The 2019 Breeder’s Cup races will be run at Santa Anita racecourse. It has been a very good year for us here at The Spooky Express. We will try to close out the biggest race day of the year with some winners before we start our second favorite track, Gulfstream Park’s Championship meet in December.
The 2019 Breeders Cup post-position draw is/was being on Monday evening, October 28, 2019. Horses that are on the also eligible list for a race still have time to change races, but for the most part the fields are set. I expect a full field of horses (14) in every race except for some Juvenile races, particularly the Juvenile Turf Sprint.
I said it on Travers Day for Saratoga and I will say it again here; the best horse usually wins on big days like this. If there is a heavy favorite in a race, most likely it is going to win. Do not go looking into those sheets for a 20-1 winner when you have 4/5 favorite or a 3/5 horse.
Key that horse on top and try to hit a triple with prices underneath. There will be several horses that will be heavy favorites in some races for example, BRICKS AND MORTAR and MIDNIGHT BISOU.
I do see some races offering up chances for upsets, particularly on turf races with European horses and the juvenile races (run on Friday). Juvenile horses are always tough and offer the most potential for upsets.
Young horses are still growing, filling into their frame and you just never know how a horse is filling out when they have raced so lightly. Do not be afraid to use longer odds horses on Friday.
The last time the Breeders Cup ran at Santa Anita the European turf horses did very well on the firm Santa Anita turf, particularly the longer races. Trainer Aiden O’Brien is bringing over a ton of horses.
He is one of the very best turf trainers in the world. He will be a factor. I will also being looking for trainer Sir Michael Stoute, particularly in the Juvenile Filly and Mare Turf. Use both trainers in PICK 4 and PICK 3 wagers.
Here are the scheduled Breeders Cup races for the two days.
- TVG Juvenile
- Juvenile Turf presented by Coolmoore America
- Juvenile Fillies
- Juvenile Fillies Turf
- Juvenile Turf Sprint
- Longines Turf
- Longines Distaff
- TwinSpires Sprint
- Maker's Mark Filly & Mare Turf
- Big Ass Fans Dirt Mile
- Turf Sprint
- Filly & Mare Sprint
I will be handicapping ALL the Breeder’s Cup races and the undercard races over the next two days. Please check in. Good luck and thanks for horseracing with Dietz!