Bad Debt Looks Like a Good Thing in Millions Turf Preview

Bad Debt Looks Like a Good Thing in Millions Turf Preview

Category : News - Sat 08/11/2014 - 01:52 EST

The $100,000 Millions Turf Preview Saturday, November 8 at Gulfstream West features a field of eight going a mile and one sixteenth on the grass – a prep race for the Sunshine Millions Turf held in January.

Bad Debt is the 5/2 morning line favorite for trainer Michael Trombetta after a solid second place finish last out at Keeneland – a performance that earned a 94 Beyer Speed Figure.  That effort was significant for two reasons:  it was Bad Debt’s first start since August and his first start since being claimed for $62,000 by Trombetta.  Bad Debt, a seven year-old gelding by Grand Reward, is the proverbial “old pro” with twelve wins, twelve seconds, and twelve thirds in 46 lifetime starts on the turf for earnings in excess of $700,000.  Jockey Paco Lopez should find a comfortable stalking trip against this field aboard Bad Debt who is strictly the one to beat with a repeat of his average performance.  

Filly takes on boys in tough spot 

Filly E B Ryder is the 3/1 second choice for trainer Martin Wolfson after a disappointing seventh place finish in her last start – the Wasted Tears Stakes on September 27 at Gulfstream.  E B Ryder has just one win in her last seven starts and figures to drift up from her morning line price for bettors interested in taking a stab. 

Breitling Flyer overmatched at short odds 

At 4/1 Breitling Flyer is another short-priced horse that looks overmatched against the favorite.  The three year-old son of Ghostzapper is just two for fifteen lifetime and has not run fast enough to challenge the likes of Bad Debt.   

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