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.”
The 1 mile race has handicappers Vic Stauffer and Patrick McQuiggan split on the 4th race of the Breeder’s Cup at Churchill Downs. McQuiggan sees opportunities for the European entries.
Bob Baffert’s Complexity has the handicappers’ attention in a “difficult, hard and taxing race,” as other horses show real chances of taking the challenge in this juvenile contest.
Favorite in the second race, Newspaper of Record, could be vulnerable on the one-mile course. But after an impressive performance at Belmont, you’ll have to seek out other horses for a good price.
A look at the first race in the 2018 Breeder’s Cup at Churchill Downs: the Juvenile Turf Sprint. Joining Review-Journal horse racing columnist Mike Brunker from the South Point in Las Vegas are South Point handicapper Patrick McQuiggan and the voice of Oaklawn Park, Vic Stauffer.