Handicapping the Misters

It is possible, though highly unlikely, that multiple races on Breeders' Cup weekend could be won by horses named Mr. somethings-or-other. Let's take a look at them and decide just how many we need to take seriously.




Mr. Tip may run in the Juvenile Turf Sprint on Friday for Calumet and Jack Sisterton. He'll be a long shot, as he didn't run nearly as fast as many of the other expected entrants have. Although this will be his grass debut.




Japan's Mr Melody is listed as a possible contender in the Turf Sprint, the Sprint, and the Mile. Note that he is a Group 1 winner, and a Kentucky-bred. I've bet on horses more hopeless-looking than him in my day.




Mr Freeze will try to parlay his win in the Ack Ack over a mile on dirt into a win in the Dirt Mile. He won the West Virginia Derby by 8 lengths last year for Dale Romans, and his last two starts have been solid enough.




Other than forgetting to close the deal in the PA Derby, Mr. Money has simply done nothing wrong in his last five races, four of them open-length wins at the Grade 3 level. He's an expected contender in the Dirt Mile as well.


And, if you are a progressive and are feeling the need to include a filly who MIGHT identify as a colt...



Mrs. Sippy brought her mediocre European record to America and promptly won a Grade 2 and then ran close to Sistercharlie in the Flower Bowl. If no good Euros show up for this years Filly and Mare Turf, why not?

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