Race 9: Longines Distaff 1 1/8 Miles
The marquee race of Friday and the end of the Breeder’s Cup Pick 4 is the race where the Cornfather has his strongest opinion. This is a very strong field with a lot of contenders. #2 Stellar Wind, #4 Abel Tasman, #5 Elate, #6 Forever Unbridled are all solid runners, but the Cornfather thinks they’re running for 2nd.
Pony of the Day #7 Paradise Woods (9/2) – The Cornfather would love 9/2 on this filly and he thinks he’ll get it. There is a thing called talent and this filly has it. She will be sent to the lead in a race without too much pace and the Cornfather doesn’t think they’ll catch her. Of all the strong horses in this field, she’s the only one that has a little freak in her. Her performance in the in the Santa Anita Oaks was jaw dropping and the Cornfather has a feeling in his right leg she’s going to put on another show. Her inconsistency should keep her at a square price, but Cornfather thinks she’ll bring her A game.