Breeders’ Cup Preview / BC – Filly Mare Turf (G-1)

by Ed Meyer

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

This is another $2 million event. As said before, you can bet they all will be trying. This is why you need to help make that final decision as to how much you will win.

I love a runner in here. Her name is: Goldikova. She beat the boys last out, and sports a very sweet Time Form rating from Europe. Winning the Prix de Moulin (G-1) should have her firing nicely. Her dam Born Gold was a nice runner, and she has 9 starters-9 turf winners and 3 stakes winners to her credit. Freddie Head, known in European circles, should not disappoint. This race against the gals should be a little easier to deal with, and if all goes well she should be worth a look before betting.

Halfway to Heaven is a runner that is looking good. Trainer Aiden O’Brien has a (Group-1) winner who has pulled off the feat three times this season. He has set Europe afire this year, and she has faced Goldikova in her career. Her dam has 4 starters and 4 turf winners.  She can handle the distance, and could be dangerous.

Mauralakana is a gal on the go. she was bred in France, and came up short in the Flower Bowl over a yielding surface. Second start off a layoff is a winners move, and expect her best as Clemente wins 22% over the weeds, and then the same with graded stakes runners.