Breeders Cup Tips 2020 Day 2: Your Tipping Guide To the Big Horse Racing Meeting at Keeneland
|Time||Race||Our Tip||Place Bet|
|5:02pm||Breeders’ Cup Filly And Mare Sprint||Gamine||Place Bet|
|5:39pm||Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint||Got Stormy||Place Bet|
|6:18pm||Big Ass Fans Breeder’s Cup Dirt Mile||Knicks Go||Place Bet|
|6:57pm||Makers Mark Breeders’ Cup Fillies and Mare Turf||Mean Mary||Place Bet|
|7:36pm||Breeders’ Cup Sprint||CZ Rocket||Place Bet|
|8:15pm||Breeders’ Cup Mile||Kameko||Place Bet|
|8:54pm||Breeders’ Cup Distaff||Monomoy Girl||Place Bet|
|9:33pm||Breeders’ Cup Turf||Tarnawa||Place Bet|
|10:15pm||Breeders’ Cup Classic||Authentic||Place Bet|
Breeders’ Cup Tips
The Breeders’ Cup takes place over two days in November and features fourteen Championship races with total prize money of over $30 million. It is staged at various tracks in the United States except for 1996 when it was held at Woodbine in Canada. The meeting always attracts a strong European challenge and is known as the World Championship of racing.
The main feature races are the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic and the $4 million Breeders’ Cup Turf. Notable past winners at this meeting include Cigar (1995), Zenyatta (2008 and 2009), American Pharoah (2015) and Enable (2018).
Breeders’ Cup Classic Tips
The $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic provides the climax to the meeting and is one of the most prestigious races in the world. European success is rare on the dirt surface but Arcangues sprang a 133-1 shock for France in 1993. John Gosden and Frankie Dettori struck with Ravens Pass in 2008.
Cigar was a famous winner of the Classic in 1995 and Zenyatta became the first female winner of the race in 2009. She came agonisingly close to following up in 2010 when failing by a neck to catch Blame. It was her first and only defeat in 20 races. Bob Baffert is the trainer to follow for your Breeders Cup Classic tips. He won it for three consecutive seasons with Bayern (2014), American Pharoah (2015) and Arrogate (2016).
Belmont Stakes winner Tiz The Law is the early favourite for the Breeders’ Cup Classic betting. He revived memories of Funny Cide who won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness in 2003 for the same connections. Bob Baffert is set to bid for a fourth Classic victory in seven years with Maximum Security. The colt was sensationally disqualified after winning last year’s Kentucky Derby. The Coolmore syndicate have since acquired a 50% share in the horse.
Baffert has other leading contenders in Authentic and Improbable. 2020 Kentucky Derby winner Authentic had been an impressive winner of the Haskell Stakes in July. His victory over Tiz The Law puts him firmly in the picture for the Classic. Improbable was fifth in the Mile last season but advertised his Classic claims with victory in The Whitney Stakes in August.
Breeders’ Cup Turf Tips
European runners have a tremendous record in the Breeders’ Cup Turf. Found (2015) provided Aidan O’Brien with a record eighth winner in the race and his entries will feature in plenty of Breeders Cup tips. His previous winners include High Chaparral (2002 and 2003) and St Nicholas Abbey (2011).
Sir Michael Stoute has trained the winner on four occasions including twice with Conduit (2008 and 2009). Andre Fabre has won the race three times for France while other notable winners for Europe include Pebbles (1985), Daylami (1999) and Enable (2018).
The outcome of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe will ultimately decide the strength of the European challenge in 2020. The Longchamp race features the eagerly-awaited clash between Epsom Oaks winner Love and dual Arc winner Enable. Love is trained by Aidan O’Brien who has a host of other possible runners for the Turf.
Epsom Derby winner Serpentine, Irish Derby runner-up Tiger Moth and Grand Prix de Paris winner Mogul make up an impressive bunch of three-year-old colts. He could also call upon Irish Champion Stakes winner Magical who lowered the colours of Ghaiyyath at Leopardstown. The five-year-old mare was runner-up to Enable in this race in 2018.
Breeders’ Cup Mile Tips
The brilliant Goldikova won the Breeders’ Cup Mile for three consecutive seasons between 2008 and 2010. Lester Piggott came out of retirement to ride Royal Academy to victory here in 1990 and other notable European winners include Miesque (1987 and 1988), Barathea (1994) and Expert Eye (2018).
French hopes this year could rest with Earthlight who successfully stepped up to seven furlongs for the first time at Deauville in September. He races in the colours of Godolphin who have the ante-post favourite in Pinatubo. Charlie Appleby’s consistent colt has been placed in two Classics this year and could renew rivalry with his Royal Ascot conqueror Palace Pier.
English 2000 Guineas winner Kameko has endured a frustrating season since winning at Newmarket. He did not stay the Derby trip and was desperately unlucky when fourth to Mohaather in the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood. Newspaperofrecord looks the best of the home team despite a shock defeat at Churchill Downs on her latest start.
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Tips
The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile is the richest two-year-old contest in North America and takes place on dirt. The French-trained Arazi hit the headlines in 1991 when he passed the entire field to win in spectacular fashion.
Steven Asmussen’s Jackie’s Warrior heads the betting for the Juvenile, an unbeaten son of Maclean’s Music. He won the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga with Joel Rosario able to ease him down in the closing stages. Luiz Mendez trains Dr Schivel who staked his claim with a victory over Spielberg in the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity.
Breeders’ Cup Tips
Breeders’ Cup Day 1
The opening day of the Breeders’ Cup is known as “Future Stars Friday” and is dedicated to the juvenile races. The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile is the top race for colts while the best fillies contest the $2 million Juvenile Fillies. Past winners of this race include Beholder (2012) and Songbird (2015).
There are also top juvenile races on turf where the European raiders have enjoyed some success. The $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf was won by the Charles Hills-trained Chriselliam in 2013. Chad Brown is the trainer to follow in this race with five winners, the most recent being Newspaperofrecord in 2018.
The $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf has been plundered successfully by British and Irish trainers over the years. Aidan O’Brien and Ryan Moore have teamed up to win it four times while Charlie Appleby and John Gosden have each trained the winner on two occasions. The Grade 2 Juvenile Turf Sprint over five furlongs was added to the meeting in 2018.
Breeders’ Cup Day 2
The Classic and The Turf are the main highlights on Saturday but the top class racing runs throughout the card. The $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff is yet another Grade 1 race and is confined to fillies and mares over a mile on dirt. Bayakoa (1989, 1990), Royal Delta (2011, 2012) and Beholder (2013, 2016) all won this race twice. Monomoy Girl is favourite in the Breeders’ Cup betting and will try to add to her 2018 success.
Sheikh Albadou claimed a famous British success on dirt when landing the Breeders’ Cup Sprint in 1991. It should have been a second consecutive British winner but Dayjur jumped a shadow close to the winning post when set for victory the previous year. Goldencents won in 2013 and 2014 and is the only dual winner of the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile. A popular Breeders Cup Tip this year is Vekoma who blazed the trail to win the Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont.
The Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint on dirt was won in consecutive seasons by Groupie Doll in 2012 and 2013. There have been two dual winners of the Turf Sprint with Mizdirection (2012 and 2013) and Stormy Liberal (2017 and 2018) claiming back-to-back victories.
The Europeans are no strangers to success in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf. Ouija Board (2004 and 2006) and Midday (2009) are among the horses to have won here and another strong raiding party seems likely. Jessica Harrington’s Cayenne Pepper has improved throughout the season and Joseph O’Brien’s Fancy Blue is another possible entry.
Breeders’ Cup Betting
Bookmakers have ante-post betting available on all the Breeders’ Cup races. Be aware that the top European horses often have alternative targets such as the Arc meeting at Longchamp and British Champions Day at Ascot. It pays to follow the racing press to keep up-to-date with the latest running and riding plans. Look out for extra place betting and “Best Odds Guarantee” when placing your Breeders Cup bets.
Breeders’ Cup Free Bets
Bookmakers are always keen to attract new customers with free bets and there will be a whole range of offers to choose from at the Breeders’ Cup. There have also been some great Breeders Cup offers for existing customers including from Racebets who refunded stakes as a free bet (up to £10) if your horse was 2nd, 3rd or 4th to a British or Irish-trained winner!
Breeders’ Cup Live Streaming
The 2020 Breeders’ Cup will be televised live on Sky Sports Racing. If you do not have access to this dedicated racing channel, you can watch the races through live streaming on your bookmaker’s website. Simply stake a minimum bet of £1 to view the Breeders’ Cup races. Check terms and conditions with your chosen bookmaker.
NBC Sports and TVG are the major US networks covering the Breeders’ Cup 2020. Extensive coverage and previews of the event are free to view on Breederscup.com, YouTube and Facebook.
Breeders’ Cup FAQ’s
Is the Breeders’ Cup 2020 cancelled?
No, the Breeders’ Cup will go ahead this year
What date is this year’s Breeders’ Cup?
Friday 6th and Saturday 7th November
Where is the Breeders’ Cup 2020?
The Breeders’ Cup 2020 is at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky.
Will there be spectators at the Breeders’ Cup?
No. There are no fans permitted at the Breeders’ Cup 2020 due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Where will Breeders’ Cup 2021 be held?
The 2021 Breeders’ Cup will be held at Del Mar Racecourse.