Breeders’ Cup Preview / Juvenile Filly Turf

by Ed Meyer

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

This turf event is going one mile for the gals. They are running for a cool one million dollars, so you can bet they will bring their “A” game. Plan on a firm turf course, as the weather is suppose to be in the upper 80’s.

I take a hard look at the very speedy Laragh. She is by Tapit who wins 22% with his turf runners. Throw out that race two back as it was over a soft course. Add in Prado riding for John Terranova, and they wire this field if the cards fall her way. Prado is a 16% winner on the weeds, and can dictate the pace with the best of them. She looks dangerous on the hook.

Part of the package should include: Consequence. The daughter of El Prado is getting second time lasix, and Shug wins 25% on the medication move. Her dam was a stakes winner, and looks to rebound better on firm going. Throw out her last race as it may not have suited her. I like her to be a major player, and McGaughey gets them fit and ready.

Round out your looks with: Maram. She exits off a win in the Miss Grillo at Belmont. Chad Brown has a staggering stat of 88% a winner off a last race win. Look for her to come rolling late in the lane. With a little luck, she may just do the trick.