A mile and a quarter will get most of the attention Saturday when the 2018 Breeder’s Cup Classic runs. Handicappers Vic Stauffer, Patrick McQuiggan and Review-Journal horse racing columnist Mike Brunker analyze the field.
A mile and a half on turf plays to the strength of European horses, but the 2018 Breeder’s Cup Turf isn’t the big prize that a lot of European horses are focused on winning. Can an American horse break through?
Race 11 on the 2018 Breeder’s Cup program — the sixth Breeder’s Cup race running on Saturday — is the mile, and it might be a tough one to pick. But European horses will have the advantage.
European horses are likely to dominate the ninth race on the Breeder’s Cup program, and the fourth on Saturday’s card. But the handicappers are looking at some American horses to include include in their bets without ignoring, “Euros win turf races.”