Breeders' Cup

Colman Schliff from Zayat Stables Analyzes the Breeders’ Cup

AMERICAN PHAROAH - 10-26-15 - Santa Anita Park - Photo Credit: Mike Sekulic

Friday, October 30th

Race 6, Juvenile Turf-

1 Mile | 2 Year Olds | Purse-$1,000,000

#12 Camelot Kitten – Squeezed back to last in Bourbon Stakes, came flying late.

#13 Cymric – The one to beat, tough post.

#7 Airoforce – Should sit the perfect stalking trip. #2 Azar – Saves all the ground.

#2 Azar – Saves all the ground.

Race 7, Las Vegas Dirt Mile-

1 Mile | 3 Year Olds & Up | Purse-$1,000,000

#5 Lea – Consistent runner always fires on any surface, just gets the job done here

#3 Liam’s Map – Clearly the horse to beat, too short of a price

#9 Tapiture – 2nd off layoff, tough post to overcome

#1 Red Vine – Picks up the pieces

Race 8, Juvenile Fillies Turf-

1 Mile | 2 Year Olds | Purse-$1,000,000

#6 Alice Springs – Euro shipper. Easy win last time out, O’brien factor

#14 Last Waltz – Very tough post but connections very high on her. 1st U.S. start

#8 Harmonize – Very versatile filly, a lot too like for this Mott trainee

#11 Pricedtoperfection – Quick turn around. Full to Miss Temple City.

Race 9, Breeders’ Cup Distaff-

1 1/8 Miles | 3 Year Olds & Up | Purse-$2,000,000

#1 I’m a Chatterbox – Stalks in behind leaders, saves ground and pounces.

#12 Got Lucky – Will be flying late

#8 Curalina – Should finally get a clean trip

#7 Wedding Toast – One to beat, may get caught up in a hot pace

Saturday, October 31st:

Saturday, October 31st:

Race 3, 14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies-1 1/16 Miles | 2 Year Olds | Purse-$2,000,000

#2 Tap to It – Should relish the 2 turns and added distance.

#10 Songbird – One to deny, dominant out west.

#6 Bold Quality – Tough trip last race, under the radar.

#9 Rachel’s Valentina – Regally bred. Professional in her 2 starts

Race 4,Turf Sprint-

5 1/2 Furlongs | 3 Year Olds & Up | Purse-$1,000,000

#7 Green Mask – 2nd start off Dubai, where he had a nice showing. Sits and pounces

#3 Undrafted – Will be flying late, runs out of real estate.

#12 Ready for Rye – Stays out of trouble with outside draw.

#10 The Great War- Quick turn around, should rate off the pace.

Race 5, Filly & Mare Sprint-

7 Furlongs | 3 Year Olds & Up | Purse-$1,000,000

#14 Cavorting – One to beat, should stay out of trouble & in the clear with outside post

#8 Stonetastic – Ran off the screen last time. Will be forwardly placed.

#5 Artemis Agrotera – Steady work pattern off year layoff. Gets hot pace to run into.

#11 Judy the Beauty – Defending champ. Always puts in a solid effort.

Race 6, Filly & Mare Turf-

1 3/16 Miles | 3 Year Olds & Up | Purse-$2,000,000

#12 Secret Gesture – Gets revenge for D’Q in Beverly D

#3 Legatissimo – Top Euro invader. 3 time Group 1 winner. One to beat.

#11 Stephanie’s Kitten – Will be coming late

#2 Sentiero Italia – Should appreciate extra the 1/16th of a mile

Race 7, TwinSpires Sprint-

6 Furlongs | 3 Year Olds & Up | Purse-$1,500,000

#10 Salutos  Amigos – Rounding back into form, gets wicked pace to run into.

#13 Private Zone – One to beat. Very tough outside post.

#7 Holy Boss – Stays within striking range, gets first jump on the leaders.

#8 Wild Dude – Will be flying late

Race 8, Breeders’ Cup Turf Mile-

1 Mile | 3 Year Olds & Up | Purse-$2,000,000

#9 Esoterique – Back to back Group 1 wins.

#4 Mondialiste – Dominant in Woodbine Mile, 2nd start in U.S.

#7 Tepin – Best at 1 mile, biggest test yet. America’s best chance

#11 Karakontie – Defending champ, rounding back into form

Race 9, Sentient Jet Juvenile-

1 1/16 Miles | 2 Year Olds | Purse-$2,000,000

#1 Conquest Big E – Training lights out, going to take a huge step forward.

#9 Exaggerator – Needed last race, sharp works. Ready to roll for Desormeaux team.

#4 Unbridled Outlaw – Horrible trip in Iroquois, picks up Mike Smith.

#3 Greenpointcrusader – 1st time routing, should establish good early position.

Race 10, Longines Turf-

1 1/2 Miles | 3 Year Olds & Up | Purse-$3,000,000

#1 Golden Horn – One to beat. Rated number 2 in the world. Looks for Arc/BC double

#7 Big Blue Kitten – In top form, gets pace to run into to.

#4 Slumber – Was gaining late in last start, turned it around when blinkers were added

#10 The Pizza Man – Always runs an honest race, in top form. All heart.

Race 11, Breeders’ Cup Classic-

1 1/4 Miles | 3 Year Olds & Up | Purse-$5,000,000

#4 American Pharoah – TC winner goes for Grand Slam, been training lights out.

#1 Tonalist – Consistent runner all year. Needs to transfer Belmont form.

#3 Frosted – Hard knocking horses chased AP all year. Solid win at PARX

#2 Keen Ice – Beat AP last time. Training well could still be on the improve.

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