Breeders’ Cup – Day Two

Breeders’Cup – Day Two

By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor

BASN

 

 

PHILADELPHIA (BASN/BASN NEWSROOM) – Here are the picks for Day Two of the 2009 Breeders Cup including the Classic. Good hunting!!!

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (Grade II)

$1,000,000 Two-Year-Old Colts and Geldings 1 Mile (Turf) (ABC, 1:45 p.m. ET)

PP Horse Jockey Odds
1 Zip Quik Mike Smith 50-1
2 Viscount Nelson John Murtagh 6-1
3 Codoy Garrett Gomez 15-1
4 Pounced Lanfranco Dettori 9-2
5 Gallant Gent Joel Rosario 30-1
6 Awesome Act Ryan Moore 20-1
7 Bridgetown Robert Landry 8-1
8 King Ledley Rafael Bejarano 20-1
9 Kera’s Kitten Rajiv Maragh 12-1
10 Becky’s Kitten Julien Leparoux 12-1
11 Interactif Kent Desormeaux 4-1
12 Buzzword (GB) Ahmed Ajtebi 6-1
13ae Dean’s Kitten Ramon Dominguez 12-1
14ae Summer Movie Michael Baze 50-1

The Play: I really like Kera’s Kitten, who last ran 14 days ago; coming in fresh, and I expect him to be in the superfecta Meow Mix with Becky’s Kitten, Awesome Act, and Pounced – I’ll add Bridgetown and Viscount Nelson to my box; although I like Interactif, Desormeaux has disappointed me too many times in big races. A $.10 superfecta box, #’s 2, 4, 6, 7, 9 & 10 = $36.00.

 

Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint $1,000,000 Three-Year-Olds and Up About 6 1/2 Furlongs (Turf) (ABC, 2:23 p.m. ET)

PP Horse Jockey Odds
1 Noble Court Joel Rosario 8-1
2 Silver Timber Julien Leparoux 8-1
3 California Flag Joseph Talamo 7-2
4 Lord Shanakill Jim Crowley 8-1
5 Get Funky Rafael Bejarano 20-1
6 Cannonball Ramon Dominguez 8-1
7 Gotta Have Her Tyler Baze 15-1
8 Square Eddie Lanfranco Dettori 20-1
9 Diamondrella (GB) Rajiv Maragh 4-1
10 Canadian Ballet Alan Garcia 20-1
11 El Gato Malo David Flores 30-1
12 Strike the Deal Kieren Fallon 15-1
13 Desert Code Richard Migliore 20-1
14 Delta Storm Garrett Gomez 10-1
15ae Tenga Cat Mike Smith 30-1
16ae Cherokee Heaven Brice Blanc 30-1

The Play: The Downhill Turf is one the most unique events in all of racing. In a situation like this where you have horses of equal calibre, no matter where you start, the place you wanna finish is on the outside. As you swing into the stretch, there is a small patch of dirt as you descend downhill…

 

That momentum produces a slingshot effect which gives the riders extra Hoss Power if you have a clear run. Because of this fact, I feel the foreign jockeys will be at a disadvantage, so I will box the local guys who know the track, led by Garrett Gomez aboard Delta Storm.

Again, watch who’s flying late from the outside lanes! A $.10 superfecta box with #1, 3, 5, 7, 13 & 14 = $36.00.

Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (Grade I) $2,000,000 Three-Year-Olds and Up 6 Furlongs (ABC, 3:10 p.m. ET)

PP Horse Jockey Odds
1 Zensational Victor Espinoza 7-5
2 Cost of Freedom Tyler Baze 20-1
3 Fatal Bullet Eurico Da Silva 9-2
4 Crown of Thorns Rafael Bejarano 12-1
5 Gayego Garrett Gomez 5-2
6 Dancing in Silks Joel Rosario 12-1
7 Join in the Dance John Velazquez 30-1
8 Capt.

Candyman Can

Javier Castellano 15-1
9 Fleeting Spirit (IRE) Lanfranco Dettori 8-1

The Play: With two-time BC Sprint champion Midnight Lute out of the picture, you think maybe Fatal Bullet, who got cooked by ‘Lutein spite of running what would’ve been a track record for distance anywhere else in the world but that day at Santa Anita, would be feelin’ his oats right now.

 

Although Zensational is a clear morning line fave, the hoss to watch aside from ‘Bullet is Fleeting Spirit and Frankie Dettori. Fleeting Spirit has been running in Europe carrying up to nine pounds extra than in this race, so I feel the weight drop and Dettori’s skill makes them a legit threat. I will make this a $1 superfecta partial with #’s 3, 9/with 3, 5, 9/ with 1, 3, 5, 9/ with 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, #9 = $32.00.

 

Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I) $2,000,000 Two-Year-Old Colts and Geldings 1 1/16 Miles (ESPN 3:49 p.m. ET)

PP Horse Jockey Odds
1 Alfred Nobel (IRE) John Murtagh 20-1
2 Piscitelli Kent Desormeaux 50-1
3 Beethoven (IRE) Ryan Moore 20-1
4 Noble’s Promise Willie Martinez 8-1
5 D’ Funnybone Edgar Prado 5-2
6 Pulsion Mike Smith 20-1
7 Vale of York (IRE) Ahmed Ajtebi 20-1
8 Eskendereya Javier Castellano 10-1
9 Aikenite Alan Garcia 8-1
10 Aspire Julien Leparoux 30-1
11 Radiohead (GB) Martin Dwyer 15-1
12 William’s Kitten Ramon Dominguez 30-1
13 Lookin At Lucky Garrett Gomez 8-5

The Play: I won’t hide it – I hate favorites, but what’s great about the Breeders’ Cup is that the pools are so big even favorites can pop a righteous superfecta for you. In this race, it is very hard to go against Garrett Gomez and Lookin at Lucky, so two bets: a $1 superfecta partial with #13, /with 3, 4, 7/with 3, 4, 7/ with 1, 3, 4, 7, 11 & 12 = $24.00 and a $.10 superfecta box with #1, 3, 4, 11 & 13 – just in case = $12.00. Total = $36.00. TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile (Grade I) $2,000,000 Three-Year-Olds and Up 1 Mile (Turf) (ESPN, 4:28 p.m. ET)

PP Horse Jockey Odds
1 Court Vision Robby Albarado 12-1
2 Whatsthescript (IRE) Kent Desormeaux 15-1
3 Cowboy Cal John Velazquez 6-1
4 Delegator (GB) Lanfranco Dettori 3-1
5 Karelian Rajiv Maragh 20-1
6 Courageous Cat Garrett Gomez 20-1
7 Ferneley (IRE) Rafael Bejarano 20-1
8 Zacinto (GB) Ryan Moore 8-1
9 Gladiatorus Ahmed Ajtebi 20-1
10 Justenuffhumor Alan Garcia 10-1
11 Goldikova (IRE) Olivier Peslier 8-5

The Play: Another race the Europeans will have a strong say in, with Goldikova & Delegator going at it; but out of Empire City’s Cat Cave, flying down the stretch {cue the serious intro music} is Courageous Cat – bombing the tote board at 20- 1!!! Minute Mouse & LL Cool J will be very proud. A $.10 superfecta box with 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, & 11 = $36.00.

 

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (Grade I) $1,000,000 Three-Year-Olds and Up 1 Mile (ESPN 5:12 p.m. ET)

PP Horse Jockey Odds
1 Mastercraftsman (IRE) John Murtagh 6-5
2 Furthest Land Julien Leparoux 20-1
3 Midshipman Garrett Gomez 6-1
4 Bullsbay Jeremy Rose 3-1
5 Neko Bay Mike Smith 20-1
6 Mambo Meister Manoel Cruz 30-1
7 Pyro John Velazquez 10-1
8 Mr.

Sidney

Kent Desormeaux 12-1
9 Chocolate Candy Joel Rosario 15-1
10 Ready’s Echo Calvin Borel 20-1

The Play: I still remember the clever ride Jeremy Rose put together on Bullsbay in the loss to Queen Rachel a few weeks ago; it will be interesting to see what he can do a dry track. Midshipman & Mastercraftsman will be in the mix but watch for the closers, Mambo Meister & Pyro. A $.10 superfecta box with #1, 3, 4, 6, 7, # 9 = $36.00.

Emirates Airline Breeders’ Cup Turf (Grade I) $3,000,000 Three-Year-Olds and Up 1 1/2 Miles (Turf) (ESPN, 5:57 p.m. ET)

PP Horse Jockey Odds
1 Telling Javier Castellano 20-1
2 Conduit (IRE) Ryan Moore 7-5
3 Red Rocks (IRE) Julien Leparoux 20-1
4 Allegre John Velazquez 50-1
5 Dar Re Mi (GB) Lanfranco Dettori 3-1
6 Presious Passion Elvis Trujillo 4-1
7 Spanish Moon Kieren Fallon 5-2
8 Monzante Rafael Bejarano 30-1

The Play: Hard to bet against Conduit or Dar Re Mi, so I will use them both up top; and since Allegre is the freshest horse, I think she can sneak in the superfecta and fatten up the pot considerably.

A $1 superfecta partial #-s 2, 5, with 2, 4, 5, with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 = $40.00.

 

Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) $5,000,000 Three-Year-Olds and Up 1 1/4 Miles (ESPN 6:45 p.m. ET)

PP Horse Jockey Odds
1 Mine That Bird Calvin Borel 12-1
2 Colonel John Garrett Gomez 12-1
3 Summer Bird Kent Desormeaux 9-2
4 Zenyatta Mike Smith 5-2
5 Twice Over (GB) Thomas Queally 20-1
6 Richard’s Kid Alex Solis 12-1
7 Gio Ponti Ramon Dominguez 12-1
8 Einstein (BRZ) Julien Leparoux 12-1
9 Girolamo Alan Garcia 20-1
10 Rip Van Winkle (IRE) John Murtagh 7-2
11 Regal Ransom Richard Migliore 20-1
12 Quality Road John Velazquez 12-1
13 Awesome Gem David Flores 30-1

 

The Play: Unlike Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta likes to let them all go in front of her, then pick ‘em off one by one on the close.

With other strong closers like the Bird Brothers and Gio Ponti, I’m not sure if she can get the trip she needs. Lady Z will need a little racing luck to get over in this one. Regal Ransom’s in front as far he goes. No matter what happens today, Zenyatta is a champion and will go down as one of the best ever.

A$.10 super box with #1, 2, 3, 4, 7, # 11 = $36.00 and a $1 super partial #4 with 1,2, 3/with 1, 2, 3/with 1, 2, 3, 7, 11 = $18.00 Total = $54.00.

 

Next time: A BC Recap and some late season props are given out to horses and riders.

 

So when Santa Anita is rockin’ as they come home in the Classic, don’t be surprised if you hear someone scream…

 

GO, BABY, GO – WORK IT, GIRL!!!!

michaelingram@blackathlete.com/basneditor@basnnewsroom.com

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