Closer’s Breeders Cup Selection
Breeders Cup Saturday! One of the biggest days of the year for horse racing fans and with nine Breeders Cup races on Saturday, there’s plenty of chances to hit it big! Good luck!
Race 3: Breeders Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (12pm ET)
(#13) Marley’s Freedom (8-5)
This 4 year old Filly has been on fire since the barn change to Bob Baffert. Her last victory, an impressive 3 length score in the Grade 1 Ballerina at Saratoga, was at this same 7 furlong distance. The outside post should help her sit a nice trip.
(#5) Golden Mischief (10-1)
This fillet also has a 3 race win streak coming in and fired a bullet work of 47 seconds flat for a half mile. The step up in class could hurt but the price should be very good and Geroux can bring in prices on Breeders Cup weekend.
(#11) Finley’s Lucky Charm (10-1)
Throw out the last race and this mare could be the leader at the half mile pole. I like the outside post in case she doesn’t make the lead but could hit the board at a big price.
Race 4: Breeders Cup Turf Sprint (12:38pm ET)
(#11) World of Trouble (6-1)
This 3 year old colt has won 2 in a row. I’m hoping he can make the lead but if not, should be able to sit a nice trip. Also a plus, with the rain in Louisville, the past 2 races have been won over an off turf course.
(#14) Conquest Tsunami (6-1)
This Peter Miller trained gelding seems to like the Santa Anita downhill turf course. I’m betting the cut back in distance and the early speed will keep this gelding with a chance. Prat is also one of the best turf riders in the country.
(#5) Disco Partner (7-2)
The 6 year old has run some huge races. I think he has a chance but not at 7-2 with many contenders in this field. He is a use in exotics but not on top.
Race 5: Breeders Cup Dirt Mile (1:16pm ET)
(#10) Catalina Cruiser (8-5)
This Sadler trained colt was very impressive winning the Grade 2 Pat O Brien last out. The distance should fit perfectly and the outside post should set up a nice trip.
(#7) Firenze Fire (6-1)
This colt is a different animal when around 1 turn and if you throw out the tough race 2 back at Saratoga, he should be ready to fire a big race.
(#1) City of Light (5-2)
This colt by Quality Road seems to be searching for the right distance. A mile could be it and with the inside post, could sit the ideal trip.
Race 6: Breeders Cup Filly and Mare Turf (2:04pm ET)
(#6) Sistercharlie (3-1)
One of the 5 Chad Brown trained horses in this race. Velazquez stays on which gives me great confidence in this Filly. Always has a chance coming down the lane and look for her to be flying late.
(#10) Magic Wand (5-1)
Aiden O Brien sends 15 over to the Breeders Cup and this could be a tough one. Ryan Moore is always someone to look at this weekend and she will like the soft turf.
(#1) Fourstar Crook (5-1)
Another Chad brown trained mare that looked good in the Flower Bowl last out. Between her and the top choice, they’ve won 4 of their last 4 races paired together. Look for late down the stretch.
Race 7: Breeders Cup Sprint (2:46pm ET)
(#9) Roy H (5-2)
Last years winner comes back to his winning ways last out at Santa Anita. Outside post should mean a nice trip outside the front runners.
(#1) Whitmore (6-1)
Just missed last out at Keeneland but back to back bullet works proves he his sharp coming in. 9 for 13 at the distance and the inside post could save ground for a big run down the stretch.
(#8) Limousine Liberal (6-1)
This 6 year old continues to grind out top 3 finishes and will be a big use for me in the 2nd and 3rd spot of exotics. Another horse that could be flying late.
Race 8: Breeders Cup Mile (3:36pm ET)
(#5) Oscar Performance (6-1)
Perfect distance for a horse that can win against any type of competition. Won the 2016 edition of the Juvenile Turf at this same distance. Also will be up close if not on lead.
(#6) Almanaar (12-1)
Throwing the last effort out and the last couple before that could have a chance with a big price. Rosario is one of the best at timing rides on the turf and this gelding could be a price that makes exotics.
Sadler brings this 5 year old to Churchill after a blistering bullet work in a minute and one. The mile distance could be the perfect distance for this horse.
Race 9: Breeders Cup Distaff (4:16pm ET)
(#11) Monomoy Girl (2-1)
This Filly has been the best 3 year old Filly all year. Now she’s up against some better competition and I believe Brad Cox has her ready to go. Outside post will leave a decision for Geroux but she’s tactical enough to overcome it.
(#5) Wonder Gadot (15-1)
Last two races were disappointing but if this Filly can find her form of 3 back, and her bullet works tell me she is, I’ll take her at the price.
(#7) Midnight Bisou (6-1)
She gets put up last out in the Cotillion but has been close all year. Distance could be perfect and the outside draw could lead to a nice trip.
Race 10: Breeders Cup Turf (4:56pm ET)
(#2) Enable (Even)
Two time Arc winner comes to the Breeders Cup trying to break the streak of Arc winners to fail at the Breeders’ Cup. She looks much the best in this spot but history makes this so difficult to take. Use with caution.
(#4) Robert Bruce (10-1)
Arlington Million winner could run big in this spot. Distance is perfect for him and didn’t like the soft turf last out. Look for him late in this race.
(#1) Talismanic (12-1)
Last years winner comes back and draws the rail again! Could it be two in a row? I like the chances for this 5 year old.
Race 11: Breeders Cup Classic (5:44pm ET)
(#3) Catholic Boy (8-1)
The Travers winner comes into this race on a 3 race win streak. The draw inside couldn’t be better and could have first run at the front runners or be on the lead. Will have chance coming down the stretch.
(#10) Yoshida (10-1)
Winner of the Woodward last out and another horse finding success on a different surface. He will be running late and Jose Ortiz is never a bad pick up mount.
(#7) West Coast (5-1)
The Travers winner from a year ago has been cashing checks in his last few and is sharp coming into this spot. Definitely a must use.
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