Charlie Cooper’s Breeders’ Cup Picks


29th BREEDERS’ CUP

Santa Anita Park Saturday, November 3, 2012

Handicapper Charlie Cooper

Best Bet: Race 5 Groupie Doll Best Long Shot: Race 7 Camp Victory

No. Horse Jockey Comments Odds

Race 4

BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE TURF; 1 Mi; Purse $1,000,000; 2 YO

9 Noble Tune Dominguez Impressive thus far 6-1

6 Dundonnell Doyle Improving each start 4-1

3 George Vancouver Moore 2nd and 3rd in Grade I’s 8-1

8 Balance the Books Leparoux Has a big late kick 8-1

13 Know More Gomez Broke maiden in Grade II Stakes 8-1

2 Artigiano Dettori Very competitive overseas 8-1

7 Brown Almighty Desormeaux Should have won last, dangerous 20-1

14 Lines of Battle Hughes Adds blinkers after overseas Stakes win 12-1

4 Gervinho Bejarano Undefeated California bred 15-1

1 Summit County Nakatani Moved prematurely in last 30-1

5 Fantastic Moon Fallon In very capable hands 12-1

10 Joha Castellano Speedster back on turf 6-1

11 Dry Summer Talamo Back to best distance and surface 10-1

15 Rising Legend Hughes Never off the board 12-1

12 I’m Boundtoscore Rook Has good stalking speed 20-1

Race 5

BREEDERS’ CUP FILLY & MARE SPRINT; 7 Furlongs; Purse $1,000,000; 3 YO and up

9 Groupie Doll Maragh Looks unbeatable 1-1

8 Musical Romance Leyva Last year’s winner of this race 4-1

10 Switch Gomez Off the board once this distance 12-1

6 Turbulent Descent Velazquez Half of career wins this distance 5-1

3 Dust and Diamonds Leparoux Goes for 4th win in a row 9-2

5 Rumor Smith Off the board once in career 20-1

4 Strike the Moon Lezcano Closing 2nd to top choice 30-1

2 Belle of the Hall Ortiz Has some late kick 20-1

1 Teddy’s Promise Talamo Won Grade I distance and track 20-1

7 Great Hot Maldonado Likes track and distance, sharp works 30-1

Race 6

BREEDERS’ CUP DIRT MILE; 1 Mi; Purse $1,000,000; 3 YO and up

6 Shackleford Dominguez Had prep, dangerous today 2-1

3 Jersey Town Castellano In top form 4-1

1 Rail Trip Valdivia Loves track, sharp works 10-1

4 John Scott Espinoza Ran career best this distance 12-1

7 Emcee Garcia Much the best in Grade I Forego 5-2

5 Fed Biz Talamo Undefeated at distance & track 6-1

2 Delegation Husbands Never off the board 12-1

8 Tapizar Nakatani Throw out last 12-1

9 Second City Gutierrez Has won 4 of 5 career starts 30-1

Race 7

BREEDERS’ CUP TURF SPRINT; 6½ Furlongs; Purse $1,000,000; 3 YO and up

2 Camp Victory Leparoux Along in time 10-1

10 Corporate Jungle Castellano Should love the cut back 6-1

11 Mizdirection Smith Has never finished worse than 2nd on turf20-1

13 Unbridled’s Note Nakatani Impressive over course 5-1

14 Starspangledbanner O’Brien Duel millionaire gets 1st time Lasix 10-1

8 Great Attack Rosario Stalker can come from out of it 10-1

5 Next Question Domunguez Speedster goes for 3rd in a row 10-1

9 Bridgetown Velazquez Wins at almost 50% clip 9-2

4 Tale of a Champion Baze Blinkers on could be the difference 30-1

1 California Flag Talamo Hopes to go out a winner 6-1

7 Reneesgotzip Gomez Speedster will keep them honest 8-1

3 Great Mills Bejarano Trainer capable of upset 20-1

12 Chosen Miracle Garcia No worse than 2nd at Santa Anita 15-1

6 Upgrade Maragh Has never missed a check in career 30-1

Race 8

GREY GOOSE BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE; 1 1/16 Mi.; Purse $2,000,000; 2 YO

6 Dynamic Sky Contreras Barn capable of upset 12-1

4 Shanghai Bobby Napravnik Perfect so far 2-1

1 Title Contender Garcia Impressive over course 6-1

9 Power Broker Bejarano Much improvement on dirt 5-2

8 Fortify Dominguez Improving each start 9-2

7 Capo Bastone Rosario Has a strong late kick 15-1

3 He’s Had Enough Gutierrez Much better than last 20-1

2 Speak Logistics Serpa Much the best in last two 8-1

5 Monument Talamo Has won 3 of 4 career starts 12-1

Race 9

BREEDERS’ CUP TURF; 1 1/2 Mi.; Purse $3,000,000; 3 YO & up

1 Point of Entry Velazquez Goes for 6th win in a row 3-1

3 St Nicholas Abbey O’Brien Last year’s winner of this race 7-2

9 Dullahan Rosario Could outrun them all late 12-1

12 Trailblazer Take Grand champion in Japan 6-1

5 Shareta Lemaire Overseas champion loves distance 7-2

10 Optimizer Court Has upset chances if rated 20-1

4 Treasure Beach Spencer Game 2nd to top choice 12-1

8 Kindergarden Kid Leparoux Never off the board this distance 30-1

7 Little Mike Dominguez Speedster will keep them honest 12-1

6 Cogito Dettori Needed last, dangerous 30-1

11 Slim Shadey Gomez Has won 3 of 4 at Santa Anita 10-1

2 Turbo Compressor Bravo Close to a million in purse earnings 15-1

Race 10

XPRESSBET BREEDERS’ CUP SPRINT; 6 Furlongs; Purse $1,500,000; 3 YO and up

11 Amazombie Smith Last year’s winner loves track & distance 4-1

10 Smiling Tiger Dominguez Runs big fresh 12-1

8 Capital Account Flores Never off the board in career 8-1

2 Jimmy Creed Gomez Working well with good late kick 6-1

4 Coil Garcia Undefeated this distance 5-1

6 Fast Bullet Talamo Could be Baffert’s upset special 12-1

12 Hamazing Destiny Rosario Hard knocker loves distance 12-1

7 The Lumber Guy Valazquez Ran career best last out 6-1

5 Justin Phillip Bejarano Maybe hoping for rain 20-1

1 Sum of the Parts Leparoux Speed from the inside 20-1

13 Poseidon’s Warrior Ortiz 6 of 7 career wins this distance 15-1

3 Gantry Castellano No worse than 2nd this distance 10-1

9 Trinniberg Martinez Speedster adds blinkers 15-1

14 Boxeur des Rues Gutierrez Closed well in last 3 starts 30-1

Race 11

BREEDERS’ CUP MILE; 1 Mi Turf; Purse $2,000,000; 3 YO and up

6 Excelebration O’Brien Looks superior to these 2-1

9 Moonlight Cloud Jarnet Completes the exacta 6-1

2 Wise Dan Velazquez Has won almost $2.5 million 9-5

3 Obviously Talamo A threat to wire them 6-1

1 Mr. Commons Blanc A strong factor late 12-1

5 Animal Kingdom Bejarano Returns to possible best surface 8-1

4 Jeranimo Gomez Stalker loves track and distance 15-1

7 Willcox Inn Graham Wins at 40% clip on turf 30-1

8 Suggestive Boy Smith Game all 3 Grade I’s, sleeper 15-1

BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC; 1¼ Mi; Purse $5,000,000; 3 YO and up

2 Flat Out Rosario Makes amends for last year 5-1

10 Ron the Greek Lezcano Possible sweep by nations’ best trainer 6-1

5 Game On Dude Bejarano Undefeated at Santa Anita 9-5

8 Nonios Pedroza On the improve 20-1

9 Richard’s Kid Gomez Never off board in US 12-1

4 Fort Larned Hernandez Needed last, dangerous 5-1

11 Mucho Macho Man Smith Impressive 2012 campaign 8-1

12 To Honor and Serve Velazquez Much better than last 8-1

3 Alpha Dominguez Impressive Travers win this distance 20-1

7 Handsome Mike Gutierrez Speedster looks over-matched 30-1

1 Pool Play Mena Closer will be hoping for speed duel 30-1

6 Brilliant Speed Alvarado Hard knocker adds blinkers 20-1

Contact Charlie Cooper at: wire2wire@hotmail.com

Charlie’s selections were in print today in the following publications:

Pine Bluff Commercial

Fort Smith Times Record

Mr. Cooper handicaps Oaklawn Park, the Triple Crown Series and Breeder’s Cup for the Stevens Group in Arkansas.