Breeders’ Cup Preview / Filly & Mare Sprint

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 22, 2008 in Breeders Cup, Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping | No Comments >>

The Breeders’ Cup begins this Friday, and the main draw was on Tuesday.  This handicapping will give you food for thought, and be sure to dial-up to get your latest information and make your weekend the best of the year.

Filly & Mare Sprint / 7f – Race 3

This is a very talented and deep field with multiple G-1 winners. The favorite will be Indian Blessing. She is simply awesome, and this three-year-old gal is trained by Bob Baffert.  She is undefeated at distances under a mile. The daughter of Indian Charlie exits a victory from the Gallant Bloom (G-2). It was short field, but one packed with punch. If you get 2-1, bet early and be sure to use in exotics.

She is 1/1 over the all-weather surface on the Cushion Track at Santa Anita. She has shown brilliance in racing and her maturity is working to her favor.

Indyanne is a daughter of Indian Charlie. She is 6 starts with 5 wins, and a second place finish. She is also 2/2 over the synthetic surface. She is blazing on the lead, and I only find fault if the pace is too salty. The extra furlong may be a bit tough if this is the case.  If left alone, she may be tough to deal with.

If all goes well with the draw, you will need to use Zaftig. This gal by Gone West is a very nice looking stalker. The faster they run, the better she’ll like the pace.  She is 2/2 at 7f, and tries the synthetic for the first time.  Take a look at her when they take the track.  If she is washy and doesn’t have her “A” game, be sure to pass on her.

This is a good look at the opening race.  Be sure to keep WinningPonies in your hand to keep you on course. This will be a weekend where you don’t want to be empty handed.