Free Breeders' Cup Picks - November 3 & 4, 2017

Del Mar Free Picks

Rob Gregorka & Bob Gregorka

Welcome to the OTB Free Breeders' Cup Picks page where you can find free horse racing handicapping picks for the Breeders' Cup races at Del Mar, California, November 3 and 4, 2017. This is a special edition of our normal free picks, focusing on Breeders' Cup Friday and Saturday, and we've provided TWO sets of picks for this special weekend at Del Mar. Our resident handicapper Rob Gregorka has been joined by a special contribution from Bob Gregorka for the Breeders' Cup!

2017 Breeders' Cup Free Picks at Del Mar

Rob's Breeders' Cup Picks for Friday
Race 1
1 *My Pick Of The Day* (71% Have Finished 1st or 2nd)
#1 Silent Bird (5/2)- Trainer M. Glatt has had success in similar races.
Race 2
11 #11 Ritzy A.P. (7/2)- Simply keeps improving, the horse to beat.
4 #4 Temple Keys (8/1)- Exiting key race, looks to bounce back.
5 #5 Start a Runnin (15/1)- Loves running at Del Mar, good value.
Race 3
10 #10 Dabster (6/1)- Exiting key race, hopes to keep winning.
1 #1 Prime Issue (9/2)- Best over this course, will be competitive.
4 #4 Boy Howdy (20/1)- The switch from route to sprint could make the difference.
Race 4
3 #3 Ismelucky (5/2)- Working out well of late, could win big.
1 #1 One Fast Broad (7/2)- Trainer M. Ruis has had success in similar spots.
8 #8 Spiced Perfection (5/1)- Loves running where the turf meets the surf.
Race 5
7 #7 Hard Aces (5/2)- Best recent Beyer figure in the field.
5 #5 Noble Nick (12/1)- Exiting key race, should be in the mix.
Race 6 - $1,000,000 G1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf
7 #7 Capla Temptress (6/1)- Coming off a win, and exiting key race.
11 #11 Rushing Fall (7/2)- Has been impressive in first two starts.
12 #12 Dixie Moon (20/1)- Trainer C. Day Phillips has horse in a great spot here.
Race 7 - $1,000,000 G1 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile
6 #6 Mor Spirit (3/1)- Exiting an extremely key race, very talented.
10 #10 Practical Joke (6/1)- Good recent workout, should hit the board.
8 #8 Accelerate (7/2)- Best at this race length, tough to throw out.
Race 8 - $1,000,000 G1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf
2 #2 Untamed Domain (8/1)- Steadily improving, under the radar a bit.
4 #4 Catholic Boy (12/1)- Exiting a key race, and in a good spot.
10 #10 Flameaway (20/1)- Great recent workout, and even better value.
Race 9 - $2,000,000 G1 Breeders' Cup Distaff
2 #2 Stellar Wind (5/2)- Loves running at Del Mar, could win easily.
6 #6 Forever Unbridled (4/1)- Excels at this distance, must be considered.
Race 10
4 #4 Firsthand Report (7/2)- Trainer T. Pletcher has had success in similar races.
9 #9 Long Hot Summer (9/2)- Best over this course, should be competitive.
7 #7 Snack Shack (15/1)- Solid recent workout, great value.

Bob's Breeders' Cup Picks for Friday
Race 1
3 #3 Leading Score (6-1) Fit Baffert Horse has value
5 #5 Americanize (6-1) Connections say he will be right there
1 #1 Silent Bird (5-2) Trainer has him ready.
Race 2
11 #11 Ritzy A.P. (7-2) - Last Race says he's tough to beat here.
2 #2 Fritz Johansen (5-1) - Very consistent sort gives Glatt shot at the Double
6 #6 Soglio (9-2) - Form says this Horse will hit the board
Race 3
10 #10 Dabster (6-1) - All signs point to good effort.
4 #4 Boy Howdy (20-1) - Shorting to Sprint pay dividends here.
2 #2 City of Light - Speed figures point to hitting the board.
Race 4
8 #8 Spiced Perfection (5-1) - This Filly is ready to shine
1 #1 One Fast Broad (7-2) - Gets a little better each start
3 #3 Ismelucky (5-2) - Working well for this
Race 5
5 #5 Noble Nick (12-1) Don't ignore great workout on plastic 10/12. Will help to run all day here.
7 #7 Hard Aces (5-2) If he can hold form over distance tough to beat.
3 #3 Destin (5-1) Pletcher has been stretching him out for this.
Race 6 - $1,000,000 G1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf
12 #12 Dixie Moon (20-1) - Experience and great spot for this...Trainer makes for the upset
7 #7 Capla Temptress (6-1) Impressive debut puts her right there.
11 #11 Rushing Fall (7-2) - She's fast- should hit the board.
Race 7 - $1,000,000 G1 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile
6 #6 Mor Spirit (3-1) If he runs back to LAST no one gets close.
7 #7 Cupid (8-1) Baffert competes for the exacta.
8 #8 Accelerate (7-2) - Will be right there
Race 8 - $1,000,000 G1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf
9 #9 Encumbered (15-1) He's 2 for 2 at the Track at the Distance
13 #13 My Boy Jack (8-1) Comes off nice race for Hometown Bro's
4 #4 Catholic Boy (12-1) Trainer excels on Grass
8 #8 Voting Control (8-1) Consistent Sort for Brown
Race 9 - $2,000,000 G1 Breeders' Cup Distaff
2 #2 Stellar Wind (5-2) - Consistently runs well, good works, the Pick
6 #6 Forever Unbridled (4-1) Distance suits well.
7 #7 Paradise Woods (9-2) Last race makes her a threat.
Race 10
7 #7 Snack Shack (15-1) Like upset here Turf and Distance Favors
1 #1 So Sweetitiz (6-1) Consistent speed in short race
2 #2 Belvoir Bay (4-1) Last Race and post dangerous here.
Rob's Breeders' Cup Picks for Saturday
Race 1
1 #1 On Leave (9/2)- Excellent recent workout, could win big.
6 #6 Hillhouse High (12/1)-Also working out well, will be competitive.
14 #14 Sassy Little Lila (12/1)- Another horse looking good of late, nice value.
Race 2
8 #8 Schulace (4/1)- Posted an impressive recent workout, the horse to beat.
1 #1 Smokem (5/2)- Also a great recent workout, talented horse.
Race 3
4 #4 El Dulce (9/2)- Trainer T. Pletcher has had success in similar races.
10 #10 March X Press (7/2)- Exiting a key race, should hit the board.
Race 4 - $2,000,000 G1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies
7 #7 Moonshine Memories (7/2)- Looks to keep winning, could go wire to wire.
9 #9 Alluring Star (6/1)- Trainer B. Baffert has had success in similar spots.
Race 5 - $1,000,000 G1 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint
3 #3 Lady Aurelia (5/2)- Exiting a key race in which she lost by a nose.
12 #12 Pure Sensation (10/1)- Also exiting a key race, should be in the mix.
2 #2 Holding Gold (15/1)- Solid recent workout, a lot to like.
Race 6 - $1,000,000 G1 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint
9 #9 Finley'sluckycharm (6/1)- Working out well of late, a bit under the radar here.
3 #3 Curlin's Approval (20/1)- Excels at this distance, could surprise.
Race 7 - $2,000,000 G1 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf
9 #9 Lady Eli (5/2)- Best at this race length, ready to run a big one.
6 #6 Cambodia (8/1)- Coming off a win, should be competitive.
13 #13 Goodyearforroses (12/1)- Excellent recent workout, must be considered.
Race 8 - $1,500,000 G1 Breeders' Cup Sprint
2 #2 Drefong (5/2)- Exiting a key race he won in impressive fashion.
6 #6 Mind Your Biscuits (6/1)- Great recent workout, and in a nice spot.
8 #8 Roy H (7/2)- Looks to keep winning, should be included.
Race 9 - $2,000,000 G1 Breeders' Cup Mile
5 #5 World Approval (9/2)- Very good recent workout, the horse to beat.
13 #13 Blackjackcat (15/1)- Also working out well, under the radar.
1 #1 Midnight Storm (15/1)- Excels at this distance, solid value.
Race 10 - $2,000,000 G1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile
3 #3 Firenze Fire (6/1)- Had a good recent workout, could run a big race.
12 #12 Hollywood Star (15/1)- Also has looked impressive of late, might surprise.
Race 11 - $4,000,000 G1 Breeders' Cup Turf
3 #3 Highland Reel (5/1)- Best at this race length, and has drawn a nice spot.
13 #13 Sadler's Joy (12/1)- Also excels at this distance, good value.
11 #11 Hunt (15/1)- Loves running at Del Mar, a big advantage in this one.
Race 12 - $6,000,000 G1 Breeders' Cup Classic
1 *Our Pick Of The Day* (71% Have Finished 1st or 2nd)
#1 Arrogate (2/1)- Trainer B. Baffert solves the Del Mar preparation issues for one of the greatest horses ever, Arrogate at the wire.

Bob's Breeders' Cup Picks for Saturday
Race 1
8 #8 Goldy Espony (8-1) - Fit ready with Baffert makes him the pick.
7 #7 Kitten's Roar (5-1) - Should be in the mix, very consistent
1 #1 On Leave (9-2) - Workouts and last few points to a chance
Race 2
1 #1 Smokem (5-2) - Chalk looks like the best
6 #6 Bookies Luck (7-2) - Last Race and workouts point to good effort.
3 #3 Campaigner (8-1) - Always improving - off win
Race 3
10 #10 March X Press (7-2) - Pletcher brings him up to this ready
3 #3 Count Alexander (6-1) - PP's say horse to beat
4 #4 El Dulce (9-2) - Another Pletcher baby that's ready
Race 4 - $2,000,000 G1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies
7 #7 Moonshine Memories (7-2) - 2 for 2 at Del Mar
1 #1 Heavenly Love (9-2) - Improving S or T makes him tough here.
8 #8 Piedi Bianchi (15-1) - Longshot Special to Hit Board
Race 5 - $1,000,000 G1 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint
1 #1 Disco Partner (9-2) - Best post position for fast horse
12 #12 Pure Sensation (10-1) - Coming up to this Ready.
2 #2 Holding Gold (15-1) - Gets a piece Super Value
Race 6 - $1,000,000 G1 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint
11 #11 Unique Bella (9-5) - Chalk stands above the rest
4 #4 Finest City (12-1) - Value play of the race
12 #12 Skye Diamonds (5-1) - All connections say go - Primed to run well
Race 7 - $2,000,000 G1 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf
6 #6 Cambodia (8-1) - Comes off impressive win and 2 for 2 at Del Mar
12 #12 Avenge (8-1) - Also loves Del Mar - Grass (2 for 3) along with nice works
13 #13 Goodyearforroses (12-1) - Value Play - nice works - may wake up and run back to previous - blinkers off
Race 8 - $1,500,000 G1 Breeders' Cup Sprint
2 #2 Drefong (5-2) - Spot to key chalk in exoctics - Baffert has this one ready
10 #10 Imperial Hint (9-2) - If I'm wrong with top horse - If I'm wrong about post - If I'm wrong about his last - He wins
3 #3 American Pastime (12-1) - Loves distance - good work puts him in the tri
Race 9 - $2,000,000 G1 Breeders' Cup Mile
13 #13 Blackjackcat (15-1) - My BC upset of the day - Great work for this - Hot Trainer - 3 for 5 at Del Mar - 4 for 5 this surface/distance
5 #5 World Approval (9-2) - Ready to hit the board
1 #1 Midnight Storm (15-1) - Sames as top horse - loves Del Mar - use for box car sup/tri
11 #11 Ballagh Rocks (12-1) - If runs back to last contributes to box car
Race 10 - $2,000,000 G1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile
3 #3 Firenze Fire (6-1) - Servis great with babies - good works
11 #11 Bolt d' Oro (9-5) - Chalk 2 for 2 at Del Mar
6 #6 Good Magic (8-1) - Brown has him coming up to this perfect
Race 11 - $4,000,000 G1 Breeders' Cup Turf
12 #12 Beach Patrol (4-1) - State side's have edge on unique Del Mar turf and this is the best we have
13 #13 Sadler's Joy (12-1) - NY Trainers in the tri with this turf lover
2 #2 Bullards Alley (15-1) - Can not ignore last on 10/15 114 Beyer!
11 #11 Hunt (15-1) - This State sider is a Del Mar turf machine
7 #7 Itsinthepost (15-1) - Since Mullins got him, he looks like a monster on the grass - completes the box car serial # sup.
Race 12 - $6,000,000 G1 Breeders' Cup Classic
1 #1 Arrogate (2-1) - Cream usually rises to the top in the classic - Baffert has him right now
11 #11 Collected (6-1) - Off last it's a Baffert exacta
5 #5 Gun Runner (9-5) - NY Invader keeps em honest and maybe they don't catch him
6 #6 Mubtaahij (12-1) - Well traveled - sort keeps sup price descent

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