Breeders’ Cup Qualifier Weekend

Breeders Cup Betting

We are yet another weekend closer, there is too much great racing this weekend to be able to cover it all. Below is the highlights for the weekend:

Zenyatta Stakes (Distaff Qualifier)

It would be misguided to overlook the Zenyatta Stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday. Another win, would be Beholder’s third straight win in the race, aligning herself with Zenyatta. A race against the males in the Breeders’ Cup Classic is potentially in The 5-year-old mare’s future.

PN Runner / Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Oscar Party
J. Graham
J. Cassidy 30-1
2 Savings Account
D. Van Dyke
T. Proctor 15-1
3 My Monet
S. Gonzalez
R. Agarie 15-1
4 Big Book
K. Desormeaux
T. Yakteen 15-1
5 Kyriaki
M. Gutierrez
P. Eurton 20-1
6 My Sweet Addiction
M. Smith
M. Jones 8-1
7 Wild in the Saddle
R. Bejarano
R. Baltas 12-1
8 Warren’s Veneda
T. Baze
C. Lewis 6-1
9 Beholder
G. Stevens
R. Mandella 2-5

Awesome Again Stakes (Classic Qualifier)

The name of this race is going to be who can chase down Bayern . No other horse has shown a penchant for or the ability to set the pace. Bayern will likely go to the lead and stay there until the stretch run. Only Two things can happen: he maintains that lead through the finish line or he is chased down by one Hard Aces or Hopportunity.

PN Runner / Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Hard Aces
V. Espinoza
J. Sadler 4-1
2 Sammy Mandeville
R. Bejarano
D. O’Neill 10-1
3 Point Piper
M. Gutierrez
J. Hollendorfer 8-1
4 Global View
D. Van Dyke
T. Proctor 12-1
5 Hoppertunity
M. Smith
B. Baffert 3-1
6 Imperative
C. Nakatani
R. Baltas 6-1
7 Smooth Roller
T. Baze
V. Garcia 6-1
8 Bayern
M. Garcia
B. Baffert 5-2

Frontrunner stakes (Juvenile Qualifier)

The winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile is always the favorite for next year’s Kentucky Derby. Undefeated Nyquist, a short-priced favorite, will try for the $300,000 FrontRunner Stakes Saturday at Santa Anita Park.

A runaway winner of the Sept. 7 Del Mar Futurity , the bay colt by sire Uncle Mo is against a field of eight, going 1-1/16 miles. The FrontRunner is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” event for Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Keeneland.

PN Runner / Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Go Long
F. Perez
J. Desormeaux 20-1
2 On Fire
G. Stevens
S. Callaghan 12-1
3 Blameitonthelaw
T. Baze
J. Sadler 5-1
4 Nyquist
M. Gutierrez
D. O’Neill 6-5
5 Hollywood Don
B. Blanc
P. Miller 4-1
6 Rare Candy
J. Talamo
D. Hofmans 15-1
7 Swipe
K. Desormeaux
J. Desormeaux 5-1
8 Mt Veeder
M. Garcia
B. Baffert 6-1

Joe Hursh (Turf Qualifier)

Red Rifle and Twilight Eclipse, the 1-2 from the Grade I Sword Dancer at Saratoga, return for Saturday’s $600,000, Grade I Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at Belmont Park. The Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” drew a field of seven, also including Big Blue Kitten, Shining Copper, who finished second and third, last month’s Grade I Arlington Million.

PN Runner / Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Red Rifle
J. Castellano
T. Pletcher 5-2
2 Perfect Title
K. Carmouche
J. Lawrence, II 30-1
3 Big Blue Kitten
J. Bravo
C. Brown 2-1
4 Twilight Eclipse
J. Rosario
T. Albertrani 5-1
5 Slumber (GB)
I. Ortiz, Jr.
C. Brown 7-2
6 Quiet Force
J. Ortiz
M. Maker 20-1
7 Shining Copper
M. Franco
C. Brown 10-1

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