Charlie Cooper's Picks for the 30th Breeders' Cup, Friday and Saturday


30th BREEDERS’ CUP

Santa Anita Park Friday, November 1, 2013

Handicapper Charlie Cooper

Race 1: 6-8-11-9 Race 4: 7-2-4-8

Race 2: 13-9-10-1 Race 5: 3-2-10-12

Race 3: 7-2-1-8 Race 11: 9-8-7-6

Best Bet: Race 9 My Conquestadory Best Long Shot: Race 8 Fed Biz

No. Horse Jockey Comments Odds

Race 6

BREEDERS’ CUP MARATHON; 1 3/4 Mi; Purse $500,000; 3 YO

10 Worldly Flores Sharp vs. Breeders’ Cup Classic Winner 6-1

6 Indian Jones Castillo Just missed in Grade III Stakes 5-1

2 Cease Cohen Woke up with blinkers on last out 8-1

7 London Bridge Smith Div. I stakes winner overseas adds Lasix 8-1

4 Ever Rider Stevens 3 of 4 career wins this distance 7-2

8 Blueskiesnrainbows Pedroza Off the board once at Santa Anita 6-1

5 Suns Out Guns Out Leparoux Hasn’t missed a check last 12 starts 10-1

9 Pool Play Da Silva 1 of only 2 in here to win at this distance 8-1

3 Commander Gryder 12 time dirt winner will show the way 6-1

1 Old Time Hockey Lezcano Has never won on dirt 8-1

Race 7

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

5 Bobby’s Kitten Castellano The one to beat 5-2

11 Poker Player Hill Has a strong, late kick 12-1

7 Aotearoa Nakatani From last to first in 1st turf try 12-1

4 Outstrip Smith Sharp vs. overseas stake horses 4-1

13 Bashart Velazquez Lots of trouble on synthetic, back on turf 6-1

2 Giovanni Boldini Moore Well bet overseas 7-2

8 Bon Accord Rosario Wide and closing last out 20-1

1 All Cash Saez Lots of trouble in stakes try 30-1

9 Wilshire Boulevard Buick Stalker game in last 3 overseas 8-1

3 Got Shades Stevens On the board all 4 turf starts 30-1

12 Shamshon Hughes Suspect of distance choice 12-1

6 Home School Bejarano Blinkers on may be the key 30-1

10 Ontology Gutierrez Maiden trying to upset on biggest stage 30-1

Race 8

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

5 Fed Biz Garcia Along in time 6-1

10 Verrazano Velazquez Maybe at his best distance today 3-1

12 Goldencents Bejarano 2 of 4 career wins at Santa Anita 4-1

11 Pants On Fire Lopez Half of career wins this distance 6-1

4 Brujo de Olleros Garcia No worse than 2nd this distance 8-1

3 Hymn Book Castellano Showing good improvement 15-1

2 Golden Ticket Rosario Needed last, dangerous 15-1

8 Holy Lute Smith Never off the board 20-1

9 Centralinteligence Espinoza Both dirts wins at Santa Anita 15-1

13 Easter Gift Rosario Will be hoping for rain 15-1

7 Alpha McLaughlin Showed good speed in last 2 starts 8-1

6 Broadway Empire Walcott Goes for 4th win in a row 12-1

1 Taptowne Hernandez Speed from the inside 15-1

Race 9

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

14 My Conquestadory Da Silva Extremely impressive both starts 9-2

12 Testa Rossi Lezcano Goes for 5th win in a row 8-1

6 Vorda Peslier Extremely impressive overseas 4-1

11 Ready to Act Rosario Could be on long lead 8-1

13 Sky Painter Saez Will be flying late 15-1

3 Colonel Joan Talamo Could be sleeper of the day 20-1

10 Clenor Bejarano Undefeated in U.S. 8-1

5 Granny Mc’s Kitten Castellano Could set the perfect trip 20-1

4 Kitten Kaboodle Velazquez 1 of 2 Kitten’s Joy for owner 12-1

1 Nesso Garcia Speed from the inside 20-1

2 Al Thakhira Moore Undefeated thus far 6-1

8 Chriselliam Hughes Loves this distance 6-1

9 Dancing House Smith Closed well lone turf start 20-1

7 Street Sailing Garcia Adds bullet since 1st turf win 15-1

Race 10

BREEDERS’ CUP DISTAFF; 1 1/8 Mi.; Purse $2,000,000; Fillies & Mares; 3 YO & up

4 Royal Delta Smith Goes for 3rd Ladies Classic in a row 8-5

6 Princess of Sylmar Castellano Sharp at this distance 9-5

5 Beholder Stevens 5 of 7 career wins at Santa Anita 5-2

1 Street Girl Castillo May love pace scenario today 30-1

3 Close Hatches Rosario Has won over a $1m this year 6-1

2 Authenticity Velazquez 8 for 8 in the money this year 8-1

Contact Charlie Cooper at: wire2wire@hotmail.com

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30th BREEDERS’ CUP

Santa Anita Park Saturday, November 2, 2012

Handicapper Charlie Cooper

Race 1: 5-2-8-7

Race 2: 1-3-4-2

Race 3: 10-1-8-3

Best Bet: Race 11 Wise Dan Best Long Shot: Race 12 Will Take Charge

No. Horse Jockey Comments Odds

Race 4

BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE FILLIES; 1 1/16 Mi; Purse $2,000,000; 2 YO

7 Untapable Napravnik Top Jock’s only Breeders’ Cup mount 5-1

2 Rosalind Rosario Finished strong both races without Lasix 8-1

9 Sweet Reason Solis Has finished strong all 3 starts 5-2

4 Secret Compass Velazquez Training sharply since Grade I win 6-1

1 Artemis Agroteria Lezcano NY bred sharp in Grade I 3-1

8 Scandalous Act Nunez Much the best in 4 of 5 starts 8-1

10 She’s a Tiger Stevens Beaten ½ length in 5 races 6-1

6 Concave Gutierrez Winning rider back aboard 15-1

5 Ria Antonia Castellano Blinkers on may help 30-1

3 Designer Legs Talamo Undefeated on fast dirt 30-1

Race 5

BREEDERS’ CUP FILLY & MARE TURF; 1¼ Mi; Purse $2,000,000; 3 YO and up

1 Dank Moore Runs big off layoff 5-2

3 Tiz Flirtatious Leparoux Goes for 5th win in last 6 races 7-2

7 Laughing Lezcano Speedster will show the way 8-1

10 Kitten’s Dumplings Rosario A strong factor late 10-1

6 Marketing Mix Stevens Has never finished worse than fourth 7-2

5 Lady of Shamrock Espinoza 4 of 7 wins on Santa Anita turf 20-1

2 Romantica Guyon 3 of 4 career wins this distance 6-1

9 Qushchi Prado Stalker needed last, dangerous 20-1

4 Alterite Velazquez Neck short winning Queen Elizabeth cup10-1

8 Emollient Smith Stalked in lone turf win 12-1

Race 6

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

11 Groupie Doll Maragh The one to beat again 5-2

2 Book Review Bejarano Live longshot, 5 of 6 wins this distance 30-1

9 Judy the Beauty Velazquez Second in all 5 dirt starts 6-1

8 Dance to Bristol Perez First or second 18 of 19 starts 5-1

12 Sweet Lulu Leparoux Has trained sharply since 1st loss 8-1

7 Summer Applause Castellano Trouble at start last out, but game 12-1

4 Dance Card Rosario Game tray last out after long layoff 8-1

10 Great Hot Sutherland Loves Santa Anita course, 2 bullets 20-1

6 Ismene Smith CA bred has good speed 20-1

5 Teddy’s Promise Ellis 5 of 10 wins at Santa Anita 6-1

3 Starship Truffles Stevens 14 time race winner 15-1

1 Renee’s Titan Gutierrez Would be huge surprise 30-1

Race 7

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

4 Reneesgotzip Maldonado Wire to wire 5-1

2 Rock Me Baby Talamo Could be sleeper of the day 30-1

9 Capo Bastone Rosario Will be flying home again 8-1

12 Mizdirection Smith Last year’s winner of this race 4-1

5 Caracortado Stevens Will also like pace scenario 8-1

6 Boat Trip Bejarano Just missed winning Eddie D Handicap 8-1

14 Unbridled’s Note Nakatani Never off the board at track and distance 8-1

10 Havelock Graham Has a big late kick 10-1

3 Chips All In Leparoux Has won 4 of 5 Santa Anita starts 5-1

7 Tightend Touchdown Castellano On the board all 8 starts this year 12-1

8 Handsome Mike Gutierrez Blinkers off could wake him up 30-1

11 Spring to the Sky Velazquez Speedster will keep them honest 30-1

13 Dimension Moran Graded Stakes winner in Canada 12-1

1 Jeranimo Espinoza Millionaire on the turf 12-1

Race 8

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

6 Tap It Rich Smith Impressive debut win 6-1

11 Medal Count Albarado Tons of trouble last out, sleeper 20-1

3 Mexikoma Garcia Much the best winning maiden race 12-1

5 Bond Holder Gutierrez Has trained sharply since Grade I win 8-1

10 We Miss Artie Castellano Will be rolling late 8-1

4 New Year’s Day Garcia Shows bullets for Bob 8-1

13 Havana Velazquez Undefeated favorite 5-2

1 Smarty’s Echo Baird Moved prematurely in la 20-1

8 Conquest Titan Da Silva Had trouble vs. these last out 30-1

12 Diamond Bachelor Leparoux Sharp breeding for dirt 12-1

9 Rum Point Maldonado Attracts sharp speed rider 30-1

2 Dance With Fate Bejarano Game in stretch last out 8-1

7 Cleburne Nakatani Closed for victory both starts 12-1

14 Strong Mandate Rosario Threw clunker last out, attracts Rosario 6-1

Race 9

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

7 The Fugue Buick The winner 3-1

10 Big Blue Kitten Bravo Completes the exacta 6-1

8 Point of Entry Velazquez Goes for 8th win in last 9 starts 4-1

12 Real Solution Castellano Ran career best this distance 8-1

4 Little Mike Smith Last year’s winner sharp last out 6-1

9 Indy Point Stevens Has good stalk and go late move 9-2

2 Teaks North Garcia Wins at 33% clip on turf 30-1

1 Vagabond Shoes Espinoza Has closed well last 4 starts 15-1

11 Magician Moore Grade I winner gets 1st time Lasix 8-1

3 Twilight Eclipse Leparoux Best race came at this distance 20-1

5 Skyring Saez Part of pace scenario 30-1

6 Tale of a Champion Talamo Would be a shocker 30-1

Race 10

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

9 Secret Circle Garcia Loves track and distance, better 2nd out 4-1

12 Laugh Track Smith Could sit the perfect trip 20-1

1 Justin Phillip Velazquez Could win it all late 4-1

6 Bahamian Squall Saez Hoping for speed duel 10-1

5 Sum of the Parts Goncalves Speed of the speed? 12-1

10 Wine Police Gomez Better on dirt? 30-1

3 Gentlemen’s Bet Castellano Off the board once this distance 8-1

7 Private Zone Pedroza 4 100+ Beyers races 3-1

2 The Lumber Guy Luzzi Game closing 2nd this race last year 12-1

4 Majestic Stride Maldonado On the improve, dangerous 20-1

11 Trinniberg Maragh 2012 winner adds bullet after poor try 8-1

8 Fast Bullet Rosario Back to best distance 6-1

Race 11

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

8 Wise Dan Velazquez Has won 10 of 11 turf starts 1-1

5 Olympic Glory Hannon Sharp vs overseas best 4-1

1 No Jet Lag Smith Could fly by them all 8-1

7 He Be Fire N Ice Espinoza Loves track and distance 15-1

2 Silentio Bejarano Off the board once on turf 20-1

3 Silver Max Albarado Wins at 50% clip 5-1

4 Obviously Talamo Has won 6 of 8 starts this distance 10-1

6 Bright Thought Leparoux Undefeated on turf 20-1

10 Za Approval Rosario In good form 15-1

9 Cristoforo Colombo Moore First time Lasix may help 15-1

Race 12

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

10 Will Take Charge Saez Will be horse of the year with win 12-1

6 Mucho Macho Man Stevens Comes into race sharp 5-1

9 Game On Dude Smith Has won 7 of 8 Santa Anita starts 8-5

12 Flat Out Rosario Finished 3rd in last 2 BC Classic 12-1

5 Declaration of War O’Brien Very impressive overseas 10-1

7 Fort Larned Hernandez Last year’s winner sharp last out 6-1

8 Palace Malice Velazquez Always gives honest effort 10-1

1 Last Gunfighter Castellano Off the board once in last 2 years 20-1

3 Planteur Moore 1st time Lasix, has won $3.5M 20-1

4 Moreno Talamo Has trained well at Santa Anita 15-1

2 Paynter Garcia Has never missed a check 12-1

Contact Charlie Cooper at: wire2wire@hotmail.com

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