Breeders' Cup SmartPlays: Saturday November 1

It's the 2014 Breeders' Cup from Santa Anita on Saturday night
It's the 2014 Breeders' Cup from Santa Anita on Saturday night

Timeform's US team provide their three best bets for Breeders' Cup night 2014 at Santa Anita...

"This has been Telescope's aim since his Juddmonte International third behind Australia, and he can cap what could be a stellar day for the Stoute team..."

Filly and Mare Turf (19:43) - Dank

Europe drew a blank on the first day of the Breeders' Cup but can get Saturday off to a great start when Dank attempts to become the first horse to win back-to-back runnings of the Filly and Mare Turf (race 5, 19:43 GMT). Absent since disappointing at Royal Ascot in June, Dank has had a rather different preparation this time round, but a long layoff is generally no concern for runners from the Stoute stable, and she is reportedly thriving. With a bit in hand of her rivals on form, a back-on-song Dank will be very tough to deny.

Filly and Mare Sprint (20:21) - Stonetastic

While the high-class Artemis Agrotera is clearly the one to beat in the Filly and Mare Sprint (race 6, 20:21 GMT) it looks well worth chancing another three-year-old in the shape of Stonetastic, who put up a tremendous performance in G2 company two starts back. The key to the front-running Stonetastic is to get an easy lead, and that is a scenario that could well transpire this evening. In those circumstances, she is not far behind Artemis Agrotera but is around three times the price.

Turf (22:22) - Telescope

It would be no surprise were Europe to bag another winner in the Turf (race 9, 22:22 GMT), with both Telescope and Flintshire looking standouts on form. Prefernce is for Telescope, who comes into this a fresher horse than Flintshire, who had a hard race chasing home Treve in the Arc less than four weeks ago. This has been Telescope's aim since his Juddmonte International third behind Australia, and he can cap what could be a stellar day for the Stoute team.

Recommended Bets:

Santa Anita race 5 (19:43 GMT) win back #3 DANK @ 3.02/1 or longer
Santa Anita race 6 (20:21 GMT) win back #3 STONETASTIC @ 10.09/1 or longer
Santa Anita race 9 (22:22 GMY) win back #1 TELESCOPE @ 4.03/1 or longer

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