Saturday, November 6, 2010

Obligatory Breeder's Cup Post - Day 2 (Can Zenyatta Be Beat?)

Day Two is upon us, or as it’s known on the West Coast, Zenyatta’s Coronation!

For a more detailed analysis of each race, just click on the player to the left and listen to the Blog Talk Radio show.

Juvenile Turf

Master of Hounds – Best of a weak bunch.
Utley – Second best Euro in the field.
Mantoba – Yes, the Americans in here are that weak.


Big Drama - Could be 4-0 in 2010 without starting issues.
Girolamo - Coming in off a huge win in the Vosburgh.
Riley Tucker - Right there behind Girolamo

Turf Sprint

Silver Timber – All angles seem to lead back to “but he was beaten by Silver Timber”.
Central City – Can certainly improve off of the first race back from the layoff and score here.
Quick Enough – Claimed twice in the last four months and now running in the BC. LOVE IT!


Uncle Mo – Wow. Hasn’t even breathed heavy to win yet. Very impressive 2 year old.
Boys at Tosconova – I like the dirt form, if he gets the distance, he’s right in here.
Jaycito – Don’t like the first time dirt, but this is a talented colt.


Sydney’s Candy – More of a value wager. Odds should be good and last shows that his true calling may be on turf.
Goldikova – Defending champ and best in the race. Given her prohibitively low odds, I’ll take a stab with another.
Gio Ponti – Won’t grab that elusive BC victory, but an outstanding horse non-the-less.


SCRATCHED! Workforce – Going for a Epsom, Arc and BC trifecta. Very impressive.
Behkabad – Impeded a bit in the Arc, though I don’t think as talented as the top choice. Should be favorite with top choice now out.
Dangerous Midge – Euro sweep.

Dirt Mile

Here Comes Ben – Since moving to the dirt is 3-0 and 100+ Beyers. Found his calling.
Tizway – Probably too much other early speed to last, but better than the rest.
Gayego – deep closer could move up to second with enough of a pace.


Haynesfield – Like Sydney’s Candy, this is a value wager, trying to beat an overlay. If Zenyatta gets over even money, the play goes there.
Zenyatta – Could be the best ever. Deep field + real dirt = her only opportunity to be beaten.
Blame – Will be prominent early, but will wear down late.

Good luck everyone!

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