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Top Horses to Bet on Today – Saturday, January 15

BetPTC.com Analysis – Saturday, January 15, 2022

by: Ed Meyer

Gulfstream Park

Race #6 – The Sunshine Classic – 1 1/8 miles dirt – 2:31 pm ET

BetPTC.com Analysis / #1 – Sir Ollie / #3 – Shamrocket / #2 – Big Venezuela

#1 Sir Ollie is a son of Quality Road for Saffie Joseph and Junior Alvarado. 2nd time off the layoff and is 4 for 4 ITM over the course. Sports a bullet work as he is going to take a step up the class ladder seeking a stalking trip along the rail. #3 Shamrocket is a late runner for Todd Pletcher and Javier Castellano in the irons. Drops in class and comes off a 56 day break. He fires well off the shelf and should be a factor. #2 Big Venezuela is a speedster going to post in the hands of Luis Saez who scores at a 21% win clip with early runners. Ships in from Laurel as a beaten chalk with a new pilot today.

Race #10 – The Sunshine Sprint – 6f – 4:42 pm ET

BetPTC.com Analysis / #2 – Pudding / #5 – Gatsby / #7 – Legal Deal

#2 Pudding is a stalker for Elizabeth Dobles and Javier Castellano. The race is laden with speed and may get the garden trip with a top rider in the irons. He is 6 for 8 ITM over the track and cuts back in distance. #5 Gatsby sports blistering speed for Carlos Diaz and Luis Saez. He is 9 for 14 ITM over the course and Saez wins 21% with speedy style runners. Switching riders may be a plus in this field. #7 Legal Deal has Edwin Gonzalez in the saddle for Carlos Diaz. He has early foot and is 6 for 10 ITM over the track. Cuts back in distance and will be effective on the lead.

 

Santa Anita

Race #3 – The California Cup Derby – 1 1/16 – 4:00 pm ET

BetPTC.com Analysis / #3 – Fast Draw Munnings / #4 – Finneus / #1- Highland Ghost

#3 Fast Draw Munnings is a stalker for Jeff Mullins and Drayden Van Dyke. 3rd time off the layoff and gets added distance today. Going into a route event he wins 20% and he sports a bullet work. #4 Finneus is a deep closer for Walther Solis and John Velasquez in the irons. This son of Stay Thirsty will come calling late. He is 2 for 3 ITM over the course. #1 Highland Ghost is a speedster with Flavien Prat in the irons. Prat wins 31% with early runners and goes from synthetic to dirt today.

 

Race #10 – The California Oaks – 1 mile on the turf – 7:30 pm ET

BetPTC.com Analysis / #1 – Big Novel / #3 – Vivacious Venessa / #11 – Rose Dawson

#1 Big Novel ships in from Los Al going from dirt to turf. A daughter of Mr. Big and John Velasquez in the saddle for John Sadler. She is 5 for 5 ITM lifetime and Johnny V is winning 37% for the meet. A sharp work, a top rider and a rail draw make her a tough customer. #3 Vivacious Venessa goes to post for Gary Mandella and J.J. Hernandez. coming off a solid effort at Del Mar and returns to the sod where she was a maiden winner. Look for big time run at the top of the lane. #11 – Rose Dawson is a strong runner for Phil D’Amato and Flavien Prat. Ships in from LRC and comes off a nice maiden win. Prat is winning 39% at the meet and 28% on the turf.

 

Top Horses to Bet on Today – Saturday, January 8th

BetPTC.com Analysis – Saturday, January 8, 2022

by; Ed Meyer

Gulfstream Park

Race #5 – O.C. $75,000 – 6f – 1:57 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #5 – Dean’s List / #4 – Dean Delivers / #7 – Shastree

#5 Dean’s List sports quick early foot off a strong maiden win for Todd Pletcher with Luis Saez in the irons. He was impressive in debut and looks to have plenty more in the tank. First time Lasix yields a 21% win clip and Saez wins 21% with early speed runners. #4 Dean Delivers comes off a 5 month layoff with Tyler Gaffalione in the saddle. He drops in class and owns a sharp work while adding Lasix. He is 2 for 2 ITM over the course and should be just off the speed looking to pounce. #7 Shastree is a late runner with Irad Ortiz getting the call. First Lasix and comes off a 56 day rest. Ortiz is a strong finisher and wins 25% with late runners.

 

Race #8 – The G3 Tropical Turf – 1 mile on the turf – 3:37 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #1 – Largent / #4 – Value Proposition / #2 – Clear Vison

#1 Largent is a son of Into Mischief for Todd Pletcher with Luis Saez in the saddle. He comes off an 11 month layoff and loves the course going 6 for 6 ITM. A stalking sort where the rider and trainer are 6 for 7 ITM as a team. He sports a bullet work and gets the rail draw which will be a plus coming off an extended layoff. Cutting back in distance where he is 3 for 3 ITM. #4 Value Proposition hails from the Chad Brown barn with Irad Ortiz in the irons. 3rd time off the layoff and 5 for 6 ITM at the distance. Ships in from New York where Brown scores at a 28% win clip. #2 Clear Vision is a speedy son of Artie Schiller with Julien Leparoux. 2nd time off the layoff and needs to step up his game in this group. His dam Refreshing has 3 starters, 3 winners and 3 turf winners to her credit.

 

Santa Anita

Race #8 – The G2 Santa Ynez – 7f – 7:00 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #3 – Big Switch / #5 – Awake at Mydnyte / #1 – Under the Stars

#3 Big Switch is a late running daughter of Mr. Big for John Sadler and John Velasquez. She is a late running gal who is a perfect two for two.  The barn scores 22% off a last race win and Johnny V is 11 for 15 the past week. She’ll make a late run and be in the mix as they turn for home. #5 Awake at Mydnyte early running daughter of Nyquist for Doug O’Neill and Mario Gutierrez. She makes the turf to dirt changeover and cuts back in distance. The distance will have her in high gear as they turn for the money. #1 Under the Stars is a late running daughter of Pioneer of the Nile for Bob Baffert and Flavien Prat. She broke her maiden impressively at LRC and will make a run at the pace setters under the guidance of Prat who wins 27% with late runners.

 

Top Horses to Bet on Today – January 1

BetPTC.com Analysis – Saturday, January 1, 2022

by: Ed Meyer

Santa Anita

Race#6 – The G2 Hernandez – 6 1/2f on the turf – 6:30 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #1 – Beer Can Man / #3 – Chewing Gum / #5 – Commander

#1 Beer Can Man draws the rail post for Mark Glatt and Flavien Prat. He is 2 for 2 ITM over the SA course and 8 for 9 ITM on the weeds. He is coming off a win at 5f and should be closer today under the turf master Prat. Look for a controlled trip and a hustling move turning for home. His sire Can the Man wins 20% with his turf progeny #3 Chewing Gum makes his 2nd start off the layoff for Bill Mott and Umberto Ripoli. He is a long range closer and will put together a late bid for Rispoli who wins 21% with his turf runners. Ships in from New York and Mott win 19% with runners with a change of surroundings. #5 Commander is a late running son of War Command for Ruben Alvarado and J.J. Hernadez. Comes off a 55 day break and Hernandez wins 22% with late running turf horses.

Race#3 – The G3 Sham – 1 mile – 7:00 pm EST

BetPTC.com Analysis / #1 – Mackinnon / #3 – Newgrange / #4 – Rockefeller

#1 Mackinnon is a late running son of American Pharoah for Doug O’Neill and J.J. Hernadez. Makes the turf to dirt switch and the barn wins 14% on this move. The 57 day break and some sharp works may have him ready to fire first off the shelf. #3 Newgrange should be forwardly placed from the break for Bob Baffert and John Velasquez. A solid maiden win and sharp works may have him ready to step up to the next level. #4 Rockefeller is a speedster for team Baffert and Flavien Prat gets the nod. He ships in from Belmont with two wins from three starts and should be on the engine calling the shots. Rider and trainer are winning 50% of the time the past two months.

Race#8 – The G3 Robert Frankel – 1 1/8 on the turf – 7:30 pm EST

BetPTC.com Analysis / #7 – Luck / #2 – Mucho Unusual / #3 – England’s Rose

#7 Luck late running daughter of Kitten’s Joy for Richard Baltas and Flavien Prat. 2nd off the layoff and Prat wins 26% of his late running turf horses. Her dam Gold Round (IRE) has 14 starters, 12 winners, and all 12 were on the turf. She is regally bred and should put on a good display. #2 Mucho Unusual is a stalker for the Tim Yakteen barn with John Velasquez in the irons. She’ll play the role of the stalker and her dam Not Unusual has 5 starters with 5 winners all on the turf. #3 England’s Rose is a strong late runner from the John Shirreffs barn with Victor Espinoza aboard. 2nd off the layoff and the barn wins 19% with graded stakes. #3 England’s Rose 

Race#9 – The G3 La Canada – 1 1/16 – 8:00 pm EST

BetPTC.com Analysis / #5 – Park Avenue / #6 – As Time Goes By / #1 – Moonlight d’ Oro

#5 Park Avenue is a stalker for John Sadker with J.J. Hernadez in the saddle. She is 2 for 2 ITM at SA and has rolled off two wins. The barn wins 22% off the last race win and sports a sharp work coming into the race. Major danger. #6 As Time Goes By is a stalker for Baffert and Flavien Prat, and they exit off a nice win in the G3 Bayakoa. She is 6 for 6 ITM over the course. Baffert and Prat have been putting on a show as a team and should be tough in this affair. #1  Moonlight d’ Oro makes a 3rd off the layoff run getting the rail draw with Mike Smith in the irons. Dick Mandella is the conditioner and knows how to bring them ready. Her last race in the G3 Bayakoa was a big move forward and had to overcome a slow break from the gate.

Top Horses to Bet on Today – December 26

BetPTC.com Analysis – Saturday, December 26, 2021

by: Ed Meyer

Santa Anita

Race#5 – The G2 San Gabriel – 1 1/8 on the turf – 4:08 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #2- Friar’s Road / #4 – Hit the Road / #5 – Majestic Eagle

#2 Friar’s Road is a late runner from the Mike McCarthy barn with Jose Ortiz in the saddle. 2nd off the layoff and cuts back in distance. Ortiz is an excellent judge of pace and will have this son of Quality Road in high gear as they straighten for the stretch drive. He is 3 for 3 ITM on the turf and Ortiz wins 21% with turf closers. #4 Hit the Road hails from the Dan Blacker barn with Umberto Rispoli in the irons. This son of More than Ready comes off a two month layoff and sports a sharp work to tighten down the screws. Rispoli will have him rolling as they turn for home as he wins 21% with his late runners on the sod. #5 Majestic Eagle goes to post for Neil Drysdale and John Velasquez. 3rd time off the shelf and is a stalking sort in this field. Johnny V is an excellent judge of pace and scores 44% ITM with stalkers on the greensward.

Race#6 – The G2 San Antonio – 1 1/16 – 4:40pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #4 – Hot Rod Charlie / #5 – Eight Rings / #7 – Azul Coast

#4 Hot Rod Charlie comes off a 50 day break for trainer Doug O’Neill and Flavien Prat. Blinkers off today and 2 for 2 ITM over the SA course. This son of Oxbow cuts back in distance from his last start in the BC Classic and Prat should be right on the pace or in the pocket stalking close. Tons of back class and should be the major danger for a strong trainer/rider team today. #5 Eight Rings is a speedy son of Empire Maker for Bob Baffert and  John Velasquez. Look for a very quick break from the gate and Johnny V will rate him nicely looking to wire the field. Very nice work coming into the race. #7 Azul Coast is a stalker from the Bob Baffert barn who may benefit from the early speed of his entry mate. 2nd time off the layoff and J.J. Hernandez chose this runner over two others in the field. He may get the perfect trip sitting just off the speed.

Race#7 – The G2 Santa Anita Mile – 1 mile on the turf – 5:12 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #7 – Du Jour / #8 – Beyond Brilliant / #9 – Law Professor

#7 Du Jour is a late runner for Bob Baffert drops down a class level with Flavie Prat in the irons. Ships in from Kyd and should make a nice late run around turn, and Prat wins 55% teaming up with Baffert. Cuts back in distance and should stalk the leaders looking for the perfect trip under Flavien Prat. #8 Beyond Brillant is 3rd off the layoff for John Sheriffs and Kent Desormeaux. This son of Twirling Candy and is 3 for 3 ITM over the course and 5 for 5 ITM on the turf. The barn wins 20% with last race winners and should be placed forwardly in the field. #9 Law Professor is a late running son of Constitution for Mike McCarthy and Jose Ortiz gets the nod. He has a solid late kick but needs to make a big step in class to get in the picture.

Race #8 – #G1 La Brea – 7f – 5:44 pm 

BetPTC.com Analysis / #4 – Private Mission / #7 – Livingmybestlife / #2 – Eddie’s New Dream

#4 Private Mission comes off a 50 break for Bob Baffert and Flavien Prat. The rider and trainer are 4 for 4 ITM the past few weeks and are winning 55% overall working together. She is a perfect 3 for 3 at SA and should improve at the shorter distance and stalk right off if not grab the lead under Prat. Addin a sharp work and she looks the one to beat. #7 Livingmybestlife is a speedy gal from the John Sadler barn with J.J. Hernadez in the irons. She sports a hot work and comes off a 53 day break from the races. #2 Eddie’s New Dream hails from the Ben Cecil barn and looks to be a candidate for a price to spice up exotics. She is a solid stalker who is 2 for 2 ITM over the course.

Race #10 – The G1 Runhappy – 7f – 6:49 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #5 – Flightline / #4 – Dr. Schivel / #1 – Baby Yoda

 #5 Flightline hails from the John Sadler barn with Flavien Prat. This is a very special son of Tapit who has won his two races by a combined 25 lengths. Look for him to be on the lead or just a step off under Prat who wins 28% with early runners. The one to beat, and one to watch going forward. #4 Dr. Schivel is 3 for 3 ITM over the course and replaced in the saddle by J.J. Hernandez as Prat opts for the favorite. Solid runner coming off a 50 day break and just missed in the BC Sprint last out. He’ll need his best game and is more than capable of pulling the upset. #1 Baby Yoda has plenty of speed coming off a bad effort at Mahoning Valley under Jose Ortiz for Bill Mott. The trainer would not have him entered if not ready but maybe a couple notches over his head. His speed on the rail is attractive.

Race#11 – The G1 American Oaks – 1 1/4 on the turf – 7:20 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #5 – Going Global / #7 – Burgoo Alley / #9 – Queen Goddess

#5 Going Global goes to post for Phil D’Amato and Flavien Prat. She is a perfect 4 for 4 over the SA course and regally bred seeking her third straight win. A late runner under the turf master Prat scores 28% with his closers on the turf. Her dam Wrood has 3 starters, 3 winners, and 3 winners on the turf. He’ll come calling late under a full head of steam. #7 Burgoo Alley is a stalker for Phil D’Amato and has the services of Umberto Rispoli. She should be closer to the pace and the rider wins 21% with his stalkers. #9 Burgoo Queen hails from Mike McCarthy barn with Jose Ortiz getting the call. Cuts back in distance and sports a red hot work in the morning. Looks like the perfect price for your exotics.

Top Horses to to Bet on Today – December 18

BetPTC.com Analysis – Saturday, December 18, 2021

by: Ed Meyer

Gulfstream Park

Race#5 – The G3 Suwanee River – 1 mile on the turf – 1:54 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #10 – Sweet Melania / #3 – Shifty She / #2 – In a Hurry

#10 Sweet Melania is a daughter of American Pharoah from the Todd Pletcher barn with John Velasquez aboard. She’s a stalking type who is 9 for 13 ITM on the turf. Coming off a two month layoff from KEE and was a beaten favorite that day. The barn comes back to win 26% on this move and has the look of being right on the pace. Johnny V can get her in a comfortable spot and wins 16% with early style turf runners. Her dam Sweet N Discreet has 2 starters, 2 winners, and 2 turf winners to her credit. #3 Shifty She is a speedy gal from the Saffie Joseph barn with Edwin Gonzalez in the irons. There are winning 30% as a team, and I’m looking for a quick break from the gate to wire the field. Gonzalez is a good rider for a quick runner as he wins 29% with speedy turf runners. Catch her if you can. #2 In a Hurry is a daughter of Blame for Shug McGaughey with Javier Castellano in the saddle. She is 2 for 3 ITM at GP and should be right off the leaders. She’s 7 for 11 ITM on the turf and her dam Scampering has 3 starters, 3 winners, and 2 turf winners under her belt.

Race#8 – The G3 Sugar Swirl – 6f – 3:28 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #5 – Center Aisle / #3 – Frank’s Rockette / #4 – Loriloupies

#5 Center Aisle is a speedy filly from the Paulo Lobo barn with Luis Saez calling the shots. 3rd start off the layoff and is 1 for 1 at GP. She cuts back in distance and owns some solid works moving forward. Saez wins 21% with early speed and should be dictating the pace today. She ships in from CD and Lobo wins 23% with runners in new surroundings. #3 Frank’s Rockette is a daughter of Into Mischief and has a stalking style for Bill Mott. Junior Alvarado gets the nod as she makes her third off the shelf effort. Add in some sharp works and she’s a player in here. #4 Loriloupes is a speedy gal for Saffie Joseph, and is 8 for 11 ITM over the GP course. John Velasquez in the saddle and he’ll be sending right from the break. She was a beatne chalk last out and sports a sharp work making her 2nd off the shelf move today.

Race#9 – The G3 Harlan’s Holiday – 1 1/16 – 3:59 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #6 – Fearless / #1- Mighty Heart / #5 – South Bend

#6 Fearless late running son of Ghostzapper for Todd Pletcher and Luis Saez. 2nd off the layoff for this horse for the course who is 4 for 4 ITM over the course. She’s been a beaten favorite the past efforts and looks to turn the tables with new rider Saez in the irons. Rider and trainer are 3 wins from 4 starts as a team in the past few weeks and looks to launch a late bid when the real running begins. #1 Mighty Heart is a speedy runner from the inside post for Josie Carroll and John Velasquez. With the tight run into the first turn look for Johnny V to establish a lead and nurse the speed as far as he can. He’s coming off an impressive win in the G2 Autumn at Woodbine and looks solid coming into the race. #5 South Bend is a closer from Bill Mott barn with Tyler Gaffalione in the saddle. Mott is winning 27% at the meet and hooking up with Tyler G may help his causes as he’ll uncork a rally around the far turn looking for a clean trip in the lane.

Race#10 – The G2 Ft. Lauderdale – 1 1/8 on the turf – 4:32 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #12 Space Traveller / #2 – L’Imperator / #6 – Renaissance Frolic

#12 Space Traveller hails from the Brendan Walsh barn with Tyler Gaffalione in the saddle. He exits the G1 Keeneland Turf Mile and will have to overcome the outside break. He sports a bullet work at Palm Meadows and gets added distance to uncork his late run on the far turn. Tyler G wins 18% with turf closers and his last work shows everything is full speed ahead off a two month vacation.  #2 L’Imperator goes postward for Chad Brown and John Velasquez. Late runner cutting back in distance and ships in from AQU. Brown wins 27% with his shippers, and looks to be on course for a solid account of himself today. #6 Renaissance Frolic lines up for Saffie Joseph and Edwin Gonzalez. They are winning 30% as team, and come off a three month break to his home surface where he is 8 for 16 ITM. A speedy runner who can also rate when asked. Gonzalez wins 29% with his early runners on the turf.

Top Horses to Bet on Today – December 11

BetPTC.com Analysis – Saturday, December 11, 2021

by: Ed Meyer

Gulfstream Park

Race#10 – The G3 Mr. Prospector – 7f – 4:32 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #4 – Endorsed / #5 – Dennis’ Moment / #2 – Wind of Change

#4 Endorsed is 3 for 3 ITM at GP for Mike Maker and Tyler Gaffalione in the irons. He is a late runner who exits a solid prep at CD and comes into the race in top form. Tyler G is winning 27% with Maker, and he is 2 for 3 ITM at the distance. He ships in from Louisville and Maker wins 18% with new surroundings. #5 Dennis’ Moment is a son of Tiznow for Dale Romans and Corey Lanerie. He comes off a 51 day break and has solid works, his last race was a sparkling effort to build upon moving forward. He is 2 for 3 ITM at the distance and moves up in class from his last start. #2 Wind of Change goes to post Saffie Joseph who is winning 24% at the meet with Edgard Zayas in the saddle. This son of Forestry was a beaten favorite last out and wins 31% off this move. He makes the synthetic to dirt change and sports some bullet works under his belt.

Golden Gate

Race#9 – The $75,000 Bear Fan – 6f – 6:45 pm 

BetPTC.com Analysis / #3 – Reblation / #10 – Nardini / #2 – Daffadoil Sweet

#3 Reblation is a strong late runner making the turf to synthetic switch for Tim McCanna and Frank Alvarado. She is 7 for 8 ITM at GG and was beaten chalk last out. She is 2 for 3 ITM at the distance and should come calling around the turn for home. #10 Nardini has a late kick for the Andy Mathis barn with Assael Espinoza in the saddle. Ships in from DM on the turn back in distance and switches back from the turf. She is a perfect 2 for 2 at the distance and trainer Mathis is winning 24% at the meet and 4 for 7 ITM the past few weeks. Rider and trainer win 24% as a team and look for a solid late run when the tempo quickens. #2 Daffadoil Sweet is a stalking type making her third off the layoff effort. Trainer Tim McCanna should have her close to the front if not on the lead. She is 4 for 6 ITM at the distance.

Los Alamitos

Race#9 – The G2 Los Alamitos Futurity – 1 1/16 – 4:58 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #3 – Messier / #4 – Barossa / #5 – Slow Down Andy

#3 Messier is a stalker hailing from the Baffert barn adding blinkers today with Flavien Prat. 3rd off the layoff and this son of Empire Maker has rolled off two straight impressively. Blinkers back on yields a 33% win clip and should be right near the front with added distance. Prat and Baffert are winning 53% together and sport a bullet work in preparation. #4 Barrosa is a Baffert entry mate with J.J. Hernandez in the irons. 3rd time off the layoff and shows solid works coming into the race. Hernandez wins 30% with Baffert and 20% with early speed style runners. #5 Slow Down Andy should be on or near the lead for Dong O’Neill and Mario Gutierrez. This son of Nyquist was beaten chalk in a Cal bred event last out, and sports a sharp work coming into the event and may improve at the longer distance.

Top Horses to Bet on Today – December 4

BetPTC.com Analysis – Saturday, December 4, 2021

by: Ed Meyer

Los Alamitos

Race#8 – The G1 Starlet – 1 1/16 – 7:00 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #2 – Grace Adler / #4 – Cairo Memories / #5 – Desert Dawn

#2 Grace Adler is a daughter of Curlin coming off a two month layoff. She was a beaten favorite out in the G2 Chandelier. It was a lackluster effort, and Bob Baffert wins 30% off a beaten favorite angle. She had a sparkling work last out and Flavien Prat stays aboard. Baffert wins 34% with his babies and should give a mid flight closing effort. #4 Cairo Memories late running daughter of Cairo Prince for Bob Hess and Kent Desormeaux. The rider is 8 for 14 ITM the past week and goes turf to dirt today. She was bumped around in the BC Juvenile Fillies, and you can toss this race as it was a bumper car show. Give her a solid trip and she’ll come rolling in the lane.

 

Top Horses to Bet on Today – November 13

BetPTC.com Analysis – Saturday, November 13, 2021

by: Ed Meyer

Woodbine

Race#7 – The G3 Maple Leaf – 1 1/4 – 3:56 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #3 – Skygaze / #1 -Merveilleux / #5 – La Lune

#3 Skygaze 3rd off the layoff for this daughter of American Pharoah for Mark Casse and is 6 for 7 ITM and Casse is winning at 21% for the meet. She is a stalker and Patrick Husbands in the irons should have her in close range to launch a bid on the far turn. She was a beaten favorite last out and Casse wins 23% on this move looking for payback. #1 Merveilleux is a late runner from the Kevin Attard barn and drops in class from the G1 E.P Taylor. Justin Stein the reinsman and should launch a big run against company more suited to her needs. Rider and trainer wins 29% at a team. #5 La Lune makes her third off the layoff move for the Edward Vaughn barn with David Moran in the saddle. She adds Lasix today and ships in from Keeneland where she was heavily bet at the windows. She cuts back in distance and goes turf to dirt where the barn wins 22%.

Race#8 – The G2 Bessarabian- 7f – 4:26 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #4 – Lady Speightspear/ #7 – Our Secret Agent / #9 – Tuned

#4 Lady Speightspear is a perfect 3 for 3 for the Roger Attfield barn with Emma Jayne Wilson in the saddle. She goes turf to synthetic and been off two months and the rider and trainer are 3 for 3 ITM the past week. She has a blast of speed and should be forwardly placed. Rider and trainer win 27%, and I’m looking for a forward break. #7 Our Secret Agent is a late running fliiy for Mark Casse. She is 8 for 8 ITM over the course and 5 for 5 ITM at the distance. Kazushi Kimura has the call and they are teaming up to win 21% as a team. #9 – Tuned hails from the Graham Motion barn with Daisuke Fukumoto in the irons. She’s a late runner shipping back from Laurel seeking her 4th straight win. The barn wins 22% going turf to synthetic. She has run on many different ovals and doesn’t need to take her track with her. Moves up in class from her last start and should be a player down the lane.

Del Mar

Race#8 – The Desi Arnaz – 6 1/2f – 7:00 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #5 – Eda / #4 – Tonito’s / #3 – Under the Stars

#5 Eda hails from the Bob Baffert barn with Flavien Prat in the saddle. Once she dropped back to non graded stakes, she was impressive last out winning easily. Prat wins 45% for Baffert and should be right on point from the gate break. If left alone, she can put out the lights quickly. #4 Tonito’s is a fast closing daughter of Blame who will be rolling from the clouds for Doug O’Neill and Mario Gutierrez. She goes turf to dirt, and rider and trainer have been winning 25% as a team. Look for a wide closing effort when the real running begins. #3 Under the Stars is a late runner for the Baffert barn wo is adding blinkers today off a beaten favorite effort. This daughter of Pioneer of the Nile has a bullet work and the barn wins 35% with babies.

 

Top Horses to Bet on Today – Breeders’ Cup Saturday at Del Mar

BetPTC.com Analysis – November 6, 2021

by: Ed Meyer

Del Mar – Breeders’ Cup

Race #5 – The BC Turf Sprint – 5f on the turf – 3:40 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #4- Lieutenant Dan / #1 – Glass Slippers / #2 – Emaraaty Ana

#4 Lieutenant Dan is a stalker who is 2 for 2 at Del Mar over the turf course  seeking his 3rd straight win. A bit of a home field advantage, and a rider switch to Giovanni Franco for Steven Miyadi. He is 3 for 3 at the distance, and gets a great post draw kicking off the All Turf Pick Four. #1 Glass Slippers was the winner of this race last year at KEE, and trainer Kevin Ryan and Tom Eaves team up again looking for the repeat. Strong late runner who gets the rail draw can be very dangerous if a red hot pace develops. #2 Emaraaty Ana hails from the Kevin Ryan yard as well and with Andrea Atenzi in the saddle. His last effort at Haydock was ultra impressive beating highly touted Starman last out. Look for a top effort as he seems to be on his game and will come rolling late in the lane.

 

Race #7 – The BC Filly and Mare Turf – 1 3/8 on the turf- 4:59 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #7 – War Like Goddess / #12 – Audarya / #6 – Love

#7 War Like Goddess is a stout closing filly for Bill Mott and Julien Leparoux. They are shooting for her for her fifth straight victory and she is 3 for 3 with ins at the distance. Her victory in the G1 Flower Bowl was impressive and always used a a great prep for this race in the past. Leparoux fits like a glove and has been in the irons every time but one.The one to beat with her strong late finish. #12 Audarya is returning as the winner of this event last year at KEE and is a late running gal looking for firm footing and will find it this weekend. Trainer J. W.  Fanshawe brings her to the gate and William Buick is in the saddle looking for a repeat from the outside post. #6 Love hails from the Aiden O’Brien yard with Ryan Moore as the pilot. She is 12 for 14 ITM lifetime and the perfect player to complete exotic wagers. She is a regally bred daughter of Galileo (IRE) and will be in the mix at the top of the lane.

Race #8 – The BC Sprint – 6f – 5:38 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #9 – Jackie’s Warrior / #9 – Dr. Schivel / #8 – Special Reserve

#9 Jackie’s Warrior seeks his 3rd straight win exiting G2 Gallant Bob at Parx, and has tactical speed which has him 2 wins at the distance. Steve Asmussen trains and Joel Rosario in the saddle. He should be in excellent position turning for home in the patient hands of Rosario. #9 Dr. Schivel is a horse for course going 3 for 3 over the course. Trained by Mark Glatt for Flavien Prat seeking his 6th straight win. Perfect stalker with a bullet work under his belt. #8 Special Reserve  2nd time off the layoff for Mike Maker and Irad Ortiz in the irons. His early speed will help his chances and Ortiz will have him in the right place looking for a gap at the top of the lane. Ortiz wins 22% with early speed runners.

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Race #9 – The BC Mile – 1 mile on the turf – 6:20 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #3 – Space Blues / #14 – Ivar / #9 – Mother Earth

#3 Special Blues hails from the Charlie Appleby yard with William Buick in the irons. He exits a win in the G1 Prix de la Foret which has been a prep coming into this race. He is looking for three in a row, and the barn sends them ready to fire. #14 Ivar is a late runner from the Paulo Lobo barn and made a solid move in the G1 Keeneland Turf finishing 4th after getting bumped around going 5 wide. Joe Talamo in the saddle and 2nd off the layoff should have him fresh and ready to launch a late bid. #9 Mother Earth goes postward for Aiden O’Brien and Ryan Moore. She will come rolling with a big run at the top of the lane and could upset the apple cart nearing the wire.

Race #10 – The BC Distaff – 1 1/8 miles dirt – 7:00 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #2 – Royal Flag / #3 -Malathaat / #6 – Letruska

#2 Royal Flag comes in for Chad Brown and Joel Rosario. She is 5 for 5 ITM at the distance, and with all of the early speed it may set her up nicely. I’m looking for a mid pack stalking trip and poised to pounce around the far turn. Rosario wins 36% for Chad Brown. #3 Malathaat is a daughter of Curlin and only a head shy of being undefeated for Todd Pletcher and John Velasquez. She steps up to face older and Pletcher knows how to spot his runners well so she must be ready. She had a very nice win in the G1 Alabama and comes off a two month break with a bullet work to tighten down the screws. #6 Letruska is a speedy daughter of Super Saver for Fausto Gutierrez with Irad Ortiz in the irons. She seeks her 6th straight win and is making a 3rd off the layoff effort after scoring nicely in the G1 Spinster. There is plenty of speed in here and the bar wins 50% with graded stakes runners. She’ll be tough and loves the distance but I’m siding with runners who can stalk and close into solid fractions.

Race #11- The BC Turf – 1 1/2 on the turf – 7:40 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #13 – Tarnawa / #11 – Gufo / #10 – Yibir

#13 Tarnawa was last year’s winner and did it impressively for Dermot Weld and Colin Keane. She was a game 2nd in the G1 Arc, and that race has played a major prep moving forward. I’m looking for a ride where you’ll see her make a sweeping move and inhale the field down the stretch. #11 Gufo is a late runner that can really find an extra gear if the pace is solid. Comes in for Christophe Clement and Joel Rosario, and they’re winning at a 24% clip as a team. Two races back in the  G1 Sword Dancer you saw a good prep, but his last start in the G1 Turf Classic he got run down in the final strides. Rosario fits well and will have him in rolling down the lane today. #10 Yibir was ultra impressive last out in the Jockey Club Invitational under Jamie Spencer. William Buick back in the saddle today for Charlie Appleby, and I’m looking for a square price on this son of Dubawi (IRE) as they launch a strong bid down the lane.

Race  #12 – The BC Classic – 1 1/4 – 8:40 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #4 – Essential Quality / #6 – Art Collector / #5 – Knicks Go

#4 Essential Quality hails from the Brad Cox barn and has the services of Luis Saez as they seek their 4th straight win. This son of Tapit looks the major danger and Saez has been in the saddle for all but  his maiden break at CD. His G1 Travers win was game and comes off a two month freshener with a bullet work to seal the deal. #6 Art Collector is a son of Bernardini for Bill Mott and Mike Smith in the driver’s seat. He should be forwardly placed under Smith as they seek their fourth straight win. Smith should have him close or just off depending on the tempo, and after shipping in from the Thomas Drury barn he’s been on a roll for Mott. Saez opts for Essential Quality but having Money Mike in the saddle is a plus. #5 Knicks Go tries 10 furlongs for the first time and will come out swinging for Brad Cox and Joel Rosario. He always sports good early foot and Rosario is a master at getting them to relax and carry their speed as he wins 25% with early runners.

 

 

Top Horses to Bet on Today – Breeders’ Cup Friday at Del Mar

BetPTC.com Analysis – Friday, November 5, 2021

by: Ed Meyer

Del Mar – Breeders’ Cup

Race #6 – The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint – 5f turf – 5:50 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #7 – Armour / #8 – Averly Jane / #6 – Twilight Gleaming

#7 Armour is a son of No Nay Never and will come calling when the real running begins. He has a wicked late turn of foot and facing some of the best sprinters in Europe. He hails from the Richard Hannon yard, and has the services of ultra talented Ryan Moore. #8 Averly Jane will be the pacesetter and can be dangerous if left alone as she seeks her fifth straight win for Wesley Ward and Tyler Gaffalione. She exits off a win in a key prep for the race and can turn out the lights if not pressed. #6 Twilight Gleaming goes post ward Wesley Ward and can get perfect trip with stablemate Averly Jane setting strong fractions for her to close into. Strong closing rider Irad Ortiz in the irons and he wins 22% with late running turf closers.

Race #7 – The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies – 1 1/16 – 6:30 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #6 – Echo Zulu / #4 – Tarabi / #3 – Sequist

#6 Echo Zulu should be right on the front and work out a pressing trip whoever the joins the pace. Steve Asmussen is the conditioner and Joel Rosario in the saddle. 3rd off the layoff for this daughter of Gun Runner who is regally bred and a perfect 3 for 3 lifetime.  Price will be short and may be free spot in multi race wagers. #4 Tarabi is a late runner and had an eventful trip last out colliding with the gate. She goes to the track for Cherie DeVaux and Javier Castellano. She sports some sharp works after her rough trip last out.  #3 Sequist is a deep closing daughter of Nyquist for Dallas Stewart and Junior Alvarado. 3rd off the layoff for a barn who springs upsets with runners on the marquee days.

Race #8 – The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf – 1 mile on the turf – 7:10 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #1 – Pizza Blanca / #4 – Turnerloose / #14 – California Angel

#1 Pizza Blanca comes off a 47 day break from the races as Christophe Clement looks for the winner’s circle with Jose Ortiz in the saddle. She exits the G1 Natalma at Woodbine which has served as a strong prep. The barn wins 24% with babies and Ortiz wins 18% with turf closers. Plenty of pace to set her up as they turn for home. #4 Turnerloose should be the main speed as she set the fractions in the G2  Jessamine and managed to hang on for the show dough. She is a daughter of Nyquist for Brad Cox and Florent Geroux in the saddle. 3rd time off the layoff and the barn wins 34% with beaten favorites as she exits Keeneland and cuts back in distance. #14 California Angel is a daughter of California Chrome for trainer George Leonard III and retains Rafael Bejarano in the driver’s seat. This is your sentimental longshot as the backside is really rooting for this gal as she was a $5,500 purchase. But, all that aside she came rolling in the G2 Jessamine circling eight wide getting up in the shadow of the wire.

Race #9 – The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile – 1 1/16 – 7:50 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #1 – Jack Christopher / #12 – Corniche / #9 – Pinehurst

#1 Jack Christopher [SCRATCHED] exits off a win in the G1 Champagne which has served as a key prep for this race. Jose Ortiz aboard for Chad Brown and they win 29% as a team. He looks to be able to secure a ground saving position and move at the right time. They have a bullet work under his belt and ship in from Belmont where Brown wins 28% going to new surroundings. #12 Corniche goes to post for Bob Baffert and Mike Smith. The outside post will only have Smith sending and securing position while trying to save some ground. This son of Quality Road is 2 for 2 lifetime and won impressively in the G1 American Pharaoh at Santa Anita. Look for a stalking move and trying to takeover under the professional hands of Smith down the backstretch. #9 Pinehurst appears to be the rabbit for Baffert’s  Corniche, but may have more up his sleeve. He is 2 for 2 lifetime and gets added distance which should have him running easy on the lead for Bob Baffert and John Velasquez in the irons. Baffert wins 35% with babies and has a sharp work coming into the race. Johnny V wins 22% with early speed types.

Race #10 – The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf – 1 mile on the turf – 8:30 pm

BetPTC.com Analysis / #2 – Albahr / #1 – Modern Games / #10 – Portfolio Company

#2 Albahr hails from the Charlie Appleby yard with Frankie Dettori in the saddle. Exits the G1 Summer at Woodbine as a key prep for this race, and Mr. Applebee wins 80% with his babies. He hopped at the start and still mowed them down in the stretch under Dettori circling the field in the Goldolphin colors. His dam Falls of Lora (IRE) has 4 starters, 4 winners, 4 turf winners to her credit. Dettori staying aboard seals the deal. Europeans have dominated this race in the past. #1 Modern Game also conditioned by Charlie Appleby with William Buick in the irons. He is 4 for 5 ITM lifetime and gets added ground today. He should be a bit closer to the pace and being on the hedge allows Buick to save plenty of ground for a well timed move. #10 Portfolio Company is a well timed stalker with Flavien Prat for Chad Brown. 3rd off the layoff and exits the G2 Pilgrim which has served as a prep in the past. Prat is winning 26% on the turf and 29% with Chad Brown. Don’t leave off your tickets.