Breeders Cup

“Tom’s D’Winner” At Breeder’s Cup (11/7/20)

Nov 7th, 2020 | By | Category: Breeders Cup, Keeneland, Today's Picks

Fast and good for Day 2 of the Breeder’s Cup at Keeneland –have good news and bad news about yesterday!  The bad news is that I didn’t pick 1 winner on top and best bets ran poorly!  The good news is that I saved almost my entire bankroll for today and if you can bet around a pronounced speed bias on the dirt, you can make some money!

In race 12, The Grade 1 BC Classic, Tom’s D’Etat (#4) hasn’t run he stumbled badly at the start of the Whitney, but Al Stall won this race with Blame 11 years ago and there is so much speed signed on that I have confidence in a rail skimming ride by Rosario to run these down late and 4-1 or so would be a gift!  Key in all late multi=race wagers and play an exacta box with #’s 8 and 3.

In race 7, The Grade 1  BC Filly & Mare Turf, Sister Charlie (#2) has been victimized in two return races by slow paces and now gets a little more speed in here and some give in the ground to turn the tables on stable mate here at a decent price — key in all double and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 6 and 11.

In race 6, The Grade 1 BC Dirt Mile, War of Will (#4) has faced some good ones during career and Casse dodges the turf mile to return him to dirt against a more modest group and should stay close enough to wear these down late — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 2 and 12.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 1, 4 and 6

Race 2: 10 with 12 and 1

Race 3: 6 with 5 and 4

Race 4: 9, 7 and 1

Race 5: 7 (Best Bet) with 3 and 8

Race 6: 4 (Best Bet) with 2 and 12

Race 7: 2 (Best Bet) with 6 and 11

Race 8: 11 with 7 and 8

Race 9: 1, 12 and 8

Race 10: 4, 10 and 5

Race 11: 2, 3 and 1

Race 12: 4 (Best Bet) with 8 and 3



“Sittin” Stands Tall At Breeders Cup (11/6/20)

Nov 5th, 2020 | By | Category: Breeders Cup, Keeneland, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for Day 1 of the 2020 Breeders Cup at Keeneland.  A fantastic day of racing leading up to the Classic on Saturday.  My strategy this year is to really watch the card today to see how both the main track and turf course are playing — a few weeks ago, the main track here was very favorable to speed, so I want to make sure I have a good handle on things before I make most of my wagers on Saturday!  A challenging 10 race card here with 5 Breeders Cup races on tap — these races are difficult, especially the turf races because it’s hard to get a handle on the Euros, so play accordingly!

In race 10, The Breeders Cup Juvenile, Sittin’ On Go (#9) has done little wrong in two starts for crafty trainer who knows how to win here — improved dramatically in last and showed a great closing kick which he can used to run down the favorites here who should be battling early — key in all multi-race wagers, bet across the board and play an exacta box with #’s 5 and 7.

In race 7, The Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf, Public Sector (#4) was victimized by a slow pace in last and should get a much faster pace in here to set up late run for top connections – key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 8 and 9.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 4, 1 and 6

Race 2: 11, 9 and 8

Race 3: 1, 12 and 6

Race 4: 8 (Best Bet) with 6 and 7

Race 5: 5, 6 and 3

Race 6: 13, 9 and 14

Race 7: 4 (Best Bet) with 8 and 9

Race 8: 7, 1 and 2

Race 9: 4, 5 and 10

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



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