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Travers was an interesting race. I like AP since I saw his 2yo debute. Always bet against him to win money in my exotics. Finally beat him with Keen. Traverse surprisingly was very slow 24/48 and still AP was beat by a deep closer. I think he finally bounced. Had a long tough season and finally had his bad day. tmallios never mentioned Beholder. I think the mare Beholder is Baffert's worry. And again looking for speed look at Smooth Roller. Just about wired the Awsome Again and spanked Bayern. Keen Ice could be even better this trip. AP might still have another bad day but with Beholder they take most of the money at the window. Looking for a big superfecta payout here. Very anxious to see the ML.
Three of the last five Bourbon Stakes winners paid double digits to win. Read More
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  • DavidM9999 · This was a wide open race to say the least. Most of us had to go deep in our race selections in playing horizontally. Laura cold decked the exacta in one of most contentious races of the KEE meet. Wonderful handicapping using all the factors that Laura knows so well. HRN and its readers are blessed to have her analyze these races. Superb job! · 2 days ago
  • pedigree_power · Thanks for the compliments! Now, if I had only remembered to BET the race! Sigh. · 3 hours ago
Preview of the Grade 3 Jessamine Stakes at Keeneland, the last of the Win And You're In Breeders' Cup races for Juvenile Fillies Turf.Read More
  • zatt · Hard to look past Harmonize in this spot ... very impressive in the PG Johnson. · 20 hours ago
  • jinlie01 · This is a wide open race as is most 2 yr old turf races. This is so wide that I'm casting a wide "net" with Mom's Choice, Sapphire Kitten, Lily's Dream and Family Tree. Going against Harmonize even though she is the proven commodity. Never know with 2 yr olds, especially on turf. · 17 minutes ago
Eight years of data show similarities among the victors of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. Here’s how to pick this year's winner.Read More
  • geldedridgling · 7 data points isn't a lot, but in general as you state find a good euro and you probably have the winner in this race. Post is important until it isn't, like Work all Week in post 13 last year in the BC sprint at 19.10-1 and Karakontie from post 14 in the Mile at 30-1. Karakontie had the class so I got her but I let Work All Week beat me. It's the Breeders' Cup so it's possible that a good horse can win from a bad post. It's worth a shot, especially if you don't have to take low odds to find out. Good luck... · 15 hours ago
  • Rigaud Doliscar via Disqus · I will for keep those thought in my mind I was destin to win it last year at the last moment I had the winner pick out weeks in advance change my mine on raceday · 2 hours ago
If i am Baffert and Zayat,i am chomping at the bit as to the prjected field tat is lining up for this years Classic.Look at the field closely and you will see one glaring thing. There are only 2 legitimate pace horses in the projected field. That would be A.P. and Liam's Map. For some unknown reason to me,fans of Honor Code are all excited in that he will get a pace to run at. Neither of these 2 horses is a runawaway freak. Both have run very fast in the early stages of their prior races. But they have also been relaxed when doing so. Long as you can get a horse to relax,there is no reason for them to get away from the jock. One can never say never,but in most cases , more than 2 horses are needed to establish a suicidal speed duel in a top caliber race like this one. Liam and A.P are quality racehorse,they go fast early because they are fast horses. By that i mean ,they have the ability to run a full race and can maintain speed throughout. More than likely Liam will be setting the fractions. He will probably go in 23 and have a length lead on A.P.. Unless some jock is auditioning for the lead role in an upcoming "Ben Hur" movie. He will probably back it down to .47 ,with minimal pressure. This should be music to Bafferts ears. Not because he does not think that Liam is not a horse of quality,or that he can't get the distance. But because he knows how good his horse is,and under that scenerio. There isn't a horse in the World that will run him down. So all of those that are looking for a pace meltdown. Try watching the BC Sprint.
  • triple_double · Mr Mallios, sorry to disagree with your assessment of the BCC, but it is Beholder, not Liam's Map that the Bafferts & the Zayats have to fear most. I see this race being pace by LM, with AP & Beholder within 2 lengths of the lead. By the 1 mile post, both AP & Beholder will make their moves & fight it out for the lead & leave Liam's behind. In the end, it was Beholder's maturity & heart that will prevail over AP. · 12 hours ago
Despite what Shug is saying, I think HC will opt for the BCDM. He has a better shot at winning that race than the BCC. If he does win the BCDM, he stands a better chance at getting the Eclipse Award for older male than he would if he lost the BCC. A BC win is a BC win. If LM wins the BCC, HC would have three G1's to LM's two, and he beat LM in the Whitney. But if he loses to LM in the BCC, then LM get's the Eclipse Award.
  • ruffianlover · I don't even understand how you could comprehend that- especially after he just LOST the Kelso at a mile because he was getting going too late. How can a mile be better suited for a horse who doesn't even start running until half of the race is over? · 1 hour ago
A talented field that looks to assemble at Keeneland for the 2015 Breeders' Cup Distaff.Read More
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  • Rigaud Doliscar via Disqus · Nice group going in to the bc warrens Venda is going in on a down side but still must be considered-sheer drama and wedding toast is going In as the horses to beat · 3 hours ago
  • Andy Scoggin via Disqus · I think Beholder has the Older Male Award wrapped up regardless of her performance in the Classic. A loss in the Distaff would be far more harmful than anything that might happen in the Classic. · 1 hour ago
Equinometry 101 analyzes the opening weekend Breeders' Cup prep races at Keeneland.Read More
  • elhubbo · I can honestly say I'm as excited as I've ever been for a BC turf. Golden Horn! The Pizza Man! I got a good feeling about this run to the wire. · 18 hours ago
  • PointGivenTCL via Disqus · I made this list about a month ago, before any of the major final preps: Turf Sprint - Lady Shipman Sprint - Private Zone Dirt Mile - Gimme Da Lute/Red Vine/Lea/Dortmund/Stryker PhD Mile - Ironicus Turf - Flintshire Juvy - JF - Songbird Juvy Turf - Euro JF Turf - Euro Classic - Beholder FM Sprint - Taris FM Turf - Euro Distaff - Don't Tell Sophia Here's my updated one after this weekend (parentheses would be my second choices): Turf Sprint - Lady Shipman (Ageless) Sprint - Private Zone (Runhappy) Dirt Mile - Lea (Red Vine) Mile - Territories (Tepin) Turf - Golden Horn (Flintshire) Juvy - Brody's Cause (Exaggerator) JF - Songbird (Rachel's Valentina) Juvy Turf - Euro (Calumet Kitten) JF Turf - Euro (Acapulco?) Classic - Beholder (Honor Code) FM Sprint - Unbridled Forever (Judy the Beauty) FM Turf - Euro (Secret Gesture) Distaff - I'm a Chatterbox (Stellar Wind) I definitely would put a lot of stock into the Keeneland preps - it's one of those horse-for-the-course type places. Tepin really blew me away but that was so far and away her best performance it's hard to know if she won't be able to reproduce it or if she's just coming into her own. I generally go against Arc runners in the turf and like The Pizza Man but Golden Horn and Flintshire outclass the Americans by a mile this year, I can't see both of them losing even if they regress a little. I thought Brody's Cause was very impressive - he looked like he was barely getting started when he mowed them down, but the prep should also set up the runner-up well and he showed a lot of professionalism. I think Judy the Beauty was definitely getting a prep for the big race and expect her to be better there. As for the Distaff, Wedding Toast has looked a monster at Belmont but I have a feeling her affinity for the track has a lot to do with that. I'm a Chatterbox always runs her race, no matter what, and I have a suspicion Stellar Wind may actually be the best 3yo dirt filly although I don't like her lack of a prep for this. · 1 hour ago
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If it rains, I wish I could play 1,000,000 exacta box American pharoah with tonalist!!!!
Wow! Lots of heat in here.
Been posting on what we know now and I hope she runs the BCC as suggested. Only the trainers really know if she is up for it but since her recovery she seems to be a super horse. The way she ran past the field of boys in the last turn in the Pacific Classic together with the rest of her 2015 tour I don't think it is even a question she runs away with It. Jock might have to use his whip this time but that is my prediction.
WOW! Does anyone think the BC would be run on Poly? Dirt again. Old news. Anyway I agree Something about Belmont is Tonalist's track. Keenland is a guess for him. He does OK in graded stakes, never worst than 3rd except for the ** of last year BCC. He will be 3rd at best here maybe out of the money. This field is looking too strong for a win or even 2nd.
Trainer Charlie LoPresti looks back on the career of two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan and talks about plans for the gelding's retirementRead More
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  • Sandy Spencer via Disqus · Love you Wise Dan! Happy retirement! · 13 hours ago
  • Delrene via Disqus · Here's to a wonderful retirement and possible second career ala Lava Man · 11 hours ago
Can Beholder join Zenyatta in becoming just the second female winner of the Breeders' Cup Classic?Read More
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  • papillon · this is for those who think that the JCGC was superior to the PC, and those, almost every supporter below of the NY contingent, who have no clue how horses qualify for the BCC and why almost all of the horses in the JCGC don't. this is going to be long,so i'm breaking it up by replying to myself. first, that appealing tale and red vine finished 1-2 in the kelso over the what almost all consider the best older male on the east coast, if not in the country, at his best distance and on his favorite track--flatters the PC, beholder, and the quality of the top cali horses. that's a classic betting strategy--not pulling $#!& out of you a$$ because you like this horse and don't like that horse. Red Vine was a distant 3rd to Beholder and Appealing Tale has been coming in 2nd all year to Catch a Flight, the 2nd place horse in the PC. now: horse for horse compariosn. there is no horse in the JCGC that can be compared to beholder. not one. and of the horses def. going into the BCC, only AP compares. but in case you don't know: 20: 15-3-0 lifetime, 5: 5-0-0 2015, 2012 champ 2yo filly, 2013 champ 3 yo filly. guaranteed 2015 champ older mare regardless of BCC, the only horse in the country to be raised as a possible upset for 2015 HOY. has only raced in graded stakes since 2 msw and an allowance at 2yo. 9 g1s, 1 g3, 3 ls. winner of BCJF, winner BCD as a 3yo against older mares. 6th in earnings in 2013, 16th in earnings in 2012, on track to be high on earnings list for 2015. In achievements--Tonalist only is on the same level as Bayern, and when bayern was at his best, he was better, much better than tonalist. tonalist: 14:6-4-2 lifetime / 5:2-2-1 2015/ 5th by earning 2014, all in graded stakes but 2 msw and 1 allowance. bayern: 15:6-1-3 lifetime/ 5: 0-0-2/ 1st by earnings 2014, all in graded dtakes but msw and allowance tonalist: g1s up to point when bayern was retired--2, total 3; g2s-1, g3-1 bayern: g1s-2, g2s-0, g3-placed 2nd by DQ tonalist: best races--belmont, JCGC 2014, JCGC 2015 (marginal stallion prospect races) bayern: best races--haskell and BCC (prime stallion prospect races) tonalist: has only won at one track bayern: has won on two coasts, and crossed line first at churchill tonalist: best horse beaten, california chrome bayern best horses beaten: shared belief, california chrome head to head--bayern 1, tonalist 0, tonalist well beaten tonalist has never had to sit just off the fractionslike those bayern threw down in the PC, like beholder did. the one time he was faced with fractions like those in the PC, he finished up the track. bayern may have came in second to last in PC, but he as competition in the race he made that race much more difficult than wicked strong/ constitution did for tonalist in the JCGC on to the number 2 horses: catch a flight and wicked strong · 18 hours ago
  • CauseForConcern · Nice article, Ashley. I enjoyed her Kentucky Oaks runner-up finish. She has done well in California, but Keeneland will pose a challenge to many, besides Beholder. I'll look for a Arcangues or Volponi. Thanks for your insight. · 12 hours ago
Four weeks out from the Breeders' Cup, Saturday was a huge day of prep races as the horses jockey for position in the World Championships.Read More
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  • richard jaimungal via Disqus · I like the fact that godsen blew his horn before the race ....he knew exactly what he had...at first i thought he was disrespectful..but when i read his comments he was clearly stating under which conditions his horse will win and how he would have done it....impressive work... · 1 day ago
  • Bob Grenetz via Disqus · With almost all the eastern preps on off tracks,if a fast track in the Breeders Cup,could be some interesting for reversals · 12 hours ago
Anyone else find it interesting that Castellano rode Liam's Map in his workout the other day at Keeneland? Dirt mile?
  • BeastBob via Disqus · That's because he's one of Pletcher's regular jockeys. · 18 hours ago
  • Blueyedhusky via Disqus · If Liam's Map had no shot, Todd would tell Javier: "Oye, no te preocupes y anda monta a Honor Code o Keen Ice." But what he's most likely to say is: "Mira pendejo, si montas a otro caballo, conmigo te jodes." · 13 hours ago
What a milestone!!!!! He just surpassed 1000 comments!!!! The word is getting out. It won't be long!!!!!
Rival Clue #1 - Born the same year, these rivals were bred more than 2,000 miles apart. Rival Clue #2 - One rival was a Grade 1 stakes winner at two, while the other won a maiden race by 12 lengths.Read More
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  • Chris Miskell via Disqus · I am watching The Flash right now.... · 14 hours ago
  • zatt · Wearing the costume by chance? ;-) · 14 hours ago
Last year BCC still bothers me else? I am always looking for a wise guy. Last year I had Toast of New York as my upset. This year a think SmoothRoller could be the colt.
  • BeastBob via Disqus · If the frontrunners intentionally set a slow or moderate pace in the BCC, they may not know what hit them when Smooth Roller is rolling. This horse is deceptively fast. · 15 hours ago

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Who is the horse to beat in the 2015 Breeders' Cup Classic?

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  • Tonalist
  • American Pharoah
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  • Honor Code
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