It is the first time that the race will be run a mile on the dirt. European horses could get the bulk of the attention in Breeders Cup odds at the Sbg sportsbook in the Dirt Mile.
Godolphin will have two contenders in the Dirt Mile in Vineyard Haven and Gayego. This is a year where European horses should not be ignored and these two are definite threats to win.
Tizway – This horse could go off as the favorite. He won the Kelso Handicap by five lengths in 1:34 2/5. He was third to Quality Road and Musket Man in the Met Mile.
Crown of Thorns – This horse is one of the few threats that is coming from out west. He has been beset by injuries but he could be ready for a big effort in this race.
Here Comes Ben – A local horse that won the Forego in an upset.
Mad Flatter – He won the Spend a Buck Handicap at Calder to automatically get a spot in the Dirt Mile.
Thiskyhasnolimit – The horse was second to Lookin at Lucky in the Indiana Derby.
Mine That Bird – The horse has yet to win since he won the Kentucky Derby in 2009.
Other possible horses – Bribon could be in this race or in the Sprint. Redding Colliery won the Hawthorne Gold Cup and he may be entered in this race. Dakota Phone is another possible contender in Breeders Cup odds if he doesn’t go in the Marathon. He won the San Diego Handicap and was third in the Goodwood.
Friday’s Breeders Cup wagering races:
$500,000 Breeders Cup Marathon
$1 Million Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf
$1 Million Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Sprint
$2 Million Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies
$2 Million Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Turf
$2 Million Breeders Cup Ladies Classic
Saturday’s Breeders Cup races:
$1 Million Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf
$1 Million Breeders Cup Dirt Mile
$1 Million Breeders Cup Turf Sprint
$2 Million Breeders Cup Juvenile
$2 Million Breeders Cup Mile
$2 Million Breeders Cup Sprint
$3 Million Breeders Cup Turf
$5 Million Breeders Cup Classic