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2008 Breeders' Cup: The Big Show, Part II

Juvenile Turf
1 1/16 miles
2 years old

-Westphalia looks awfully nice in this spot, a Group 2 winner in Europe, This Aiden O'Brien trainee comes into this race of a 112 RPR.

-Grand Adventure and Bittel Road look like the top American contenders. Bittel Road displayed a big kick over the Keeneland turf in his last effort. Grand Adventure is another contender that has been winning at Woodbine in Canada.

Top 5:

1. Westphalia
2. Grand Adventure
3. Bittel Road
4. Relatively Ready
5. Ninth Client

6 furlongs
3 and up

This is always a crazy, wide-open race that I seem to have difficulty with. As such, I'm going to try and keep it simple. In Summation is a horse that I really like over synthetic surfaces and he should be available at long odds. Fatal Bullet has good tactical speed, and is a proven winner over synthetics, something that I think is a must in this race. Street Boss should be bringing it late.

Top 3:

1. In Summation
2. Fatal Bullet
3. Street Boss

1 1/2 miles
3 and up

I went over the Turf the other day and think those thoughts remain the same at this point. Soldier of Fortune is running his fourth race of the year, and his second off of a lay-off. He ran well in the Arc and looks like he could improve in this spot.

Eagle Mountain is the type of unsung Euro that can spring an upset in this spot.

Better Talk Now probably won't win, but this old warrior always seems to get in the top 4 in big races.

Top 5:

1. Soldier of Fortune
2. Eagle Mountain
3. Conduit
4. Out of Control
5. Grand Couturier

1 1/4 miles
3 and up

Like the Turf, my thoughts on this race are pretty much the same as last week. It's Curlin's race to lose, but at short odds, I'll be looking for an upset. I'll looks for horses proven on the turf or over synthetic surfaces.

Top 5:

1. Curlin
2. Go Between
3. Henrythenavigator
4. Champs Elysees
5. Tiago