BREEDERS' CUP

Cup Spotlight- Channel Maker

By Justin Dew | October 16, 2018

Well, she’s coming. Enable, the winner of the last two Prix de L’Arc de Triomphes, is set to catch a flight to America and go heavily favored in the Breeders’ Cup Turf.  And there will undoubtedly be others coming from Europe for the race along with her.  It’s no surprise.  As I have ranted here…

Cup Spotlight- Newspaperofrecord

By Justin Dew | October 13, 2018

It is undeniable that through two career starts, Newspaperofrecord givers the appearance that she is more than just good.  More than just a top juvenile filly.  She may be special.  That word gets thrown around a lot, but at this early stage, she’s well on her way to earning that designation.  So it’s no surprise…

Cup Spotlight- La Force

By Justin Dew | October 10, 2018

Considering it was less than a month ago that I predicted Separationofpowers would win the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, it may not be fair or proper for me to start touting another filly.  That said… What if Abel Tasman just isn’t 100% right now?  And what if Monomoy Girl’s tough sophomore campaign has left her with…

Cup Spotlight- Battle of Midway

By Justin Dew | October 9, 2018

Last year’s Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner, Battle of Midway, was retired to stud and then found to be less than prolific when it comes to getting the ladies pregnant.  Thus, his label of being sub fertile.  I had never heard that term before this year, and to be honest I hope I never hear…

Thank God for Game Winner and Code of Honor

By Justin Dew | October 8, 2018

There is roughly a 93% chance that I bet on Complexity in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.  And while he’d be worthy of even-money odds most years, the presence of the undefeated Game Winner from California and the hard-luck Champagne runner-up Code of Honor will likely result in a overlaid price on Chad Brown’s phenom. Let’s…

74-1…for now

By Justin Dew | October 6, 2018

The Breeders’ Cup Future Wager closes on Sunday night at 6pm for the Classic and at 6:30 for the Turf.  As of this writing, we only have $23k in the pool for the Classic and just over $3k has been wagered on the Turf.  So just about any decent-sized wager you make will have a…

Cup Spotlight: Crystal Ocean

By Justin Dew | October 5, 2018

It’s somewhat surprising that Crystal Ocean wasn’t supplemented to Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp given he would have undoubtedly been among the top four or five choices in the betting.  He’ll go in the Champion Stakes at Ascot later in the month instead.  And if all goes well there, it’s possible he’ll…

Cup Spotlight: Selcourt

By Justin Dew | October 4, 2018

If John Sadler isn’t careful, he’s going to find himself with the favorite in three of Breeders’ Cup Saturday’s seven races… Accelerate- Classic Catalina Cruiser- Dirt Mile Selcourt- Filly and Mare Sprint While she doesn’t have a Grade 1 win to her credit just yet, Selcourt does have an impressive win at the race distance…

Cup Spotlight: Catholic Boy

By Justin Dew | October 3, 2018

Say what you want about the decision to send Catholic Boy to the Breeders’ Cup Classic directly off the win in the Travers.  From my perspective, if you question the decision, you are questioning the judgment of a trainer who seems to have this horse figured out and headed in the right direction.  So if…

Cup Spotlight: City of Light

By Justin Dew | October 2, 2018

The Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile is maybe my favorite event on racing’s biggest weekend.   There are always so many different directions you can go from wagering perspective.  We have horses stretching out. We have horses cutting back. And they all meet in the middle in this one-turn mile.  And this year, we will likely…