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Breeders’ Cup Pre-Entries | 2023 Mile: Songline Leads Japanese Cavalry As Most Likely Winner
Songline (Shamela Hanley/Eclipse Sportswire/CSM)

Breeders’ Cup Pre-Entries | 2023 Mile: Songline Leads Japanese Cavalry As Most Likely Winner

Vinny from Real Dynasty Picks reviews the pre-entries for the 2023 Breeders’ Cup Mile from Santa Anita Park, then discusses his top win picks & long shots.

Vinny believes that the Japanese mare Songline is her home country’s most likely winner at the World Championships, but is that true? Tell us YOUR thoughts in the Comments section!

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The press release:

In the $2 million FanDuel Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) at one mile on turf, Sunday Racing Co. Ltd.’s 5-year-old mare Songline (JPN) earned two Breeders’ Cup Challenge automatic berths at Tokyo Race Course in the spring when she captured the May 14 Victoria Mile (G1) for an automatic starting position into the Maker’s Mark Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1), and then earned a free slot in the Mile when she won the June 7 Yasuda Kinen (G1).

Trained by Toru Hayashi, Songline returned to the races on Oct. 8 and finished second by a nose in the 1 1/8-mile Mainichi Okan (G2) at Tokyo.

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Breeders Cup Picks

Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier, Westerberg, and Peter Brant’s 3-year-old Paddington (GB) looks to regain the form he displayed as Europe’s top miler, having reeled off four consecutive Group 1 wins in the Irish 2000 Guineas, St. James’s Palace, Coral-Eclipse and the Qatar Sussex Stakes, in which he earned a free berth into this race for trainer Aidan O’Brien.

In the U.S., LRE Racing LLC and JEH Racing Stable LLC’s Casa Creed will be competing in his fourth straight Breeders’ Cup.

The 7-year-old, trained by Bill Mott, has won his last two races, including a Win and You’re In for the Mile when he captured the Aug. 12 Fourstardave Handicap (G1) at Saratoga.

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