10/10/2013 1:00PM

Breeders Crown Eliminations - Spot Plays


There are 18 Breeders Crown elimination races scheduled at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Friday and Saturday. Typically elimination races do not make for the best wagering events, but after looking them over, I have uncovered seven horses that are worth watching. Use your judgment at post time to decide whether the price is worth the risk.

Good luck if you are playing this weekend! You can watch all the action live on DRF.


Race 4 - #5 Lifetime Pursuit

She was super in her second start at The Red Mile and appears over whatever her issues were in her previous two starts. This field came up tough with Designed To Be and Shake It Cerry, but that means a better price on Lifetime Pursuit, who is perfect in two starts at Pocono.

Race 8 - #1 She’s Da Bomb

This talented daughter of Art Major will not offer much value. If you can get 4-5, jump on it. She is the best filly in the race.

Race 12 - #7 Muscle Network

You certainly haven’t gotten rich betting against #9 Father Patrick (8-for-9), but this guy is fresh off a world record mile and I don’t think we have come close to finding his bottom. The price should be right.


Race 1 - #2 Journeyman

We saw two strong closing efforts at The Red Mile from this 2-year-old son of American Ideal. The waters are deep on Saturday against the very talented So Surreal and very fast Somestarsomewhere, but he doesn’t appear to be very far behind those right now; price play.

Race 2 - #6 Frau Blucher

Sometimes statistics tell the story. This talented filly appears to be tailing off on paper, but she has gone 0-for-6 on tracks of seven-eighths or larger and 6-for-7 on tracks of five-eighths or smaller. She moves from a mile track to a cozy five-eighths surface tonight. Expect a wake-up mile!

Race 5 - #2 Sunshine Beach

He raced big on September 28 at The Red Mile, then basically took last week off and got a relaxing cover trip. This looks like a brush and crush spot. I’m hoping for around even-money.

Race 13 - #3 Check Me Out

If she wins next week’s final, she’ll be a double millionaire. I have to say this Ray Schnittker trainee surprised me with her valiant effort on the engine last week. Dare I say she might be back! If you can get a fair price (5/2), take a shot.

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