God's Tipster's Sunday Aqueduct Pick: The 7th is mile for 2yos, some of whom could be on Kentucky Derby trail
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Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Race Recap:
(All odds US)
Replays for yesterday’s Breeders’ Cup races from Keeneland can be found here:
Race 3: 2nd@ 3.60/1
Race 4: 11th@ 33.90/1
Race 5: 7th@ 9.30/1
Race 6: 11th@ 13.60/1
Race 7: 5th@ 39.10/1
Race 8: 1st@ 1.40/1 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Race 9: 1st@ 2.90/1 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Race 10: 2nd@ 12.00/1
Race 11: 1st@ 0.50/1 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
In the Filly and Mare Sprint, Echo Zulu broke from the 13 hole and had a nice stalking trip, made her move turning for home and was head to head with favored Goodnight Olive and just could not quicken with that one in the drive settling for a game second. In the Turf Sprint we fired away with Cazadero at long odds and once defending champ Golden Pal broke last, Caravel was able to get away to an easy early lead and hold on for the win. Cazadero was up against it without the expected pace battle up front. In the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, Simplification stalked the early pace from the inside and wasn’t able to quicken when they entered the lane. In the Filly and Mare Turf, Rougir did her best impersonation of Simplification, never really mustering a rally while her stablemate did all the dirty work up front. In the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, O Besos was last on the far turn and came with a furious late rally unfortunately it was too late. He galloped out past the field on the gallop out at 38/1 as Elite Power got the victory. In the Turf Mile, Modern Games gave us a long-awaited first win of the day. He didn’t have the best break or even the best trip and he was very much the best today getting the victory. In the Breeders’ Cup Distaff it was Malathaat getting us back-to-back wins in one of the more thrilling photo finishes you will ever see. John Velazquez timed the ride perfectly to win a three horse photo. In the Breeders’ Cup Turf, Stone Age stalked the pace from a pocketed trip and accelerated faster than everyone but Rebel’s Romance, giving us another second place finish. In the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Flightline and Life is Good went to the front and tore through punishing early fractions running 6 furlongs faster than the Breeders’ Cup Sprinters ran earlier in the day and when it was time, Flightline asserted his class and drew off to a breathtaking victory.
That’s three winners and two second place runners from nine selections on the day after a slow start to the day. O Besos was our best chance to shock the world but he was moving best a little too late. Thanks for playing along with us during Breeders’ Cup weekend. Some of the most fun and most challenging race cards to handicap you’ll find all year!! I hope you made some money!!
Back to Earth for Sunday’s races as we move to Aqueduct. We do have a few stakes races to look forward to with fast and firm track conditions expected. Let’s close out the week on a high note!
Sunday at Aqueduct:
Race 7: Game Change - 1 pt win (US Morning Line Odds 15/1)
Two-year-old maidens go a mile here, and there are a few that are bred well enough to find themselves on the Triple Crown trail in the next few months. Game Change is the choice here and when this runner made his debut at Saratoga he ran against Echo Again who was super sharp that day. That race has produced a next out winner already and I think it may be too early to give up on this runner despite finishing sixth as he got bumped and raced greenly. Since that start, Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey has worked him 9 times including several snappy four furlong drills. He gets blinkers on for a barn that’s a perfect 3 for 3 with runners making their second career start, adding blinkers on dirt and stretching out.
As always, good luck to all our members playing Sunday’s races from Aqueduct!