Breeders’ Cup Race Previews and Picks
by Spencer Luginbuhl
All week long on Danonymous Racing, we’ll have picks & analysis for all 13 Breeders’ Cup races from the Danonymous cast. Here, California handicapper Spencer Luginbuhl covers the Juvenile. Good luck to everyone playing along out there!
2016- Classic Empire
2014- Texas Red
2013- New Years’ Day
2012- Shanghai Bobby
Special thanks to John for letting me continue my dream of giving my picks as a public handicapper
Use my top 2 picks in multi-race wagers bottom picks are used in filling out tris and exactas vertical wagers.
#3 Firenze Fire: This son of Posideons Warrior closed from way out of it while being super wide throughout winning the G1 Champagne. He now gets an inside post, which should help him save some ground. His only off the board start came on the good ground. He worked an excellent five-furlong workout in 1:00 flat. Trainer Jason Servis is one of the best two-year-old trainers out there.
#11 Bolt d’Oro: Everyone is saying this horse will be the lowest odds of the two days. If that’s true, he will be a play against for me. Trainer Mickey Ruis is not the best when coming off thirty day plus layoffs; he is 0-3 with two-year-olds. I know that’s a small sample, but big enough for me when dealing with possibly an odds-on horse. His last race in the Front Runner was a very good performance where he beat our third choice, but had the better trip.
#2 Solomini: Bob Baffert’s best two-year-old broke his maiden very well and then in the Front-Runner was 3-4 wide the entire time. Baffert as well has a bad trainer stat 0-9 in these type of situations with only 3 hitting the board. This son of Curlin has been working very well since his last race with two bullet works.
#6 Good Magic: Tried to find a wiseguy pick for underneath and love the top two who came out of the champagne. Chad Brown is 1-7 in these situations with 5 ITM I don’t know if he can improve much more and beat the west coast horses, but he will get first run on the closers and second time long is often an improvement angle the price will be right.