Monday, October 28, 2013


Breeders' Cup Distaff, $2 million, 1 1/8 miles, fillies and mares HORSE TRAINER COMMENT ODDS Royal Delta B. Mott Queen of division seeks third Distaff/Ladies Classic, Mott tightening screws since Beldame defeat 2-1 Princess of Sylmar T. Pletcher Star filly clinched 3yof championship winning Beldame, trained super since, supplemented for $100k 5-2 Beholder R. Mandella Undefeated two-turn races at Santa Anita, though unlikely for same soft trip as in final prep race 3-1 Authenticity T. Pletcher Deceptively good runner-up finish first start over the track, knocking on door all season, upsetter? 5-1 Close Hatches B. Mott Only filly to defeat Princess of Sylmar this year, solid comeback win Cotillion, faces older for first time 6-1 Street Girl M. Azupura Stumbled at start of Cotillion, finished third possibly better than looked, can hit board if others misfire 20-1 ======================================================================================== Breeders' Cup Marathon, $500,000, 1 3/4 miles dirt, 3-year-olds and up HORSE TRAINER COMMENT ODDS Worldly B. Walsh Winless since July 2011, consistent recent form makes him tepid chalk in inscrutable dirt marathons 4-1 Indian Jones P. Aristone Began career in California before becoming allowance-caliber veteran East Coast, he will stay the trip 9-2 Suns Out Guns Out D. Romans Stretches out following blowout win at PRX versus N2X allowance foes while earning creditable 94 Beyer 5-1 Ever Rider (Arg) M. Munoz So. American import Calidoscopio won this race 2012, his form was far better than this Argentina upsetter 6-1 Old Time Hockey T. Proctor Jumped into the race late, for good reason, turf horse will never get easier chance to run for $500k 8-1 Cease D. Jacobson Might turn out to be profitable claim three back for $100k, won sprint last out but also can stay distance 8-1 London Bridge J. Hughes Low-level turf stayer in Europe will be making U.S. debut in race that is begging for upset winner 10-1 Blueskiesnrainbows J. Hollendorfer Fresno debacle odds-on was merely prep for this, won richest stakes at Los Angeles County Fair two back 10-1 Pool Play M. Casse Field's lone millionaire occasionally pops at a price, but four futile SA starts nothing to brag about 12-1 Commander T. Taylor Win type wired mile-and-three-eighths marathon last out Hastings Park, 12-for-32 overall 12-1 ========================================================================================= Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf, $1 million, one mile turf, 2-year-old males HORSE TRAINER COMMENT ODDS Bobby's Kitten C. Brown Powered home like something special, crushed BEL G3 more than six, name honors late/great Bobby Frankel 5-2 Bashart T. Pletcher Got collared wet-weather off-turf G3 KEE, returns to surface on which won SAR G2/MSW, obvious player 4-1 Giovanni Boldini A. O'Brien Improving form Ireland includes G1 third/synthetic stakes win, trainer won this race 2011 and 2012 6-1 Wilshire Boulevard A. O'Brien European import G3 winner unproven beyond 6f, unproven around a turn, vulnerable if he ships 8-1 Diamond Bachelor P. Biancone No-excuse runner-up odds-on favorite turf stakes, War Front colt's first preference main-track BC Juvenile 8-1 Outstrip (GB) C. Appleby UK-based colt won 2 of 4 including Group 2, is first foal produced by G1 Spinster winner Asi Siempre 10-1 Antearoa L. Powell Owner won $130k pick six Oct. 14 SA, spent $100k making colt BC eligible, won stakes over this course 12-1 Arpinati (GB) A. Kitchingman G3 winner, G1-placed Italy, purchased privately and making U.S. debut in competitive BC stakes 12-1 Poker Player W. Catalano Low-rated turf outings at AP and KD, then produced surprise longshot win on chaotic KEE Polytrack 20-1 Shamshon (IRE) A. Kitchingman Foiled as favorite against G3 company UK, this seems like a reach for colt unproven beyond 5f 20-1 We Miss Artie T. Pletcher Turf form was hardly impressive, he improved on KEE Polytrack to win G1 going away 20-1 Smarty's Echo A. Smith Finished third only start on turf, first preference is main-track BC Juvenile 30-1 Bon Accord A. Sano Finished only a nose behind Bashart, scored 46-1 turf sprint shocker two back 30-1 Dance with Fate P. Eurton Distance limitations coming to light, first preference main-track BC Juvenile 30-1 Also Eligibles (in order of preference) Got Shades D. Pish Lost punch late finishing third initial start California, $100k nomination fee to be eligible 15-1 Home School (IRE) D. O'Neill Two starts in U.S. were undistinguished third and fourth, would be taking moon shot 30-1 Ontology A. Sano Though his best recent race was turf, surface-switcher still maiden after five starts 30-1 All Cash D.W. Lukas Had trouble in off-turf stakes, Hall of Fame trainer still has a few tricks up sleeve 30-1 ========================================================================================= Dirt Mile Purse: $1,000,000, 1 mile HORSE TRAINER COMMENT ODDS Goldencents D. O'Neill Runner-up three straight graded sprints as favorite, stretching out again on track where he won SA Derby 3-1 Verrazano T. Pletcher Top colt when fires, won 6 of 8, does not always show up on big-race days such as Travers/Kentucky Derby 7-2 Brujo de Olleros R. Mettee Uraguayan star needed one year to acclimate North America, improving sort gave Graydar a tussle in last 6-1 Golden Ticket K. McPeek Flattened out eighth pole in mile-and-eighth G1, shortens up one furlong, looms upsetter from behind 8-1 Pants on Fire K. Breen Millioniare veteran has won two turns, though seems prefer one-turn miles, recently popped 107 Beyer 10-1 Taptowne T. Glyshaw Consistent gelding scored career-best victories Mountaineer Park and Hawthorne, the numbers say he fits 12-1 Hymn Book S. McGaughey Come-from-behind gelding praying for fast pace to flatter his rally, chances are that he will get it 12-1 Fed Biz B. Baffert His best races have been on Polytrack at Del Mar, though he did win soft G2 for 4yos on SA dirt 12-1 Alpha K. McLaughlin Seems odd two-time G1 winner (Woodward, Travers) ranked this far down, prefers wet, no rain forecast 12-1 Centralintelligence R. Ellis Difficult to like off disappointing sprint comeback, unproven two turns, G1 sprint winner on synthetic 15-1 Broadway Empire R. Diodoro Well-managed gelding 4 for 6 lesser tracks, crushed Departing in G3 OK Derby at Remington 15-1 Also Eligibles (in order of preference) Holy Lute J. Cassidy Lightly raced listed stakes winner has bright future, but seems over his head fifth career start 30-1 Easter Gift C. Brown Minor stakes winner has earned speed figures that suggest he belongs, up to now has been G3 caliber 12-1 Laugh Track M. Casse Synthetic specialist finished up track only start on dirt, difficult to endorse on handicapping fundamentals 30-1 Juvenile Fillies Turf » Purse: $1,000,000, 1 mile, turf HORSE TRAINER COMMENT ODDS Clenor (IRE) D. O'Neill Undefeated three California starts since arriving from Ireland, quality of recent foes perhaps dubious 4-1 Vorda (FR) P. Sogorb Outstanding form in France includes G1 win, 4-for-5 record, European import likely to vie for favoritism 9-2 My Conquestadory M. Casse Recent G1 win KEE Poly more hype than substance, but smashing debut two back G2 WO was very special 5-1 Chriselliam (IRE) C. Hills Scored upset G1 Newmarket, import with proper credentials, Europeans hold strong hand this field 6-1 Testa Rossi (FR) C. Brown Blasted home to score big victory U.S. debut G3 BEL, four-race win streak the longest in the field 8-1 Al Thakhira (GB) M. Botti Both starts UK emphatic victories including G2 crusher Newmarket, top UK trainer 3 wins 6 starts U.S. 10-1 Kitten Kaboodle C. Brown Put it all together third career start, won G3 KEE by nearly five lengths, another Kitten's Joy success story 12-1 Sky Painter K. McLaughlin Lightly raced filly followed maiden victory with creditable runner-up finish behind Testa Rossi BEL 15-1 Nesso V. Belvoir Learning game, improved each start, responded new strategy rallying from behind in last, distance too far? 15-1 Granny Mc's Kitten C. Brown Bombed as favorite G3 BEL, although stakes victory two starts back SAR was creditable 20-1 Ready to Act C. Brown Was on her way to victory G3 WO, then took left-hand turn at furlong pole and unseated rider 20-1 Flying Jib (GB) D. Weld First foal from Frankel-trained GSW Jibboom won maiden on synthetic, won UK stakes on turf 20-1 Rosalind K. McPeek In money all three starts Kentucky, first preference Juvenile Fillies on main track 30-1 Dancing House K. McLaughlin Tapit filly best foal out of California-based G1 winner Tout Charmant, distant third G3 BEL 30-1 Also Eligibles (in order of preference) Street Sailing R. Mettee Recently purchased from breeder, she improved on turf as do many Street Boss progeny 30-1 Colonel Joan E. Harty Three-start filly improving each race, will roll late, third-best grass filly in California 30-1 Ria Antonia J. Englehart Up against it based on fifth-place G1 BEL, first preference main-track Juvenile Fillies 30-1

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