Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Breeders’ Cup 2016 – Friday Provides Fantastic Four Races

There are four Breeders’ Cup races on Friday and what a way to kick things off with the highly competitive Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. William Hill’s most popular horse in the race is Intelligence Cross, with the brilliant Ryan Moore on board. He’s been the best-backed at 5-1, while there has also been money at longer odds for Ticonderoga who has shortened from 16-1 to 14-1 since the start of the week.

Race Two is the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile and Dortmund is a shade of odds-on for top trainer Bob Baffert. The horse has an excellent record at Santa Anita (winning five of six starts) and can finally get out from California Chrome’s shadow, having come up short against him in his last three starts. Tamarkuz has been supported from 33-1 to 11-1, while last year’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner Runhappy is 6-1 from 8-1.

Frankie Dettori’s mount in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf is really popular – Spain Burg now 4-1 joint-favourite, having initially been priced at 7-1. Hydrangea has also shortened from 6-1 to 5-1 in the past 48 hours.

The race that everyone is looking forward to on Friday is the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, where racegoers and television viewers will get to see the magnificent Songbird. She’s won all eleven of her starts and she is Even-Money favourite to make it a dozen wins.

“Songbird just does not know how to lose and she is set to start a very hot favourite for the Distaff. She will easily be the worst result on day one for British bookmakers,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.



Friday 4th November


Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf: 9-2 Good Samaritan, Oscar Performance, 5-1 Intelligence Cross, 6-1 Lancaster Bomber, 10-1 Big Score, 11-1 Made You Look, 12-1 Wellabled, 14-1 Keep Quiet, Ticonderoga, 16-1 Favorable Outcome, 20-1 Rodaini, 33-1 Bowies Hero, Channel Maker, Harbour Master (reserve), 40-1 J.S. Choice, Kitten’s Cat (reserve), (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Las Vegas Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile: 10-11 Dortmund, 9-2 Gun Runner, 6-1 Runhappy, 11-1 Tamarkuz, 14-1 Vyjack, 20-1 Texas Chrome, Tom’s Ready, 25-1 Point Piper, 33-1 Accelerate, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf: 4-1 Intricately, Spain Burg, 9-2 Roly Poly, 5-1 Hydrangea, 8-1 La Coronel, 12-1 Victory To Victory, 14-1 New Money Honey, 16-1 Cavale Doree, 25-1 Coasted, Con Te Partiro (reserve), Rymska, 33-1 Happy Mesa, Madam Dancealot, Sweeping Paddy (reserve), 40-1 La Force, 50-1 Lull, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff: EVENS Songbird, 10-3 Stellar Wind, 7-2 Beholder, 11-1 I’m A Chatterbox, 16-1 Curalina, 25-1 Forever Unbridled, 80-1 Corona Del Inca, Land Over Sea, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Saturday 5th November


14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies: 9-2 Union Strike, 11-1 Noted And Quoted, 6-1 Sweet Loretta, Yellow Agate, 8-1 American Gal, 10-1 Valadorna, With Honors, 11-1 Daddys Lil Darling, Jamyson ‘n Ginger, 12-1 Dancing Rags, 20-1 Champagne Room, 100-1 Colorful Charades, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf: 5-2 Lady Eli, 3-1 Seventh Heaven, 7-1 Queen’s Trust, 9-1 Sea Calisi, 10-1 Nuovo Record, 16-1 Al’s Gal, Avenge, Catch A Glimpse, Pretty Perfect, Sentiero Italia, 25-1 Zipessa, 66-1 Kitcat, Ryans Charm, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint: 3-1 A P Indian, Lord Nelson, 7-2 Drefong, 4-1 Masochistic, 14-1 Limousine Liberal, Noholdingback Bear, 20-1 Delta Bluesman, 33-1 Mind Your Biscuits, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint: 6-1 Washington DC, 8-1 Celestine, Mongolian Saturday, Pure Sensation, 9-1 A Lot, Undrafted, 10-1 Suedois, 11-1 Holy Lute, Home Of The Brave, 12-1 Ambitious Brew, Karar, Obviously, 16-1 Lady Shipman (reserve), Om, 20-1 Green Mask (reserve), 25-1 Calgary Cat, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile: 9-2 Gormley, 5-1 Classic Empire, Not This Time, Syndergaard, 13-2 Practical Joke, 15-2 Klimt, 9-1 Theory, 14-1 Three Rules, 25-1 Lookin At Lee, 40-1 Star Empire, 50-1 Term Of Art, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf: 2-1 Found, 5-2 Flintshire, 7-2 Highland Reel, 10-1 Ulysses, 12-1 Ectot, 20-1 Mondialiste, 33-1 Da Big Hoss, 40-1 Ashleyluvssugar, Money Multiplier, 50-1 Twilight Eclipse, 66-1 Ralis, Texas Ryano, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint: 3-1 Carina Mia, 4-1 Haveyougoneaway, 7-1 By The Moon, 8-1 Irish Jasper, 9-1 Wavell Avenue, 10-1 Paulassilverlining, Taras Tango, 14-1 Finest City, 20-1 Gloryzapper, 25-1 Paola Queen, 33-1 Gomo, Spelling Again, 40-1 Wonder Gal, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Breeders’ Cup Mile: 5-2 Limato, 11-4 Tepin, 4-1 Alice Springs, 10-1 Ironicus, 16-1 Miss Temple City, Spectre, 20-1 Dutch Connection, Midnight Storm, Photo Call, 25-1 Hit It A Bomb, 33-1 Cougar Mountain, Tourist, 40-1 Ring Weekend, What A View, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Breeders’ Cup Classic: 4-5 California Chrome, 11-4 Arrogate, 15-2 Frosted, 20-1 Hoppertunity, Melatonin, Shaman Ghost, 33-1 Effinex, 40-1 Keen Ice, 100-1 Win The Space, 150-1 War Story, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)