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Breeders’ Cup: Download the cards for Friday and Saturday

by Josh Powell | November 2, 2012

FAMILY AFFAIR: Aidan and Joseph O’Brien leading hopes are Excelebration and St Nicholas Abbey

Cancel your plans for the next two nights because there is some absolutely cracking racing from across the pond with this year’s Breeders’ Cup.

It is one of the most prestigious meetings in the flat season and with over $25million up for grabs across 15 phenomenally good races it is worth a few bob to the winners. The Europeans travel over in numbers and with some big reputations.

Tonight’s Filly and Mare Turf race at 10.48pm is headed by three European horses at the top of the market with The Fugue holding favouritism ahead of Nahrain and the French Ridasiyna. Last year’s Gold Cup winner Fame and Glory runs in the one-and-three-quarter mile marathon at 8.46pm and will fancy his chances of getting to the line first.

The American’s have plenty of strong chances as well and our friends from across the water have been harping on about the four-year-old filly Royal Delta. She won the Ladies’ Classic last year and has been well supported to win again this year.

In Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Mile Excelebration, who has spent most of his career chasing Frankel’s tail, faces stiff competition from three-time Grade One winner Wise Dan. The American’s have been talking up Wise Dan as the fastest animal they’ve ever seen over a mile but the Aidan O’Brien trained Excelebration is a three-time Group One winner with plenty of class.

Game On Dude is the red-hot favourite for the main event, the £2million Breeders’ Cup Classic. The Bob Baffert trained gelding has won five times on this course and will have plenty of home support behind him.

Get the cards for both days of the Breeders’ Cup right here

You can get exclusive tips and trader insights form the lads across the pond in a special broadcast from the PPSN studio and Paddy Power’s very own head of racing Paddy Desmond gives his thoughts on the leading contenders.

You won’t miss a second of the Breeders’ Cup action as every single race is streamed live on PPtv. 


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