The biggest races of the year are on Saturday, Nov. 5 for Day 2 of the 2022 Breeders' Cup at Keeneland.
The Big Ass Fans Dirt Mile is Race 5, and there are nine Breeders' Cup races Saturday.
Ahead of all the races, check the program for scratches and changes, and monitor the weather and track conditions.
Breeders' Cup Betting - 2022 Dirt Mile
1. Cody's Wish and Laurel River, Race 5
Gunite (7/2) and Laurel River (9/2) own all the early pace in this race and will dispute the lead while Simplification (15/1) will be applying pressure behind that pair throughout. Pressers that are best at 2-turn routes will be the best win contenders.
That makes Laurel River with Irad Ortiz, Jr. riding for controversial trainer Bob Baffert a top win contender. He won with a top speed figure to close 2021 and returned off a long layoff to crush foes including nine others in the Pat O'Brien stakes. He's now 2-for-2 going the 2-turn mile with great balance and turn of foot acceleration. Training superbly leading into the race as well.
A lot of sentiment for closer Cody's Wish (5/2), who has won 6 of his last 7 starts. The Bill Mott-trained colt is better on 1-turn races, but with a fast pressured pace projected, Cody's Wish will be closing with a rush. He beat top runner Jackie's Warrior last race in the Grade 1 Forego Stakes and posted a stunning BRIS Late Pace figure of 119 in the process.