1. #8 Wild Dude
Very tough and consistent racehorse he'll be flying from the clouds on Saturday.
2. #10 Salutos Amigos
Was arguably the best sprinter in the country at the beginning of the year, but a trip to Dubai seems to have set him back a bit. He looks as if he is rounding back into form, and I expect a big performance out of him on Saturday.
3. #5 Runhappy
Freaky good three year old, but there is way to much pace in here for him to hold on. He is ultra freaky though and still will be in the top three regardless of pace.
4. #13 Private Zone
He drew outside Runhappy which really helps him. He's the top sprinter in the country hands down, but I feel he is better at seven furlongs to a mile. There is also way to much speed in the Sprint this year for a front runner to win.
5. #6 Ivan Fallunovalot
Has been racking up wins at lesser known tracks, but don't let that be a deterrent he is one heck of a consistent racehorse, and one heck of a sprinter.
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1. #5 Lady Shipman
loss to Ageless last out was not her fault. Looking for her to rebound in a big way here.
Super talented Wesley Ward runner that just missed second in this race last year. He has home track advantage.
3. #12 Ready For Rye
Post draw hurts him a little, but this is one very talented three year old that looks like he can hang with the big guys.
4. #2 Bobby's Kitten
Looking for a repeat win here, and could very well get it if he doesn't run into to much traffic trouble.
5.#7 Green Mask
Home track advantage, and you can never discount Wesley Ward on the green.
Longshot to watch: #11 Marchman odds: 15-1 very tough turf sprinter who loves Keeneland.
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1. #7 Brodys Cause
His Claibourne Breeders Futurity win was to good to ignore not to mention he also got a brilliant win over the surface.
2. #9 Exaggerator
Ran a good second last out to the top one, and I don't see him flipping the script.
3. #3 Greenpointcrusader
Nice win in the Champagne last out. There is also a forecast for rain on Saturday which will only move him forward here.
4. #5 Cocked And Loaded
Iroquois win was very impressive also was enhanced by Rated R Superstar's performance in the Claibourne Breeders Futurity.
5. #13 Nyquist
He looks beatable in here as his Frontrunner win was not impressive at all. He could move forward though in his second try around two turns.
Longshot to watch: #8 Tale Of S'avall odds: 30-1 didn't seem to handle the mud last out and should move forward on a fast track.
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1. #11 Karakontie
Looking for a repeat win in here, and he could very well get it. This is the one race that is most common for repeat wins so I'm leaning towards he gets the win here.
2. #4 Mondialiste
Woodbine Mile win was very impressive I dont see him regressing off that effort.
3. #7 Tepin
Filly taking on the boys and she really does belong with this group. She's shown she is a monster at a mile on the turf just look at her last out where she destroyed a very good group of turf fillies without even a deep breath.
4. #6 Tourist
He was widest of all last out, and he really should of won that day. Look for him to move forward here.
5. #1 Grand Arch
The one post doesn't help that much, but this horse loves Keeneland, and horses with the home track advantage are always dangerous.
Longshot to watch: #8 Obviously odds: 15-1 will control the pace in here. Ran a very game race in the Woodbine Mile could hold on in here if he doesn't get to wild on the lead.
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1. #10 The Pizza Man
Simply adore this gelding, and his race over the surface last out showed he doesn't need to be at Arlington to compete with the best in the country. Now lets see where he stacks up against the best in the world.
2. #1 Golden Horn
Arc winners have historically not done well in the Turf, but he is simply to good of a horse to ignore in here.
3. #9 Found
Supremely talented filly that could very well spoil the Golden Horn party she's definitely up to the task.
4. #12 Ordak Dan
Argentine is in here with a big chance. They were pointing towards this race two years earlier, but an injury knocked him out. Looks like he'll get his chance to prove his talent in here.
5. #6 Twilight Eclipse
Hard knocking and consistent racehorse his last out he had absolutely nowhere to run if he can avoid traffic he could very well get the win here.
Longshot to watch: #5 Da Big Hoss odds: 30-1 could be any type it's very telling that they bypassed the Sycamore for a shot in here.
|The Pizza Man|
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1. #14 Sheer Drama
Could very well be the best older mare minus Beholder of course.
2. #7 Wedding Toast
If she can repeat her Belmont form away from Belmont this Mare is going to be very very tough in here.
3. #12 Got Lucky
Showed she likes Keeneland, and has been on the improve this year.
4. #1 I'm a Chatterbox
This filly is the most versatile of the bunch and can beat you from anywhere on the racetrack. She will be ultra tough in here.
Very talented daughter of Curlin is coming in here with little to no talk about her. She is incredibly talented, and though she lost in her only other start outside of California it was due to a very bad trip.
Longshot to watch: #15 Peace And War Odds: 30-1 Deep closing style could benefit from what looks like a very fast pace in here.
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1. #7 Rays The Bar
Should improve in second start on US Soil. You can never discount Chad Brown in a Gr1 on the grass.
2. #6 Birchwood
European that has been pretty consistent and looks like he fits in very well here.
3. #8 Airoforce
American with a huge chance in here. His Bourbon Stakes was very impressive showed he could handle soft turf.
4. #4 Shogun
Irish bred that has yet to win a stake, but looks like he has the goods to take home the trophy here.
5. #14 Hit It A Bomb
Another Euro with a big chance Adian O' Brien wouldn't send them unless they had a major chance.
Longshot to watch: #12 Camelot Kitten odds: 15-1 Ran a game second last out in the Bourbon will improve in here. He may not win in here, but he is definetly one to watch out for in years to come.
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Juvenile Fillies Turf
1. #13 Mirage
Should improve in second start on US soil.
2. #10 Illuminate
Very talented Euro. Suffered her first career defeat in the Chevely Park Stakes last out.
3. #14 Last Waltz
Irish bred that has yet to win a stake looks like she could have a big chance in here at a price.
American in with a major chance. Looks like she could bring in another win in the Juvenile Fillies Turf for the Americans
5. #4 Catch A Glimpse
Her Natalma win was very impressive and I look for her only to improve in here.
Longshot to watch: #11 Pricedtoperfection odds: 20-1 very talented filly who had a rough trip last out and will improve.
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1. #10 Songbird
The post position only enhanced her chances. This one looks like she's pretty much unbeatable in here.
2. #9 Rachel's Valentina
Very talented daughter of Rachel Alexandra looks like she may just step out from under Mommy's shadow.
3. #2 Tap To It
Extremely talented daughter of Tapit that is only going to get better around two turns.
4. #8 Dothraki Queen
Ran a game second last out over this track should improve in second try around two turns.
5. #4 Ma Can Do It
Has yet to break her maiden, but she ran a very game third last out to Gomo in the Alcibiades. Should improve in her second try around two turns.
Longshot to watch: #4 Ma Can Do It odds: 30-1
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Filly and Mare Turf
1.#12 Secret Gesture
Should not have been DQed in the Beverly D. Very talented Euro who is taking her second shot at Breeders Cup glory.
2. #5 Photo Call
Very good win last out in the Rodeo Drive. Looks like she could be the US' best hope.
3. #3 Legatissimo
Very talented Euro with a big chance in here, has won her last two outs.
4. #6 Queen's Jewel
Ignore her last two she has a big chance in here. Freddie Head knows how to win Breeders Cups so this one is one you cannot ignore.
5. #10 Bawina
Another Euro with a big chance at a nice price as well.
Longshot to watch: #7 Watsdachances odds: 20-1 very consistent mare that always fires.
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Filly and Mare Sprint
1. #11 Judy The Beauty
Looking for a repeat win in here. She loves Keeneland and her last out loss was not her fault she simply had no where to go. She should rebound in here with no problem.
2. #14 Cavorting
Is plain and simple on a roll, and could very well keep that roll going in here.
3. #1 Fioretti
The 1 post hurts a little, but her TCA win was one you cannot ignore she's got a big chance in here.
4. #4 La Verdad
Most people aren't going to like the one week turn around, but I love it their little rating experiment paid off, and La Verdad showed she can actually rate which is a huge plus for her in here.
5. #5 Artemis Agrotera
Was the best filly sprinter in America last year, but for come reason unknown she couldn't convert in the Breeders Cup last year. She hasn't run since, and her works have shown she is rounding back into form she has a big chance to topple the apple cart at a very nice price.
Longshot to watch: #5 Artemis Agrotera odds: 20-1
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1. #3 Liam's Map
Still think he should of gone in the Classic, but they opt for the easier option, and the one that's most likely going to get them paid.
2. #9 Tapiture
Ran lights out in last years Dirt Mile he could very well reel in Liam's Map late if he's ready to roll.
3. #8 Wicked Strong
They definitely made the right choice here in putting him in the Dirt Mile. His tactical ability should put him in perfect position to pounce on Liam's Map.
4. #10 Valid
Tough and consistent old campaigner, has spent the summer in Florida over the quirky track at Gulfstream, that should set him up for a big performance here.
5. #1 Red Vine
Ran a very good second last out to Appealing Tale not to mention he finished ahead of Honor Code.
Longshot to watch: #4 Mr.Z odds: 50-1 tough Iorn horse who will love the flat mile on the dirt.
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1. #1 Tonalist
The way he's been training points to a big performance here. He's already spoiled the bid for a Triple Crown once now lets see if can spoil the Bid for a Grand Slam.
2. #2 Keen Ice
Has been making steady improvement every time he touches the track. He has a huge chance here and at a very nice price.
3. #9 Honor Code
Has never in his career lost two races in a row which bodes well for his chances here, ignore his last out because he was way to far back.
4. #4 American Pharoah
Can't knock a Triple Crown winner trying for a historical grand slam, but I can't help but notice his two worst performances were at a mile and a quarter.
The pick up of Mike Smith will only help him. Not to mention his best races have been at a mile and a quarter and if anyone knows how to train an upsetter its going to be Jimmy Jerkins.
Longshot to watch: #6 Effinex odds: 30-1
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