The Breeders Cup is here, time to put away the complaints about the surface, the West Coast location, the 2 days, because it is all water under the bridge and we might as well watch the event, plunk down some money and win. This is the weekend to contact one of your offshore accounts and play the proposition bets like these supplied to me courtesy of the Bodog outfit.
Here is a sampling:
Which call will Trevor Denman use to describe Zenyatta's move?
"Jumps in at the quarter pole" 5/2
"Moving like a winner" 11/4
"They'd have to sprout wings" 4/1
" Poetry in Motion" 3/2
(If none of these phrases are used then all wagers will be no action.)
My pick: Stay away, I think you will here none of them used
If Zenyatta wins the Breeders’ Cup Classic will she break the Santa Anita track record for 1 1/4 miles?
My pick: NO-even if she wins don't see her breaking any track record
What will attendance for Saturday's Breeders’ Cup Races be?
My pick: Under, close but under.
What will the national television rating be of ESPN's Saturday broadcast of The Breeders’ Cup Classic be?
Over .7 -160
Under .7 +120
My pick: Over -last year did a 1.0, should get that many again with enough people curious to watch with Zenyatta running
Will the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Classic be bred in the United States?
My Pick: Yes-got a good shot with Summer Bird, Zenyatta, Mine That Bird, and even Colonel John
My overall advice: Don't get lost in the Stats this weekend, go with the gut and have fun
You can also check out the Thorougbred Bloggers Alliance (TBA) Home Page where yours truly and others have posted their selections in each race.