Assessment and Atta Boy Roy are the two top local horse betting contenders to win this race on Sunday.
Horse racing betting at the sports book could be popular on Teide, who was a recent stakes winner at Hastings. Sierra Sunset should also be a solid horse racing betting choice as he was one of the top 3-year-olds last year. A couple of horses that will not be part of the horse racing betting field are Dakota Phone and Talkin to Mom Roo. It is also unlikely that Crafty Power, Sangaree, Screen to Screen, and Mayor Marv will be part of the horse betting field.
What makes the Longacres Mile so appealing and so important in horse racing betting is that the winner gets a guaranteed a spot in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile at Santa Anita on November 7th. Anytime a horse can get into the Breeders’ Cup with a win, you can count on some serious horse betting competition.
Atta Boy Roy won the 6 1/2-furlong Governor's Handicap in July and should be a popular horse racing betting choice. He will have a new rider though as trainer Valorie Lund said that Ricky Frazier will replace Joe Crispin. Frazier is by far the best rider at Emerald Downs. Atta Boy Roy equaled the six-furlong track record of 1:07.40 in an allowance-race win in June in horse racing betting. Atta Boy Roy is really doing well heading into this horse racing betting event.
Sierra Sunset is going to be a contender in horse racing betting. He won the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park last April in horse betting but was injured and missed the Kentucky Derby. William Antongeorgi will ride Sierra Sunset. "This is a quality horse," trainer Jeff Bonde said.
"He ran a huge race at Pleasanton; we didn't have to ask him for his best. He's plenty fit, he's a fresh horse, he's very dangerous in this kind of race. If he can win this and get into the Breeders' Cup, it would make the rest of the year a lot easier."
Teide could also get some play in horse racing betting. If Awesome Glen joins the field then he could get a lot of play on the horse racing betting board at the sports book.