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 Santa Anita Friday, Nov. 4 & Saturday, Nov. 5 is to access a copy of Xpressbet’s FREE Breeders’ Cup Wager Guide. Inside you will 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 will be available sometime tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 28) at Xpressbet.com—a full week in advance of BC —and updates will be posted daily beginning Tuesday, Nov. 1. Daily guide updates will include BC analysis by yours truly which also will appear in this space next Thursday. A revised version of the guide will be available Thursday, Nov. 3.
This year’s roster of guide pros includes a pair of Eclipse Award-winning writers in turf veterans Jennie Rees and Dick Jerardi; the dean of Southern California handicappers and XBTV.com stalwart Jeff Siegel; NBC veteran reporter Bob Neumeier; Horseplayernow.com and Xpressbet.com handicapper Brian Nadeau; television personality and handicapper Caton Bredar and SiriusXM radio show host Steve Byk. Xpressbet spokesperson and red-hot NBC handicapper Eddie Olcyzk will add his analysis of the BC Classic via an update in the revised version of the guide.
This is the 13th edition of Xpressbet’s FREE Breeders’ Cup Wager Guide and that longevity says something. Actually, it says a few things. First, it proves that players love using the guides. 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 guides 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. Each BC division, some originally started in 1984, has developed a unique personality. Xpressbet’s FREE Breeders’ Cup Wager Guide attempts to organize and to present pertinent race stats and trends that provide an inside look at the heart and soul of each BC race.
For example, did you know that five consecutive Juvenile Turf winners had raced in Europe at least once before winning that BC race? Did you know that jockeys Frankie Dettori (3) and Ryan Moore (3) have accounted for six of the last eight BC Juvenile Turfs? Were you aware that only 2 of 9 Dirt Mile champs had won their most recent prep races? How about this one: Did you know that European-based favorites in the Juvenile Fillies Turf are just 5:0-1-1 in race history?
That’s just a minute sample of the information you’ll find in Xpressbet’s FREE Breeders’ Cup Wager Guide. Each race has several trends you’ll want to know before you wager. My personal favorite applies to the Filly & Mare Turf: Horses prepped in California are 0-for-37 in the Filly & Mare Turf, with just three in-the-money finishes! 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.
Trends, much like 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 you want to make sure you’ve got an edge and Xpressbet’s FREE Breeders’ Cup Wager Guide can help you get it.
Each page of the guide 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 almost everything you need to concentrate your Breeders’ Cup preparation in one place.
When it comes to playing 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 now and you’ll be well ahead of the competition. The guide is FREE and worth twice the price!
After that, all you need to do is to get lucky!