10/22/2007 4:15PM

Monday Links


Start clicking: Here are some links to get you in the mood, and to take you to the cyber-cheatsheets where we'll be organizing our Breeders' Cup thoughts, picks and rankings during the week.

Click here for all-time top money-winning horses (minimum one North American start).

Click here for all-time top money-winning trainers.

Click here for the all-time top money-winning jockeys.

The two links below are what we'll be using all week as continuing work-in-progress Breeders' Cup scratch sheets. Right now they're just the pre-entries in alphabetical order by race, with William Hill antepost betting lines as of Monday morning and some general-interest info on each horse. I'll update them Tuesday when final entries are drawn to include post positions and ML and DRF odds lines, and as the week goes on turn it into a graded handicap with horses listed and ranked in order of preference.

Click here for Friday's Breeders' Cup spreadsheet.

Click here for Saturday's Breeders' Cup spreadsheet.

Please let me know if you have any problems accessing and viewing these sheets or any reasonable suggestions for improving them. I'm trying out Google Docs, which so far looks like a very handy way of presenting all this info without retyping it into this blog and fussing with getting things to line up properly. I'll be tinkering with the two sheets throughout the week and in theory they'll be updated in real time each time I make a change. Here's hoping.

The column headings on the spreadsheets should mostly be self-explanatory. In case some aren't:

ML--Morning-line odds
DRF--Daily Racing Form odds lines (Brad Free for Friday, Mike Watchmaker for Saturday)
WH--William Hill's U.K. antepost betting lines
HiBSF--Horse's career-best Beyer Speed Figure (any surface and distance)
St., Win--Horse's career starts and victories
HiWin--Highest level at which horse has won a race