Archive for November 8th, 2017

Bet these Breeders’ Cup Saturday runners next time out

By Jarrod Horak, (@jchorak)

This is part two of a series designed to find values on 2017 Breeders’ Cup runners heading into their next starts. Part one covered Friday’s races at Del Mar, with this an analysis of Saturday’s runners.

Del Mar

Photo by Eclipse Sportswire

Juvenile Turf Sprint

This was not a Breeders’ Cup event, but Count Alexander had a brutal trip and is definitely going on my watch list. In this five-furlong turf sprint, Count Alexander seemed to have plenty of run turning for home under Corey Nakatani but was stuck inside with nowhere to go. He ended up 11th but could have easily finished in the top three with a different trip. 

Juvenile Fillies

This did not appear to be a strong renewal of this event, and the final time was mediocre. The pace was honest and Caledonia Road rallied from post twelve to post an easy score at 17-1 odds under Mike Smith. Alluring Star did all of the pace dirty work, pulled clear in the lane, and just held 2nd in a decent effort. Blonde Bomber rallied from 13th to land the show. Separationofpowers was wide and prominent throughout after a bit of a slow start from the outside post and ended up an okay 4th. Wonder Gadot did not have the smoothest stretch run and was not disgraced in 6th. Post time favorite Moonshine Memories dueled and retreated to 7th. 

Please check out the rest of this post at Horse Racing Nation.