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American Racing: Timeform US SmartPlays: 24 July 2017
The 2014 Breeders Cup meeting is staged at Santa Anita - the Turf Sprint is won 99% of the time by a horse that has experience (usually a stakes win) over the downhill turf course at Santa Anita.
Bettors in the States are seldom familiar with horses shipping from overseas. Handicappers in England, Ireland and Europe likely don’t racing in America and may see the Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs and other stakes races as a difficult bet.
Similar to a game of King of the Mountain, the top thoroughbreds are constantly shifting in and out of favor, which is dependant on their latest performance on the track.
Over the next few months, Iron Maidens Thoroughbreds will provide information on the top runners headed to the Breeders’ Cup. We will also provide tips on how to read various US racing forms and how to interpret the data so handicappers can make educated bets on racing in the US.
USA Race Analysis by Laurie Ross