Sunday, October 28, 2018

Breeders' Cup 2018 Handicapping Homework: The Breeders' Cup Turf Video Review

Breeders' Cup Turf; Photo Harry How/Getty Images

Welcome friends to the Turk and the Little Turk Blog.

The purpose of this post is to provide the last two and sometimes three races of each entrant in the G1 Breeders' Cup Turf. 

The goal one week out is just to get a feel for the runners and link the past performances to the visual handicapping.  I'll come back tomorrow and start adding my notes and observations for each race.  It's alot of effort that I'll only invest into 3, perhaps 4 races over the coming Breeders' Cup weekend.  Any other betting I do will be done using a tote board handicapping method, strictly taking some low risk/medium reward cracks at positive ROI.

The following are covered here:

  • Arlow 4 YO colt.  Sycamore, Kentucky Turf Cup. 
  • Channel Maker 4 YO gelding.  Joe Hirsch Turf Classic, Sword Dancer, Bowling Green, Manhattan.
  • Crystal Ocean (GB) 4 YO colt.  Championship Stakes and September Stakes.
  • Enable (GB) 4 YO Mare.  Prix Arc de Triomphe and September Stakes.
  • Glorious Empire (Ire) 7 YO gelding.   Sword Dancer and Bowling Green.
  • Hi Happy (Arg) 6 YO Horse.  Knickerbocker, Sword Dancer, Bowling Green and Manhattan
  • Hunting Horn (Ire) 3 YO Colt.  Arc de Triomphe and Secretariat Stakes
  • Liam the Charmer 5 YO gelding.  John Henry Turf Championship
  • Magical (Ire) 3 YO Filly.  British Championship Stakes and Arc de Triomphe
  • Quarteto de Cordas (Brz) 4 YO colt. Mathias Machline.  
  • Roaring Lion 3 YO colt.  QE2 Stakes and Irish Championship Stakes
  • Robert Bruce (Chi) 4 YO Colt.  Joe Hirsch Turf Classic and Arlington Million
  • Sadler's Joy 5 YO horse.  Joe Hirsch Turf Classic, Sword Dancer, Bowling Green, Manhattan.
  • Talismanic (GB) 5 YO Horse (2017 BC Turf Winner).  Arc de Triomphe and Prix Foy
  • Waldgeist (GB) 4 YO Colt.  Arc de Triomphe, Prix Foy, Prix Saint Cloud

Return back to my blog, The Turk and the Little Turk,  all week leading up to the Breeders' Cup for more content.

The Sycamore G3:  Kee.  Good Turf. 1 1/2 Miles.  18 October 2018

The Kentucky Turf Cup G3;  Kentucky Downs. Good Turf.  1 1/2 Miles.  8 Sept 2018

Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational G1. Belmont.  Soft Turf.  1 1/2 Miles.  29 September 2018

Sword Dancer G1: Saratoga.  Firm Turf. 1 1/2 Miles.  25 August 2018

September Stakes G3: Kempton (UK).  Firm Turf. 1 1/2 Miles RH.  8 September 2018

Knickerbocker G2;  Belmont. Good Turf.  1 1/8 Miles.  8 October 2018

The Bowling Green G2;  Saratoga.  Soft Turf. 1 3/8 Miles.   28 July 2018

Secretariat Stakes G1; Arlington Park.  Good Turf.  1 1/4 Miles.  11 August 2018

Prix de l' Arc de Triomphe G1.  Longchamp (Fr).  Firm Turf. 1 1/2 Miles RH.  7 October 2018

Champions Stakes G1. Ascot (GB).  Soft Turf.  1 1/4 Miles RH. 20 October 2018

John Henry Turf Championship G2.  Santa Anita.  Firm. 1 1/4 Miles.  30 September 2018

British Championship Stakes G1 (F).  Ascot (GB). Soft Turf. 1 1/2 Miles RH. 20 Oct 2018

Magical (IRE)

Mathias Machline (G1).  Gavea (Brz). Heavy Turf. 1 1/4 Miles LH.  4 August 2018

The Queen Elizabeth II Stakes G1.  Ascot (GB).  Soft Turf. 1 Mile.  20 Oct 2018

Irish Championship Stakes G1.  Leopardstown (Ire).  Good.  1 1/4 Miles  LH.  15 September 2018

Arlington Million G1.  Arlington Park.  Firm.  1 1/4 Miles.  11 August 2018

Manhattan Stakes G1.  Belmont.  Firm Turf. 1 1/4 Miles. 9 June 2018

Prix Foy G2. Longchamp (Fr). Firm. 1 1/2 Miles RH. 16 September 2018

Prix de Saint Cloud G1.  Saint Cloud (Fr).  Good/Soft.  1 1/2 Miles LH. 1 July 2018

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