This year's Breeders' Cup is full of depth and great wagering opportunities. The vast array of opinions from handicappers around the world will help ensure that the Pick 3, Pick 4, Pick 5 and Pick 6 wagers have fruitful payoffs on both days, even if the results end up being chalky. Our team tabbed five horses that they feel are the best singles in this year's Breeders' Cup.
Golden Pal in the Turf Sprint and Monomoy Girl in the Distaff are the first two horses who came to mind when thinking of singles, but I'm going to think outside the box a bit and say Cadillac in the Juvenile Turf.
This import has everything I look for in a European coming to America for the Breeders' Cup. He already owns a victory at one mile, and his two best races by far have come around left-handed turns.
He won his debut by 9 and defeated Ebeko, who eventually would come to America to win the Zuma Beach. After running second in a soft turf straightaway race, he cruised home in the G2 Champions Juvenile Stakes at one mile while running on a left-handed course. He disappointed last out in another straightaway on a very soft course against Group 1 foes.
He will get firmer turf, catches a field lacking a superstar and should be a square price off of his last race.
Many handicappers are going to single Jackie's Warrior in the Juvenile. He is the fastest horse on paper and almost certainly will prove an elusive target if he secures a clear early lead again. However, this is his first start around two turns, and other Juvenile hopefuls have shown early interest.
If Jackie's Warrior is pressured early and expends too much early energy, there is a realistic chance that Essential Quality gets the job done. My Juvenile top choice easily captured both of his career starts as the betting favorite, including the Grade 1 Breeders' Futurity at a mile and a sixteenth at Keeneland.
I like his running style versatility, and he has the tactical speed to keep the leaders in his sights. Adding credence to the strength of the Breeders' Futurity, a pair of runners from that heat (King Fury, Super Stock) returned to finish first and second in the Street Sense Stakes at Churchill Downs on Oct. 25.
This is Wesley Ward’s specialty, and among this entrants, Golden Pal is the top player. He just missed defeating 11 others at Ascot in June. He is very fast early and holds his speed for the duration of the race. Plus, he is working super. Pointed here.