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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Friday Breeders Crown Analysis

In a column, which depending on your view shows courage or stupidity considering my recent record of picking winners, here is my analysis of Friday's Breeders Crown events.

7th $250,000; Trot - Breeders Crown Open Mares
1 - Intense America - Has a powerful closing kick if the tempo is fast.  Seems a little overmatched.
2 - Classic Martine - Seems to be well placed with good post and can rough itt.  Without Maven, seems race is hers to take.
3 - Bee A Magician - What a difference a year makes.  Can land share but will need to show something specal to win.
4 - Handover Belle - Moves outside of main contender.  Land major share.
5 - Ma Chere Hall - Self destructed last week.  Will need to improve to contend.
6 - Charmed Life - Been going well.  Threat with a trip.
7 - D'Orsay - Has not been the same horse as in the past
8 - Mistery Woman - Will look for a triop.  If gets it, a threat.
Selection 2-4-8-6

8th $500,000; Trot - Breeders Crown 2yo Fillies
1 - Love Me Madly - Late developing filly.  See a factor for next year.
2 - Wild Honey - On a Tear; Logical choice with littel value.  Will try to beat.
3 - Danielle Hall - Always a contender if flat.  Possibility.
4 - Wiclet Hanover - Win came in NW1.  Pass here.
5 - Mission Brief - Burke trainee is another who defeats self.
6 - Stubborn Belle - Appears to have trailed off.
7 - Lilu Hanover - Can never count out a Takter trainee but will dismiss anyway.
8 - Hot Start - Just don't see.
9 - Livinthefastlane - 2nd in first week back.  Consider at proper odds.
10 - Smexi - Draws the worst of it  Does show a win over Mission Brief.
Selection 5-3-10-2

9th $500,000 Trot - Breeders Crown 3yo Fillies
1 - Market Rally - Qualifies off two misfires.  It would be foolish to disregard a Burke entry.
2 - Lifetime Pursuit - Finished second in last three starts; that winner starts right outside of her.
3 - Shake It Cerry - The logical one to beat.  Can anyone take her down?  I think not but expect low odds.
4 - Struck By Lindy - Well beaten when last raced against #3; nothing suggests anything different will happen this time.
5 - Cantabs Fortune - Seems to be stepping up.  Hard to see.
6 - Heaven's Door - No shot in last but nothing suggests a good result here.
7 - Vanity Matters - Only one victory this year but well prepped.  May be second best.
8 - Riveting Rosie - Has been racing well but steps up.  Minor spoils at best.
9 - Cee Bee Yes - The one who gets no respect.  Has already blown up the tote board.  Don't ignore.
Selection 3-7-9-1

10th $593,750 Pace - Breeders Crown 3yo Fillies
1 - Major Dancer - Been knocking on the door.  Wouldn't shock.
2 - Beach Gal - Best efforts are racing covered up. Share with trip.
3 - Gettingreadytoroll - Gets post relief.  Should improve off of that.  Will be on ticket.
4 - Gallie Bythe Beach - Second best.  Don't think he can top the favorite.
5 - Color's A Virgin - Clearly the best.  Don't see getting beat.
6 - Uffizi Hanover - Another one who needs a trip.  Not sure will get it today.
7 - Beach Story - Seems up against it.  Pass today.
8 - Allstar Rating - Steady check earner.  Will be pressed to earn one this week.
9 - Sayitall BB - Don't see against open company.
10- Precocious Beauty - Saddled with the worst of it.  Just don't see.
Selection 5-4-3-2

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