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Breeders Cup ITV Racing tips

The latest top-class Breeders Cup meeting has arrived and two days’ of fantastic racing action awaits Stateside with some of the best horses from around the globe descend on the United States to do battle with the best of the home contingent. Our tipping team pick out their Breeders Cup ITV Racing tips.

One of the global highlights in the sporting calendar is the Breeders Cup, a two-day extravaganza of top-class equine action featuring the best racehorses from around the globe doing battle with the cream of the home-trained talent.

This year the Breeders Cup comes from Del Mar, California and the ITV Racing cameras will be on hand to cover the best of the fantastic first day racecard which features a number of Grade One contests with the focus very much on the juvenile talent.

Our tipping team pick out their Breeders Cup ITV Racing tips and best bets for the five races that will feature on their coverage of the fantastic first day of Stateside racing.

BREEDERS CUP ITV RACING TIPS – LIVE TV BEST BETS FOR DEL MAR

9:50 Del Mar – Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (Grade 2) (2yo) (Turf) (2yo) 5f


TWILIGHT GLEAMING comes into this on the back of a win last time out at Deauville and the National Defense filly can double up here.

Wesley Ward’s charge makes her fifth career start and she’s yet to finish out of the frame, also winning at Belmont Park in May prior to a very good second behind Quick Suzy in the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot prior to her victory in France which saw her best Delmona by a neck.

That form hasn’t really worked out but there may be more to come from her and she ought to go well so no surprise if she delivers another win here.

Wesley Ward's Twilight Gleaming holds strong claims at the Breeders' Cup.

Wesley Ward’s Twilight Gleaming holds strong claims at the Breeders’ Cup.

10:30 Del Mar – Netjets Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (Grade 1) (2yo Fillies) (Main Track) (Dirt) (2yo) 1m½f


JUJU’S MAP arrives on a hat-trick having won her last two starts and the Liam’s Map filly can oblige punters with the three-timer here.

Brad Cox’s charge ran out a comfortable winner of a Grade One last time out at Keeneland in the manner of a horse that has significantly more still to come and she can take another forward step here.

This is her toughest test to date but she’s clearly a horse of big potential and while her form needs improving upon taking on some top-class prospects she ought to make her presence felt.

11:10 Del Mar – Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (Grade 1) (2yo Fillies) (Turf) (2yo) 1m


The draw might not be ideal for MALAVATH but the Mehmas filly might be worth chancing for French handler Francois-Henri Graffard to bring up her hat-trick here.

She’s yet to finish out of the frame, winning her last two starts in testing ground so there’s a slight worry over her ability to handle what will be much quicker conditions; however the form of her winning run in the Group Two Criteriou De Maisons-Laffitte is strong and she can improve for this longer trip.

Assuming the quicker ground doesn’t prove a negative then she ought to go well and no surprise if she posts a big run for France.

11:50 Del Mar – TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile presented by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (Grade 1) (2yo C & G) (Dirt) (2yo) 1m½f


CORNICHE has the widest draw to work from but he comes into the race unbeaten in two starts and the Quality Road colt can make it three from three.

Bob Baffert’s charge was impressive when landing the American Pharoah Stakes at Santa Anita over this trip last month and there’s surely better to come from her given she still looked a little raw in that contest.

Jockey Mike Smith will need to be at his best to get the Quality Road colt home in front from a wide draw but he looks to hold solid claims on form and he ought to go close.

Charlie Appleby can get off the mark at the Breeders' Cup with Modern Games.

Charlie Appleby can get off the mark at the Breeders’ Cup with Modern Games.

12:30 Del Mar – Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (Grade 1) (2yo Colts & Geldings) (Turf) (2yo) 1m


MODERN GAMES has gone from strength to strength in Britain, winning three of five starts including the Group Three Tattersalls Stakes when last seen and Charlie Appleby’s charge can take another forward step here.

The Dubawi colt is the choice of William Buick and he was impressive when running out a ready winner of that last assignment, beating Trident by almost three lengths and that looks decent form given those who finished behind him while the fourth went close in a Group Three next time out.

This is a much tougher assignment but the suspicion is he’s got plenty more to come and no surprise if he finds another chunk of improvement here where he can go close.