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2020 Breeders' Cup Day Two Tips - All nine Grade Ones covered at Keeneland on Saturday

  • We take a look through the card on day two of the Breeders' Cup
  • Keeneland's card on Saturday features nine Grade One races
  • Kameko looks to end his racing career with victory in the Breeders' Cup Mile
  • Magical leads the European charge in the Breeders' Cup Turf
  • Seven Grade One winners clash in the Breeders' Cup Classic
  • We have all nine races covered for you here
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Monomoy Girl (centre) attempts to win back her Breeders' Cup Distaff crown. (Getty)

We take a look through the card at Keeneland on Saturday and provide readers with our Breeder's Cup day two tips.

The second day of the Breeders' Cup features nine terrific Grade One races. So, with plenty to cover, let's delve straight into Saturday's USA betting tips.

2020 Breeders' Cup Day Two Card


Time
Title
5:02pm Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (Grade 1)(Dirt) 7f
5:39pm Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (Grade 1)(Turf) 5½f
6:18pm Big Ass Fans Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (Grade 1)(Dirt) 1m
6:57pm Maker's Mark Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (Grade 1)(Turf) 1m1½f
7:36pm Breeders' Cup Sprint (Grade 1) (Dirt) 6f
8:15pm FanDuel Breeders' Cup Mile presented by Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund (Grade 1)(Turf) 1m
8:54pm Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (Grade 1)(Dirt) 1m1f
9:33pm Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (Grade 1)(Turf) 1m4f
10:18pm Longines Breeders' Cup Classic (Grade 1)(Dirt) 1m2f

Breeders' Cup Day Two Tips - Keeneland Tips on Saturday 7th November



Race 1 - Filly & Mare Sprint Tips

Gamine fell to a surprise defeat at Churchill Downs last time out, where her front-running tactics didn't pay off over nine furlongs. Bob Baffert's three-year-old drops back to seven furlongs here and is fancied by many. I, however, think she might be vulnerable again, and BELL'S THE ONE currently sits on a lovely price.

Neil Pessin's filly won here at Keeneland as a three-year-old, scoring nicely in the Raven Run Stakes. Having run into plenty of traffic problems when third in the Madison Stakes at this venue, Bell's The One ran down Serengeti Empress to win the Derby City Distaff at Churchill Downs.

There was no fluke about that victory, so I don't see why there's such a gap between Bell's The One and Serengeti Empress in the current market. I'm hoping Corey Lanerie can guide this talented mare to victory once again.

Race 2 - Turf Sprint Tips

This sprint looks incredibly open, so I'm going to take an each-way punt on one of the more overpriced runners, WET YOUR WHISTLE. Michael Trombetta's five-year-old won the Grade One Highlander Stakes last July. 

This season, Wet Your Whistle is two from three, and produced an excellent display to win the Belmont Turf Sprint by over three lengths on his last start. 22/1 seems like excellent value.

Race 3 - Dirt Mile Tips


Owendale E/W6:18pm Big Ass Fans Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (Grade 1)(Dirt) 1mGET 14/1 HERE
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Another really open-looking race, so I'm going to take a chance on OWENDALE, despite a surprising loss down in Grade Three company last time out. Brad Cox's four-year-old, who finished down the field in the Breeders' Cup Classic last season, has some useful form in with the likes of Tom's D'Etat and By My Standards this term.

Ownenale won on his reappearance over this trip in the Blame Stakes at Churchill Downs. Florent Geroux - who rode Cox's four-year-old into the places in both the Preakness Stakes and Clark Stakes in 2019 - rides Keeneland as well as anyone, and he returns to Owendale's saddle.


Race 4 - Filly & Mare Turf Tips

The last eight editions of this Group One have been shared equally between European trainers and Chad Brown. Brown will saddle five-year-old Rushing Fall on Saturday, who's won six Grade Ones, including three here at Keeneland and the 2017 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint.

While Rushing Fall may look solid at the head of the market, I'm a huge fan of CAYENNE PEPPER, and I'll be siding with Jessica Harrington's three-year-old as an each-way play.

Cayenne Pepper finished second behind Magical and Tarnawa during the first half of the season, while also finishing second in the Irish Oaks, where she looked the most likely winner turning in. A drop to ten-furlongs resulted in a fine victory in Group Two company last time out, where Shane Foley's mount saw off a future Listed winner by four lengths. 

Three-year-olds have won this Grade One in three of the last four years, and I'm confident Cayenne Pepper can take her game to a new level at the Breeders' Cup.


Race 5 - Breeders' Cup Sprint Tips


Whitmore E/W7:36pm Breeders' Cup Sprint (Grade 1) (Dirt) 6fGET 14/1 HERE
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Unbeaten three-year-old Yaupon carries a short price into this Grade One. I, however, would rather side with a battle-hardened rival and one who has experience in this kind of race, and my eye is drawn to WHITMORE, who placed third behind Mitole in this race 12 months ago.

Since then, Ronald Moquett's seven-year-old has won a big handicap over this trip, before placing second in the Grade One Alfred Vanderbilt Handicap. Last time out, Whitmore got off to a slow start in the Phoenix Stakes over course-and-distance, but finished the race off well to finish fourth. Given a better start, he's perfectly capable of running well beyond his odds.

Race 6 - Breeders' Cup Mile Tips

Last year's winner, Uni got the better of two highly capable rivals in Beau Recall and Newspaperofrecord to land his first win since the 2020 Breeders' Cup Mile on his previous start. 

That's a strong piece of form to the table, but I still fancy KAMEKO will be too strong for his rivals.

Following that victory in the 1000 Guineas, Kameko then ran a decent race to finish fourth in the Derby. Oisin Murphy's mount then travelled as well as anyone through the Sussex Stakes, but couldn't find any open air to launch an attack on the rail. Kameko was then fourth again in the Juddmonte International, where he had to work hard early after a sluggish start and the tank emptied down the home straight.

Kameko then managed to back-up his Classic win with an excellent penalty-carrying win in the Joel Stakes at Newmarket, where he was very good value for his win. As long as he gets off to a swift start - something which often scuppers the chances of European raiders at the Breeders' Cup - then I see no reason why he won't be able to win another Grade One before heading off to stud.

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Kameko (right) holds off Benbatl (left) to win the Joel Stakes at Newmarket. (Getty)

Race 7 - Breeders' Cup Distaff Tips

MONOMOY GIRL has to give three-pounds to a dangerous rival in Swiss Skydiver, who beat Kentucky Derby winner Authentic on her last start in the Preakness Stakes. Yet, I can't look past the favourite, and she will clearly take all the beating.

Brad Cox's mare has only been beaten twice in her life, and she even finished first during one of those defeats before being demoted to second. Monomoy Girl comfortably won the Distaff in 2018, one of five Grade Ones she collected that year.

Following a 560-day absence, Monomoy Girl has picked up where she left off, winning all three of her starts in 2020. Although she carried an odds-on tag into battle on all three of those starts, she was clearly head-and-shoulders above her rivals, and I can't see Florent Geroux's mount getting beat.

Race 8 - Breeders' Cup Turf Tips


Read our full preview of the 2020 Breeders' Cup Turf to see which of the European raiders we think will come out on top.

If you want to watch the race live on your mobile or tablet, then check out our Breeders' Cup Live Stream article.

Race 9 - Breeders' Cup Classic


Our guide to the 2020 Breeders' Cup Classic is currently live on our site.

Again, check out our Breeders' Cup Live Streaming page if you want to watch this thrilling Grade One via your mobile device.


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