Breeders' Cup Santa Anita 2012: Long Shots with the Best Odds to Win

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Breeders' Cup Santa Anita 2012: Long Shots with the Best Odds to Win
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Arcangues scored the biggest upset in Breeders' Cup history by taking the 1993 Classic under Jerry Bailey.

Long shots are a big part of the Breeders' Cup history. With so many leveled fields and some horses just not firing their best race after a long and tough season, any horse can sneak up and pull off the upset.

Arcangues scored the biggest upset in Breeders' Cup history when, under last-minute replacement jockey Jerry Bailey, he overtook Bertrando in the stretch and won the 1993 Classic.

His $269.20 payoff for a $2 wager is still the record for the Breeders' Cup to date.

Every year we see favorites drop like flies and the not-so-favored taking over the winner's circle. So it's important that you do your homework and start handicapping the fields.

If you haven't done your homework and started studying your past performances, it's never to late to start.

I suggest you pickup your favorite website to get your past performances and start getting familiar with the fields. But if you need a head start, do not despair: I've already done my handicapping.

Let me take you through a quick look at which horses could sneak under the radar, win and won't be favored.

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