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This Friday and Saturday. NBC has the coverage. With TVG providing lots of information especially in the morning shows and previews.

Here is where you can find additional information on the races, and horses running.

https://www.breederscup.com
 

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@aubie, I have to be honest- I am so, so nervous about these races this year. If a horse breaks down at that track, I feel like the stakes are just unbelievably high. I don't want to distract your thread and take away the spotlight from the amazing horses that will be running (go Midnight Bisou!) but I am not sure I can watch this year. I've really enjoyed the Bloodhorse coverage this year, they've done a nice job over the past couple of weeks. Will probably follow along there this weekend. I was wondering if you read this commentary: Back and Forward - By Evan Hammonds - What's Going On Here I think we've had similar conversations here on HF recently.
 

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I get that, I hope all goes well. And I am all about Midnight Bisou. Think she is hands down the Horse Of The Year regardless of any out oat the BC.
 

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I'm sure I have posted this in years past, but a look back at what I believe is the best Breeders Cup Classic. It has it all. Truly on of the all time greats. Also one of the best jocks giving a clinic on how to ride a great horse. One of the best calls ever. And to top it all off he hit the magic number. We won't see that Saturday.

 

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Love that :grin:


Hard to believe it's been 10 years since Zenyatta's win. I love how much they've been celebrating that and some of the stories about her latest daughter to hit the track. And I still chose to imagine that she should have beaten Blame the following year :wink:
 

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I remember my chills grew as he said each word. This. Is. Unbelievable.

And I think Zellda is the one. Not only to win but to pass on her greatness.
 

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Not trying to hijack your thread @aubie but wanted to post about today's races. We've got 5 today, all juvenile.

Juvenile Fillies
Juvenile Fillies Turf
Juvenile Turf
Juvenile Turf Sprint
Juvenile

I must confess only the first and last ones really interest me today. I will probably only go in depth on those two.


Juvenile Fillies; 1 1/16 mile

1 Donna Veloce
JOCKEY / Flavien Prat
TRAINER / Simon Callaghan

2 Two Sixty
JOCKEY / Edgard J. Zayas
TRAINER / Mark E. Casse

3 Perfect Alibi
JOCKEY / Irad Ortiz, Jr.
TRAINER / Mark E. Casse

4 British Idiom
JOCKEY / Javier Castellano
TRAINER / Brad H. Cox

5 Lazy Daisy
JOCKEY / Rafael Bejarano
TRAINER / Doug F. O'Neill

6 Bast
JOCKEY / John R. Velazquez
TRAINER / Bob Baffert

7 Wicked Whisper
JOCKEY / Joel Rosario
TRAINER / Steven M. Asmussen

8 K P Dreamin
JOCKEY / Ruben Fuentes
TRAINER / Jeff Mullins

9 Comical
JOCKEY / Abel Cedillo
TRAINER / Doug F. O'Neill



Juvenile; 1 1/16


1 Dennis' Moment
JOCKEY / Irad Ortiz, Jr.
TRAINER / Dale L. Romans

2 Wrecking Crew
JOCKEY / Paco Lopez
TRAINER / Peter Miller

3 Shoplifted
JOCKEY / Ricardo Santana, Jr.
TRAINER / Steven M. Asmussen

4 Storm the Court
JOCKEY / Flavien Prat
TRAINER / Peter Eurton

5 Scabbard
JOCKEY / Mike E. Smith
TRAINER / Eddie Kenneally

6 Eight Rings
JOCKEY / John R. Velazquez
TRAINER / Bob Baffert

7 Anneau d'Or
JOCKEY / Juan J. Hernandez
TRAINER / Blaine D. Wright

8 Full Flat
JOCKEY / Yutaka Take
TRAINER / Hideyuki Mori

Back with my thoughts on these in a bit...
 

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The 2nd BC race may be the hardest of the whole weekend. Feels like I could mash the All button and somehow lose. But will have selections up closer to post.
 

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So... For the juvenile Fillies...(3rd breeders cup race today, race 7)

(1) Donna veloce - 1 start, 1 win. This is her first 2 turn race, the maiden win was a 6 1/2 furlongs. This is 1 1/16 mile, can she go the distance?

(2) Two Sixty - 4 starts, 2 first, 1 third, 1 dnf (lost jockey).

(3) Perfect Alibi - 5 starts, 3 first, 2 second. Won a gr 2 and gr 1. Was 2nd last time out by 6 1/2 lengths to the (4) horse in this race. Definitely in my top 3.

(4) British Idiom - 2 starts, 2 wins. Beat a Gr1 winner last race (by 6 1/2 lengths). Possible winner, imo. Definitely in my top 3.

(5) Lazy Daisy - 3 starts, 2 first, 1 fourth. Was 4th in the Del Mar Debutante, which the (6) horse in this race won. Probably not top 3 imo.

(6) Bast - 3 starts, 2 first, 2nd in her maiden race. Beat the (5) in her second race, and beat the (8) and (9) in her third race (a neck in front of the 9). Probably my last pick for top 3.

(7) Wicked Whisper - 2 for 2. The furthest she has run is a mile. She is a pace setter. Can she hold the lead for 1 1/16 mile against these horses that have won already at 1 1/16? If so, she could pull it off. Maybe...

(8) K P Dreamin - 3 starts, was 4th in his maiden, won his second, and third to the (6) and (9) last race.

(9) Comical - 5 starts, 2 first, 1 second, 1 third, 1 sixth. Was 2nd by a neck last race to the (6). Was third the previous race, again the (6) won. Not buying a win here. Top 5 perhaps.

Bottom line....for me, 6 to win, 4 and 3 to round out the top 3. Maybe the (7) holds on for top 3 or 4....
 

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The 9-1 hit for a $46 dollar exacta. Had that but didn't get the trifecta. So your ahead, I'm behind a little.
 

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Ok next race Juvenile Turf maybe the hardy of the weekend so beware- 1,2,4,12,14
 

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Not sure what happened with the 6 on the final stretch, if he hadn't spooked (?) I believe he would have been top 3. 2 is still unbeaten.
 

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That was an absolute mess. 2 for Chad Brown wasn't hard to see. The 50/1 & 60/1 I just couldn't see.
 

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It just hit me I bet one of those 50 60 to 1 horses is meth millers dopey horses. They did this mess last year.

In the next race do something on the side for the 1 . Maybe a super horse, but asking a lot.

So 4,7 over anything else you like/ price. If Miller has a horse include it.
 
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