A Tale of Breeders’ Cup wagering..

After more than a week of studying, pondering, watching morning gallops and workouts and enjoying the all-encompassing Breeders’ Cup week, I had a ticket compiled for a PIck 4 on the 4 races yesterday.

For 60 cents a combination, I played a ticket that would have just 2 horses in the last leg – BEHOLDER and STELLAR WIND. I was taking a stand against Songbird.

I used a handful of horses in the Juvenile Turf – Oscar Performance had a great Thorograph sheet number and was a must use, plus I loved Good Samaritan and a pair of Euro horses. In the Dirt Mile, I thought Dortmund was a cinch but then started to wonder what would happen if he got silly and tried to press Runhappy. So I used four in the race including TAMARAKUZ – big Beyer Figures in recent races and John Siscos from the Woodbine marketing and media department was talking about him since Monday.

The Juvenile Filly Turf was really confusing for me – too many Euro’s in the race and the good US horse, LA CORONEL, had the 13 post. So I used 6 of them!

The first one I had circled earlier in the week was NEW MONEY HONEY – Chad Brown trainee, won the Miss Grillo..what else do you need? But there were so many others. A stablemate RYMSKA was said to have manhandled New Money Honey in a workout recently (as per Zoe Cadman who hosted the xbtv.com show all week), the Euro peeps loved SPAIN BURG and ROLY POLY, and well..the end result – I tossed New Money Honey for Rymska.

The 60 cent Pick 4 was worth $2200. Ouch.

 

WINNING BEYER FIGURES FROM FRIDAY’S BREEDERS’ CUP RACES:

Tamarkuz – 107

Beholder/Songbird – 105

Oscar Performance – 93

New Money Honey – 85

 

RACE 4 – ¬†14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (Grade I) POST TIME – 12:05 PM
Exacta / Trifecta / Superfecta Daily Double / Pick 3 (Races 4-5-6) Pick 4 (Races 4-5-6-7)

Purse $2,000,000. For Fillies, Two-Years-Old. Weight, 122 Lbs. $30,000 to pre-enter, $30,000 to enter, with guaranteed $2 million purse including travel awards of which 55% to the owner of the winner, 17% to second, 9% to third, 6% to
fourth, 3% to fifth, 1% to sixth, 1%to seventh and 1% to eighth; plus travel awards to starters not based in California. One And One Sixteenth Miles.

4 Yellow Agate (KY) 2/F M Franco 122 C Clement 8/1
10 Noted and Quoted (FL) 2/F L R Bejarano 122 B Baffert 9/2
3 Valadorna (KY) 2/F L J R Leparoux 122 M E Casse 5/1
5 Sweet Loretta (KY) 2/F L J Castellano 122 T A Pletcher 6/1
9 Union Strike (KY) 2/F L M Garcia 122 C Dollase 6/1
1 Colorful Charades (KY) 2/F L L Saez 122 R R Rodriguez 30/1
2 With Honors (KY) 2/F L F Prat 122 J K Desormeaux 10/1
6 Champagne Room (KY) 2/F L M Gutierrez 122 P Eurton 20/1
7 Jamyson ‘n Ginger (KY) 2/F L I Ortiz, Jr. 122 R R Rodriguez 8/1
8 Dancing Rags (MD) 2/F L A Cruz 122 H G Motion 12/1
11 Daddys Lil Darling (KY) 2/F L C J Lanerie 122 K G McPeek 12/1
12 American Gal (KY) 2/F L M E Smith 122 B Baffert 6/1

 

RACE 5 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (Grade I) POST TIME – 12:43 PM

Exacta / Trifecta / Superfecta Daily Double / Pick 3 (Races 5-6-7)

Purse $2,000,000. For Fillies And Mares, Three-Year-Olds And Upward. Northern Hemisphere Three-Year-Olds, 120 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Southern Hemisphere Three-Year-Olds, 115 Lbs. Older, 124 Lbs. $30,000 to pre-enter, $30,000 to enter,
with guaranteed $2 million purse including travel awards of which 55% to the owner of the winner, 17% to second, 9% to third, 5% to fourth, 3% to fifth, 1% to sixth, 1% to seventh and 1% to eighth; plus travel awards to starters not
based in California. One And One Fourth Miles. (Turf)

1 Sea Calisi (FR) 4/F L F Geroux 124 C C Brown 8/1
8 Lady Eli (KY) 4/F L I Ortiz, Jr. 124 C C Brown 5/2
11 Queen’s Trust (GB) 3/F L1 L Dettori 120 S R Stoute 6/1
12 Pretty Perfect (IRE) 3/F L S Heffernan 120 A P O’Brien 15/1
2 Catch a Glimpse (KY) 3/F L J Castellano 120 M E Casse 12/1
3 Seventh Heaven (IRE) 3/F L R L Moore 120 A P O’Brien 3/1
4 Avenge (KY) 4/F L F Prat 124 R E Mandella 15/1
5 Al’s Gal (PA) 5/M L J L Ortiz 124 M J Maker 15/1
6 Zipessa (KY) 4/F L J Bravo 124 M Stidham 20/1
7 Sentiero Italia (KY) 4/F L J Rosario 124 K P McLaughlin 12/1
9 Ryans Charm (KY) 6/M L R Bejarano 124 P Gallagher 30/1
10 Kitcat (CHI) 4/F L G G Ulloa Perez 124 J Silva 20/1
13 Nuovo Record (JPN) 5/M Y Take 124 M Saito 12/1

RACE 6 TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint (Grade I) POST TIME – 1:21 PM

Exacta / Trifecta / Superfecta Daily Double / Pick 3 (Races 6-7-8)
Purse $1,500,000. For Three-Year-Olds And Upward. Northern Hemisphere Three-Year-Olds, 124 Lbs.; Older, 126 Lbs.; Southern Hemisphere Three-Year-Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 126 Lbs. All Fillies and Mares allowed 3 Lbs. $22,500 to pre-enter,
$22,500 to enter, with guaranteed $1.5 million purse including travel awards of which 55% to the owner of the winner, 17% to second, 9% to third, 5% to fourth, 3% to fifth, 1% to sixth, 1% to seventh and 1% to eighth; plus travel awards
to starters not based in California. Six Furlongs.

5 A. P. Indian (KY) 6/G L J Bravo 126 A Delacour 4/1
7 Masochistic (CA) 6/G L M E Smith 126 R W Ellis 2/1
8 Noholdingback Bear (KY) 3/C L E R Da Silva 124 M P De Paulo 15/1
2 Drefong (KY) 3/C L M Garcia 124 B Baffert 7/2
1 Mind Your Biscuits (NY) 3/C L J Rosario 124 R N Falcone, Jr. 20/1
3 Delta Bluesman (FL) 6/G L E Jaramillo 126 J Navarro 15/1
4 Joking (KY) 7/G L M Franco 126 C Baker 15/1
6 Lord Nelson (KY) 4/C L F Prat 126 B Baffert 5/2
9 Limousine Liberal (KY) 4/G L J L Ortiz 126 B Colebrook 15/1

RACE 7 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (Grade I) POST TIME – 2:05 PM

Exacta / Trifecta / Superfecta Daily Double / Pick 3 (Races 7-8-9) Pick 6 (Races 7-12)

Purse $1,000,000. For Three-Year-Olds And Upward. Northern Hemisphere Three-Year-Olds, 124 Lbs.; Older, 126 Lbs.; Southern Hemisphere Three-Year-Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 126 Lbs. All Fillies and Mares allowed 3 Lbs.; $15,000 to pre-enter,
$15,000 to enter, with guaranteed $1 million purse including travel awards of which 55% to the owner of the winner, 17% to second, 9% to third, 5% to fourth, 3% to fifth, 1% to sixth, 1% to seventh and 1% to eighth; plus travel awards to
starters not based in California. About Six And One Half Furlongs. (Turf)

4 Home of The Brave (IRE) 4/C L J Doyle 126 H Palmer 12/1
9 A Lot (KY) 4/C L J Castellano 126 C C Brown 8/1
12 Om (KY) 4/C L G L Stevens 126 D L Hendricks 12/1
1 Pure Sensation (FL) 5/G L K Carmouche 126 C Clement 5/1
2 Obviously (IRE) 8/G L F Prat 126 P D’Amato 6/1
3 Mongolian Saturday (KY) 6/G C Montalvo 126 E Ganbat 12/1
5 Karar (GB) 4/G L G Benoist 126 F Graffard 15/1
6 Calgary Cat (ON) 6/G L L Contreras 126 K Attard 20/1
7 Suedois (FR) 5/G L D A Tudhope 126 D O’Meara 10/1
8 Washington DC (IRE) 3/C L R L Moore 124 A P O’Brien 8/1
10 Ambitious Brew (CA) 6/G L M E Smith 126 M F Jones 10/1
11 Undrafted (KY) 6/G L J R Velazquez 126 W A Ward 12/1
13 Holy Lute (KY) 6/H L J Theriot 126 J M Cassidy 10/1
14 Celestine (KY) 4/F L J Rosario 123 W I Mott 8/1
Also Eligibles:
15 Lady Shipman (KY) 4/F L I Ortiz, Jr. 123 K P McLaughlin 12/1
16 Green Mask (KY) 5/G L J R Leparoux 126 B H Cox 15/1

 

RACE 8 Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I) POST TIME – 2:43 PM

Exacta / Trifecta / Superfecta Daily Double / Pick 3 (Races 8-9-10)
Purse $2,000,000. For Colts And Geldings, Two-Years-Old. Weight: 122 Lbs.; $30,000 to pre-enter, $30,000 to enter, with guaranteed $2 million purse including travel awards of which 55% to the owner of the winner, 17% to second, 9% to
third, 5% to fourth, 3% to fifth, 1% to sixth, 1% to seventh and 1% to eighth; plus travel awards to starters not based in California. One And One Sixteenth Miles.

1 Klimt (KY) 2/C L R Bejarano 122 B Baffert 6/1
2 Syndergaard (NY) 2/C L J R Velazquez 122 T A Pletcher 6/1
5 Classic Empire (KY) 2/C L J R Leparoux 122 M E Casse 4/1
10 Not This Time (KY) 2/C L R Albarado 122 D L Romans 7/2
3 Term of Art (KY) 2/C L J Talamo 122 D F O’Neill 30/1
4 Theory (KY) 2/C L J Castellano 122 T A Pletcher 12/1
6 Three Rules (FL) 2/C L C H Velasquez 122 J Pinchin 8/1
7 Gormley (KY) 2/C L V Espinoza 122 J A Shirreffs 5/1
8 Star Empire (GB) 2/C L T Gaffalione 122 W A Ward 30/1
9 Practical Joke (KY) 2/C L J Rosario 122 C C Brown 6/1
11 Lookin At Lee (KY) 2/C L R Santana, Jr. 122 S M Asmussen 20/1

Equipment Changes: 11 – Lookin At Lee – Blinkers On
RACE 9 Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (Grade I) POST TIME – 3:22 PM
Exacta / Trifecta / Superfecta Daily Double / Pick 3 (Races 9-10-11) Pick 4 (Races 9-10-11-12)

Purse $4,000,000. For Three-Year-Olds And Upward. Northern Hemisphere Three-Year-Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 126 Lbs.; Southern Hemisphere Three-Year-Olds, 117 Lbs.; Older, 126 Lbs. All Fillies and Mares allowed 3 Lbs. $50,000 to pre-enter,
$50,000 to enter, with guaranteed $4million purse including travel awards of which 55% to the owner of the winner, 17% to second, 9% to third, 5% to fourth, 3% to fifth, 1% to sixth, 1% to seventh and 1% to eighth; plus travel awards to
starters not based in California. One And One Half Miles. (Turf)

10 Found (IRE) 4/F L R L Moore 123 A P O’Brien 3/1
7 Ulysses (IRE) 3/C L Dettori 122 S R Stoute 12/1
3 Ectot (GB) 5/H L J L Ortiz 126 T A Pletcher 8/1
6 Mondialiste (IRE) 6/H L D A Tudhope 126 D O’Meara 15/1
1 Ralis (CA) 3/C L M Gutierrez 122 D F O’Neill 30/1
2 Da Big Hoss (KY) 5/H L F Geroux 126 M J Maker 20/1
4 Flintshire (GB) 6/H L J Castellano 126 C C Brown 5/2
5 Ashleyluvssugar (CA) 5/G L G L Stevens 126 P Eurton 15/1
8 Twilight Eclipse (KY) 7/G L J Rosario 126 T Albertrani 30/1
9 Money Multiplier (KY) 4/R L J R Velazquez 126 C C Brown 20/1
11 Texas Ryano (KY) 5/H L F Prat 126 C Gaines 30/1
12 Highland Reel (IRE) 4/C L S Heffernan 126 A P O’Brien 3/1
13 Metaboss (KY) 4/C L R Bejarano 126 P D’Amato 30/1

 

RACE 10 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (Grade I) POST TIME – 4:01 PM
Exacta / Trifecta / Superfecta Daily Double / Pick 3 (Races 10-11-12)

Purse $1,000,000. For Fillies And Mares, Three-Year-Olds And Upward. Northern Hemisphere Three-Year-Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs.; Southern Hemisphere Three-Year-Olds, 120 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. $15,000 to pre-enter, $15,000 to enter,
with guaranteed $1 million purse including travel awards of which 55% to the owner of the winner, 17% to second, 9% to third, 5% to fourth, 3% to fifth, 1% to sixth, 1% to seventh and 1% to eighth; plus travel awards to starters not
based in California. Seven Furlongs.

12 Finest City (PA) 4/F L M E Smith 124 I Kruljac 12/1
2 Haveyougoneaway (NY) 5/M L J R Velazquez 124 T Morley 3/1
8 Carina Mia (KY) 3/F L J R Leparoux 122 W I Mott 7/2
6 By the Moon (KY) 4/F L J L Ortiz 124 M Nevin 8/1
1 Paola Queen (KY) 3/F L J Castellano 122 G Delgado 20/1
3 Tara’s Tango (KY) 4/F L R Bejarano 124 J Hollendorfer 8/1
4 Gomo (KY) 3/F L M Gutierrez 122 D F O’Neill 20/1
5 Wonder Gal (NY) 4/F L K Carmouche 124 L Gyarmati 30/1
7 Gloryzapper (KY) 4/F L S Elliott 124 P D’Amato 15/1
9 Paulassilverlining (KY) 4/F L J Talamo 124 M Nevin 10/1
10 Wavell Avenue (ON) 5/M L J Rosario 124 C C Brown 6/1
11 Irish Jasper (KY) 4/F L I Ortiz, Jr. 124 C C Brown 10/1
13 Spelling Again (PA) 5/M L L Saez 124 B H Cox 20/1

Equipment Changes: 13 – Spelling Again – Blinkers off

RACE 11 Breeders’ Cup Mile (Grade I) POST TIME – 4:40 PM

Exacta / Trifecta / Superfecta Daily Double
Purse $2,000,000. For Three-Year-Olds And Upward. Northern Hemisphere Three-Year-Olds, 123 Lbs.; Older, 126 Lbs. Southern Hemisphere Three-Year-Olds, 120 Lbs.; Older, 126 Lbs. All Fillies and Mares allowed 3 Lbs. $30,000 to pre-enter,
$30,000 to enter, with guaranteed $2million purse including travel awards of which 55% to the owner of the winner, 17% to second, 9% to third, 5% to fourth, 3% to fifth, 1% to sixth, 1% to seventh and 1% to eighth; plus travel awards to
starters not based in California. One Mile. (Turf)

10 Limato (IRE) 4/G L H Bentley 126 H Candy 7/2
1 What a View (CA) 5/G L T Baze 126 K D Black 20/1
5 Tourist (KY) 5/H L J Rosario 126 W I Mott 15/1
8 Tepin (KY) 5/M L J R Leparoux 123 M E Casse 3/1
2 Alice Springs (IRE) 3/F L R L Moore 120 A P O’Brien 4/1
3 Spectre (FR) 3/F L J Castellano 120 M Munch 20/1
4 Miss Temple City (KY) 4/F L E S Prado 123 H G Motion 12/1
6 Photo Call (IRE) 5/M L K J Desormeaux 123 T A Pletcher 15/1
7 Dutch Connection (GB) 4/C J Doyle 126 C Hills 20/1
9 Ironicus (KY) 5/H L J L Ortiz 126 C R McGaughey III 8/1
11 Ring Weekend (KY) 5/G L J R Velazquez 126 H G Motion 20/1
12 Hit It a Bomb (KY) 3/C L S Heffernan 123 A P O’Brien 20/1
13 Midnight Storm (KY) 5/H L R Bejarano 126 P D’Amato 12/1
14 Cougar Mountain (IRE) 5/H L D O’Brien 126 A P O’Brien 20/1

RACE 12 Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) POST TIME – 5:35 PM
Exacta / Trifecta / Superfecta Super High Five

Purse $6,000,000. For Three-Year-Olds And Upward. Northern Hemisphere Three-Year-Olds, 122 Lbs.; Older, 126 Lbs.; Southern Hemisphere Three-Year-Olds, 117 Lbs.; Older, 126 Lbs. All Fillies and Mares allowed 3 Lbs. $75,000 to pre-enter,
$75,000 to enter, with guaranteed $6million purse including travel awards of which 55% to the owner of the winner, 17% to second, 9% to third, 5% to fourth, 3% to fifth, 1% to sixth, 1% to seventh and 1% to eighth; plus travel awards to
starters not based in California. One And One Fourth Miles.

4 California Chrome (CA) 5/H L V Espinoza 126 A Sherman 1/1
9 Hoppertunity (KY) 5/H L J R Velazquez 126 B Baffert 15/1
10 Arrogate (KY) 3/C L M E Smith 122 B Baffert 5/2
1 Effinex (NY) 5/H L F Prat 126 J A Jerkens 15/1
2 Frosted (KY) 4/C L J Rosario 126 K P McLaughlin 5/1
3 Keen Ice (KY) 4/C L J Castellano 126 T A Pletcher 20/1
5 Win the Space (KY) 4/C L G L Stevens 126 G Papaprodromou 30/1
6 Melatonin (KY) 5/G L J Talamo 126 D E Hofmans 12/1
7 War Story (KY) 4/G L S Spieth 126 M Serey, Jr. 30/1
8 Shaman Ghost (ON) 4/C L I Ortiz, Jr. 126 J A Jerkens 20/1