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The Haiku Handicapper Presented By NYRA Bets: 2022 Breeders’ Cup Classic

The field breaks from the Keeneland starting gate in the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Classic, won by American Pharoah

Time to analyze the 2022 Breeders' Cup Classic field, in post position order, in the form of Haiku; a Japanese poem of 17 syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five.

To read previous editions of The Haiku Handicapper, click here.

#1 – Taiba
Catches easy pace
Weakened in white-hot Derby
He'll see the latter

#2 – Life Is Good
The race swings on him
Will he stand up to Flightline
Or race for second?

#3 – Happy Saver
Loves running second
Quarter crack's a huge red flag
Not gonna touch him

#4 – Flightline
The card's headline act
No one's put a dent in him
And they might never

#5 – Hot Rod Charlie
Can't deny his heart
Good chance he'll be in the mix
Can't pick him to win

#6 – Epicenter
His ship's been righted
After classic near-misses
He'll take home a piece

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#7 – Olympiad
In his big class test
He was fourth in the Whitney
Step behind the best

#8 – Rich Strike
He'll get a hot pace
The trick will be catching it
Play low on supers

Prediction
Flightline's winning it
This line is irrelevant
Six, five, eight follow

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