F&M Turf / Breeders’ Cup Turf – First Glimpse

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The day is shaping up to be one of the best in the 32 years of Breeders’ Cup history. With over 200 pre-entered horses including 32 from overseas. The first ever Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland stands to make history. Trainer Chad Brown leads all trainers with 14 entries, and ownership entries belong to Coolmore Partnerships with 10 entries from their stables. – There are 13 (G-1) races on tap with purses totaling $26 million dollars. There will be four Breeders’ Cup races on Friday, and nine go to post on Saturday. – There are a staggering 44 runners who punched their dance card with the “win and you’re in” races, and all we have to do is hope for more glorious weather and this event will be one for the books.


Breeders’ Cup Filly Mare Turf


Legatissimo = Two straight Group 1 victories, and as you watch the last race you’ll see rider Wayne Lordan accelerate very quickly and give a few “pops of the crop” to keep her head in the game as she was starting to get out a bit like a playful kid. – Very impressive Euro to respect.



Dacita = She hails from the Chad Brown barn, and when she inhaled Tepin last out, that is an effort worth it’s weight in gold. The Euros have some real talent in this heat, but she can’t be overlooked. – This will be her second time Lasix coming in from Chile, and the barn wins at a high rate with new comers to the barn.


Sentiero Italia = Toss out the last race. You’ll need to go back two or three to see a better account of this daughter of Medaglia d’ Oro. – She should be stalking in mid-pack, and ready to pounce as they straighten for home. Toss this last race as you’ll see, and go back to the previous to get a better picture of her ability.



Impassable / Miss France = Here is a possible key race where two ladies duke it out in a Group 2 event in France against the boys. Both ran a game race, and here are a couple of gals you’ll want to use in exotics.




Breeders’ Cup Turf


Golden Horn = This is probably one of the most likely winners you can notch on your multi-race wagers in the two days. – The way he defeated Treve was ultra impressive and with the field assembled, I think he’ll be able to name his spot if the Racing Gods are watching. – I have been a big fan of John Gosden for quite awhile, and this may be another “Golden” moment for Team Gosden.


Found = If you go back three races, you’ll see that he finished a solid second place effort to Golden Horn. – If something goes wrong for the chalk, here is a runner that can get the job done as he may be looking to be a bridesmaid no more to Golden Horn. He was knocked around pretty good in the Arc, and you can see that Golden Horn was on the muscle. – Take a look at this race three back against Golden Horn.


The Pizza Man = This fella isn’t one to fool with. Winner of The Arlington Million, and even though the race is not regarded as past running’s, but this was one incredible race. – He has a trip over the track at Keeneland finishing very quickly against Grand Arch, and if the ground has a little give to it he’ll be right at home. Here is his Arlington Million victory and his last effort off the shelf in the Shadwell Turf at Keeneland. – Remember it was the fastest 1/4 in the Million, and with the blistering pace expected this may help his causes.