The Haiku Handicapper: 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic & Sprint

Classic

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Sprint

#1 – Zensational
The other “Zen” horse
Untouchable at one turn
They’ll have to catch him

#2 – Cost of Freedom
A Cal circuit vet
So-so after year-long break
Not gonna happen

#3 – Fatal Bullet
Last year’s runner up
Deadly in all-weather sprints
Could avenge his loss

#4 – Crown of Thorns
Ex-Derby dropout
Came back well from long layoff
Mark for exotics

#5 – Gayego
Godolphin purchase
Time in desert did him well
A serious threat

#6 – Dancing in Silks
A Cal-based sprinter
Lots of wins, but none graded
He’ll need to step up

#7 – Join in the Dance
Owner’s a baller
Bland on state derby circuit
Will need some magic

#8 – Capt. Candyman Can
Runs with heavy heart
Does best at seven panels
Can he scale it back?

#9 – Fleeting Spirit (IRE)
A Euro filly
Holds her own in open fields
An upset special?

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Who’s the top sprinter?
Bullet wins: Fatality
One, nine will follow

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2 responses to “The Haiku Handicapper: 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic & Sprint

  1. ROX

    Michigan Bred wins Breeders Cup. The trainer, Mike Maker, son of George, wins for the Ramseys with a $35,00 claimer. Kudus to the home town boy.

  2. mibredclaimer

    ROX,
    Another Michigan connection who won a BC race was Wayne Catalano, with Juvenile Fillies winner She Be Wild. Though he is not a Michigan native, Catalano was a successful jockey at the Detroit racetracks back in the day.

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