Breeders' Cup 2013 Saturday Picks and Ponderings

The Breeders' Cup is a two-day event that in many ways serves as horse racing's final exam.

Given that many owners/trainers sometimes (but not always) use the Breeders' Cup as a final race, we get one last chance to see our stars before retirement. Typically, campaigns may end for the year in this spot. Horse of the Year voting (on a state, and national level) weights performance here heavily. For those handicapping the Breeders' Cup, it feels like a final exam as a year's worth of notes and materials is pored over.

Due to time constraints and personal reasons, this space offers only the selection grid below for Saturday's Breeders' Cup races.

Top Selection Other Contender Other Contender Longshot to Watch Program Numbers
Juvenile Fillies Sweet Reason Artemis Agrotera Secret Compass Concave 9-1-4 LS 6
Filly & Mare Turf Tiz Flirtatious Dank Laughing Romantica 3-1-7 LS 2
Filly & Mare Sprint Sweet Lulu Groupie Doll Summer Applause Great Hot 12-11-7 LS 10
Turf Sprint Chips All In Mizdirection Reneesgotzip Boat Trip 3-12-4 LS 6
Juvenile We Miss Artie Strong Mandate Bond Holder Smarty's Echo 10-14-5 LS 1
Turf The Fugue Magician Indy Point Twilight Eclipse 7-11-9 LS 3
Sprint Fast Bullet Secret Circle Private Zone Bahamian Squall 8-9-7 LS 6
Mile Wise Dan Olympic Glory No Jet Lag Za Approval 8-5-1 LS 10
Classic Palace Malice Will Take Charge Game On Dude Flat Out 8-10-9 LS 12

As many readers (and a big thank you for bringing it to my attention) noted, the Friday picks had a broken link and a bad selection grid.  The (revised) Friday selections are here if you didn't get them the first time.

Good luck!

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