Thursday, November 5, 2009

Breeders Cup Preview Part II: The Picks and Contest

Between being on trial this week and having to do 500 other things, we are sadly bereft of the time to do a full preview on this year's Breeders Cup and the 14 races. So let's try something different and see how it works. We'll pick 1-2-3 each race and next week, compare our results with the Daily Racing Form's expert's picks. We'll do the comparison in 2 ways:

(1) On a simple results fashion, who had the most winners, etc.
(2) On a paramutuel basis, which will be more interesting. For kicks, in each races we'll say that we (and the DRF people) are making the following wagers:
  • $5 to win, place and show on the win horse
  • $5 to place and show on the place horse
  • $5 to show on the show horse
  • $2 exacta box on each race of the top 3 horses
  • $1 trifecta box on each race of the top 3 horses
That comes to $48 "bet" per race, for a $672 "bankroll" for the weekend. Let's see how we stack up. For now, the picks:


1. Man of Iron

2. Mastery

3. Eldaafer

JF Turf

1. Lillie Langtry

2. Hatheer

3. Junia Tenzia

Juv Fillies

1. Always a Princess

2. Biofuel

3. Zilva

F&M Turf

1. Forever Together

2. Rutherienne

3. Midday

F&M Sprint

1. Seventh Street

2. Ventura

3. Sara Louise


1. Music Note

2. Life is Sweet

3. Careless Jewel

Juv Turf

1. Pounced

2. Viscount Nelson

3. King Ledley

Turf Sprint

1. Lord Shanakill

2. Diamondrella

3. Desert Code


1. Gayego

2. Crown of Thorns

3. Dancing in Silks


1. Radiohead

2. Alfred Nobel

3. Aspire


1. Goldikova

2. Ferneley

3. Zacinto

“Dirt” Mile

1. Mastercraftsman

2. Neko Bay

3. Ready’s Echo


1. Conduit

2. Telling

3. Spanish Moon


1. Richard’s Kid

2. Twice Over

3. Mine That Bird

1 comment:

Teddy said...

Gauntlets were thrown!