Summer Bird was the winner of the Belmont Stakes and could be a popular choice among those making a Breeders Cup bet in the Classic.
Bet on Breeders Cup will see people at the sportsbook choosing Summer Bird and Mine That Bird, both sons of Birdstone, the winner of the 2004 Belmont Stakes over Smarty Jones. Mine That Bird and Summer Bird won two of the three Triple Crown races this year and they are among the Breeders Cup bet favorites in the Classic with those that bet on Breeders Cup at the online sportsbook. When these two meet in bet on Breeders Cup action it will be their third all-time meeting. Bet on Breeders Cup had the first time they met in the Kentucky Derby when Mine that Bird won while the second time they met it was Summer Bird winning the Belmont. Breeders Cup bet stats show that Mine That Bird has not won since the Derby as he lost in the West Virginia Derby and Goodwood Stakes. "We were disappointed with his race in the Goodwood Stakes said Mine That Bird's trainer Chip Woolley, "but now that I've had a chance to sleep on it and talk things over with the owners, we're going to the Breeders Cup Classic."
Bet on Breeders Cup indicates that Summer Bird has done well since winning the Belmont Stakes. He was second to Rachel Alexandra in the Haskell as bet on Breeders Cup had it and then won the Travers and the Jockey Club Gold Cup. "He hasn't surprised me," Summer Bird's trainer Tim Ice said. "He's matured as he's gone along, and he's come out of every race good."
Bet on Breeders Cup info indicates that both horses have been working out at Santa Anita preparing for the Classic. "With the Goodwood in him, and the added distance, it's really going to help him, and there's definitely going to be pace in the Classic," Woolley said.
Bet on Breeders Cup with Summer Bird has regular jockey Kent Desormeaux ready to ride him in the Breeders Cup bet race. "Kent will be in to work him, and we'll try to see if we can't get a work set up in between the races," Ice said. Bet on Breeders Cup stats show that Summer Bird has four wins in eight starts. Mine That Bird has won five times in thirteen starts as bet on Breeders Cup numbers show.