Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Races
Race 5: 1 Mile. Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile
The two favorites look tough to beat in here for the Conductor. He’ll shorten up in this leg, but he has a mammoth price he likes underneath.
#1 City of Light (5/2) – He’s won sprinting and going 1 1/8 mile and his figures stand above all but one of these other runners. His last race off a layoff in the Forego looks like a perfect setup race for this spot and he has enough early speed to put himself in a good spot, where the rail draw won’t be a problem.
*Underneath Uppercut to the Chin #2 Trigger Warning (20/1) – This colt ran 3rd behind Mckinzie in his last start, who will vie for favoritism in the BC Cllassic. He is finally cutting back in distance, which he desperately needed, and he should get a hot pace to run at. The Conductor will use him underneath to try and spice up the trifecta.
#6 Seeking the Soul (5/1) – A mile is his best distance and Churchill Downs is his favorite track. He’s the only horse in the field that has a chance to upset the top 2. He looks to be ready to run a peak effort in his third start off the layoff and his peak effort gives him a chance.
*Top Pick #10 Catalina Cruiser (8/5) – He’s yet to be tested in his young career and many are questioning John Sadler’s poor record outside of California, but his figures stand over this group. He is extremely talented and his win going two turns in the San Diego Handicap two starts back made the Conductor a believer.
Top Picks: 10-1-6-2