Three horses will vie for the role of favorite in Breeders Cup odds. Those three are Crown of Thorns, second in four straight Grade 1 races, Here Comes Ben, winner of four straight and Vineyard Haven who is the only horse who was supplemented into this race.
This will be the first time the race will be run at a mile on the dirt. It will also be the first Dirt Mile around one turn. 15 horses were pre-entered in the race so at least one of them will not make the field. It probably won’t matter though since five horses were cross-entered into other Breeders Cup races.
Crown of Thorns
This horse is getting a lot of respect in the early betting and could end up as the favorite. Even if he is the favorite it won’t be by much. Look for odds of about 5-1.
Here Comes Ben
If Crown of Thorns is not the favorite then it should be Here Comes Ben since he is on a four-race winning streak.
This horse is probably going to go off as the third choice. He is the only horse to be supplemented into this race at a cost of $90,000. He is a very good sprinter and he did win the Champagne Stakes at a mile as a 2-year old.
Gayego broke a five race losing streak with a win in the Presque Isle Downs Mile last time out. Tizway was a big winner in the Kelso Handicap last time out. Cool Coal Man was the runner-up in the Kelso. Mad Flatter won easily in the Spend a Buck Handicap in his last start. Hurricane Ike won the Derby Trial at this distance on this track last April. Thiskyhasnolimit was second to Lookin At Lucky in the Indiana Derby and Mine That Bird won last year’s Kentucky Derby
Friday’s Breeders Cup Betting
$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 Odds
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$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
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$5 Million Breeders Cup Classic