This weekend the Breeders’ Cup takes centre stage in the racing world as Del Mar plays host for the annual clash of the titans from flat racing. Let’s look at three European contenders who could just be taking home the spoils back across the Atlantic.
Breeders' Cup Turf (Saturday 23:40)
A previous winner at the Breeders’ Cup, last year at Keeneland. Her trainer, Dermot Weld, is a master of travelling horses to big meetings. Her three runs this season saw a group three victory before two fine runs in behind St Mark’s Basilica. She finished second in a strong Arc on very heavy ground. This renewal looks no better than the last, with my only concern being the draw. Colin Keane has more than enough race craft to cope with anything that may occur. She will be many peoples best bet for the entire two-day meeting.
"Touch wood we'll have no hard luck stories and get a clear run at them"
— Sky Sports Racing (@SkySportsRacing) November 4, 2021
Breeders Cup Filly & Mares Turf (Saturday 20:59)
Aidan O’Brien is no stranger to winners at the Breeders’ Cup. His team always warrant respect and Love heads thereafter a mixed season by comparison of her three runs and three wins in her previous campaign. The trip here looks ideal. Do not be surprised if she put in an impressive effort. On the form book, she has the beating of fellow European horse Audarya, which should leave it between her and the American horses.
Are you still in love with Love? 😍@MCYeeehaaa caught up with Aidan O'Brien to get the latest on one of his favourites, Love, ahead of her run in the Filly & Mare Turf at the Breeders' Cup on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Racing pic.twitter.com/24zJ2Lk7YC
— Sky Sports Racing (@SkySportsRacing) November 3, 2021
Breeders Cup Turf Sprint (Saturday 19:40)
Emaraaty Ana got the better of the favourite Golden Pal at York in the Summer. Whilst Golden Pal may be more at home with a bend over the Del Mar five furlongs, I think Kevin Ryan’s horse from the north of England can cope with it and offers us some great value. Should he win, it would make it back-to-back wins for the yard having landed last year’s renewal with Glass Slippers who also runs in the race again.
Get an update on how both his contenders have traveled and are training coming into the @BreedersCup Turf Sprint, Emaraaty Ana & defending Turf Sprint Champ, Glass Slippers! pic.twitter.com/Q3sy9snzgI
— TVG (@TVG) November 2, 2021