|NOVEMBER 1999||VOL. 12, NO. 11|
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Saturday, November 6, eight Breeders' Cup champions will be crowned, \$13 million dollars in prize money will be awarded and one lucky handicapper might walk away with \$5 million dollars. Racing's premiere website, BRISnet.com, is your key to cashing in on Cup day. The undisputed leader in handicapping and pedigree information is prepared to show how you to conquer the Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick-6. And let's not forget, there's also a \$1 million Pick-6 at Gulfstream the day before and the day after the Cup!
Foreign Class Ratings
With our coverage of European racing dating back to 1990, every foreign horse in the cup is carefully analyzed and assigned a ranking to pinpoint the best horses. Foreign Class Ratings can be found in all of our products that contain BRIS Class Ratings. Translate European racing performances into winning mutuel tickets with Foreign Class Ratings.
Check out the success with Foreign Class Ratings since 1994:
'98 No successful imports.
'97 Mile winner Spinning World (\$6.20) was rated 1st on both Current Class and Average Competitive Level.
'97 Turf runner-up Borgia was ranked 2nd on both Current Class and Average Class behind the American representative and winner Chief Bearhart.
'96 Turf winner Pilsudski (\$29.40 and runner-up Singspiel (exacta \$61.10) ranked 4th and 2nd respectively on BRIS Average Class.
'96 Mile runner-up Spinning World was ranked 2nd on Current Class.
'95 Mile winner Ridgewood Pearl (\$7.10) ranked 1st on Current Class and ACL.
'95 Turf runner-up by a neck, Freedom Cry ranked 1st on Current Class and ACL.
'94 Mile winner Barathea (\$22.80) ranked 3rd on Current Class.
'94 Turf winner Tikkanen (\$35.20) ranked 3rd on Current Class and 1st on ACL!
However, take note the only 2 times the Breeders' Cup has been held at Gulfstream Park, no foreign owned horse has won any of the turf races! Demand that an import has high Foreign Class Ratings.
Especially handy are the daily articles leading up to the Cup! The Handicapper's Edge offers the essential in-depth analysis that is needed to master all the Breeders' Cup races. Don't miss a single issue! Timeform - direct from Europe
Race fans will enjoy Timeform's unique international perspective. For the last 5 years Timeform has been reviewing and rating all North American Graded Stakes races.
Find out what the top European handicapping service thinks about this year's crop of foreign horses for the Cup, plus analysis on the home team. The Timeform Breeders' Cup Race Card will be available online the evening of Wednesday, November 3 in both a text and PDF version. At \$10, it could be the wisest investment you make for Breeders' Cup XVI.
When in Rome do as the Romans. When in Florida do as .... well, you know the saying. Handicappers across the country know the only way to handicap races at Gulfstream Park is with the Florida Handicapper's Sheet. Our top on-track handicapper, Toby Callet, gives his expert advice for all the Breeders' Cup events plus the undercard for just \$3. Get picks from the man who is there every day, watching every race run in the Sunshine State.
The Scratch Sheet is the ultimate in convenience, providing expert picks, morning line odds/program numbers, weather forecasts, speed and class ratings, and track bias profiles all on one page per track. Available in ready-to-print PDF format, the Scratch Sheet is easy to print and a true bargain for only \$1.00.
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It was a great finish to a great contest. The winner, Mark Weatherton, took the Challenge Finale at Turf Paradise and that tied him with Michael Berry for 15 winners. Mark had the \$75 high mutual which won him the tiebreaker.
The next time you lose a photo at the racetrack, think of Michael Banks, the fifth place finish. He tied for fourth place and a trip to Vegas. However, him and the fourth finisher, Bradley Uffelman, both had the same high win mutual so it went down to the next highest payoff. Uffelman's next high payoff was a \$22 winner while Banks' was a \$21 horse, so the difference of one dollar sent Uffelman to Vegas!
Paul Capozzi finished third in the contest and he joins Weatherton, Berry and Uffelman as the BRIS contingent to Vegas to compete for \$200,000 in prizes. All four contestants were using BRIS Past Performances in their handicapping, and one of the four, also utilized the Scratch Sheet and Wizard Analysis.
We know many of you are curious where you stand in the contest, and hopefully this will help. Only 20-percent of all contestants had 7 or more winners over the course of four weeks. Those with 5 or more winners accounted for 44-percent of the aggregate. The majority had less than 5 winners. If you had 7 or more winners, then you beat out 80-percent of some of the best handicappers from all over the country.
Race 3 at Philadelphia Park
Race 4 at Suffolk Downs
Race 4 at Keeneland
Race 6 at Delaware Park
Race 7 at Belmont Park
Race 8 at Laurel Park
Race 7 at Hawthorne
Race 9 at Keeneland
Race 10 at Woodbine
Race 9 at Turf Paradise
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Thank You Contestants! Thank you for being a part of the first Brisnet.com Online Handicapping Challenge. It was a tight horse race all the way, but one individual in Arkansas walked away with \$10,000 in cash after selecting a total of 15winners. Three others will join him and represent BRIS in the DRF/NTRANational Handicapping Contest in Las Vegas this January.Part of the reason we offered this contest is to introduce our website and value-added products to handicappers. We believe brisnet.com has the edge you need to win at the races. We have more than a dozen FREE products, e.g.SuperTote, and PP's as low as \$1 per card!Breeders' Cup reports with pre-entered starters are now available online. So, now that all the major preps have been run, you can start handicapping the eight races today! If you ever have any questions, please don't hesitate to call us at 1-800-354-9206. And thank you again for participating.
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"Thanks to Multicaps I scored \$10,000 in the Turfway Handicapping contest on October 2nd and am now entered to compete in the National Handicapping Contest in Las Vegas in January. The program uncovered a \$40.20 winner and put me in the running for the lead. The way the program selects pacelines and ranks factors is amazing. Not only did Multicaps help me that day but every day I go to the track, it consistently reveals potential longshot payoffs." A. Wheeler
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Toby Callet, the Florida Handicapper, provides Handicappers' Edge readers with observations and commentary regarding all Breeders' Cup contenders who work out at Gulfstream Park prior to the main event on November 6.
Callet, who hand times all races and workouts, has been a leading authority on the South Florida racing scene for more than 20 years, and he was the one who discovered the errors with the Gulfstream times that were being recorded inaccurately last meet. His insightful commentary and selections make the Florida Handicapper Sheet the best source for winners at the Florida tracks.
Among the information that Callet offers the Handicappers' Edge readers is detailed analysis of a horse's current form and probable chances in the Breeders' Cup. Here's a sample of what Toby offers each day:
BREEDERS' CUP WORKOUT ANALYSIS
WORK OF THE DAY (October 27)
In all the years that I have watched horses work at Gulfstream Park, I've never seen a horse take turns as well, and work as fast in such an easy fashion.
When the work began, General Challenge was under kind rating by exercise rider Peter Hutton. The chestnut sophomore was moving quite easily while rattling off splits of :12, :23 and :35, and when he turned into the stretch, Hutton just gave him two slaps of the rein to get his attention. General Challenge responded in a huge way, getting the final quarter in a mind-boggling :22 3/5 while in hand. He galloped out tremendously, completing six furlongs in 1:10.
This was a serious work by a talented and composed horse. General Challenge has convinced me that he's ready to rumble in the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1).
After reaching the top of the stretch in :23 3/5, the Richard Schosberg trainee was scrubbed pretty well and responded in decent fashion, completing the final quarter in :22 2/5. He appeared to be in good condition.
MOSSFLOWER (Affirmed) (5f, 1:11 2/5h) -- Even though the time was good, I wasn't happy with the way it was accomplished. Mossflower appeared well within herself for the early portions of the work (:12, :23 3/5 and :35), but when she turned for home, the exercise rider asked for her best, and Mossflower didn't respond that well. She looked OK, but she didn't move as well as I would've expected. In the overall swing of things, this left us very disappointed.
MIDDLESEX DRIVE (Pine Bluff) (4f, :47 1/5b) -- Had General Challenge not worked this morning, Middlesex Drive would have garnered the work of the day. The Breeders' Cup Mile (G1) contender has been visually impressive in his morning gallops prior to his work and has indicated that he came out of the Kelso H. (G2) score in terrific fashion. This work only enhanced that feeling.
The Phillip Hauswald trainee broke off beautifully from the four-furlong pole while in hand and appeared to be striding out nicely while not going too fast (:12 2/5 and :24 2/5). Turning into the stretch, the exercise rider never asked for much, and the four-year-old colt completed the stretch drive all on his own. He was reaching for the wire extremely well and completed his final quarter in :23 -- lots to like here.
VISION AND VERSE (Storm Cat) (4f, :50 2/5b) -- Nothing more than a nice and easy maintenance work for this Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) starter. Vision and Verse worked in company with Danzig's Edge (Danzig), and the tandem broke off from the half-mile pole together, alternating leads for most of the work.
Inside the furlong marker, Vision and Verse appeared to be getting the best of his workmate while under a bit of urging, and the Bill Mott trainee was much the best at the wire. No knocks on this end of the clockers stand.
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Looking for help for the Breeders' Cup? Look no further than the Wizard on November 6th. Did the Wizard do a good job in last year's Breeders' Cup? No, he did an awesome job, nailing four big Pick-3 wagers and just missing a tremendous Pick-6 bet! By providing Da Hoss in his Pick-3 wagers, the Wizard hit three consecutive payoffs: \$294.00, \$602.00, and \$510.40. Then, had Swain had kept a straight course and held on to win, his \$1,007.40 Pick-5 consolation would have been a huge Pick-6 bonzana! How's that for a \$15.00 value? Get the WIZARD'S BREEDERS' CUP SELECTIONS & DETAILED ANALYSIS beginning Thursday, Nov. 4 at brisnet.com.
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