Breeders Cup

It’s A “Circus” At The Breeders Cup (11/2/19)

Oct 30th, 2019 | By | Category: Breeders Cup, Today's Picks

Looks like it will be fast and firm for BC Classic Day at Santa Anita — handicapping early because I am traveling so I am without information on any track biases, so please adjust your handicapping to suit the conditions.  I hope that both the dirt and turf courses will be playing fair, but I won’t be surprised if the main track may be favoring speed, but I always hope if the pace is fast, closers will have a chance, so let’s see how I do!  Unlike Friday’s picks, I predict the Euros will have a big part in the proceedings!

In race 9, The Grade 1 BC Turf Mile, Circus Maximus (#9) should have a tactical advantage being close up to the lead in a race without much pace on paper and be able to hold off Uni (#11) who would have been my pick if the pace was fast — connections know how to win BC races!  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 11 and 6.

In race 10, The Grade 1 BC Distaff. Blue Prize (#11) is in career form and in a race that should fall apart late should run these down and beat Midnight Bisou who will be a very short price and could be due for a bounce after several tough races — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 4 and 1.

In race 12, The Grade 1 BC Classic, Yoshida (#5) could be compromised by a moderate pace and a track that may favor speed, but my gut tells me that the pace might be faster than expected and McKenzie will take way too much money, so if I can get 5-1 on Yoshida, I will gladly take the chance!  Key in all late multi-race wagers and play an exacta box with #’s 10 and 8.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 4, 3 and 8

Race 2: 4, 1 and 3

Race 3: 11, 8 and 1

Race 4: 8, 4 and 1

Race 5: 3, 2 and 12

Race 6: 4, 5 and 2

Race 7: 10, 2 and 12

Race 8: 7, 3 and 4

Race 9: 9 (Best Bet) with 11 and 6

Race 10: 11 (Best Bet) with 4 and 1

Race 11: 10, 9 and 11

Race 12: 5 (Best Bet) 10 and 8



A “British” Invasion At The Breeders Cup (11/1/19)

Oct 29th, 2019 | By | Category: Breeders Cup, Today's Picks

Looks like fast and firm for day 1 of the Breeders Cup at Santa Anita — I am posting early because I will be traveling and wanted to handicap early.  Please keep track of any track bias by watching Thursday’s card closely, but a speed favoring dirt track and a fair turf course seem to be a distinct possibility given what we already know and local horses may have an advantage to shippers because not all horses like the Santa Anita surface.  Have a feeling the Euros won’t be a big factor, but I have been wrong before, so let’s see how I do.

In race 7, The Grade 1 Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies, British Idiom (#4) is trained by the next big thing in racing, Brad Cox, who got his first BC win last year with Monomoy Girl, and is live with several mounts here, including this filly who stalked and demolished a quality field in the Grade 1 Alcibiades and should get a very contested pace to set up a perfect trip right behind leaders — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 6 and 1.

In race 5, The Grade 2 Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf, Four Wheel Drive (#9) has done nothing wrong in 2 starts for the best 2-year old turf sprint trainer in the country and may be a special one — take 2-1 in a big field and be happy!  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 10 and 7.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 6, 1 and 5

Race 2: 10, 1 and 5

Race 3: 11 (Best Bet) with 8 and 12

Race 4: 7, 11 and 2

Race 5: 9 (Best Bet) with 10 and 7

Race 6: 2 (Best Bet) with 7 and 1

Race 7: 4 (Best Bet) with 6 and 1

Race 8: 5, 7 and 12

Race 9: 1, 6 and 5

Race 10: 8, 13 and 1



Connecting To “Rainbow”On Breeders Cup Day 2 At Churchill (11/3/18)

Nov 3rd, 2018 | By | Category: Breeders Cup, Churchill, Today's Picks

Fast and good for BC Classic Day — not a very good day yesterday until the last race with front runners really dominating on turf and dirt.  Watch early for any biases today — although with drying out conditions the track may be a little more fair.  Breeders Cup races could be chalky, so try and concentrate on races that will offer some value and bet accordingly.

In race 4, The Grade 1 Breeders Cup Turf Sprint, Rainbow Heir (#6) is one of 3 trained by Jason Servis who may be the best turf sprint trainer in the county and comeback race was a good tightener and should be close enough to a brutal pace to have a chance to run them down at a great price — play across the board and use in multi-race wagers, plus an exacta box with #’s 8 and 11.

In race 11, The Grade 1 Breeders Cup Classic, West Coast (#7) needed last and should be sitting on a big race for Baffert — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 4 and 14.

For a betting strategy, I think Marley’s Freedom (#13) in race 3, The Filly & Mare Sprint, is the most likely winner, so single in those multi-race bets and I have a feeling that Gunnevera  (#4) is sitting on a big race in the Classic and will be a great price.   Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 5, 6 and 1

Race 2: 11, 3 and 12

Race 3: 13 (Best Bet) with 5 and 1

Race 4: 6 (Best Bet) with 8 and 11

Race 5: 6, 1 and 10

Race 6: 3, 10 and 1

Race 7: 5, 8 and 9

Race 8: 7, 11 and 2

Race 9: 11, 1 and 2

Race 10: 12, 2 and 4

Race 11: 7, (Best Bet) with 4 and 14

Race 12: 6, 3 and 7



Feeling “Restless” On Day 1 Of Breeders Cup At Churchill (11/2/18)

Nov 2nd, 2018 | By | Category: Breeders Cup, Churchill, Today's Picks

Good and yielding for Future Stars Friday at The Breeders Cup — Churchill Downs has been good to me in the past, so I am optimistic about the next two days, but the turf course took a lot of rain over the last two days so it’s hard to say who will like the going.  Also, there was a clear speed bias yesterday on the main track, but a drying out track today may be a different story so pay attention to changing track conditions.

In race 7, The Grade 1 Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies, Restless Rider (#4) loves Churchill and should benefit from all speed and another two-turn affair to run these down from a perfect stalking position — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 10 and 5.

In race 6, The Grade 1 Juvenile Fillies Turf, Concrete Rose (#1) got the cozy rail, has positional speed to sit a good trip and will be a much better price than she should be because of the Chad Brown heavy favorite — may be this good.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 6 and 5.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 6, 5 and 3

Race 2: 8, 9 and 2

Race 3: 6, 4 and 2

Race 4: 8, 3 and 2

Race 5: 8, 4 and 5

Race 6: 1 (Best Bet) with 6 and 5

Race 7: 4 (Best Bet) with 10 and 5

Race 8: 4, 6 and 12

Race 9: 1, 6 and 9

Race 10: 10 (Best Bet) with 7 and 2