Breeder’s Cup

Cup Spotlight- Frank’s Rockette

Frank’s Rockette has been favored in all four career starts. Yet she has lost all three since her dominating maiden victory in the debut. So you may call her a money burner. But a review of the replays for all four races shows she is one you don’t want to dismiss in the Breeders’ Cup…

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Cup Spotlight- Scabbard (Noose)

You may remember him as Noose. But because social justice warriors seem to always get their way these days, you now must call him Scabbard. Regardless of the name, he’s sure to fly into Arcadia under the radar in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. With Eight Rings, Maxfield, and Dennis’ Moment set to take piles upon…

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Cup Spotlight- Vitalogy

We are under three weeks to go until the Breeders’ Cup, and that means it’s time for us to become familiar with as many of the contenders in as many of the races as possible. And while so much can change between now and November 1st, I think Vitalogy, an expected entrant in the Juvenile…

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Second Look Horses

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,…

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Merry Breeders’ Cup

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…

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Firenze Fire- The Final Analysis

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…

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Craig’s Dirt Mile Analysis

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…

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Sistercharlie- The Final Analysis

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…

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Craig’s Filly and Mare Sprint Analysis

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…

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Mind Your Biscuits- The Final Analysis

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…

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