The biggest race in Breeders Cup wagering is always the Breeders Cup Classic and this year’s race got another entrant as Musket Man will be part of the field.
Trainer Derek Ryan said that Musket Man is doing well and will make the trip to Churchill Downs for the race on November 6th. Musket Man will likely go off at double-digit Breeders Cup odds, well back of the favored Zenyatta.
Musket Man is coming off a runner-up finish in the Monmouth Cup on October 9th. He did not get a great trip but still finished second behind Etched. Musket Man was the favorite in that race but didn’t get much racing room. His jockey Eibar Coa believes that Musket Man can come up with a good effort in the Classic.
Musket Man Numbers – In 14 career starts, Musket Man has 6 wins, three seconds and five third place finishes. He has never been out of the money and if he shows in the Breeders Cup he would pay out well. He has some experience in big races as he finished third in the Kentucky Derby and in the Preakness Stakes. He won the Tampa Bay Derby and the Illinois Derby. Musket Man will likely be ignored in the Breeders Cup odds since everyone will be focused on Zenyatta and Lookin at Lucky but Musket Man has shown in past races that he is very capable of sneaking in there and grabbing a piece of the pie.
Breeders Cup Wagering Schedule (Including Times and TV)
Friday, November 5th
Breeders’ Cup Marathon 4:10 pm Eastern – ESPN 2
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf 4:50 pm Eastern – ESPN 2
Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint 5:30 pm Eastern – ESPN 2
Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf 6:10 pm Eastern – ESPN 2
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies 6:50 pm Eastern – ESPN 2
Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic 7:30 pm Eastern – ESPN 2
Saturday, November 6th
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf 1:50 pm Eastern – ABC
Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile 2:30 pm Eastern – ABC
Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint 3:15 pm Eastern – ABC
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile 3:55 pm Eastern – ESPN
Breeders’ Cup Mile 4:40 pm Eastern – ESPN
Breeders’ Cup Sprint 5:20 pm Eastern – ESPN
Breeders’ Cup Turf 6:00 pm Eastern – ESPN
Breeders’ Cup Classic 6:45 pm Eastern – ESPN