2014 Breeders’ Cup – #BLSPicks

Updated: October 31, 2014

By BLS Handicapping Expert – Red Ryder 



(Santa Anita Park, California)

The 2014 Breeders’ Cup is here with the usual loaded fields and handicapping challenges. We have a total of 13 Grade 1 (G1) races with 4 on Friday and 9 on Saturday. All of the horses can run or they wouldn’t be at Santa Anita this weekend, so it can be one of the toughest weekends to pick winners. That said, you can make a case for several runners in each race, so if you like to play longshots or overlays that you really think can win – the Breeders’ Cup is the card. Since I’m handicapping the races from Tasmania, Australia this week, we’ll keep it short and sweet. For each race, I list three horses that interest me from a wagering perspective. The first is my favorite horse who is likely to go off among the betting favorites in the race. The second is my favorite among the middle-odds horses, and the third is my favorite longshot play for the race. These races are beasts, so give them a look for yourself if you can. If not, hopefully a few of these will get home and cash some tickets. Good luck y’all.

*All Breeders’ Cup races are on NBC Sports (Breeders Cup Classic on NBC Saturday)



Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf

Fave of faves: Luck of the Kitten (M/L Odds: 8-1)

Middle odds: Daddy D T (M/L Odds: 15-1)

Longshot: Lawn Ranger (M/L Odds: 20-1)


Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

Fave of faves: Goldencents (M/L Odds: 6-5)

Middle odds: Tapiture (M/L Odds: 6-1)

Longshot: Big Bane Theory (M/L Odds: 15-1)


Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf

Fave of faves: Lady Eli (M/L Odds: 6-1)

Middle odds: Conquest Harlanate (M/L Odds: 10-1)

Longshot: Rainha Da Bateria (M/L Odds: 12-1)


Breeders’ Cup Distaff

Fave of faves: Untapable (M/L Odds: 5-2)

Middle odds: Iotapa (M/L Odds: 6-1)

Longshot: Tiz Midnight (M/L Odds: 10-1)




Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies

Fave of faves: Angela Renee (M/L Odds: 3-1)

Middle odds: By The Moon (M/L Odds: 6-1)

Longshot: Wonder Gal (M/L Odds: 12-1)


Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf

Fave of faves: Just the Judge (IRE) (M/L Odds: 5-1)

Middle odds: Emollient (M/L Odds: 12-1)

Longshot: Parranda (M/L Odds: 20-1)


Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint

Fave of faves: Artemis Agrotera (M/L Odds: 3-1)

Middle odds: Leigh Court (M/L Odds: 4-1)

Longshot: Living the Life (IRE) (M/L Odds: 12-1)


Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

Fave of faves: No Nay Never (M/L Odds: 9-2)

Middle odds: Ambitious Brew (M/L Odds: 12-1)

Longshot: Something Extra (M/L Odds: 20-1)


Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

Fave of faves: Daredevil (M/L Odds: 5-2)

Middle odds: Calculator (M/L Odds: 10-1)

Longshot: Texas Red (M/L Odds: 15-1)


Breeders’ Cup Turf

Fave of faves: Main Sequence (M/L Odds: 9-2)

Middle odds: Hardest Core (M/L Odds: 10-1)

Longshot: Finnegans Wake (M/L Odds: 30-1)


Breeders’ Cup Sprint

Fave of faves: Palace (M/L Odds: 6-1)

Middle odds: Work All Week (M/L Odds: 10-1)

Longshot: Seeking the Sherif (M/L Odds: 20-1)


Breeders’ Cup Mile

Fave of faves: Toronado (IRE) (M/L Odds: 5-2)

Middle odds: Trade Storm (GB) (M/L Odds: 12-1)

Longshot: Summer Front (M/L Odds: 30-1)


Breeders’ Cup Classic

Fave of faves: Shared Belief (M/L Odds: 9-5)

Middle odds: Zivo (M/L Odds: 15-1)

Longshot: V.E. Day (M/L Odds: 20-1)