Saturday, November 7, 2009

Saturday's Breeder's Cup Selections

Here are my picks for the Saturday edition of the Breeder's Cup. For a more detailed analysis, click on the Blog Talk Radio player to the left after 12:35 PM Central Time and listen to today's preview show.

Juvenile Turf

Interactif appears to be the one to beat in here. While some others have the ability to jump up from their latest starts, I'm going with the chalk here.

1. Interactif
2. Bridgetown
3. Buzzword

Turf Sprint

California Flag will set the early pace. If Canadian Ballet pushes him along, the race opens ups a bit for Diamondrella and Delta Storm.

1. Delta Storm
2. Diamondrella
3. California Flag


This race begins with Zensational wanting to wire the field. As in the Turf Sprint, others will need some help hooking the frontrunner. Fatal Bullet and long shot Dancing in Silks fit the bill in here to help set things up for Capt Candyman Can and Gayego.

1. Captain Candyman Can
2. Gayego
3. Zensational


Undefeated Looking at Lucky will be a short priced favorite as he's won around two turns and loves the Pro-Ride. D'Funnybone has been tearing it up back East, but hasn't gone long yet. An option at a price could be Noble's Promise who appears to be peaking at the right time.

1. Noble's Promise
2. Looking at Lucky
3. D'Funnybone

Turf Mile

Goldikova is favored to repeat and is joined by a couple of other Euros, Zacitno and Delegator, that could make for a European sweep. A sleeper at a price: Justenuffhumor who loves the turf firm and should be obliged today.

1. Justenuffhumor
2. Goldikova
3. Zacinto

Synthetic Mile

My best bet of the day appears in this race. Mastercraftsman appears to clearly be the best of this group.

1. Mastercraftsman
2. Bullsbay
3. Midshipman


I'd really like to pass on this race, but if you're going public, you have to go all out. Conduit will try and defend his title while American Presious Passion will run out to a big lead and try to hold on.

1. Presious Passion
2. Spanish Moon
3. Conduit


Undefeated Zenyatta really steps it up here in an attempt to wrest Horse of the Year honors from Rachel Alexandra. Throw in the Derby winner, the Belmont winner, the QE2 winner as well as sentimental favorite Einstein and you have a lot of entertaining story lines. But the race is about running, not story lines and I think that Summer Bird will handle this field and Zenyatta, caught in traffic, won't hit the board.

1. Summer Bird
2. Quality Road
3. Rip Van Winkle

There you have it. My choices for Breeder's Cup Saturday 2009. Best of luck everyone!

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