BREEDERS' CUP LONGINES TURF

Purse: $4,000,000 Surface: Turf Distance: 1 ½ Miles

Saturday, Nov 5th, 2016 Race: 9 Post Time: 6:2 pm ET

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BREEDERS’ CUP TURF PICKS AND ANALYSIS

Michelle’s Picks By Michelle Yu, BetAmerica’s VIP Manager

1st Choice: #4 FLINTSHIRE (5/2) – Yes he was beat last time out but it was in a small field with no pace, no rabbit and on a less than firm turf which has been his undoing before.  Rather than bypass that race and train up to the Cup Chad Brown opted to run.  I’m ok with him getting beat because I firmly believe that he is the best turf router in the US.  He will have firm going and he will have pace.  No excuses.

2nd Choice: #10 FOUND (3/1)- If he gets beat it could be by Found, last year’s winner of this race.  When she stormed to victory last year she was only 3.  Going against older males.  This year she has settled for second in 6 of her outings but was the best when it counted in the Arc de Triomphe.  No horse has ever won the Arc and then the BC and the bar is certainly high to go BC-Arc-BC but if anyone can condition a globe trotter it’s Aidan O Brien.

3rd Choice: #12 HIGHLAND REEL (3/1)- Speaking of Aidan O Brien, he sends out Highland Reel as well.  I hate to be so chalky but if you like Found and Flintshire you have to like Highland Reel as well.  He has finished very close to Found this year and he beat Flintshire when they met in Hong Kong last year.  He has successfully made the trek before as he won the G1 Secretariat in 2015.    

“LONGSHOT”: #2 Da Big Hoss (20/1) – 4 in a row for Da Big Hoss a former $50,000 claimer.  Turf marathoning is his game but the class is a steep ask here.  Mike Maker has been smart with his placement of this 5 year old but he deserves another shot here as his effort last year wasn’t terrible and you can argue he’s a better horse.  The little guys will be cheering when Hoss is rolling late.  

2016 Breeders’ Cup Turf Entries

PostHorseJockeyTrainerOddsRecordsEarnings
1
Ralis (CA)
M Gutierrez
D F O'Neill
30-1
15-2-4-0
$424,428
2
Da Big Hoss (KY)
F Geroux
M J Maker
20-1
21-12-1-3
$1,551,696
3
Ectot (GB)
J L Ortiz
T A Pletcher
8-1
14-7-2-1
$840,010
4
Flintshire (GB)
J Castellano
C C Brown
5-2
23-8-11-1
$8,909,910
5
Ashleyluvssugar (CA)
G L Stevens
P Eurton
15-1
17-8-2-3
$847,504
6
Mondialiste (IRE)
D A Tudhope
D O'Meara
15-1
22-5-5-5
$1,874,034
7
Ulysses (IRE)
L Dettori
S R Stoute
12-1
6-2-2-0
$102,006
8
Twilight Eclipse (KY)
J Rosario
T Albertrani
30-1
36-8-5-11
$2,091,653
9
Money Multiplier (KY)
J R Velazquez
C C Brown
20-1
14-3-6-1
$613,917
10
Found (IRE)
R L Moore
A P O'Brien
3-1
19-6-10-2
$6,909,750

Who won the Breeders’ Cup Turf in 2015?

Three-year-old Irish filly Found beat the boys and older horses last year in the Breeders’ Cup Turf. In 2016, she took on the best international turf horses and won the prestigious Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

Which trainer has the most Breeders’ Cup Turf wins?

Aidan O’Brien has won the Breeders’ Cup Turf five times: 2002, 2003, 2011, 2013, and most recently in 2015 with Found.

How horses have won the Breeders’ Cup Turf more than once?

Two horses have won the Breeders’ Cup Turf twice: Conduit in 2008 and 2009, and High Chaparral in 2002 and 2003.

What was unique about the 2002 Breeders’ Cup Turf?

Two horses, High Chaparral and Johar, finished in a dead heat for the win in the 2003 running of the Breeders’ Cup Turf.

Previous Breeders’ Cup Turf Winners

YEARAGEHORSEJOCKEYTRAINEROWNERWINNING TIME
2018
4
Enable
Frankie Dettori
John Gosden
Khalid ibn Abdullah
2:32.65
2017
4
Talismanic
Mickael Barzalona
André Fabre
Godolphin Stable
2:26.19
2016
4
Highland Reel (IRE)
Seamie Heffernan
Aidan O'Brien
Mr M. Tabor D. Smith & Mrs John Magnier
2:23.00
2015
3
Found (IRE)
Ryan Moore
Aidan O'Brien
Mr M. Tabor D. Smith & Mrs John Magnier
2:32.06
2014
5
Main Sequence
John Velazquez
H. Graham Motion
Flaxman Holdings Ltd.
2:24.91
2013
3
Magician (IRE)
Ryan Moore
Aidan O'Brien
Tabor, Michael B., Smith, Derrick and Magnier, Susan
2:23.23
2012
5
Little Mike
R. Dominguez
D. Romans
Priscilla Vaccarezza
2:22.83
2011
4
St Nicholas Abbey (IRE)
J. O'Brien
A. O'Brien
Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith
2:28:85
2010
4
Dangerous Midge
L. Dettori
B. Meehan
Iraj Parvizi
2:29.40
2009
4
Conduit (IRE)
R. Moore
S. Stoute
Ballymacoll Farm
2:23.75