Archive for November 5th, 2017

The Biggest Handicapping Headlines From The 2017 Breeders Cup (BC) Are In “The Headlines” (11/5/17)

Nov 5th, 2017 | By | Category: Breeders Cup, Today's Picks

Another day after the Breeders Cup to sit here and digest all the things that happened over the last two days.  The great performances from Gun Runner and Forever Unbridled which reinforced their emergence as the best of their generation; the mystifying performances of the Euros whose favorites barely lifted a hoof and whose long shots surprised us and wreaked havoc on handicappers everywhere; the resounding disappointment of West Coast darlings Unique Bella and Defrong who finished way up the track and a reminded us that the “graveyard of favorites” is not limited to Saratoga; the unbridled exuberance of trainer Peter Miller who scored with his first and second Breeders Cup winners;  the bewildered and humbled Bob Baffert who still can’t explain why Arrogate fell off a cliff; and finally, a $135 winner in the Filly and Mare Turf that was truly worth “a bar of gold!”

It seems so many surprises are the norm almost every year during the Breeders Cup and the challenges for me and my fellow handicappers easily highlight our ignorance and ineptitude.  But throughout everything, I discovered the one thing that has remained consistent for me over the last 9 years of handicapping the Breeders Cup and posting on My headlines are the story because my best bet for each day of the BC has been winning at a tremendous rate and those picks have been extremely profitable.  Even though I only went 5 for 22 over on Friday and Saturday, my headline best bets both won: Rushing Fall paid $8.00 and World Approval $7.40.  Over the last 9 years, I have had 18 horses mentioned in my headline and 7 of them won (41%) and the ROI has been $2.85 for those picks!  My strategy is always making big bets on my best bets of the day and it has paid great dividends in the BC!  In fact, all picks listed as best bets have won 12 out of 51 times with a nice flat bet profit!  So, I hope that all my readers whom have been so supportive over the years may have profited a little by my best bet picks — even when the overall days may have been difficult!  If you decide to look at past posts, take a look at my picks over the years for the Classic — very proud of those selections!

Just wanted to wish everyone a great holiday season and I look forward to posting every weekend as usual and hope my headlines keep paying off!