With the Breeders Cup only a few days away, it makes sense to hand out the best trifecta for Saturday, Oct. 31. Hitting a Breeders Cup trifecta can double, even triple your bankroll.
It can also kill your bankroll if you’re not paying attention to the various combinations. Keeping your investment to a minimum is the best way to play trifectas on Breeders’ Cup Day. The best Breeders Cup trifecta occurs in Race 8, the Breeders’ Cup Mile.
A Closer Look At My 2015 Breeders Cup Trifecta Pick
What: Race 8 Breeders Cup Mile
When: Saturday, October 31, 2015
Where: Lexington, Kentucky
Race Track: Keeneland Racecourse
Weather: 62° F | Light Rain
Stream: NBC Sports Live
Without Wise Dan, the Breeders’ Cup Mile figures to be a wide-open race. Make Believe, trained by Andre Fabre and ridden by Olivier Peslier, is the morning line favorite at 3/1. But, Make Believe by no means is a sure thing. In fact, the wide openness of the race is the main reason it’s so attractive for a trifecta wager.
Key Horse: 7-Tepin 12/1
It’s crazy that Tepin, a horse that won the Grade 1 Lady’s Secret by over 7 lengths, is at 12/1 on the morning line. She won the Lady’s Secret over the turf at Keeneland. Not only that, but Tepin has won 4 out of her last 6 and her only losses were a nose to Hard Not to Like in the Grade 1 Diana and by a head to Dacita in the Grade 2 Ballston Spa. Tepin is an exceptional equine that appears well-suited to finish in the Top 3 in the Breeders’ Cup Mile on Saturday.
Horse to Use in the Trifecta
3-Make Believe 3/1 – The chalk has every right to win this race. You’re not going to find better connections at Keeneland on Saturday. The 4 and 1 record from 6 races over the turf makes this Andre Fabre trainee tough.
5-Impassable 8/1 – She’s won 3 races in a row at the mile distance. 2 of those wins were in Grade 2 races. She gets Lasix for the first time and she exudes class.
9-Esoterique 9/2 – This five-year-old mare is 6 out of 16 life time. She goes into the Breeders’ Cup Mile having won 2 straight Grade 1 races including taking home the Grade 1 Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket in Great Britain in her last. Like Impassable, she’s very classy.
12-Time Test 6/1 – This three-year-old colt finished fourth to Golden Horn, the 4/5 chalk to win the Breeders’ Cup Turf, in the Grade 1 Juddmonte International Stakes 2 races back. It was the first and only time that Time Test failed to finish either first or second in a race.
How To Bet My 2015 Breeders Cup Trifecta
Use 7-Tepin in all three slots with a box of the other four horses. You should come out with wagers that look like this:
7 w/3,5,9,12 w/3,5,9,12
3,5,9,12 w/7 w/3,5,9,12
3,5,9,12 w/3,5,9,12 w/7