As the Breeders’ Cup fast
approaches, it is not too early to start thinking about your betting
strategies. No doubt there will be some very heavily bet horses, which of the
favorites are you going to use in your tickets? Which of these horses will you
use as singles in your pick fours and sixes. Which horses will you try and beat
as you seek great betting value?
Let’s take a look at which
Breeders’ Cup races will have the biggest favorites because this is where you will
have to decide: when do you play
the chalk and when do you try and beat the chalk? These are the decisions that
can help you have a big betting day at Breeders’ Cup 2012.
In the Classic, experts have assigned Game On
Dude as the 2-1 favorite, but I see Game On Dude as the biggest favorite of the day. The Bob Baffert trainee is immensely popular in California,
his best performances have been at Santa Anita and the bettors are going to
pour in the money. I see the
actual odds for Game On Dude closer to 6-5. Are you all-in on Game On Dude or do your remember that Ron The Greek also loves this
California track? Many people are looking for a big effort Mucho Macho Man.
Groupie Doll comes into the Filly and Mare Sprint with four straight graded stakes wins and impressive speed figures.
She deserves to be heavily bet and she will probably go off at odds close to
Game On Dude. I see Groupie Doll as the second most popular horse of the
weekend at odds of 7-5.
The home track advantage
is also going to provide lots of action for Executiveprivilege in the Juvenile Fillies. The Juvenile Fillies is a race that has
been won by 17 out of 28 favorites.
This is another of Bob Baffert’s many stars in the Breeders’ Cup. With
this filly going off as the 8-5 favorite, there will be plenty of pressure on
the popular gray-haired trainer.
The extremely impressive Wise Dan will be the favorite in the turf
Mile. Americans are hoping that this
will be the year that the USA can win the big grass races. Excelebration comes in from Europe with some outstanding wins in
France and with past performances that show only losses to the great Frankel. That means big odds on horses
like Mr. Commons and Animal Kingdom.
Royal Delta is listed as favorite in the Ladies Classic, but that race has the strongest field in this year’s Breeders’
Cup. Imagine the value that you
may get on My Miss Aurelia as the
third betting choice or higher?
What is the price you are looking for on Awesome Feather?
The chart lists the Breeders’
Cup races in the order that they are currently carded, but that is subject to
change after entries are drawn. Also listed for each race is the horse that I
see as the betting favorite. Start thinking about which horses are your
favorite favorites and which betting choices you are going to try and beat.