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Breeders' Cup best bets: Verdicts & selections for ITV racing at Del Mar

Resident tipster Man On The Spot provides a full preview and verdict for every ITV race on Breeders' Cup Saturday.

Saturday November 6, 2021

"I think she just towers over this field on ability" | Best Bets for Breeders' Cup 2021

12.40 - Breeders' Cup Classic

Bob Baffert has won this four times in seven years and Medina Spirit easily beat Stilleto Boy, Tripoli and Express Train at Santa Anita last month.

He has every chance having also beaten subsequent Grade 1 winners Hot Rod Charlie and ESSENTIAL QUALITY when landing the Kentucky Derby back in May.

But the latter had no luck in-running at Churchill Downs and having won all three subsequent outings, the Godolphin grey is fancied to take revenge.

Brad Cox also runs the front-running Grade 1 winner Knicks Go, who has the beating of Art Collector on collateral form but may well be taken on for the lead by the rapidly improving Max Player.

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