Showing posts with label Marathon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Marathon. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Breeders' Cup Marathon

By: T.R. Slyder,

I'm not all that excited by this race, hence no picture of a horse accompanying this article, so I'll keep it brief. I can't even wholeheartedly endorse betting on this race, but since I checked it out, I'll pass along what I observed. If Casino Drive is in this race, I'd bet him to win, but my guess is that he's heading for the Classic, so I've excluded him in my picks.

1. Sixties Icon- Ought to go off as the favorite (Sorry, I'm picking another one) but he's a true distance horse. His is a question of class/speed/talent, not an affinity for the distance. With no pace in this race, I'm betting that he can overcome class issues and run his race.

2. Spring House (if he enters this race)- He's no world beater but he is consistent and he's won at this distance at Santa Anita in the Grade 1 Burke Handicap last October.

3. Cedar Mountain- He likes the distance and doesn't suck, basically. But you shouldn't bet this race, anyway.