Beychok Bets Like No Other to Build Breeders’ Cup Charity Bankroll
Beychok, who in 2012 won the National Handicapping Championship, used sharp opinions in the Win & You’re In two-year-old races to pad his bankroll: he bet $20 to win on Gormley at 10.8-to-1 in the Frontrunner (and added the exacta with favored Klimt), and hit the exacta in the Chandelier when his top pick Zapperkat finished behind Noted And Quoted and With Honors.
The $397.40 profit means Beychok has $2,397.40 to bet this coming weekend on Win And You’re In races from Belmont, Keeneland, and Santa Anita as well as the World Championships themselves November 4-5 at Santa Anita.
Also in the plus column after week 1 is broadcaster Kenny Mayne, who used old-fashioned win bets on Vosburgh winner Joking and Zenyatta winner Stellar Wind to improve his balance to $2,250.
Writer Joel Stein bet $238 (after scratches) also cashed on Stellar Wind, but that was his only win of the day, so his original $2,000 bankroll is down to $1,894.50. Handicapper and sports bettor Monique Vag took the biggest swing of the four players this past weekend, and though she came up empty, she still has $1,412 with which to wager.
The four-person “wagering influencer” panel is a part of the Breeders’ Cup’s Bet Like No Other Wagering promotion that also includes on-track marketing initiatives and advertising leading up to the Breeders’ Cup.
TwinSpires.com has donated the $8,000 for the influencers to bet, and all returns will go to the charities of each influencer's choosing with the Breeders' Cup guaranteeing at least a $1,000 donation to each charity.