who is going to collect a lot of money at the windows. Enters with five dominating wins and is training lights-out. I expect the 3-year-old filly to get in a speed duel with multiple runners and fade down the stretch. Plus, a 3-year-old has never won this race. Going to be some big payouts if she loses. HIGHWAY STAR and CURLIN’S APPROVAL will be big prices rolling late.

7 Filly and Mare Turf. 1-1/8 miles. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Purse: $2 million.

#/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds

1: War Flag, J. Ortiz, McGaughey 124 12-1

2: Senga, Pasquier, Bary 121 20-1

3: Birdie Gold, M. Smith, Mandella 121 30-1

4: Zipessa, Bravo, Stidham 124 20-1

5: Wuheida, Buick, Appleby 121 20-1

6: Cambodia, Van Dyke, Proctor 124 8-1

7: Dacita, Rosario, Brown 124 8-1

8: Grand Jete, Castellano, Brown 124 6-1

9: Lady Eli, I. Ortiz, Brown 124 5-2

10: Queen’s Trust, Dettori, Stoute 124 12-1

11: Nezwaah, Atzeni, Varian 124 20-1

12: Avenge, Prat, Mandella 124 8-1

13: Goodyearforroses, Nakatani, Baltas 124 12-1

14: Rhododendron, Moore, O’Brien 121 8-1

15: Kitten’s Roar, Velazquez, Maker 124 20-1

16: Responsibleforlove, Talamo, Drysdale 124 20-1

LADY ELI is a multiple Grade 1 winner and seems to be as sharp as ever. Not much speed in the race, so the classy mare doesn’t need to sit far back. Sometimes in this game, it’s OK to bet with your heart. I love Lady Eli, and I believe she won’t be denied. WAR FLAG tackled the boys last out in a Grade 1 race after a lengthy layoff and got up late for the win. Main threat to Lady Eli. CAMBODIA has the home-field advantage and is 2-for-2 on the home track. AVENGE is another California runner and the probable one to catch to get the win. Europeans are all closers, and field lacks speed for them to swoop on. No thank you.

8 Sprint. 6 furlongs. 3-year-olds and up. Purse: $1.5 million.

#/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds

1: Calculator, Velazquez, P. Miller 126 20-1

2: Drefong, M. Smith, Baffert 126 5-2

3: American Pastime, Nakatani, Hess 124 12-1

4: B Squared, Gutierrez, O’Neill 124 30-1

5: Whitmore, Franco, Moquett 126 15-1

6: Mind Your Biscuits, Rosario, Summers 126 6-1

7: Takaful, J. Ortiz, McLaughlin 124 5-1

8: Roy H, Desormeaux, P. Miller 126 7-2

9: Ransom the Moon, Prat, D’Amato 126 12-1

10: Imperial Hint, Castellano, Carvajal 126 9-2

IMPERIAL HINT has a good outside post to track the swift inside speed for first pouncing. Things have gone awfully well for this East Coast sprinter coming in with five consecutive victories but he will have to step it up a notch. By far, toughest test to date. DREFONG is strictly the one to beat. Defending champ of the BC Sprint has looked spectacular with his morning works, and last win was a commanding one in the Grade 1 Forego at Saratoga. I think with others challenging him early, he might not be able to slip away so easily. MIND YOUR BISCUITS will be my wild-card play, uncorking a big run late.

9 Mile. 1 mile. 3-year-olds and up. Purse: $2 million.

#/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds

1: Midnight Storm, Baze, D’Amato 126 15-1

2: Heart to Heart, Leparoux, Lynch 126 6-1

3: Mr. Roary, Conner, Papaprodromou 126 30-1

4: Lancaster Bomber, Heffernan, O’Brien 123 20-1

5: World Approval, Velazquez, Casse 126 9-2

6: Zelzal, Benoist, Rouget 126 20-1

7: Om, Van Dyke, Hendricks 126 20-1

8: Suedois, Tudhope, O’Meara 126 6-1

9: Home of The Brave, M. Smith, Palmer 126 20-1

10: Ribchester, Buick, Fahey 126 7-2

11: Ballagh Rocks, Lezcano, Mott 126 12-1

12: Roly Poly, Moore, O’Brien 120 6-1

13: Blackjackcat, Desormeaux, Glatt 126 15-1

14: Karar, Dettori, Graffard 126 15-1

American runners have done well in this mile trek on the grass. WORLD APPROVAL looks to be the best of the fleet, coming in with top form and speed figures. Should be tough to fend off down the stretch with perfect stalking position to pounce. Field is loaded with speed, so expect jockey John Velazquez to sit patiently in the shadows. ROLY POLY and RIBCHESTER are the best of the Europeans crossing the pond and will be coming on strong late. Ribchester has never finished out of the top three spots in 15 starts. SUEDOIS won his first stateside appearance last out at Keeneland. Don’t take this France-bred too lightly.

10 Juvenile. 11⁄16 miles. 2-year-olds. Purse: $2 million.

#/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds

1: U S Navy Flag, Moore, O’Brien 122 8-1

2: Solomini, Prat, Baffert 122 6-1

3: Firenze Fire, I. Ortiz, Servis 122 6-1

4: Givemeaminit, Castellano, Stewart 122 20-1

5: Free Drop Billy, Albarado, Romans 122 5-1

6: Good Magic, J. Ortiz, Brown 122 8-1

7: The Tabulator, Valdivia, Rivelli 122 20-1

8: Bahamian, Gutierrez, Callaghan 122 30-1

9: Hazit, Velazquez, Pletcher 122 20-1

10: Golden Dragon, Roman, Yanakov 122 30-1

11: Bolt d’Oro, Nakatani, Ruis 122 9-5

12: Hollywood Star, Rosario, Romans 122 15-1

BOLT D’ ORO is the most likely favorite to win today. Impressive-looking colt has done nothing wrong in three career starts. Draws terrific outside post, projecting to stalk the loaded speed to his inside. Keeps getting better with each race and has a bright future ahead. Going to be tough to beat. FREE DROP BILLY will be my upset play. Eye-popping bullet drill coming in for trainer Dale Romans, who usually has his runners ready for the big races. Young colt took the long wide journey last out for the win, while clearing the field by four lengths. Must use somewhere on your tickets. SOLOMINI and FIRENZE FIRE are must-use underneath on exotic tickets. Solomini was second best to Bolt d’Oro last out but finished nearly eight lengths behind. GOLDEN DRAGON is my huge long-shot play today at 30-1. Turf runner has never raced on the dirt but has taken a strong liking to it with morning drills. Worth a place/show bet.

11 Turf. 1½ miles. 3-year-olds and up. Purse: $4 million.

#/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds

1: Talismanic, Barzalona, Fabre 126 15-1

2: Bullards Alley, Castellano, Glyshaw 126 15-1

3: Highland Reel, Moore, O’Brien 126 5-1

4: Decorated Knight, Azteni, Charlton 126 15-1

5: Ulysses, Dettori, Stoute 126 7-2

6: Cliffs of Moher, Lordan, O’Brien 122 20-1

7: Itsinthepost, Baze, Mullins 126 15-1

8: Bigger Picture, Velazquez, Maker 126 15-1

9: Seventh Heaven, Heffernan, O’Brien 123 20-1

10: Fanciful Angel, I. Ortiz, Brown 126 12-1

11: Hunt, Prat, D’Amato 126 15-1

12: Beach Patrol, Rosario, Brown 126 4-1

13: Sadler’s Joy, Leparoux, Albertrani 126 12-1

14: Oscar Performance, J. Ortiz, Lynch 122 10-1

Race strictly goes through the Europeans. This is not the strongest American group for the 1½-mile journey. ULYSSES is a much-improved runner and is a multiple Grade 1 winner. Barn is winning at 45 percent with North American starters in the past five years. HIGHLAND REEL is back to defend his title and is probably the horse to beat. Undefeated in both stateside starts and hasn’t lost a step since. CLIFFS OF MOHER is the big price of the Europeans but hasn’t shamed himself in Grade 1 races. Europeans filled up the trifecta ticket last year in this event. OSCAR PERFORMANCE and BEACH PATROL are the best of the American candidates. Expect one of them to take the lead and attempt to run out the clock.

12 Classic. 1¼ miles. 3-year-olds and up. Purse: $6 million.

#/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds

1: Arrogate, M. Smith, Baffert 126 2-1

2: War Decree, Heffernan, O’Brien 122 30-1

3: Win the Space, Talamo, Papaprodromou 126 30-1

4: War Story, J. Ortiz, Navarro 126 30-1

5: Gun Runner, Geroux, Asmussen 126 9-5

6: Mubtaahij, Van Dyke, Baffert 126 12-1

7: Churchill, Moore, O’Brien 122 15-1

8: West Coast, Castellano, Baffert 122 6-1

9: Gunnevera, Zayas, Sano 122 30-1

10: Pavel, Gutierrez, O’Neill 122 20-1

11: Collected, Garcia, Baffert 126 6-1

The race we’ve all been waiting for. Defending champ ARROGATE returns to face off against GUN RUNNER, the best thoroughbred in the country right now. We also have Arrogate’s stablemates MUBTAAHIJ, WEST COAST and COLLECTED, all trained by Bob Baffert. I’m going to put Gun Runner over the Baffert team. Expect Gun Runner to sit off the pace for first attack on the speedy Arrogate, hopefully taking command down payoff alley and fending off the rest of the Baffert players. West Coast is the runner that scares me, not Arrogate. West Coast is the up-and-comer to the top two and is the main threat to pull off the upset.