The unbeaten Zenyatta will be the favorite in Breeders Cup odds for the Breeders Cup Classic but she is not throwing fear into opposing trainers as a large field is expected.
The field is really a strong one led by Zenyatta who will be a slight online gambling favorite over Blame, Quality Road and Lookin At Lucky.
Trainers pre-entered their horses into different races so they can choose the best spot as the races get closer. Trainer Nick Zito entered Fly Down and Morning Line, in Classic. Trainer Dale Romans entered Paddy O’Prado and First Dude in the classic. Musket Man is going to take another shot at glory in the classic. Haynesfield is entered in the Classic as is Gio Ponti and Pleasant Prince. Not all of these horses will run in the Classic though. They are just pre-entered in case the situation is favorable. Gio Ponti is likely headed to the Mile. The pre-entry process lets a trainer name a horse to two races this week and then next week he will have to decide upon which race the horse will run in.
This year’s Breeders’ Cup will be held Nov. 5th and 6th at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. The Breeders’ Cup will be held at Churchill Downs this year and next year. There are a total of 14 Breeders’ Cup races. The first six of those races are on Friday with the remaining eight on Saturday. The two top horses at the Breeders Cup are females. Zenyatta will be trying to complete her career unbeaten as she goes for win #20 while Goldikova will look for her third straight victory in the Mile.
Classic Breeders Cup Odds
Zenyatta is expected to go off at odds of about 2-1. She will be followed in the odds by Lookin at Lucky and Blame at about 3-1. Quality Road is likely to be the fourth choice at about 5-1. Haynesfield will be the other main contender at about 6-1. All of the other horses in the field will be at double-digit online gambling odds. Those horses could include Trappe Shot, Mine That Bird, Espoir City, Conveyance, Ice Box, Hurricane Ike, Byword, Misremembered, Fly Down, Giant Oak, First Dude and Musket Man.