Mine That Bird Headed to Classic Breeders Cup Betting

November 30th, 2010 Breeders Cup Betting

Breeders Cup betting will include Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird. He will be part of the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday, November 7 at Santa Anita.

Breeders Cup wagering at the sportsbook could be popular on the horse even though he is coming off a sixth place finish in his last race.

Breeders Cup betting should have a full field in the Classic including Mine That Bird. "We were disappointed with his race in the Goodwood Stakes," trainer Chip Woolley said, "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." Mine That Bird was the second choice in the Goodwood Stakes and probably won’t be the Breeders Cup betting favorite in the Classic. In the Goodwood it was Calvin Borel getting the mount. It was the first time he had ridden Mine That Bird since finishing third to Summer Bird in the Belmont Stakes. Breeders Cup wagering indicates that Borel will be aboard Mine that Bird in the Breeders Cup betting Classic. Mine that Bird has five wins in 13 lifetime starts and has won almost $2.2 million as Breeders Cup wagering stats show.

What could make the Classic very interesting in Breeders Cup betting at the sports book is if the sensational filly Zenyatta is entered. The unbeaten star filly won her 13th straight in the Lady’s Secret Stakes. The connections of the horse are considering her for the Classic in Breeders Cup betting. Zenyatta is the defending Breeders Cup betting champion in the $2 million Ladies’ Classic but interest in Breeders Cup wagering would be sky high if the horse is entered in the $5 million BC Classic. Trainer John Shirreffs has said he will wait as long as possible before deciding. "But there’s absolutely no reason to rush into that decision now," Shirreffs said. His wife said that both races are under consideration. "Both races are very much open to discussion," Dottie Ingordo-Shirreffs said, "It will depend on who’s coming, the size of the field."

Breeders Cup betting in the Classic should see a full field of 14. Another horse in Breeders Cup betting consideration includes Goodwood winner Gitano Hernando who defeated Mine That Bird. More of the horses for the Breeders Cup betting field will be determined in the next few weeks. Breeders Cup betting at the sportsbook takes place on Friday, November 6th and Saturday, November 7th.

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