Timeform US SmartPlays: Saturday 3 November

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The Breeders' Cup Classic takes place at Churchill Downs on Saturday evening
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Timeform pick out their three best bets from the Breeders' Cup at Churchill Downs on Saturday evening...

"...she is much better judged on her wins earlier this season..."

Timeform on Monomoy Girl

I Can Fly - Churchill Downs R6 (19:36 GMT)

The one who makes most appeal at the prices is I Can Fly. There should be a strong pace on here, which will suit her hold-up style of racing, and a repeat of her latest second at Ascot would entitle her to be bang there at the finish. Polydream and Oscar Performance complete the shortlist in an open heat.

Monomoy Girl - Churchill Downs R7 (20:16 GMT)

Wow Cat looks overpriced, having produced a career best when winning at Belmont last time, but preference is for Monomoy Girl, who should be able to dictate things from the front despite a wide draw. Abel Tasman is a big danger, as she is much better judged on her wins earlier this season than her flop in the Zenyatta Stakes at Santa Anita last time.

Mckinzie - Churchill Downs R9 (21:44 GMT)

Bob Baffert sends out two runners with legitimate claims -- even in the absence of Triple Crown winner Justify -- and it could be worth taking a chance on the unexposed Mckinzie. Interestingly, Baffert had held high hopes for him in the Triple Crown races before injury intervened and he is fancied to start making up for lost time, with Accelerate and Mendelssohn others to note in an open renewal.

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