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BREEDERS' CUP

Second Look Horses

By Justin Dew | November 2, 2018

LoneSpeed contributor Steve Decaspers is back with more valuable Breeders’ Cup insight… It is both valuable and maddening that you have two weeks to handicap the Breeders’ Cup races. In that sense, there is no other race card like it – and your opinions of horses can go through a number of phases – infatuation,…

Merry Breeders’ Cup

By Justin Dew | November 2, 2018

It’s here.  Now its time for you to let it rip at the windows (or on your laptop or phone or whatever).  The time for stressing out of whether to single Newspaperofrecord or whom to box with Catalina Cruiser is over.  You’ve done the research… …unless you haven’t!!!! And if you haven’t, or if you…

Firenze Fire- The Final Analysis

By Justin Dew | November 2, 2018

The Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile will be run around one turn.  And that makes it extra exciting, in my opinion.  For starters, the one-turn aspect it makes it a little more appealing to sprinters than if it were a two-turn race.  And the distance itself means it’s a logical spot for routers who aren’t quite…

Craig’s Dirt Mile Analysis

By Justin Dew | November 1, 2018

More from Craig Spencer….   Dirt Mile – last raced within 6 weeks in a Grade 1 or Grade 2, a good last work is a plus: The first five winners of this race all were 6-1 or better, the next 3 were a bit easier to figure.  The past two years we returned to…

Sistercharlie- The Final Analysis

By Justin Dew | November 1, 2018

Do you think Sistercharlie will be the post time favorite in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf?  Because I don’t.  I think it will be Wild Illusion or maybe even Magic Wand.  Just my opinion.  As a handicapper, while we are supposed to search for things that no one else sees, we don’t ever…

Craig’s Filly and Mare Sprint Analysis

By Justin Dew | November 1, 2018

Craig Spencer is back with more Breeders’ Cup analysis, this time covering the Filly and Mare Sprint….   Filly & Mare Sprint – Thoroughbred Club of America winner or TCA top 3 with a good last work: The Thoroughbred Club of America (TCA) at Keeneland 4 weeks out has produced the winner 5 times but…

Mind Your Biscuits- The Final Analysis

By Justin Dew | October 31, 2018

Until I watched the replay of the Lukas Classic, I had no intention at all of using Mind Your Biscuits prominently in my Breeders’ Cup Classic wagering.  But now, it’s a virtual certainty that he’ll be a big part of my plays. Make no mistake.  The breeding isn’t there for 10 furlongs with Mind Your…

West Coast- The Final Analysis

By Justin Dew | October 31, 2018

When we last discussed West Coast here on LoneSpeed, I expressed my opinion that West Coast has a hard time gaining ground on and passing elite horses late in races.  Yes, he has passed horses before and won.  No doubt.  But if you go back and look at his three starts prior to the Awesome…

Craig’s Juvy Turf Analysis

By Justin Dew | October 31, 2018

Let’s all give a nice round of applause to LoneSpeed’s newest content contributor, Craig Spencer.  Soon, Craig will have his own byline here on the website.  Just as soon as I can figure out how to do it.  Here is Craig’s analysis of the Juvenile Turf.  Get busy reading….   Most of the best US…

Breeders’ Cup Contender Trip Alert: Pocket Dynamo

By Justin Dew | October 30, 2018

Allow me to direct your attention to the past performances for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint.  Horse #12, Pocket Dynamo, and his most recent start in the Cornwallis Stakes at Newmarket on October 12th. The winner that day was one of the favorites for this race, Sergei Prokofiev.  And that one ran well, for…