Seven Breeders’ Cup Betting Tips

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 25, 2021 in Blogroll, Breeders Cup, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | Comments Off on Seven Breeders’ Cup Betting Tips

Th sun is setting much earlier these days. Just a reminder of the end of summer and the impending arrival of winter. It was just a few weeks ago when the sun was high in the bluish sky until 9:00 or 9:30pm. But times change, literally. As we head into the four final days of the Keeneland meet, we begin the mad dash on handicapping the Breeders’ Cup next week. Here are a few ideas of what to look for and how to prepare.


1. – If you have TVG, be sure and catch the morning breakfast coverage, and morning works. Incredible coverage to get you watching the works, barn talk and interviews. Well worth the time.

2. – Keep up-to-speed on news about shippers, when they arrive and the work tab on each.

3. – Start focusing on the list of runners who are having any late problems, equipment changes, or unusual late fast works. These are toss out runners.

4. – Toss the synthetic runners, and horses who are making the turf to dirt switch. These changes are far too late in the game for last minute world shattering changes to compete at this level. If they win, it will be without my wager.

5. – Only play horses who comes from “key” races and have won or placed in a G1 or G2 in their final two preps. If it was a G3 or non-graded event, toss the horse, or use for third or fourth in your exotics. – Key races have been the ones who have held up over the years as prep events moving forward. Key races usually have the perfect time spacing and allow runners to get just enough rest to freshen up.

6. – For some reason, the Euros do incredible in the warm California heat on the turf. They leave a cool climate and one would think it may hinder their ability coming back to a warm climate. But, not the case. They are at their best, and I attribute this to the great preparation of the Euro trainers.

7. – Get familiar with the European preps that have propelled many winners on the grass in the states. There are a handful, and to get acquainted could be a major difference. They start pointing runners in the early spring and have just a few preps moving forward.

Best of luck, and we’ll be talking more in the days to come!