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Wise Dan in the winner's circle
Wise Dan winner's circle after the 2012 Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland
© Steve Queen
Trainer Charles Lopresti said, "He was so good coming out of the Woodbine (Mile) I just didn't want to breeze him too many more times. He gained weight from the Woodbine Mile. I worked him one time here, and he just worked incredible here one morning. I figured this (race) would give him a chance to maybe breeze him one more time easy and then run him (in the Breeders' Cup). We'll lean toward the Mile, but we won't rule out the Classic. Listening to everybody talk, I think he deserves to run in the Classic. I'm a little worried about Santa Anita. It's the same kind of speed-oriented track but it's a little deeper and looser. I don't know if he'll handle that. I know he'll handle the turf.