2010 Breeders Cup Picks: Quality Road could upset Zenyatta with the rail position:

breeders-cup-quality-road2010 Breeders Cup Picks: Quality Road could upset Zenyatta with the rail position: The 4 year old Quality Road gets the rail position in Saturday’s Breeder’s Cup Classic and will a favorite for several 2010 breeders Cup picks. With the rail position he will have time to relax before the start. He is the 3rd choice at 5-1 Vegas odds and has won 4 of the last 5 starts this year, which is a solid horse racing picks record. His only loss was to this year’s Breeder’s Cup Classic 2nd choice opponent Blame in Whitney Handicap at Saratoga Race Course.

A disadvantage is that Quality Road hasn’t run 1 ¼ mile in 13 months and in that race finished second.   His Trainer Todd Pletcher says that drawing the rail means Quality Road is going to get in front early and if he stays there it’s up to his jockey John Velazquez.  

Quality Road is one of two horses in this year’s 2010 Breeders Cup Classic line up who ran in the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic in Santa Anita. Unfortunately, Quality Road had a meltdown, caused a 5 minute delay and when a hood didn’t help to calm him down he was scratched from the race. After which he refused the plane ride and had to be transported by van. It was the first time in 26 years that a horse was scratched at the gate.

Will Quality Road be able to post at all or will there be another meltdown and scratch in the Breeders Cup picks contest? Can he hold for the 1 ¼ mile race? 2010 Breeders Cup picks show Quality Road to work well in the rail position and a contender against Zenyatta and Blame.

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