Day Two: The Breeders’ Cup

By Michael-Louis Ingram, BASN Staff Reporter
Updated: November 6, 2009

PHILADELPHIA (BASN) – Here are the picks for Day Two of the 2009 Breeders Cup including the Classic. Good hunting!!!

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (Grade II)

$1,000,000 Two-Year-Old Colts and Geldings 1 Mile (Turf) (ABC, 1:45 p.m. ET)

PP

Horse

Jockey

Odds

1

Zip Quik

Mike Smith

50-1

2

Viscount Nelson

John Murtagh

6-1

3

Codoy

Garrett Gomez

15-1

4

Pounced

Lanfranco Dettori

9-2

5

Gallant Gent

Joel Rosario

30-1

6

Awesome Act

Ryan Moore

20-1

7

Bridgetown

Robert Landry

8-1

8

King Ledley

Rafael Bejarano

20-1

9

Kera’s Kitten

Rajiv Maragh

12-1

10

Becky’s Kitten

Julien Leparoux

12-1

11

Interactif

Kent Desormeaux

4-1

12

Buzzword (GB)

Ahmed Ajtebi

6-1

13ae

Dean’s Kitten

Ramon Dominguez

12-1

14ae

Summer Movie

Michael Baze

50-1

The Play: I really like Kera’s Kitten, who last ran 14 days ago; coming in fresh, and I expect him to be in the superfecta Meow Mix with Becky’s Kitten, Awesome Act, and Pounced – I’ll add Bridgetown and Viscount Nelson to my box; although I like Interactif, Desormeaux has disappointed me too many times in big races. A $.10 superfecta box, #’s 2, 4, 6, 7, 9 & 10 = $36.00.

 

Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint $1,000,000 Three-Year-Olds and Up About 6 1/2 Furlongs (Turf) (ABC, 2:23 p.m. ET)

PP

Horse

Jockey

Odds

1

Noble Court

Joel Rosario

8-1

2

Silver Timber

Julien Leparoux

8-1

3

California Flag

Joseph Talamo

7-2

4

Lord Shanakill

Jim Crowley

8-1

5

Get Funky

Rafael Bejarano

20-1

6

Cannonball

Ramon Dominguez

8-1

7

Gotta Have Her

Tyler Baze

15-1

8

Square Eddie

Lanfranco Dettori

20-1

9

Diamondrella (GB)

Rajiv Maragh

4-1

10

Canadian Ballet

Alan Garcia

20-1

11

El Gato Malo

David Flores

30-1

12

Strike the Deal

Kieren Fallon

15-1

13

Desert Code

Richard Migliore

20-1

14

Delta Storm

Garrett Gomez

10-1

15ae

Tenga Cat

Mike Smith

30-1

16ae

Cherokee Heaven

Brice Blanc

30-1

The Play: The Downhill Turf is one the most unique events in all of racing. In a situation like this where you have horses of equal calibre, no matter where you start, the place you wanna finish is on the outside. As you swing into the stretch, there is a small patch of dirt as you descend downhill…

 

That momentum produces a slingshot effect which gives the riders extra Hoss Power if you have a clear run. Because of this fact, I feel the foreign jockeys will be at a disadvantage, so I will box the local guys who know the track, led by Garrett Gomez aboard Delta Storm.

Again, watch who’s flying late from the outside lanes! A $.10 superfecta box with #1, 3, 5, 7, 13 & 14 = $36.00.

Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (Grade I) $2,000,000 Three-Year-Olds and Up 6 Furlongs (ABC, 3:10 p.m. ET)

PP

Horse

Jockey

Odds

1

Zensational

Victor Espinoza

7-5

2

Cost of Freedom

Tyler Baze

20-1

3

Fatal Bullet

Eurico Da Silva

9-2

4

Crown of Thorns

Rafael Bejarano

12-1

5

Gayego

Garrett Gomez

5-2

6

Dancing in Silks

Joel Rosario

12-1

7

Join in the Dance

John Velazquez

30-1

8

Capt.

Candyman Can

Javier Castellano

15-1

9

Fleeting Spirit (IRE)

Lanfranco Dettori

8-1

The Play: With two-time BC Sprint champion Midnight Lute out of the picture, you think maybe Fatal Bullet, who got cooked by ‘Lute in spite of running what would’ve been a track record for distance anywhere else in the world but that day at Santa Anita, would be feelin’ his oats right now.

 

Although Zensational is a clear morning line fave, the hoss to watch aside from ‘Bullet is Fleeting Spirit and Frankie Dettori. Fleeting Spirit has been running in Europe carrying up to nine pounds extra than in this race, so I feel the weight drop and Dettori’s skill makes them a legit threat. I will make this a $1 superfecta partial with #’s 3, 9/with 3, 5, 9/ with 1, 3, 5, 9/ with 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, #9 = $32.00.

 

Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I) $2,000,000 Two-Year-Old Colts and Geldings 1 1/16 Miles (ESPN 3:49 p.m. ET)

PP

Horse

Jockey

Odds

1

Alfred Nobel (IRE)

John Murtagh

20-1

2

Piscitelli

Kent Desormeaux

50-1

3

Beethoven (IRE)

Ryan Moore

20-1

4

Noble’s Promise

Willie Martinez

8-1

5

D’ Funnybone

Edgar Prado

5-2

6

Pulsion

Mike Smith

20-1

7

Vale of York (IRE)

Ahmed Ajtebi

20-1

8

Eskendereya

Javier Castellano

10-1

9

Aikenite

Alan Garcia

8-1

10

Aspire

Julien Leparoux

30-1

11

Radiohead (GB)

Martin Dwyer

15-1

12

William’s Kitten

Ramon Dominguez

30-1

13

Lookin At Lucky

Garrett Gomez

8-5

The Play: I won’t hide it – I hate favorites; but what’s great about the Breeders’ Cup is that the pools are so big even favorites can pop a righteous superfecta for you. In this race, it is very hard to go against Garrett Gomez and Lookin at Lucky, so two bets: a $1 superfecta partial with #13, /with 3, 4, 7/with 3, 4, 7/ with 1, 3, 4, 7, 11 & 12 = $24.00 and a $.10 superfecta box with #1, 3, 4, 11 & 13 – just in case = $12.00. Total = $36.00. TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile (Grade I) $2,000,000 Three-Year-Olds and Up 1 Mile (Turf) (ESPN, 4:28 p.m. ET)

PP

Horse

Jockey

Odds

1

Court Vision

Robby Albarado

12-1

2

Whatsthescript (IRE)

Kent Desormeaux

15-1

3

Cowboy Cal

John Velazquez

6-1

4

Delegator (GB)

Lanfranco Dettori

3-1

5

Karelian

Rajiv Maragh

20-1

6

Courageous Cat

Garrett Gomez

20-1

7

Ferneley (IRE)

Rafael Bejarano

20-1

8

Zacinto (GB)

Ryan Moore

8-1

9

Gladiatorus

Ahmed Ajtebi

20-1

10

Justenuffhumor

Alan Garcia

10-1

11

Goldikova (IRE)

Olivier Peslier

8-5

The Play: Another race the Europeans will have a strong say in, with Goldikova & Delegator going at it; but out of Empire City’s Cat Cave, flying down the stretch {cue the serious intro music} is Courageous Cat – bombing the tote board at 20- 1!!! Minute Mouse & LL Cool J will be very proud. A $.10 superfecta box with 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, & 11 = $36.00.

 

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (Grade I) $1,000,000 Three-Year-Olds and Up 1 Mile (ESPN 5:12 p.m. ET)

PP

Horse

Jockey

Odds

1

Mastercraftsman (IRE)

John Murtagh

6-5

2

Furthest Land

Julien Leparoux

20-1

3

Midshipman

Garrett Gomez

6-1

4

Bullsbay

Jeremy Rose

3-1

5

Neko Bay

Mike Smith

20-1

6

Mambo Meister

Manoel Cruz

30-1

7

Pyro

John Velazquez

10-1

8

Mr.

Sidney

Kent Desormeaux

12-1

9

Chocolate Candy

Joel Rosario

15-1

10

Ready’s Echo

Calvin Borel

20-1

The Play: I still remember the clever ride Jeremy Rose put together on Bullsbay in the loss to Queen Rachel a few weeks ago; it will be interesting to see what he can do a dry track. Midshipman & Mastercraftsman will be in the mix but watch for the closers, Mambo Meister & Pyro. A $.10 superfecta box with #1, 3, 4, 6, 7, # 9 = $36.00.

Emirates Airline Breeders’ Cup Turf (Grade I) $3,000,000 Three-Year-Olds and Up 1 1/2 Miles (Turf) (ESPN, 5:57 p.m. ET)

PP

Horse

Jockey

Odds

1

Telling

Javier Castellano

20-1

2

Conduit (IRE)

Ryan Moore

7-5

3

Red Rocks (IRE)

Julien Leparoux

20-1

4

Allegre

John Velazquez

50-1

5

Dar Re Mi (GB)

Lanfranco Dettori

3-1

6

Presious Passion

Elvis Trujillo

4-1

7

Spanish Moon

Kieren Fallon

5-2

8

Monzante

Rafael Bejarano

30-1

The Play: Hard to bet against Conduit or Dar Re Mi, so I will use them both up top; and since Allegre is the freshest horse, I think she can sneak in the superfecta and fatten up the pot considerably.

A $1 superfecta partial #-s 2, 5, with 2, 4, 5, with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 = $40.00.

 

Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) $5,000,000 Three-Year-Olds and Up 1 1/4 Miles (ESPN 6:45 p.m. ET)

PP

Horse

Jockey

Odds

1

Mine That Bird

Calvin Borel

12-1

2

Colonel John

Garrett Gomez

12-1

3

Summer Bird

Kent Desormeaux

9-2

4

Zenyatta

Mike Smith

5-2

5

Twice Over (GB)

Thomas Queally

20-1

6

Richard’s Kid

Alex Solis

12-1

7

Gio Ponti

Ramon Dominguez

12-1

8

Einstein (BRZ)

Julien Leparoux

12-1

9

Girolamo

Alan Garcia

20-1

10

Rip Van Winkle (IRE)

John Murtagh

7-2

11

Regal Ransom

Richard Migliore

20-1

12

Quality Road

John Velazquez

12-1

13

Awesome Gem

David Flores

30-1

 

The Play: Unlike Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta likes to let them all go in front of her, then pick ‘em off one by one on the close.

With other strong closers like the Bird Brothers and Gio Ponti, I’m not sure if she can get the trip she needs. Lady Z will need a little racing luck to get over in this one. Regal Ransom’s in front as far he goes. No matter what happens today, Zenyatta is a champion and will go down as one of the best ever.

A$.10 super box with #1, 2, 3, 4, 7, # 11 = $36.00 and a $1 super partial #4 with 1,2, 3/with 1, 2, 3/with 1, 2, 3, 7, 11 = $18.00 Total = $54.00.

 

Next time: A BC Recap and some late season props given out to horses and riders.

 

So when Santa Anita is rockin’ as they come home in the Classic, don’t be surprised if you hear someone scream…

 

GO, BABY, GO – WORK IT, GIRL!!!!