Breeders’ Cup Weekend, Saturday October 31st

Well, I was doing a little handicapping for the Windstar Stablemates Breeders’ Cup Contest, so I figured I could add my picks to the post here.  I’m glad to see the Breeders’ Cup somewhere other than California this year.  Kinda disappointed at a few of the scratches, I really wanted to see beholder beat American Pharoah.  So here’s a few Breeders’ Cup picks from Cornelio.

Race 6: Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf

  1. Legatissimo – gotta watch this Europeans when they come to America, especially for the Breeder’s Cup, Winner of last 2, 3 2-1-0 at distance
  2. Stephanie’s Kitten – always seems to disappoint me, wonder if she can beat the Europeans, won last race, 6 2-3-0 at distance, cat horse
  3. Miss France – another European, a bunch of second places, might be good for third

Race 7: Breeders’ Cup Sprint

  1. Private Zone – Winner of 3 out of 5 this year, won last 2, plenty of experience at distance
  2. Run happy – coming off 4 straight wins, 2-2 at distance
  3. Wild Dude – plenty of speed, won last race, 6 4-0-2 at distance
  4. Just Missed – Salutos Amigos

Race 8: Breeders’ Cup Mile

  1. Esoterique – watch out for those Europeans, winner of last 2 followed by 2 seconds, 12 4-2-1 at distance
  2. Tepin – Leparoux the Turf specialist, 6 4-2-0 this year, 4 3-1-0 at distance, should do well
  3. Time Test – winner of 3 of last 4, all this year, 1-1 at distance

Race 9: Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

  1. Brody’s Cause – Winner of last 2, 1-1 at distance, hot jockey trainer combo, won at Keenland
  2. Nyquist – 4/4 undefeated, 1-1 at distance
  3. Greenpointcrusader – won last 2, would have been 3, but by a neck, increasing speed figs

Race 10: Breeders’ Cup Turf

  1. Golden Horn – coming from overseas, sports a lifetime 8 -7-1-0 record, should do well
  2. The Pizza Man – this horse is on a roll, 6 2-0-2 at distance, might be a bit long for him
  3. Twilight Eclipse – hot jockey, consistent speed figs, experience at distance, should compete

Race 11: Breeder’s Cup Classic

  1. Tonalist – Hoping that Tonalist and Javier can get this done, coming off a win, 5 2-1-0 at distance
  2. American Pharoah – great horse, but beaten once, not sure if he will return to former glory, great winning record, will depend on the break
  3. Honor Code – has the speed to make this happen, good jockey trainer combo, never gone the distance though
  4. I really thought Beholder could have beaten Pharoah in this race.

Should be an exciting weekend of racing, going to try and not lose too much money 🙂

Enjoy the off season folks!

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