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Bet On Breeders Cup - Final Touches

Posted by Brian Mulligan on 9/24/2012 6:14:04 PM

Even those most modest among us want to put their best foot forward and before going out for a huge appointment, we all put the final touches on a situation and the same is true for online sports betting sites players looking at results of the Breeders’ Cup.

Coming to the Cup races themselves, trainers try to have their charges set as best as they can for a peak performance and one way to tighten down the screws is to make the last few days before the Cup as close to perfect as is possible.

Let’s take a look at last year’s winners of the Breeders’ Cup and see what the successful trainers did in those final hours to hone their students for the best effort they could give.

In the first Cup race last year, Bob Baffert had his Secret Circle primed to win his third race in a row and remain unbeaten. The runner showed a new dimension winning from off the pace and Baffert set the runner down for a second best of the morning :58 2/5 work just 5 days before the Cup. He opened up and held off all comers to win at 2-5.

Juvenile Fillies Turf was next and Stephanie’s Kitten was coming off a Grade 1 win. She was given a maintenance work over the local Churchill turf course a week before her biggest day and then nailed the speed late for trainer Wayne Catalano.

The Filly and Mare Sprint was next and Musical Romance was sweet music to the ears of those that took 20-1 and watched her overcome trouble to cash. She had never run at Churchill but trainer Bill Kaplan posted a best of the money 5-furlong move at Calder before taking down the top prize.

My Miss Aurelia proved a prompt horse betting choice in the Juvenile Fillies and backers saw that her trainer Steve Asmussen put in two moderate local works into the miss and then watched her do her winning thing.

Woodbine invader Perfect Shirl won the Filly and Mare Turf off a 5-furlong synthetic work at Woodbine. Her trainer Roger Attfield already knew Shirl could handle the course and he had her set for a 6-week vacation.

Bill Mott brought Royal Delta to Churchill nearly 3 weeks before the Cup and put 3 moderate works into her before she cashed as chalk in the Ladies Classic.

In Saturday’s first Cup race, Afleet Again proved that being fresh works too. His trainer Robert Reid won her first race of 2011 with only one work under her belt way back in August before he took the mile and a quarter Marathon.

That’s all she Wrote took the Juvenile Turf paying $25 and change and her trainer Aidan O’Brien just galloped him into the race with no local drills on the tab.

Bill Spawr’s charge Amazombie won the next race, the Sprint and the tip off for online sports handicappers was the fact the this runner drilled a fast 2nd best of the morning work about 10 days before the Sprint. Spawr’s horses never work fast unless they are set to fire.

The chalky Regally Ready remained a perfect 3 for 3 on the Churchill course and because he was a proven commodity trainer Asmussen brought him into the race with no drills in nearly 3 weeks.

Caleb’s Posse drilled 6 furlongs on the synthetic 12 days before the Cup and then won going away for trainer Donnie Von Hemel.

Again O’Brien failed to work his St Nicholas Abbey before the Turf and the colt came from third to last to win at a fat 6-1.

Hansen went wire-to-wire in the Juvenile for Michael Maker and he has three local drills under his belt to win the first time on the conventional dirt.

Court Vision had 20-20 eyesight in the Mile when trainer Dale Romans had 4 ideally spaced Churchill works and then he came from second to last to pay over $131 in the upset over Goldikova.

Mott watched his Drosselmeyer win the Classic in a second off the layoff run after posting a bullet drill 3 weeks before the pinnacle race and then drilling fast again 12 days before shocking at 14-1 in the richest race of the day.

Remember, like horses, trainers are creatures of habit too and betting sites online players need to scope out the conditioners patterns coming to the Cup and then adapt.

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