November 4, 2009

***Special Edition - ZATT BC Contest***

COST - 40 mythical dollars.

WHY - For fun (and to show off your handicapping chops.)

WHEN - Entries are open now until 12noon CST on Friday.

RULES - Pick one horse in each of the 14 BC races for a $2 win bet totaling $28.…Pick one horse in any race for your best bet, (it does not have to be one of your 14 win bets) your best bet will carry a $4 WPS bet totaling $12, bringing all bets to a total of $40.…The winner of the first annual ZATT BC contest will be the person who earns the most mythical dollars from their original investment….Be sure to include your name so that when you win you can be featured on the Wall of Fame.

QUESTIONS - Just ask.

39 comments:

Brian Zipse said...

Here are your host's picks

Marathon - Cloudy’s Knight
Juvenile Filly Turf - Smart Seattle
Filly & Mare Sprint - Ventura
Juvenile Fillies - Blind Luck
Filly & Mare Turf - Pure Clan
Ladies Classic - Careless Jewel
Juvenile Turf - Interactif
Turf Sprint - Diamondrella
Dirt Mile - Mastercraftsman
Juvenile - Lookin at Lucky
Mile - Courageous Cat
Sprint - Gayego
Turf - Presious Passion
Classic - Rip Van Winkle

Best Bet - Gayego

Good Luck To All !!!

Billy Huntington said...

Billy Huntington's picks:
Marathon - Father Time
Juvenile Filly Turf - In the Slips
Filly & Mare Sprint - Informed Decision
Juvenile Fillies - Blind Luck
Filly & Mare Turf - Rutherienne
Ladies Classic - Proviso
Juvenile Turf - Pounced
Turf Sprint - Gotta Have Her
Dirt Mile - Chocolate Candy
Juvenile - Lookin at Lucky
Mile - Justenuffhumor
Sprint - Fatal Bullet
Turf - Spanish Moon
Classic - Mine That Bird

Billy Huntington said...

Billy's best bet: Justenuffhumor

Handride said...

Hey guys have fun w/ your picks and your rules are a little different than what the TBA has set up, but you should enter anyways.

http://bit.ly/4pSGbE

it's open to all

Jennifer Cook said...

OK, Zipse, I will work on this. But I have a question, too. How often, maybe percentagewise, do you stick closely to your original analysis picks and how often do you see a horse that looks so good in the parade, you have to go with him? (Or her, of course.) I'm not the best handicapper, so I sometimes make my final choice on what I call the prancing angle. The horse who looks most full of himself/herself gets my money. This works sometimes. About as often as my handicapping :)

I have mentioned Summer Bird before the Belmont as an example.

Brian Zipse said...

Hi Jennifer. I usually do stick with my pre-race selection, but you are right, sometimes looks and/or odds are too good to discount. For the contest, you will have to stick with your handicapping.

Jennifer Cook said...

Right! I was just curious about those last-minute choices.

Brian Zipse said...

By the way, sometimes those last minute choices work out, but sometimes they cost you!

Jennifer Cook said...

Yes. Same as my handicapping. lol!

Luvbarbaro said...

I'm in, but I'm too tired to post all my picks tonight. I'll send them to ya tomorrow. I see some interesting choices! HM??

tjreyn01 said...

Picks for Tim Reynolds

Here goes nothing, fingers crossed....and toes.

Marathon- Cloudy's Knight
Juv. Fillies Turf- House Of Grace
Juv. Fillies- Beautician
Filly and Mare Turf- Pure Clan
Filly and Mare Sprint- Seventh Street
Ladies Classic- Life Is Sweet
Juvenile Turf- Interactif
Turf Sprint- California Flag
Sprint- Fatal Bullet
Juvenile- Lookin At Lucky
Mile- Goldikova
Dirt Mile- Mr. Sidney
Turf- Presious Passion
Classic- Einstein

Best Bet- Goldikova

Heather said...

ok...my handicapping is horrible, but here goes...

Juv. Turf- Interactif

Turf Sprint- Diamondrella

Sprint- Gayego

Juvenile- D'Funnybone

Mile- Courageous Cat

Dirt Mile- Pyro

Turf- Presious Passion

Classic- Einstein

Marathon- Night Light

Juv. Fillies Turf- Tapitsfly

Juvenile Fillies- Negligee

Fillies/Mare Turf- Dynaforce

Fillies/Mare Sprint- Informed Decision

Ladies Classic- Music Note

Best Bet- Gayego

kidproof151 said...

OK Even though I hate to pick a horse before I see it in the paddock, here goes:
Dirt Marathon: Cloudy's Knight
Juv Filly Turf: Smart Seattle
Filly/Mare Sprint: Informed Decision
Juv Fillies: Blind Luck
Filly/Mare Turf: Forever Together
Ladies Classic: Music Note
Juv Turf: Interactif
Dirt Mile: Midshipman
Juvenille: Aukenite
Mile: Godilkova
Sprint: Zensational
Turf: Precious Passion
Classic: Zenyatta

Best Bet: Forever Together

Horse of the Year: Zenyatta

Thanks: Vicki Spina

kidproof151 said...

Hey - I think I got it to work???

kidproof151 said...

Ooops - Thanks for catching that.
Turf Sprint - Diamondrella.

Hey, I'm gonna be old here in a few more days. Senility is setting in!!!
Did I forget anything else??? LOL

Ciarán said...

Here's my hopes of Euro Domination!

Ciarán De Barra's picks..
Marathon - Mastery
Juvenile Filly Turf - Lillie Langtry
Juvenile Fillies - Blind Luck
Filly & Mare Turf - Midday
Filly & Mare Sprint - Ventura
Ladies Classic - Rainbow View
Juvenile Turf - Viscount Nelson
Turf Sprint - Lord Shanakill
Sprint - Fleeting Spirit
Juvenile - Alfred Nobel
Mile - Goldikova
Dirt Mile - Mastercraftsman
Turf - Conduit
Classic - Rip Van Winkle

Best Bet - RIP VAN WINKLE

ja.raymond said...

Finally..here's mine:

Marathon - Nite Light
Juvie Fillies(T) - House of Grace
F & M Sprint - Informed Decision
Juvie Fillies(D) - Blind Luck
F & M Turf - Magical Fantasy
Ladies Classic - Careless Jewel

Juvie(T) - Interactif
Turf Sprint - California Flag
Mile(D) - Chocolate Candy
Juvie(D) - Looking At lucky
Mile(T) - Court Vision
Sprint - Gayego
Turf - Conduit
Classic - Summer Bird (Note: I really REALLY want "Queen" Zen to win, but it doesnt look good for her on paper)

Best bet: Gayego

joani said...

Marathon - Mastery
Juvenile fillies turf - House of Grace
Juvenile fillies - Connie and Michael
Filly and Mare turf - Forever Together
Filly and Mare sprint - Ventura
Ladies Classic - Music Note
Juvenile turf - Interactif
Turf Sprint - Diamondrella
Sprint - Gayego
Juvenile - D'Funnybone
Mile - Goldikova
Dirt Mile - Mastercraftsman
Turf - Conduit (that was a hard one for me!)
Classic - Zenyatta

edkalet6 said...

Marathon: Man of Iron
JuvFilliesTurf: Junia Tepzia
JuvFillies: Negligee
FillyMareTurf: Midday
FillyMareSprint: Ventura
LadiesClassic: Proviso
JuvTurf: Pounced
TurfSprint: Lord Shanakill
Sprint: Gayego
Juvenile: Lookin At Lucky
Mile: Goldikova
DirtMile: Mastercraftsman
Turf: Conduit
Classic: Summer Bird

Best Bet: Goldikova

Luvbarbaro said...

OK- I'm half asleep- but these are my picks after reading the PP's & DRF. Good Luck to me! :>)

Marathon - Father Time
Juvenile Filly Turf - Tapitsfly
Filly & Mare Sprint - Ventura
Juvenile Fillies - Always a Princess
Filly & Mare Turf - Magical Fantasy
Ladies Classic - Music Note
Juvenile Turf - Interactif
Turf Sprint - Diamondrella
Dirt Mile - Mastercraftsman
Juvenile - Lookin at Lucky
Mile - Delegator
Sprint - Zensational
Turf - Red Rocks
Classic - Einstein

Best Bet- Music Note- you go girl! :>)

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LDP said...

Hey Brian!

Marathon: Mastery
Juv Fil Trf: House of Grace
Juv Filly: Blind Luck
FM Turf: Forever Together
FM Sprint: Ventura
Ladies Classic: Rainbow View
Juv Turf: Interactif
Juvenile: Lookin at Lucky
Turf Sprint: (going on a limb) Square Eddie
Sprint: Zensational
Dirt Mile: Mastercraftsman
Mile: I love Goldi, but I'll go with Court Vision

Turf: Precious Passion!!!!! Run those Eero's off their feet.

Classic: Summer Bird

Anonymous said...

Lisa Devidowich Picks :

marathon:Nite lite
Juvenile fillies turf:Lisa's kitten
Filly and mare sprint:ventura
Juvenile fillies: Blind luck
Filly and mare turf magical fantasy and pure clan
ladies classic: Music note
Juvenile turf: Beck's kitten and kerra's kitten
Turf sprint:desert code
Dirt mile:mr. sidney
Juvenile: lookin at lucky and william's kitten
Mile: courageous cat
Sprint zensational
Turf :allegre
classic: Rip van winkle

best bet: ventura

Brian Zipse said...

Only one horse per race guys, changes need to be in by Noon CST.

Anonymous said...

Marathon - Father Time
Ladies Classic - Careless Jewel
Juvy F Turf - House of Grace
Juvy Fillies - Negligee
F & M Turf - Magical Fantasy
F & M Sprint - Evita Argentina
Classic - Richard’s Kid
Dirt Mile - Mastercraftsmen

---Jay Valter
Juvy - Radiohead
Turf - Conduit
Juvy Turf - Viscount Nelson
Turf Sprint - Get Funky
Mile - Gladiatorus
Sprint - Gayego

Best Bet - Magical Fantasy

LDP said...

Forgot my best bet. Best bet for me will be Rainbow View in the Ladies Classic.

Mandy said...

Marathon- Nite Light
Juvenile fillies turf - La Nez
Juvenile fillies - Always A Princess
Filly and mare turf- Forever Together
Filly and mare sprint - Ventura
Ladies Classic - Cocoa Beach (This one was really tough, there's some REALLY good competition here)
Juvenile turf - Interactif
Turf sprint- Noble Court-
Sprint- Gayego
Juvenile- Lookin At Lucky ( But I would Love to see Aikenite win)
Mile- Goldikova
Dirt mile- Pyro
BC Turf- Precious Passion
Classic - Zenyatta (Of course I want her to remain undefeated but I if she can't pull it off I'd love to see Einstein get it)

Good Luck to all and may every horse and rider return safely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

joani said...

Seems I needed a nudge for best bet as well. Here we go... Sprint - Gayego

Anonymous said...

Hey there. I'm new to your blog, and this contest seems like a lot of fun! Here are my picks:

Marathon: Mastery
JuvFilliesTurf: Tapitsfly
JuvFillies: Beautician
FillyMareTurf: Pure Clan
FillyMareSprint: Ventura
LadiesClassic: Careless Jewel
JuvTurf: Interactif
TurfSprint: Diamondrella
Sprint: Zensational
Juvenile: Lookin At Lucky
Mile: Goldikova
DirtMile: Pyro
Turf: Presious Passion
Classic: Richard's Kid

Best bet: Goldikova

Sara

Brian Zipse said...

Welcome to ZATT Sara !!!

Mandy said...

OOPS, I forgot.
Best bet - Goldikova

Robert Shinn said...

Marothon-Mastery
Juv filly turf-House of Grace
Juv filly-Blind luck
Filly Mare Turf-Pure Clan
Filly Mare Sprint-Gameface
Ladies Classic-Careless Jewel
Juv Turf-Bridgetown
Turf Sprint-Diamondrella
Sprint-Zensational
Juvenile-D'funnybone
Mile-Justenufhumor
Turf-Spanish Moon
Classic Zenyatta
Best bet-Careless Jewel-Ladies Classic

Robert Shinn said...

Sorry Brian that I left out the dirt mile race! My pick is Pyro.

Jennifer Cook said...

I put as much work into this as my NCAA BKB tourney bracket and that turned out OK. Safe trips for all,

Marathon - Mastery
Juvenile Fillies Turf - Smart Seattle
Juvenile Fillies - Negligee
Fillies and Mares Turf - Dynaforce
Fillies and Mares Sprint - Informed Decision
Ladies Classic - Careless Jewel

Juvy Turf - Interactif
Turf Sprint - Diamondrella
Sprint - Crown of Thorns
Juvenile - Lookin' at Lucky
Mile - Zacinto
Dirt Mile - Pyro
Turf - Conduit
Classic - Zenyatta

Best Bet: Informed Decision

Steve Munday said...

Steve Munday's picks:
Marothon - Mastery
Juv filly turf - Junia Tepzia
Juv filly - Connie & Michael
Filly Mare Turf - Midday
Filly Mare Sprint - Sara Louise
Ladies Classic - Careless Jewel
Juv Turf - Pounced
Turf Sprint - Lord Shanakill
Sprint - Gayego
Juvenile - D'funnybone
Mile - Zacinto
Turf - Dar Re Mi
Classic - Regal Ransom
Best bet - Maram - Filly & Mare Turf

Anonymous said...

Marathon - Father Time
Juv Fillies Turf - Rose Catherine
Juv Fillies - She be Wild
F&M Turf - Pure Clan
F&M Sprint - Ventura
Ladies Classic - Cocoa Beach
Juv Turf - Interactif
Turf Sprint - Delta Storm
Polytrack Mile - Mastercrafstman
Juv - Eskendereya
Mile - Justenuffhumor
Sprint - Capt Candyman Can
Turf - Precious Passion
Classic - Richard's Kid

Best Bet - Richard's Kid

drfager68 said...

Sorry about the missing name in the last post - I was having trouble with my account - please post that train wreck to drfager68 (If you can forgive the fact that it was 9 minutes past your deadline.

Anonymous said...

Gail

Marathon: Cloudys Night
JuvFilliesTurf: La Nez
JuvFillies: Connie and Michael
FillyMareTurf: Magical Fantasy
FillyMareSprint: Ventura
LadiesClassic: Careless Jewel
JuvTurf: Interactif
TurfSprint: California Flag
Sprint: Fatal Bullet
Juvenile: Lookin At Lucky
Mile: Zacinto
DirtMile: Mastercraftsman
Turf: Presious Passion
Classic: Eintein

Brian Zipse said...

The results for the First Annual ZATT BC Contest are in:

Champion - Eric Kalet
2nd Place - Tim Reynolds
3rd Place Jennifer Cook

Congratulations Eric !!!