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Breeders Cup 2015

Trend a solid exacta threat in Bradley

1/25/2013 3:00 PM
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Saturday's 9th race (4:55pm CT) from Fair Grounds is the Grade III Colonel E.R. Bradley Handicap for 4-year-olds and up traveling a mile and a sixteenth on the turf course (rail at 25 feet).

#6 TREND (6-1) is an interesting fresh threat for his new trainer Stidham. He was right there last year with the likes of Corporate Jungle, Data Link, and Doubles Partner, and any of those classy rivals would be solid contenders in this spot. He projects a tactical trip under profitable turf rider Eramia.

#7 Optimizer (7-2) ran fifteen times last year including all three Triple Crown races. Lukas won two stakes last weekend and his well-spotted iron horse does his best work on turf.

#1 String King (10-1) is a sharp, versatile LA-bred. The fresh gelding has a nose for the wire and has run well against open company before.

#4 Unlatch (8-1) is lightly raced and on the upswing for Stall. Not sure if he is up to this company yet but he has plenty of upside and should offer value.  


$13 to win #6

$6 Exacta 6/1-4-7 ($18)

$3 Exacta 1-4-7/6 ($9)

analysis by Jarrod Horak

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Forgot on my list #9 is a contender too.
4 might be on the impove but against PEDESTRIAN FRACTIONS
4 is on the improve. Brian is a confident young rider, and I have cashed I think six or seven times with him this year. Stall always has his horses prepared. He is ready and fit. The 4 looks good here. But, my original gut feeling (#1) will be used in exotics. The 6 has seconditis, but really is an exacta threat.
The horse for the course here is 1. Contenders are: 4 Unlatched 3 Strike Impact 6 Trend 1 String King Looking at 3-4-6/1-3-4-6. Then maybe #4 across the board.
amongst 6 9 3 2
Yea 1-111 isn't too good, lol. That jock very bad stats. Probably will go with the 4 then. But, I have to see how they look in the paddock. I don't bet horses with jocks under 10% very often, so Sling King is probably a no. Maybe I'll use him on an under part of an exacta or trifecta. Probably playing the 4.
The only thing I do not like about String King is the late rider change from James Graham to Jansen Melancon. JM is 1-for-111 at FG. He is clearly struggling and in a competitve race like this he cannot afford to make any mistakes. Graham is leaving FG early Saturday to ride at Sam Houston later that night. “Now we have a no-name jockey and a no-name trainer for our no-name horse,” said Smith of his Louisiana-bred who will be going against open company in the Col. Bradley.
***He has won eight times. Not " He has eight times"
Most likely I'll take String King.
IMO, pretty wide open here. 5 or 6 of them could win this. I really like the 1 and 4. The 1 is flexible, and if needed could go to the lead. He has eight times, and stakes winner. String King looks really good here. The 4 looks good too. Lightly raced, but coming along under Stall. Probably will go with either the 1 or 4. Maybe I'll play an exacta, too.