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2013 Breeders’ Cup Turf

Breeders’ Cup Turf – Race 9

The FugueThe 2013 Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Turf will be Race 9 on the card at Santa Anita on Saturday and is for 3 year olds and up looking to travel 1 ½ mile on the turf. Of the 29 editions of the Breeders’ Cup Turf, 19 have been European horses. Last year’s winner, Little Mike, disrupted that pattern when he won by a ½ length over Point of Entry and paid $36.60 for the win. Both Little Mike and Point of Entry will be back for this year’s BC Turf, but they’ll have a tough time contending with Euro invader, The Fugue. This 4 year old filly is actually the 3 to 1 morning line favorite and has more than proved that she can take on the boys. She did run 3rd in the BC Filly & Mare Turf last year due to some serious traffic problems; she has had no problems with mixed company all year over seas and looks ready for this race. Point of Entry has been off since June recovering from a left hind cannon bone fracture and has not had a prep race, which is concerning.  Little Mike is now 6 and no horse over the age of 5 has ever won this race. The average winning pay-out in the history of this event is $21.53 for the win based on a $2 wager. Listed below are our picks (listed in predicted order of finish) for the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Turf. Good luck!

 

 

2013 Breeders' Cup Turf Picks

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Mike Jr, eldest son of Mike Lane Sr, is co-lead author at HandicapHorseRacing.com and was raised on thoroughbred horse racing and handicapping. Although father and son often butt heads on their selections, they both have much love and admiration for the sport. Mike Jr. brings a new, fresh perspective to horse racing and is often in search of new angles to try.

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