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                  === Wise Dan captures Breeders' Cup Mile ===
 
 Arcadia,  CA (Sports Network) - Leading thoroughbred Wise Dan took the lead at
 the top of the stretch and went on to win Saturday's $2 million Breeders'  Cup
 Mile at Santa Anita Park.
 
 Wise  Dan,  trained by Charles  Lopresti, went off as  the 9-5 favorite in the
 nine-horse field. The 2-1 second choice was Aidan O'Brien's Excelebration.
 
 Wise  Dan allowed Obviously  to set the pace while the favorite was third with
 Suggestive  Boy  racing second  up  the  backstretch.  Around the  final  turn
 Obviously  still had the  lead as Wise Dan and jockey John Velazquez drew even
 from the outside.
 
 Owned  by Morton Fink, Wise Dan assumed the lead at the head of the stretch as
 2011  Kentucky Derby  winner Animal  Kingdom rallied  from off  the pace.  The
 favorite  cruised to a two-length win over Animal Kingdom and set a course and
 stakes record of 1:31.78 over the grass.
 
 Obviously held on for third with Excelebration finishing fourth.
 
 Wise  Dan recorded  his third  straight  win and  added $1.08  million to  his
 earnings.  The 5-year-old  gelding has  banked more  than $3.5  million in  20
 starts with 13 wins.
 
 Wise Dan paid $5.60, $3.00 and $2.80. Animal Kingdom returned $6.60 and $4.60,
 and Obviously paid $4.20 to show.
 
 
 
 
 
 11/03 19:56:33 ET


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