In the Breeders’, Look for Discreet Cat

The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (1 1/6 miles)

CONTENDERS:

Pyro: Nice-looking colt. Would appreciate an off track.

Tale Of Ekati: Has run some super races. Working well. Could be something .

War Pass: Won’t get away early. Faces tough task.

Zhumor: Bred to run all day, Should handle distance.

THE PLAY:

1) Tale Of Ekati
2)
Pyro
3)
War Pass

The Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mares Turf (1 3/8 miles)

CONTENDERS:

All My Loving: Runs well every time, but likes to run second .

Argentina: A lot of class. Will be running late.

Honey Rider: Has performed well over Monmouth in the past. Will be tough.

Lahudood: Improving. Last race was very impressive. Only bad race was against grade one horses.

Nashoba’s Key: Seven for seven. Is she this good?

Wait A While: Runs her best race at 1 1/16 Miles to 1 1/8 Miles.

THE PLAY:

1) Honey Rider
2)
All My Loving
3)
Nashoba’s Key

The Breeders’ Cup Sprint (6 furlongs)

CONTENDERS:

Commentator: If he can shake lose early will be tough to run down.

Benn The Bull: Will be running at the end.

Midnight Lute: Looked like a monster in the Forego. Will be stalking. Runs them down.

Smokey Stover: Winner 8 out of 13 starts. Won over Monmouth strip in the Icecapade Stakes.

THE PLAY:

1) Midnight Lute
2) Benn The Bull
3) Smokey Stover

The Breeders’ Cup Mile (turf )

CONTENDERS:

After Market: Nice runner. Has never won at this distance. Needs firm turf to do best running.

Excellent Art: Great Britain’s best at the distance

Jeremy: Ran great races in Europe against the best. If he can handle Monmouth’s tight turns could hit the board.

Kip DeVille: 6 out of 9 at a mile. America’s best.

My Typhoon: Ran some eye-popping races early in season.

THE PLAY:

1) Kip DeVille
2) Excellent Art
3) Jeremy

The Breeders’ Cup Distaff (1 1/8 miles)

CONTENDERS:

Ginger Punch: Likes to win. Owners put up 180 Grand to run in race.

Indian Vale: Was better last year. Unbridle Belle beat her in last race. Won her first start at Monmouth Park.

Lear’s Princess: Comes to run. Beat Belmont Stakes winner Rag’s to Riches in last race. Winner 4 out of 6 starts.

Unbridle Belle: Is a better 4 year-old then 3 year-old. Beat Ginger Punch and Indian Vale in last start.

THE PLAY:

1) Lear’s Princess
2) Indian Vale
3) Ginger Punch

The Breeders’ Cup Turf (1 1/2 miles)

CONTENDERS:

Better Talk Now: Won the Breeders’ Cup Turf in 2004. Use in triples.

Dylan Thomas: Winner of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in last. Europe superstar.

English Channel:
Loves Monmouth Park. Finished second in last years race. Will win this year.

Red Rocks: Won this race last year.

Shamdinan: Great races over seas. Not so good over here. Unproven at 1 1/2 Miles.

THE PLAY:

1) English Channel
2) Dylan Thomas
3) Shamdinan

The Breeders’ Cup Classic (1 1/4 miles, and the race I’m most looking forward to watching)

CONTENDERS:

Any Given Saturday: The most improved since the Kentucky Derby. Came back a winner. Won the Haskell over the track. Super race.

Curlin: Has run all but one great race. The Haskell could not handle to track. Would be my pick but for the track.

Diamond Strips: Meadowlands Cup winner. In the money all starts.

Hard Spun: A real workhorse. I think they will have to run him down.

Lawyer Ron: Has improved since going to Pletcher’s barn.

Street Sense:
Runs his race every time out. His last two races were not that great.

THE PLAY:

1) Any Given Saturday
2) Hard Spun
3) Curlin
4) Street Sense

Safe trips to all the horses and their jockeys.

See you at the windows.

Jerome Keel has been writing tip-sheets for in-house consumption for several years. Last year, he correctly predicted the exacta in the Kentucky Derby and the triple in the Belmont Stakes. This year, he had the triple in the Derby and the exacta in the Belmont and he predicted the winner, the exacta, the triple and the superfecta in the Preakness Stakes.

In the Breeders’, Look for Discreet Cat