Friday’s Breeders’ Cup Races

Here’s a quick rundown of today’s races:

Juvenile Turf: With scratch of Aktabantay, I’ll move my Euro money over to War Envoy, who has raced well in top competition for world-class connections. I’ll also include the well-regarded Startup Nation, tossing the last flop at odds-on, and hoping for a rebound.

Mile: If Goldencents is in fact 4-5 or lower, I will bet him alone to win. But, if he stays at even money or above, I’ll mix in exactas under Tapiture, and perhaps put Goldencents under other low-priced contenders as well (5-1 or lower).

Juvenile Turf Fillies:  Don’t have greatest read of Breeders’ Cup JT Fillies, and likely won’t play it very heavy. At most, I’ll put a small win ticket on Sivoliere, who makes her debut in the Chad Brown barn. He’s good with the all, and especially the ones he brings from Europe.

Distaff: This race feels chaotic. Untapable might be the best, but she’s facing older and I’m worried she regressed. I’m tempted by Euro L’Amour De La Vie. The dirt try is curious, but she’s run very well in past. I’ll play her if the odds are in the middle range, but will avoid her over 30-1. In that case, I’ll use her underneath. I’ll also watch the board for opportunities in the Distaff. I’m against Close Hatches, who may have lost her desire.

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