by Johnny D
November 3, 2017
For the last few weeks, this space has been dedicated to handicapping discussions regarding the fast approaching Breeders’ Cup. Well, that train has just about reached the station. And, if you haven’t already attempted to unravel any of the 13 mysteries masquerading as Breeders’ Cup events, what are you waiting for?
While we don’t know final starting lineups or post positions for BC races, reviewing pre-entry past performances in advance can help to relieve inevitable pressure when the post time clock begins to tick-tock. One hugely popular and effective way to prepare for the races at Del Mar Friday, Nov. 3 & Saturday, Nov. 4 is to access a copy of Xpressbet’s FREE Breeders’ Cup Wager Guide. Inside you’ll find expert Analysis, Main Contenders, Value Plays and suggested $100 Wagering Strategies. Additionally, the Guide contains valuable Stats & Trends and 'Know This' material for each Breeders’ Cup event.
Xpressbet has recruited top writers, broadcasters and handicappers to share opinions with guide readers—both early and late. A first edition Guide is available now at Xpressbet.com—a full week in advance of BC —and updates will be posted daily beginning Tuesday, Oct. 31. A revised version of the guide will be available Thursday, Nov. 2.
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As with past issues, SiriusXM At the Races host Steve Byk covers the Classic. NBC Sports veteran handicapper Bob Neumeier (Juvenile & Mile) is back to join XBTV.com stalwarts Jeff Siegel (Juvenile Turf & Turf), Millie Ball (Juvenile Fillies Turf & Filly & Mare Turf) and former jockey Richard Migliore (Distaff & Turf Sprint). Eclipse Award winning writer and Daily Racing Form columnist Dick Jerardi (Dirt Mile & Sprint) and Xpressbet.com handicapper and blogger Brian Nadeau (Juvenile Fillies & F & M Sprint) round out the initial guide team. NBC Sports handicapper Eddie Olczyk will contribute his Classic analysis in the revised guide version available Thursday, Nov. 2. Yours truly will contribute to daily updates and offer race selections and analysis in this space Thursday, Nov. 2.
This is the 14th edition of Xpressbet’s FREE Breeders’ Cup Wager Guide and that longevity says something. Actually, it says a few things. First, that players love using the Guide. The response is tremendous and the number of users continues to grow. It’s the best way under the sun for horseplayers to gain a quick understanding of each BC race. Second, Xpressbet is proud to publish the Guide and wants everyone to have a copy—account holders and non-account holders alike. We’re in the business of accepting wagers and the more informed horseplayers are the better the chance they’ll win money and return to wager even more. Non-account holders who appreciate solid wagering information are likely to access the guide and then return to open an account.
In addition to expert opinions, Xpressbet’s FREE Breeders’ Cup Wager Guide also includes lots of handicapping angles aimed at helping players navigate the choppy BC waters. BC divisions, some originally started in 1984, have developed unique personalities. Xpressbet’s FREE Breeders’ Cup Wager Guide organizes and presents pertinent race stats and trends that reveal the history, heart and soul of each BC race.
Horseplayernow.com’s Jeremy Plonk contributes assorted angles to illuminate each division. For example: Did you know that California-based runners in the F&M Turf are 0-40? Don’t know how that’s possible, especially with all the great turf trainers and horses in the Golden State since the race’s origin in 1999, but that’s a fact serious horseplayers ought to know. Cal-based, Avenge, a Del Mar turf course lover, is back again this season in an attempt to improve upon her third-place finish in this race last year.
Were you aware that just 1 of the last 9 BC Turf winners had raced exclusively in the US? Little Mike (2012) is the exception.
Also, were you aware that favorites in the BC Juvenile have lost 4 of the last 5 editions and 5 of the last 6? Will anticipated heavy race favorite Bolt d’Oro stem that tide by enhancing a trend that reminds California-based youngsters have won 3 of the last 4 Juveniles?
Those are just a few samples of the great information you’ll find in Xpressbet’s FREE Breeders’ Cup Wager Guide. Each race has several key trends you’ll want to know before you wager.
It’s understood that such trends, much like track records, are established in order to be broken. And, as any horseplayer knows, no handicapping angle works 100% of the time. However, when you’re betting hard-earned money on the races you want to make sure you’ve got the bases covered and Xpressbet’s FREE Breeders’ Cup Wager Guide can help achieve that goal.
Each Guide page covers an individual BC race, noting Race Number, Race Name, Purse, Distance, Surface, Track Diagram, Wagering Menu, Post Time and Average Winning Payoffs for popular wagers like Win, Exacta, Trifecta and Superfecta. It’s everything you need to concentrate your serious Breeders’ Cup preparation in one place.
When it comes to winning at the races there are no guarantees. This, however, is as close to one as you can get: Access Xpressbet’s FREE Breeders’ Cup Wager Guide and you’ll be well ahead of the competition. The guide is FREE and worth twice the price!
After that, all you need is to get lucky!