3 Outsiders Who Could Make You Rich At The Breeders Cup

Lightning Spear winning at Goodwood Racecourse

The Breeders’ Cup meeting kicks off tonight, with two day’s of top flat action for us to enjoy. The scene is set at Churchill Downs and the excitement is building, with star European horses Enable, Roaring, Polydream, Waldgiest and more heading over to challenge the American contingent. With lots of hyped horses, there are plenty of top-heavy markets, which leads to plenty of value each-way value in certain races. We’ve been hunting for that value and have found three horses who we believe can out-run their lofty odds at this premier flat meeting! Our Breeders Cup selections can be found online now on our Churchill Downs Tips page.

The Mackem Bullet (Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf) – Best Priced 20/1

Brian Ellison’s two-year-old has been highly progressive this year, going close in some very competitive sprint contests. She was beaten just a neck in the Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes and with a couple of extra strides, she could easily have taken the race. She steps up from six furlongs for the first time and has her stamina to prove, but she shapes as though she’ll relish the extra mileage and is a half-sister to several horses who stayed the mile, which gives positives vibes in that regard. At odds of 20/1, she does look a massive price.

Bravazo (Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile) – Best Priced 18/1

A Grade 2 winner earlier this year at Fair Grounds, this son of Awesome Again has proven himself as a very tough cookie and doesn’t look an 18/1 shot by any means. Granted, he does arrive here on the back of a flop at Parx, but prior to that, he was third in a Grade 1 at Saratoga and was sixth in the Kentucky Derby. That form entitles him to plenty of respect in this field and given his versatility, he shouldn’t mind dropping back to the mile, with his Grade 1 win coming over eight and a half furlongs. The front two in the market do look formidable, granted, but his best form puts him in the thick of the action and he should have the measure of his rivals for at least third place.

Lightning Spear (Breeders’ Cup Mile) – Best Priced 18/1

David Simcock’s admirable seven-year-old finally got his day in the sun at Goodwood in August when landing the Group 1, defeating Expert Eye who he reopposes today. That rival is half his price here and although perhaps you can understand that given the potential for that rival to improve, 18/1 does seem very harsh on what Lightning Spear has shown this year. He loves coming off a strong pace and with Oscar Performance and at least one of the Aidan O’Brien contingent likely to go forward, a searching gallop should be set over the mile. That will play into his hands and with yielding ground no concern, he’d be no surprise in the placings.

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