Saturday, November 7, 2009

ZENYATTA: BREEDERS CUP CLASSIC 2009 WIN!

Poor quality, but it's the only one so far....Zenyatta is everything we on the West Coast have always claimed she is!

Friday, November 6, 2009

09 Breeder's Cup Sat Selections

Below I'll just list the four horses I like in each of the nine races. Cobble together tickets however you like...it seems when I post actual tickets, I hex myself. :-) But where I am rooting for a particular horse, I'll put that in italics. Don't see those as singles, though, because what I want and what I get are often two entirely different things. Good luck today!

Race 2: Interactif, Viscount Nelson, Pounced, Bridgetown
Race 3: Noble Court, California Flag, Diamondrella, Cannonball
Race 4: Zensational, Fatal Bullet, Gayego, Capt. Candyman Can
Race 5: Noble's Promise, Aikenite, Lookin At Lucky, Eskendereya
Race 6: Goldikova, Zacinto, Cowboy Cal, Justenuffhumor
Race 7: Mastercraftsman, Midshipman, Neko Bay, Chocolate Candy
Race 8: Conduit, Dar Re Mi, Spanish Moon, Presious Passion
Race 9: Zenyatta, Richard's Kid, Einstein, Rip Van Winkle

RESULTS: Won: Pounced, California Flag, Goldikova, Conduit, and Zenyatta.

09 Breeder's Cup Fri Pick 4s

Well, pay attention to my picks in the first post, but don't copy my tickets is the name of the game. Better luck tomorrow!

Late Pick 4: ($36 ticket...so far no luck today, but my spouse Chelle is alive to the 4 and 5 in the Pick 3 right now. Maybe I should start betting on her account. Grin.)

Race 6: 2,4,5
Race 7: 9
Race 8: 1,5,7,8
Race 9: 2,10,13

2nd Pick 4 ($48 ticket):

Race 5: 3,4,10,11
Race 6: 2,4,5,6
Race 7: 9
Race 8: 1,5,7

$54 ticket:

Race 1: 3,6,9
Race 2: 1,7,9
Race 3: 6
Race 4: 2,4,7,8,9,11

Thursday, November 5, 2009

09 Breeder's Cup Selections

It's that time again! 2007 was a profitable Breeder's Cup for me; last year was not. So here's hoping tomorrow and Saturday will be good days. Below I'll choose three horses for each race and indicate others you might include on your tickets and the possible singles. Another thing to note is that Bob Baffert says this year's main track is playing more like dirt as compared to last year's, and he's been on a roll at Santa Anita this meet. (Correct winners are in bold)

Marathon: Mastery, Cloudy's Knight, Father Time. (I also think Black Astor has a shot if he gets loose on the lead, and Man of Iron is a scary face as well. Having said this, Mastery is a most probable single and the likely chalk.)

Juvenile Fillies Turf: Crapshoot race. The class of the field is Lillie Langtry, and I also like House of Grace, Rose Catherine, and Junia Tenzia. Hatheer might surprise us, and it could be foolish to ignore Smart Seattle. (nope, crapshoot as I said)

Juvenile Fillies: Not about to leave out Baffert's Always A Princess, but also like Beautician and Negligee. I also have to root for Jerry Hollendorfer's Blind Luck (hey, he's a Nocal trainer and my last name is Luck!) Connie and Michael might be in over her head, but on the other hand, she could be a monster. (nope)

Filly and Mare Turf: Forever Together, Pure Clan, Magical Fantasy, and Midday. Sorry, that's four.

Filly and Mare Sprint: Ventura is a most probable single. Informed Decision and Sara Louise ought to be hitting the board as well. Free Flying Soul has worked sizzling bullets over the track and will try to steal it, but she's probably outclassed. (Note: this was the superfecta if you boxed them, which I did.)

Ladies' Classic: Zenyatta would've been a single, but since she runs tomorrow in the Classic against the boys, this race becomes a bit of a crapshoot too. I like Careless Jewel, Music Note, and Rainbow View. Note that Life Is Sweet has been chasing Zenyatta.

I'll likely do rolling Pick 3's and stagger selections around a bit. Good luck!