Breeders’ Cup Weekend — Call to the Post

By Michael-Louis Ingram
Updated: October 25, 2007
2007 Breeders' CupOCEANPORT, N.J. — Race Day!
Finally the big day is here and it’s time to get down on the other big issue besides thoroughbred supremacy — money.
Breeders’ Cup officials are expecting a record handle with the combination of the extra day format and added simulcast capabilities.
According to the official BC website, wagering on the 11 Breeders’ Cup World Championships races include substantial international distribution for the common pool, with Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Monaco, South Africa, Kenya, Panama, St. Kitts, St. Thomas, Venezuela, Uruguay, Brazil, and Peru in the mix.
Separate pools will be in effect in Hong Kong, Mexico, Australia, South Africa, France, Bermuda, Trinidad/Tobago, Jamaica, and Argentina.
That adds up to a lotta macaroni, baby — and hopefully, we’re gonna get some of it.
So, without further ado:
It is now Post Time!
My reason the handle for the BC will increase over last years’ $140 million comes down to three words: ten cent superfectas.
This is the one time of year when lay bettors put their money down. In addition to the win, place, show, exacta, trifecta, and other exotic bets, the superfecta can be the best over-the-hump payout possible.

//<![CDATA[ u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cspan>To hit the superfecta, you must get the first four horses in the race in exact order, which can expand to some wicked payouts. The 10-cent super will allow you to get a piece of that rock – if you’re at the track. u003c/span>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cspan>If not, here’s how you can hopefully leave with more in the wallet thann you came in with — wherever you are — to see to action.u003c/span>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cspan>Everything I handicap here will be exactly as I play it; so if you see some of these horses in the winner’s circle, that cat eatin’ a big “chicken salad sammitch” over in the corner will be me (smile). u003c/span>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Friday, September 26, Day One: First BC Race — Filly & Mare Sprintu003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Win: Dream Rush #3u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Place: Oprah Winney #6u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Show: La Traviata #7u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Longshot: Shaggy Mane #9u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>The Bet: Box the top four with Wild Gams #8 and Baroness Thatcher #10 together for a 10 cent supern for $36.00. Add a $2 trifecta partial with #6, over 3, 7 & 9, with 3, 7, 8, 9 &10. Total u003d $66.00.u003cspan>   u003c/span>u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Second Race — Juvenile Turfu003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Win: Strike the Deal #5u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Place: Achill Island #8u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> n u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Show: Gio Ponti #6u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Longshot: The Leopard #3u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>The Bet: Box top four with Prussian #9 and Cannonball #2 for a dime super box; a dollar trifecta with #5 keyed over numbers 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9. Total u003d 66.00u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>”,1] ); //–> //]]>

To hit the superfecta, you must get the first four horses in the race in exact order, which can expand to some wicked payouts. The 10-cent super will allow you to get a piece of that rock — if you’re at the track.
If not, here’s how you can hopefully leave with more in the wallet than you came in with — wherever you are — to see to action.
Everything I handicap here will be exactly as I play it; so if you see some of these horses in the winner’s circle, that cat eatin’ a big “chicken salad sammitch” over in the corner will be me (smile).
DAY ONE — Friday’s Races
First Race — Filly & Mare Sprint
Win: Dream Rush #3
Place: Oprah Winney #6
Show: La Traviata #7
Longshot: Shaggy Mane #9
The Bet: Box the top four with Wild Gams #8 and Baroness Thatcher #10 together for a 10 cent super for $36.00. Add a $2 trifecta partial with #6, over 3, 7 & 9, with 3, 7, 8, 9 &10. Total = $66.00.
Second Race — Juvenile Turf
Win: Strike the Deal #5
Place: Achill Island #8
Show: Gio Ponti #6
Longshot: The Leopard #3
The Bet: Box top four with Prussian #9 and Cannonball #2 for a dime super box; a dollar trifecta with #5 keyed over numbers 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9.

Total = 66.00

//<![CDATA[ u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Third Race – The Dirt Mileu003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Win: Lewis Michael (what a ‘hunch’ bet!) #2u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Place: Discreet Cat #1u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Show: High Finance #5u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Longshot: Gottcha Gold #6u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> n u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>The Bet: Box the top four with Xchanger #9 and Park Avenue Ball #7 for a dime super; a dollar trifecta with 1&2 with all the horses; a $2 trifecta partial with 1 – all -2 and a $2 dollar trifecta partial with 2 – all – 1. Total: $78.00u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Saturday, October 27; Day Two u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Fourth Race:u003cspan>  u003c/span>BC Juvenile Filliesu003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Win: Clearly Foxy #2u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Place: Tasha’s Miracle #3u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Show: Grace Anatomy #12u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Longshot: Phantom Income #1u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>The Bet: box all four with faves Indian Blessing #4 and Proud Spell #10 for a dime super. A triple partial wheel with 2,3,4 to win, 2, 3, 4, to place and 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 12, & 14. Total u003d 84.00 (I will be very happy if this one rolls in!) u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Fifth Race: The BC Juvenileu003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Win:n Globalization #8u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Place: Wicked Style #13u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Show: Pyro #7u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Longshot: Kodiak Kowboy #3u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>The Bet: All the above with Overextended #6 and War Pass #2 for a dime super box. Total u003d $36.00u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div>”,1] ); //–> //]]>
Third Race — The Dirt Mile
Win: Lewis Michael (what a ‘hunch’ bet!) #2
Place: Discreet Cat #1
Show: High Finance #5
Longshot: Gottcha Gold #6
The Bet: Box the top four with Xchanger #9 and Park Avenue Ball #7 for a dime super; a dollar trifecta with 1&2 with all the horses; a $2 trifecta partial with 1 – all -2 and a $2 dollar trifecta partial with 2 – all – 1. Total: $78.00
DAY TWO — Saturday’s Races
Fourth Race: BC Juvenile Fillies
Win: Clearly Foxy #2
Place: Tasha’s Miracle #3
Show: Grace Anatomy #12
Longshot: Phantom Income #1
The Bet: box all four with faves Indian Blessing #4 and Proud Spell #10 for a dime super. A triple partial wheel with 2,3,4 to win, 2, 3, 4, to place and 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 12, & 14. Total = 84.00 (I will be very happy if this one rolls in!)
Fifth Race: The BC Juvenile
Win: Globalization #8
Place: Wicked Style #13
Show: Pyro #7
Longshot: Kodiak Kowboy #3
The Bet: All the above with Overextended #6 and War Pass #2 for a dime super box. Total = $36.00

//<![CDATA[ u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Sixth Race: Filly & Mare Turfu003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Win: Simply Perfect #11u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Place: Honey Ryder #2u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Show: Nashoba’s Key #3u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Longshot: Passage of Time #4u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>The Bet: Box the top four with Argentina #7 and Timarwa #8 for a dime super box. A dollar trifecta partial with 2, 3, to win, 2, 3, place with all the horses. Total u003d $56.00u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Seventh Race: BC Sprintu003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Win: Kelly’s Landing #5u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Place: Idiot Proof #7u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Show: Midnight Lute #2u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Longshot: Greg’s Gold #10u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>The Bet: Box the above with Commentator #6 and Smokey Stover for a dime super box. A two dollar trifecta partial with 5 – all – 2, followed by a two dollar trifecta partial 2 – all – 5; with a dollar trifecta partial 2, 5, with 2, 5, with all.u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Total u003d $68.00u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Eighth Race: BC Mileu003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Win: Excellent Act #13u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Place: Kip Deville #8u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Show: Nobiz Like Showbiz #9u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Longshot: Trippi’s Storm #6u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>The Bet:u003cspan>  u003c/span>Box the above with Remarkable Newsn #14 and After Market #3 for a dime super box. A dollar superfecta partial with 13 to win, 6, 8, & 9 to place, 6, 8, & 9 to show, and 3, 6, 8, 9, 11, & 14 to make our super. Total u003d $60.00″,1] ); //–> //]]>

Sixth Race: Filly & Mare Turf
Win: Simply Perfect #11
Place: Honey Ryder #2
Show: Nashoba’s Key #3
Longshot: Passage of Time #4
The Bet: Box the top four with Argentina #7 and Timarwa #8 for a dime super box. A dollar trifecta partial with 2, 3, to win, 2, 3, place with all the horses. Total = $56.00
Seventh Race: BC Sprint
Win: Kelly’s Landing #5
Place: Idiot Proof #7
Show: Midnight Lute #2
Longshot: Greg’s Gold #10
The Bet: Box the above with Commentator #6 and Smokey Stover for a dime super box. A two dollar trifecta partial with 5 – all – 2, followed by a two dollar trifecta partial 2 – all – 5; with a dollar trifecta partial 2, 5, with 2, 5, with all.
Total = $68.00
Eighth Race: BC Mile
Win: Excellent Act #13
Place: Kip Deville #8
Show: Nobiz Like Showbiz #9
Longshot: Trippi’s Storm #6
The Bet: Box the above with Remarkable News #14 and After Market #3 for a dime super box. A dollar superfecta partial with 13 to win, 6, 8, & 9 to place, 6, 8, & 9 to show, and 3, 6, 8, 9, 11, & 14 to make our super. Total = $60.00 //<![CDATA[ u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Ninth Race: The BC Distaffu003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Win: Hystericalady #12u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Place: Lear’s Princess #7u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Show: Ginger Punch #4u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Longshot: Unbridled Belle #11u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>The Bet:u003cspan>  u003c/span>Box the top four with Lady Joanne #5 and Indian Vale #10 for a dime super box; a dollar trifecta partial with the top three horses and the field (4,7, 12 with 4, 7, 12 with all.) Total u003d $96.00.u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Tenth Race: BC Turfu003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Win: Better Talk Now #3u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Place: Dylan Thomas #7u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Show: Grand Couturier #5u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Longshot: English Channel #6u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>The Bet: A dollar super partial with 3 to win, 5, 6, 7, to place, 5, 6, 7, to show and the all the horses to fill out the super; a two dollar super partial with #7 to win, 3, 5, 6, to place, 3, 5, 6, to show and all the horses to fill the super. Total u003d $90.00u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Eleventh Race: The BC Classicu003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Win: Any Given Saturday #3u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Place: Curlin #4u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Show: Street Sense #2u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Longshot: Hard Spun #8u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>Then Bet: Box the top four along with George Washington #5 and Lawyer Ron #1 for a dime super box; a two dollar trifecta partial with 3u003cspan>  u003c/span>to win, 2, 4, 5 to place, and all the horses to show.u003cspan>  u003c/span>”,1] ); //–> //]]>
Ninth Race: The BC Distaff
Win: Hystericalady #12
Place: Lear’s Princess #7
Show: Ginger Punch #4
Longshot: Unbridled Belle #11
The Bet: Box the top four with Lady Joanne #5 and Indian Vale #10 for a dime super box; a dollar trifecta partial with the top three horses and the field (4,7, 12 with 4, 7, 12 with all.) Total = $96.00.
10th Race: BC Turf
Win: Better Talk Now #3
Place: Dylan Thomas #7
Show: Grand Couturier #5
Longshot: English Channel #6
The Bet: A dollar super partial with 3 to win, 5, 6, 7, to place, 5, 6, 7, to show and the all the horses to fill out the super; a two dollar super partial with #7 to win, 3, 5, 6, to place, 3, 5, 6, to show and all the horses to fill the super. Total = $90.00
11th Race: The BC Classic
Win: Any Given Saturday #3
Place: Curlin #4
Show: Street Sense #2
Longshot: Hard Spun #8
The Bet: Box the top four along with George Washington #5 and Lawyer Ron #1 for a dime super box; a two dollar trifecta partial with 3 to win, 2, 4, 5 to place, and all the horses to show.

//<![CDATA[ u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cspan>Now if you lose because you followed my advice, don’t worry; I feel just as bad you do—and I’ll just have to save up my pennies for next year. But if you won because you followed me, remember not to spend any of it on November 2.

u003c/span>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cspan>Good luck, and when you see your “hoss”n coming for home in the stretch, don’t forget to scream at the top of your lungs:u003c/span>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan>WORK THAT NOBLE BEAST! u003cspan>  u003c/span>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cb>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/b>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cspan>u003ca hrefu003d”mailto:mingram@suavvmagazine.com” targetu003d”_blank” onclicku003d”return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)”>mingram@suavvmagazine.comu003c/a>u003c/span>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cspan>u003ca hrefu003d”mailto:michaelingram@blackathlete.com” targetu003d”_blank” onclicku003d”return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)”>michaelingram@blackathlete.comu003c/a>u003c/span>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/div> u003cdiv>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003c/div> “,0] ); //–> //]]> Total = $60.00

Now if you lose because you followed my advice, don’t worry; I feel just as bad you do — and I’ll just have to save up my pennies for next year.

But if you won because you followed me, remember not to spend any of it on November 2.

Good luck, and when you see your “hoss” coming for home in the stretch, don’t forget to scream at the top of your lungs:
WORK THAT NOBLE BEAST!