Breeders Cup betting takes place at Monmouth Park this year on October 26th and October 27th. There is no doubt that the two days will make up the best horse racing cards of the year for those looking to make a Breeders Cup bet.
Breeders Cup betting involves looking at many factors including longshots. When you are look at making a Breeders Cup bet remember that longshots are common in Breeders Cup betting. Some of the top trainers in the world are not good wagers in Breeders Cup betting.
Here are the win percentages of some of the top trainers as they relate to Breeders Cup betting. Bobby Frankel, 4-for-68, 5.8 percent; Aiden O’Brien, 3-for-39, 7.7 percent; leading trainer Todd Pletcher, 2-for-41, 4.8 percent; Bob Baffert, 3-for-44, 6.8 percent; Nick Zito, 1-for-29, 3.4 percent; and Patrick Biancone has never won a race going 0-for-19. These are some of the top trainers in the world yet they struggle in the Breeders’ Cup. What happens in Breeders cup betting is that the races are very competitive and that negates the trainers’ edge. The jockey factor is also somewhat negated in the Breeders’ Cup because the races are held at a track that is not the home track of most of the jockeys. Instead of having a regular riding schedule for the day’s races, the jockeys are oftentimes brought in just to ride a key horse. That makes the jockey factor in your handicapping something to rely less upon.
As you look to make a Breeders Cup bet remember to pick up the Daily Racing Form and do your handicapping. You also want to be aware of the different Breeders Cup betting options. Those Breeders Cup betting options include a 10-cent superfecta being offered for the first time. Another key tip for Breeders Cup betting is to stay away from favorites for the most part. History has shown that favorites don’t do very well in a Breeders Cup bet so you have to be very careful if you are backing one.