The 2009 Breeders‘ Cup is just about upon us! Comprised of 14 races over two days, on November 6th and 7th, the Breeders‘ Cup is America‘s biggest days in horse racing in North America. With horses arriving from all over the world and with total purses close to 26 million, there‘s no wonder that the Breeders‘ Cup is watched all around the globe.
This week a lot of talk will center on Zenyatta and Summer Bird and the Aidan O‘Brien trained Rip Van Winkle. The Breeders‘ Cup is traditionally the time when non daily horseplayers log on line and bet the races.

Quite often, the pools in Breeders‘ Cup races can swell and horses that should go off at nice odds will get lost in the shuffle. The Racebook shows you some of those long shot horses that we believe could end up going off as big overlays.

Long Shot Horses in the Breeders‘ Cup - - Nov. 6th

Rose Catherine - - Juvenile Fillies Turf - - She‘s stretching out from 6 furlongs, is trained by Todd Pletcher, and was bought for $410,000. Her sire, Speightstown, is out of Gone West, which means that she shouldn‘t have an issue with the distance, and her mother is by Peaks and Valleys which means she should be able to run over any kind of turf. Because she‘s trying some new things in this, her odds should hold. Fair Bet: 10 to 1

Blind Luck - - Juvenile Fillies - - She won the prep for this race, the Grade I Oak Leaf, and she didn‘t win it by a great speed rating which is one of the reasons she‘ll be a big long shot in this. Look at her style and it‘s conducive to this track if there‘s a pace up front which there probably will be. There‘s a good chance she gets lost in the shuffle. Fair Odds: 6 to 1

Maram - - Filly and Mare Turf - - Gamblers shouldn‘t sleep on last year‘s Juvenile Fillies Turf winner in the Filly and Mare Turf. She was terrific when finishing third in her pep for this and has come back with some very decent works. Nobody will be looking to bet her with Forever Together and Magical Fantasy in the race which means she will be offering excellent odds. Fair odds: 8 to 1

Rainbow View - - Ladies‘ Classic - - If Zenyatta goes in the classic, then she‘s the one to bet. If Zenyatta ends up here, then, well, can anybody beat Zenyatta? So, let‘s hope Zenyatta goes in the classic because Rainbow View is exceptionally classy and will only have to catch Careless Jewel, no easy task mind you, in order to score. Fair Odds: 6 to 1 without Zenyatta. 30 to 1 with Zenyatta.

Long Shot Horses in the Breeders‘ Cup - - Nov. 7th

Desert Code - - Turf Sprint - - He won this race last year after finishing 7th in the Morovich Handicap. Hmm…he just got done finishing 7th in the Morovich Handicap again. There‘s enough speed to get him going in this and the odds should be awesome once again. Fair Odds: 10 to 1

Alfred Noble - - Juvenile - - Out of Aidan O‘Brien‘s two starters in this race, Alfred Noble no doubt is the better of the two. He‘s coming off of two bad races but his two races before were exceptional and Europeans have been known to run well in this race. This field isn‘t full of all-star two year olds. So, Alfred Noble could win it. Fair Odds: 6 to 1

Justenuffhumor - - Mile - - There‘s a lot of speed in this race, and a lot of talent, which means that this fella, who bombed over soft turf in his last at Keeneland, should be considered for a wager. Goldikova, Cowboy Cal and Zacinto are all going to get a lot of play which means that the money won‘t be on Justenuffhumor who 6 races in a row before the debacle in the Shadwell Turf Mile. Fair Odds: 7 to 1

Captain Candyman Can - - Sprint - - He finished second to Fatal Bullet in his last race, the Grade III Phoenix at Keeneland, and has always been well regarded. He can lay off of what is almost assuredly going to be a crazy, crazy duel up front with Zensational and Fatal Bullet in this race. He won‘t get bet the way that Gayego and Kodiak Kowboy will which means that he‘s the one for long shot players on which to wager. Fair Odds: 8 to 1

Spanish Moon - - Turf - - How can a horse with a 6-2-1 record out of 12 starts be considered a long shot? When horses named Conduit and Dar Re Mi are in the race and the race figures to be a small field. This Juddmonte Farms owned fella has been awesome, simply awesome, in his last four races and warrants consideration for a big, big wager in this because the competition isn‘t all that stiff, the field is short, and he will go off as the 3rd choice as best. Fair Odds: 7 to 2

Quality Road - - Classic - - Depending on the odds, Quality Road could be the bet of the day. He only needs to turn the tables on his chief rival, Summer Bird, because neither Zenyatta nor Rip Van Winkle, the two favorites in the Classic, will run to their ability. Quality Road is sitting on a big race and gamblers should really consider betting on him if the odds are right. Fair Odds: 7 to 1

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