Breeders’ Cup Preview / BC Ladies Classic (G-1)

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 23, 2008 in Breeders Cup, Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping | No Comments >>

For the first day of two, they have put together a stellar card of runners. This race sticks out as one that will define the day.  This race is not for cream puffs, but there is a hurdle they all must beat to find the winners circle.

They will travel 1 1/8th, and it should promise excitement.

The odds-on favorite should not disappoint the crowd. Zenyatta is unblemished, and should keep her record intact. Mike Smith has ridden this daughter of Street Cry for five straight wins.  She makes her second start after wooing the crowd in the Ladies Secret.  She is 7/7 with wins over the synthetic, and John Sheriffs is a winner at 32% off a last race win.  2/2 at S.A with wins, and she looks all of that and more. What more can they say?  They just have to run the race….

The song should play out that way, but Music Note will have her say in the matter. 6/7 in the money, and was a nice winner in the Gazelle.  J.J. Castellano is a perfect fit with her, and should come rolling late down the lane.  if the pace game sets up, and she takes to the surface, it could be a different song indeed.

Take a good look at Cocoa Beach.  She is 2/2 in the U.S. since arriving.  I saw her last race closely, and she mowed them down like grass.  She had more in the tank, and this may just be the race to use the gas. Dominguez is a very solid boot, and the trainer wins 23% with graded stakes.