10/31/2014 2:44PM

Breeders' Cup Turf wagering strategy

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I think four horses can win the $3 million Breeders’ Cup Turf. TELESCOPE and FLINTSHIRE are high-quality Europeans that deserve to be favorites. MAIN SEQUENCE has won all three of his races in the United States, each a Grade 1, and he, too, can win. The fourth horse is HARDEST CORE, whose price will be higher than the other three, probably double Main Sequence’s and several times greater than the Euros’. I rate Hardest Core having an equal chance to Main Sequence, and while, on bare form, Telescope and Flintshire probably have to be considered more likely winners, the relative prices of the contenders led me to put Hardest Core first, and I plan to bet him to win and use him as an “A” horse in pick-whatever sequences.

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