Jeff O'Reilly takes a look at the Santa Anita Derby day card.
Breeder’s Cup Classic By: Trent Ledbetter When I was asked to analyze this race I didn’t know which route to take. A full field breakdown of every horse? A top three with a sleeper? But let’s be honest, this Breeder’s Cup has more storylines in it than a season finale of The Kardashians. There’s a … Continue reading Breeder’s Cup Classic
The highlight of Friday's Breeders' Cup races is the $2,000,000 Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff, headlined by the now-five-year-old Stellar Wind, who will be making her third attempt at this race. In the few days that racing has been conducted at Del Mar leading up to this race, tactical speed has been imperative to victory. If … Continue reading Breeders’ Cup: Distaff Analysis, by @starryday93
Box the 1-2-3 in the BC Turf Sprint, play Bucchero underneath.
Friday’s Breeders’ Cup races at Del Mar will present quite a challenge for multi-race bettors as two of the four races are comprised of full fields of two year old turf runners. Half of the Breeders’ Cup races on Friday will be on the turf, with three races going exactly one mile--while the Distaff is … Continue reading Friday Breeders’ Cup Pick-4 Analysis
Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Sprint Selections: 11-2-12-9 All gamblers, whether we are betting horses or sports, look for value. We all want the best return on our investment, however that value isn’t always there and you have to take who you think will win at a short price. That is where I end up … Continue reading Breeders’ Cup Thoughts: Filly & Mare Sprint and Sprint edition.
Breeders' Cup Mile Selections: 5-8/11-10-4 Are you ready for some SPEED???? Holy moly, we’ve got five confirmed front-runners and another four stalkers in this year’s Mile. That leaves only Ballagh Rocks, Om, Lancaster Bomber, Suedois, and Zelzal to come from “midpack” or off the pace. Do I think that the pace will ultimately be the … Continue reading Breeders’ Cup Thoughts: Mile and Turf by Brian Leckie
14-Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies Coming into this race I really liked Heavenly Love and SeperationofPowers. Well, Heavenly Love drew the first post and SeperationofPowers drew thirteenth. After this draw I’m scratching both from my top spot. I think Heavenly Love gets pressed and sent to front and I’m not sure she’s comfortable there. The 7-Moonshine … Continue reading Breeders’ Cup Thoughts, by @23ledbetter
Here is my horse by horse analysis for the Dirt Mile: (1) Iron Fist: Seems to run his race nearly every time out. Has good tactical speed that has served him well throughout his career. Comes in from two listed stakes at Remington and Mountaineer. He consistently stalks the pace and makes his run at … Continue reading Breeders’ Cup: Dirt Mile Analysis, by Jeff O’Reilly
The Juvenile Turf is the third BC race with a full field of 14. 13~My Boy Jack he is my choice, reason being he's run twice at Del Mar both times running second. He's 4~1~3~0 at the distance. Kent Desourmeaux rides for his brother Keith. His LP number in his last race a winning one … Continue reading Breeders’ Cup: Juvenile Turf, by @TracksideTalk