We inch closer to the Breeders’ Cup Classic with each passing day. The richest race in North America will take place on Saturday at Keeneland in Lexington. There are several other big time stakes races for more than a million on offer Friday and Saturday. A couple of $2,000,000 Grade 1 races on Friday highlights the day. Everyone is patiently awaiting the feature event of the year on Saturday, though. The Breeders’ Cup Classic (Gr. 1) carries a $6,000,000 purse, which is more than the Kentucky Derby.
The last two days were slow when it came to horse racing. Only three tracks were on offer Monday and Tuesday. However, the narrative is about to change today. BetOnline has eight racecourses offered to wager on Wednesday. They already have betting open for November 6 and November 7 at Keeneland if you want to put some early wagers in.
Churchill Downs is the most well-known track racing today. I’m looking elsewhere, though. I think we can do something with Gulfstream Park West, the little sister track of Gulfstream Park. We’ll play an early Daily Double ticket at Gulfstream Park West. Head below for our free Gulfstream Park West Daily Double pick for November 4, 2020.
Post Time: 12:00 p.m. EST
Race 1 is the feature race at Gulfstream Park West. The day gets started for a $46,000 purse in Florida. Driving Wind and Frankly My Dear are going to be involved in the stretch in this race. Driving Wind is coming off her debut run on October 9 and it was a success for the most part. She placed 2nd behind Dont Float the Ice by 5 ¼ lengths as an underdog for a $46,000 purse. Driving Wind was hanging around the front for pretty much the duration of the race.
She was 3rd going into the stretch and then moved up to grab place money. Driving Wind is coming off a really strong workout on October 30. She was clocked at 46.84 seconds at 4 furlongs a week after completing 4 furlongs at 50.67 seconds, both breezing sessions for Driving Wind. You certainly have to five Driving Wind a chance in this one, especially if she runs how she did in that workout only a handful of days ago.
Frankly My Dear has been nothing but consistent in her four-race career. She has gone 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd. In her last outing, Frankly My Dear showed 3rd, finishing outside of the top-2 for the first time in her career. She showed 3rd on October 7 in a $36,000 event after placing 2nd on September 6 in a $55,000 event. I’m going to give the nod to the horse with the better value here on Frankly My Dear.
Post Time: 12:30p.m. EST
Race 2 is the final leg of our Daily Double at Gulfstream Park West on Wednesday. I’m looking at Naturell and Madame Moon as my favorite horses in this event. Naturell is winless, but has looked good in a couple of recent events. She placed 2nd on July 4 in a $17,000 event behind Amber Princess by a half length.
That was close and Naturell just needed a little more to catch Amber Princess in that event. Naturell followed up to finish 3rd on October 12 in a $19,000 event on October 12. Note that Naturell completed a couple of 3 furlongs at 37.33 and 37.40 seconds at 3 furlongs in October and September.
Madame Moon is winless in eight races, but is coming off a really nice performance on September 27. Her form checked out, with Madame Moon placing 2nd in a $19,000 event by 5 ½ lengths. Note that Madame Moon was a $330,000 purchase in 2018 of September. She is used to competing in events that are much more difficult than this. After dropping class, Madame Moon immediately finished 2nd. She is down to a $15,000 race on Wednesday. That should be enough to get her into the winner’s circle in this one.