11/04/2016 8:42AM

The Haiku Handicapper: 2016 Breeders’ Cup selections


DRF sales editor Joe Nevills analyzes each race of the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships in the form of Haiku; a Japanese poem of 17 syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five.

Friday, Nov. 4
Juvenile Turf
The golden trio
O’Brien, Moore, and “L1”
Intelligence Cross

Dirt Mile
Free of Chrome’s shadow
Dortmund gets his time to shine
Much the class in here

Juvenile Fillies Turf
Expensive import
Spain Burg pays out quick returns
In Frankie we trust

Three juggernauts clash
Beholder-Songbird torch pass
Snuffed out by the “Wind”

Saturday, Nov. 5
Juvenile Fillies
Fit Yellow Agate
Gets first-time Lasix today
It’s a good angle

Filly and Mare Turf
No more cobs to shake
Lady Eli ticks the box
She couldn’t last year

A depleted cast
Headlined by an arrow-sharp
A.P. Indian

Turf Sprint
Reps on the downhill
Are a prerequisite here
Tap Ambitious Brew

Taking a flyer
On Three Rules holding the lead
The way Hansen did

Don’t mind the hiccup
Flintshire’s the best we’ve got
And goes out on top

Filly and Mare Sprint
A scattershot field
Tie goes to local prepper
Watch Gloryzapper

The card’s stoutest field
But they all go through Tepin
Queen of Turf holds court

Chrome’s redemption tour
First Dubai, now the Classic
He’s peerless right now