2019 Breeders’ Cup Classic Day Picks, Bets and Exotics Preview: Which Favorites Are Vulnerable at Santa Anita?


Jayne Kamin-Oncea, USA Today Sports.

Nov 02, 2019, 11:30 PM EDT

Starting strong at the Breeders’ Cup on Friday was something we wanted to do and delivered.

Three wins in five races have set us up nicely going into Saturday’s nine-race card, highlighted by the $6 million Classic.

Coverage will begin at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday on NBCSN, with the Classic being aired at 8 p.m. EST on NBC.

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Race No. 4: Filly and Mare Sprint

Post time: 2:55 p.m. ET

We have a vulnerable favorite in No. 1 Covfefe (2-1), who drew the rail and faces older horses for only the second time in her career. That said, I am looking to beat her with No. 9 Spiced Perfection at 4-1 odds.

Love the jockey (John Velazquez) and trainer (Peter Miller) joining forces on this horse, who can sit right off the pace and track down the leaders late. I am playing Spiced Perfection across the board and using her with Covfefe, No. 4 Come Dancing (5-2) and No. 5 Lady Ninja (10-1) in my exotics.

Picks: 9-4-1-5

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Race No. 5: The Turf Sprint

Post Time: 3:33 p.m. ET, NBCSN

I am going with No. 9 Final Frontier (6-1) to spring the minor upset. Hook him up in your exotic plays with No. 1 Totally Boss (5-1), No. 2 Pure Sensation (5-1), No. 3 Imprimis (8-1), No. 10 Eddie Haskell (9-2) and No. 12 Belvoir Bay at 12-1 odds.

Picks: 9-1-2-3

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Race No. 6: The Dirt Mile

4:10 p.m. ET, NBCSN

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