November 16, 2015

The Clark Handicap and Cigar Mile close out the Grade 1 action among older males this year, and even though neither Honor Code nor Liam’s Map had years for the ages their cases for champion older male are likely safe regardless of what Jockey Club Gold Cup winner Tonalist does in the Cigar Mile or Breeders’ Cup Classic runner-up Effinex in the Clark, though that event on November 27 at Churchill Downs could provide a preview of next year with three-year-old Grade 1 winners Dortmund and Keen Ice also expected: