Gene McLean

Gene McLean

Total Day Results 5 / 3-1-1
2021 Overall 1,594 1594 / 600-569-759
Win % of Top Pick 37.64%
Payoff% of Top 3 Picks Overall 40.32%
2021 Top Pick in the Money Overall — 1083-1,594 67.94%
2021 Top Selection ITM / CD 26-41 63.41%
2021 Top Selections Win / CD 7-41 17.10%
“Key Horses” @ CD 3/0-1-0 00.00% Win / 33.33% ITM
“Key Horses” in 2021 241/ 108-55-23 44.81% Win / 77.18% ITM
“Longshots of Day” @ CD 7/0-0-1 00.00% Win / 14.29% ITM
“Longshots of Day” @IGR (10-30-21) 18/4-0-0 22.22% Wn / 22.22% ITM
“Longshots of the Day” @ SAR (8-28-21) 4/0-2-0 00.00% Win / 50.00% ITM
“Longshots of the Day” @ KY Downs 19/2-1-2 10.53% Win / 26.32% ITM
“Key Horses” @ Breeders’ Cup 0/0 Scratch
“Longshots of the Day” @ Breeders’ Cup : 2 / 1-0-1 50.00% Win / 100.00% ITM

A nice day at the Breeders’ Cup on Friday. We will have more on this later, but the scratch and the “Purse Money Only” ruling certainly helped me, because I use Tiz the Bomb a lot. A lot.

But, I will say, that does not mean that I liked the decision. Nor do I think it was the right thing to do.

The punters (that’s what the Euros call us bettors here in the U.S.) lost. The rich, meaning the European connections that own the winner, won. Not something you should do, IMO. But, as I wrote, more to come on this in a bit.

Here’s our picks for Breeders’ Cup Saturday:

Fillies & Mares Sprint — 7 furlongs
Grid: 5/4-6/3/2-1
Bet: 5 Win / Exactas “All” Over 5
Picks 3/4/5: Key 5
Bet Against: All Others Than 5
Gamine 5 3-to-5
Ce Ce 4 4-to-1
Bella Sofia 6 5-to-2
Edgeway 3 12-to-1
Estilo Talentoso 2 Scratch
Proud Emma 1 20-to-1
Notes:

 

Turf Sprint — 5 furlongs on Turf
Grid: 4-9-3/2-6-10-12-5-1/11/8-7
Bet 4-9  W-P-S / Exacta Box 4-9-3 / Exacta Key 4-9-3 O-U 2-6-10-12-5
Pick 3/4/5: Spread Race (4-9-3-2-6-10) /Smaller (4-9-3-2-6-10-5-11)
Bet Against: Golden Pal (3) & Glass Slippers (1) — Under Only
Lieutenant Dan 4 6-to-1
Kimari 9 6-to-1
Golden Pal 3 7-to-2
Emaraaty Ana (GB) 2 5-to-1
A Case Of You (IRE) 6 8-to-1
Gear Jockey 10 5-to-1
Extravagant Kid 12 12-to-1
Arrest Me Red 5 12-to-1
Glass Slippers 1 6-to-1
Fast Boat 11 12-to-1
Caravel 8 20-1
Charmaine’s Mia 7 30-to-1

 

Dirt Mile — 1 Mile on Dirt
Grid: 5/1-3/7/8-2-4/6
Bet 5 to Win/Place / Excacta Key 5 O 1-3 / Less 1-3 O 5
Pick 3/4/5: Key 5 / Smaller  5-1-3
Bet Against: Strongly Opposed Eight Rings (8)
Life Is Good 5 4-to-5
Silver State 1 7-to-2
Ginobili 3 4-to-1
Snapper Sinclair 7 12-to-1
Eight Rings 8 10-to-1
Pingziang 2 12-to-1
Jasper Prince 4 30-to-1
Restrainedvengence 6 20-to-1

 

Filly & Mare Turf — 1 3/8-miles on Turf
Grid: 6-7-4/8-1-12/9/2-11/3/10-5
Bet 6-4 W-P-S / Exacta Box 6-4-7 / Key 6-4-7 O-U 8-1
Pick 3/4/5: Spread Race (6-7-4-8-1-12) / Smaller (6-7-8-1-12-9-11)
Bet Against: Audarya (12) — Under Only
Love (IRE) 6 4-to-1
War Like Goddess 7 7-to-2
Rougir (FR) 4 6-to-1
Loves Only You (JPN) 8 4-to-1
Going to Vegas 1 12-to-1
Audarya (FR) 12 5-to-1
My Sister Nat (FR) 9 15-to-1
Pocket Square (GB) 2 15-to-1
Dogtag 11 30-to-1
Acanella (GB) 3 12-to-1
Ocean Road (IRE) 10 20-to-1
Queen Supreme (IRE) 5 20-to-1

 

Sprint — 6 Furlongs on Dirt
Grid: 9-2/3-8-6-7-5/1/4
Bet: 9-2 W-P / Exacta Box 9-2 / Exacta Key 9-2 O-U 3-8-6-7-5
Pick 3/4/5: Primary Key 9-2-3-8 / Smalle 9-2-3-8-6-7-5
Bet Against: Firenze Fire (6) — Under Only
Dr. Schivel 9 4-to-1
Jackie’s Warrior 2 6-to-5
C Z Rocket 3 12-to-1
Special Reserve 8 6-to-1
Firenze Fire 6 10-to-1
Lexitonian 7 20-to-1
Aloha West 5 8-to-1
Following Sea 1 6-to-1
Matera Sky 4 20-to-1

 

Mile — 1 Mile on Turf
Grid:6-9-2/3-12-10/1-7-8/13-11-4-5/14
Bet: 6-9-2 W-P-S / Exacta Box 6-9-2 / Exacta Key 6-9-2 O-U 3-12-10
Bet: Exacta Key 6-9 O-U 2-3-12-10-1
Pick 3/4/5: Spread (6-9-2-3-12-10-1) / Smaller: Find Way to Use “All”
Bet Against: Got Stormy (11) — Raging Bull (4)
Mo Forza 6 5-to-1
Mother Earth (IRE) 9 8-to-1
Smooth Like Strait 2 10-to-1
Space Blues (IRE) 3 3-to-1
Pearls Galore (FR) 12 12-to-1
Blowout (GB) 10 8-to-1
Master of Seas (IRE) 1 12-to-1
In Love (BRZ) 7 8-to-1
Hit The Road 8 15-to-1
Casa Creed 13 15-to-1
Got Stormy 11 10-to-1
Raging Bull (FR) 4 15-to-1
Vin de Garde (JPN) 5 20-to-1
Ivar (BRZ) 14 12-to-1

 

Distaff — 11/8-miles on Dirt
Grid: 6-8-3/5/2-1/11-7-9/10-4
Bet: 8-3 W-P-S / Exacta Box 8-3 / Exacta Key 6-8-3 O (only) 5-2-1
Bet: Exacta Key 8-3 O-U “All”
Pick 3/4/5: 6-8-3 / Smaller 6-8-3-5-2
Bet Against: Letruska (6)
Letruska 6 8-to-5
Shedaresthedevil 8 4-to-1
Malathaat 3 4-to-1
Clairiere 5 12-to-1
Royal Flag 2 8-to-1
Private Mission 1 8-to-1
Dunbar Road 11 15-to-1
Horologist 7 30-to-1
As Time Goes By 9 15-to-1
Marche Lorraine (JPN) 10 30-to-1
Blue Stripe (ARG) 4 30-to-1

 

Turf Classic — 11/2 Miles on Turf
Grid: 13-3-10/7-11/14-2-1-8/5-4-9-12/6
Bet: 13-3-10 W-P-S / Exacta Box 13-3-10 / Exacta Key 13-3-10 O-U 7-11-2-14
Bet:Exacta Key 13-3 O-U 10-8
Pick 3/4/5: Spread (13-3-10-7-11-14-2-1-8) / Smaller (13-3-10-1-8)
Bet Against: Tribhuvan (5) & Astronaut (4)
Tarnawa (IRE) 13 9-to-5
Yibir 10 12-to-1
Domestic Spending (GB) 3 4-to-1
Walton Street 7 8-to-1
Gufo 11 8-to-1
United 2 20-to-1
Japan (GB) 14 20-to-1
Rockemperor (IRE) 1 15-to-1
Broome (IRE) 8 20-to-1
Tribhuvan (FR) 5 20-to-1
Astronaut 4 20-to-1
Sisfahan (FR) 9 12-to-1
Teona (FR) 12 6-to-1
Acclimate 6 20-to-1

 

Classic — 11/4 Miles on Dirt
Grid: 4-5/3/9-1-8-6/2/7
Bet: 4-5 W-P-S / Exacta Box 4-5 / Exacta Key 4-5 O-U 3-9-6-2
Bet: Double Down on 4-5 Exacta Box
Pick 3/4/5: Main Ticket 4-5-3 / Smaller 4-5-3-9-1
Bet Against: Medina Spirit (8)
Essential Quality 4 3-to-1
Knicks Go 5 5-to-2
Hot Rod Charlie 3 4-to-1
Max Player 9 8-to-1
Tripoli 1 15-to1
Medina Spirit 8 4-to-1
Art Collector 6 8-to-1
Express Train 2 20-to-1
Stilleto Boy 7 30-to-1