Breeders’ Cup 2020: Prospective fields & odds for all 14 races

Breeders’ Cup 2020: Prospective fields & odds for all 14 races
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Pre-entires for the Breeders' Cup were submitted on Monday morning, and though they will not be released until Wednesday, the prospective fields for the 14 races are getting more clear by the day.

This year's event will not have as big of an international feel as usual as many of Europe's top contenders have bowed out, but most of this year's dirt races, including the Classic and Juvenile Fillies, look as deep and contentious as ever.

Below is a look at the latest field projections with our own morning-line odds for every Breeders' Cup race.

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint

Latest Defections: Wyfire, Aloha Star

Latest Additions: Lipizzaner, Momos, Windy City Red

Wesley Ward's Golden Pal will battle Jackie's Warrior for the role of the biggest favorite on Friday. The impressive sprinter looks special in a division that lacks a clear second choice. Europeans have not fared well in Breeders' Cup Turf Sprints, and it will be interesting to see who they wind up sending. 

Horse Claim to Fame Last RaceHRN  Odds 
Golden Pal2nd in Norfolk (G2)1st in Skidmore2-1
Miss AmuletLowther Stakes winner (G2) 2nd in Cheveley Park (G1)  9-2 
Second of JulyG3 winner1st in Futurity6-1
Royal ApprovalG3 winner1st in Matron6-1
LipizzanerRecent stakes winner 1st in Doncaster Stakes 10-1 
Bodenheimer Stakes winner over the course1st in Indian Summer 10-1 
Dirty DangleWoodbine Caress Stakes winner 1st in Caress Stakes 12-1 
Amanzi YimpiloSpeakeasy Stakes winner 1st in Speakeasy Stakes 15-1 
Ready to Repeat Victoria Stakes winner2nd in Summer Stakes  15-1 
UbettabelieveitGroup 2 winner1st in  Flying Childers Stakes20-1 
MomosMultiple stakes placed 3rd in Futurity 20-1 
CowanStakes placed over the course2nd in Indian Summer Stakes 30-1 
Windy City Red stakes placed3rd in Speakeasy Stakes 30-1 
Scarlet Bear2nd in Firth of Clyde Stakes2nd in Firth of Clyde Stakes 50-1 
Omaha City Hollywood Beach Stakes winner 1st in Hollywood Beach Stakes 50-1 
Mighty Gurkha Sirenia Stakes winner1st in Sirenia Stakes 50-1 

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf

Latest Defections: St Mark's Basilica, Caisson, Credit River, Laws of Indices

Latest Additions: After Five 

Aidan O'Brien's Group 1 winner St Mark's Basilica is unlikely to make the trip to America, but O'Brien still could have the favorite in Group 2 winner Battleground. This will be one of the best betting races on the card as the favorite should be no lower than 7-2.

Horse Claim to Fame Last RaceHRN  Odds 
BattlegroundGroup 2 winner1st in Vintage7-2
MutasaabeqGrade 2 winner1st in Bourbon 4-1 
CadillacChampions Juvenile Stakes (G2) winner5th in Dewhurst8-1
Gretzky the GreatG1 winner1st in Summer8-1
OutadoreJuvenile Turf Sprint (Kentucky Downs) winner1st in Juvenile Turf Sprint 12-1 
New MandateRoyal Lodge Stakes (G2) winner1st in Royal Lodge Stakes 12-1 
Public Sector2nd in Pilgrim Stakes (G2) 2nd in Pilgrim 12-1 
 Fire At WillPilgrim Stakes (G2) winner1st in Pilgrim 15-1 
CatmanLRL Futurity winner1st in LRL Futurity20-1
Abarta 2nd in Bourbon Stakes (G2)2nd in Bourbon  20-1 
The Lir JetNorfolk Stakes (G2) winner5th in Middle Park  20-1 
Ready to Repeat2nd in Summer Stakes (G1) 2nd in Summer  20-1 
After FiveStakes placed maiden 2nd in Futurity  20-1 
Into the Sunrise2nd in Soarin Free Stakes4th in Bourbon  20-1 
EbekoZuma Beach Stakes winner   1st in Zuma Beach  20-1 
Dolder Grand 3rd in Summer Stakes (G1)3rd in Summer Stakes  30-1 

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies

Latest Defections: Rockpaperscissors, Forest Caraway, Varda

Latest Additions:  Souper Sensational

This compact field is full of star power as four Grade 1 winners square off. Princess Noor will be favored on the strength of her three effortless victories to begin her career, but she will be tested by those who have faced better competition, such as Simply Ravishing and Dayoutoftheoffice.

Horse Claim to Fame Last RaceHRN  Odds 
Princess NoorUndefeated G1 winner1st in Chandelier5-2
Simply RavishingG1 winner at Keeneland1st in Alcibiades4-1
DayoutoftheofficeUndefeated G1 winner1st in Frizette 4-1
Girl DaddyPocahontas (G3) winner1st in Pocahontas8-1
VequistSpinaway (G1) winner2nd in Frizette8-1
Crazy Beautiful2nd in Alcibiades (G1)2nd in Alcibiades 12-1
Souper SensationalUndefeated stakes winner 1st in Glorious Song Stakes 15-1
Lady Lilly3rd in Spinaway (G1)1st in allowance 20-1
My Girl Red Sorrento (G2) winner6th in Del Mar Debutante 20-1
Thoughtfully Adirondack (G2) winner4th in Alcibiades30-1
Princess SecretFlorida Sire My Dear Girl Stakes winner1st in My Dear Girl  30-1

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf

Latest Defections: Ivy League

Latest Additions: Pizzazz, Nazuna

Brad Cox's Aunt Pearl will be a tepid choice off of her record-breaking performance in the Jessamine, but Wesley Ward's international star Campanelle and Christophe Clement's late-running Plum Ali are more than formidable opponents who will take plenty of wagering support as well.

Horse Claim to Fame Last RaceHRN  Odds 
Aunt PearlSet stakes record in Jessamine1st in Jessamine7-2
CampanelleUndefeated Group 1 winner1st in Prix Morny4-1
Plum AliUndefeated G2 winner1st in Miss Grillo9-2
Nazuna Group 2 placed 2nd in Shadwell Rockfel8-1
MadoneUndefeated Surfer Girl Stakes winner 1st in Surfer Girl12-1
Fluffy SocksSelima Stakes winner 1st in Selima15-1
Spanish LoveaffairStakes winner, G2 placed2nd in Jessamine 15-1
Alda 2nd in Natalma Stakes (G1) Catch a Glimpse Stakes winner 15-1 
Fev RoverPrix du Calvados winner (G2) 4th in Criterium des Pouliches    15-1  
Editor at LargeG2 placed3rd in Miss Grillo20-1
Tetragonal2nd in Surfer Girl2nd in Surfer Girl30-1
Mother Earth 1st in Irish E.B.F. Sprint Stakes (G3)8th in Fillies Mile 30-1
PizzazzStakes placed maiden3rd in Surfer Girl 30-1
Invincible Gal2nd in Selima Stakes2nd in Selima 


Breeders' Cup Juvenile

Latest Defections: Vittorio, Spielberg, Founder, Caisson

Latest Additions: Classier, Likeable 

The much-awaited showdown between Jackie's Warrior and Essential Quality got a little more interesting with Classier's impressive debut victory over the weekend. Trainer Bob Baffert confirmed to HRN that he would make the leap to the Juvenile for his next start.

Horse   Claim to Fame  Last RaceHRN Odds 
Jackie's Warrior Champagne, Hopeful (G1) winner 1st in Champagne7-5
Essential QualityBreeders' Futurity (G1) winner 1st in Breeders' Futurity   5-2 
 Reinvestment Risk2nd in Champagne, Hopeful2nd in Champagne  6-1 
ClassierImpressive debut winnerBroke maiden  8-1 
Sittin on Go Iroquois winner (G3) 1st in Iroquois10-1
RombauerG1 placed2nd in American Pharoah 15-1
LikeableImpressive maiden winnerBroke maiden 20-1
UpstrikerImpressive debut winner4th in Breeders' Futurity  20-1 

Superman Shaq

Impressive maiden winner

Broke maiden


Keepmeinmind2nd in Breeders’ Futurity (G1)2nd in Breeders' Futurity  30-1
Dreamer's DiseaseAllowance winner1st in Keen allowance  30-1 
Smiley SobotkaImpressive maiden winnerBroke maiden  30-1 
Pickin' TimeSmoke Glacken Stakes winner  1st in Smoke Glacken30-1

Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint

Latest Defections: Hard Not to Love, Ce Ce, Sneaking Out

Latest Additions: None

Gamine will be favored despite a wide array of opinions surrounding this talented filly. She has been spectacular in one-turn races, but two failed drug tests and a race full of speed will lead to plenty of doubters. If she falters, Bell's the One offers strong value as a closer who can pick up all the pieces.

Horse Claim to Fame Last RaceHRN  Odds 
Gamine2-time Grade 1 winner3rd in Kentucky Oaks2-1
Serengeti EmpressG1 wins routing & sprinting2nd in Derby City Distaff4-1
Frank's RockettePrioress, Gallant Bloom winner 1st in Gallant Bloom8-1
Bell's the One Derby City Distaff (G1) winner1st in Derby City Distaff 8-1 
Sconsin Eight Belles (G2) winner1st in Eight Belles 12-1 
Come Dancing'19 G1 Ballerina winner1st in Honorable Miss15-1
Venetian Harbor Raven Run (G2) winner 1st in Raven Run  15-1 
Bellafina3-time G1 winner 6th in Derby City Distaff  20-1 
InthemidstofbizTCA (G2) winner1st in TCA  20-1 
SpeechAshland (G1) winner 4th in Kentucky Oaks   30-1 
Wicked Whisper'19 Frizette (G1) winner 1st in Miss Preakness   30-1  
Sally's CurlinMultiple G3 winner 3rd in Derby City Distaff  30-1 

Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint

Latest Defections: Battaash, Jolie Olimpica, Kimari, Diamond Oops

Latest Additions: Lope Y Fernandez, Bombard, Wet Your Whistle 

With European star Battaash out and Diamond Oops opting for the Sprint, this race is as wide open as any Breeders' Cup race. Course specialist Leinster and multiple stakes winner Imprimis appear evenly matched as they take on a pair on talented ladies, Got Stormy and Oleksandra.

Horse Claim to Fame Last RaceHRN  Odds 
LeinsterConsecutive G2 wins1st in Woodford (G2)4-1
Imprimis'19 Shakertown (G2) winner1st in KD Turf Sprint (G3)5-1
Got Stormy2-time Grade 1 winner1st in Franklin County (G3) 8-1
OleksandraJaipur (G1) winner1st in Jaipur 8-1
Extravagant KidMultiple stakes winner2nd in Woodford Stakes (G2)12-1
Front Run the Fed'19 Better Talk Now winner2nd in KD Turf Sprint (DH) 12-1 
Glass Slippers  2-time Group 1 winner2nd in Prix de l'Abbaye (G1) 12-1 
Wet Your Whistle Grade 1 winner 1st in Belmont Turf Sprint 20-1 
Lope Y Fernandez Group 1 placed 7th in British Champions Stakes 30-1 
Texas WedgeJoe Hernandez (G2) winner4th in Jim McKay30-1
BombardMultiple stakes winner  2nd in KD Turf Sprint (DH) 30-1 
Big RunnuerEddie D. Stakes (G2) winner 1st in Eddie D.  30-1 
Bulletproof One Unzip Me Stakes winner1st in Unzip Me  30-1 
GuildsmanFranklin-Simpson (G3) winner 1st in Franklin-Simpson Stakes 30-1 
Chaos Theory Green Flash (G3) winner 4th in Woodford (G2)30-1
Wildman Jack Nad Al Sheba Turf Sprint (G3) winner 2nd in Eddie D. (G2) 30-1 

Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile

Latest Defections: Midcourt, Aurelius Maximus

Latest Additions: Jasper Prince, Pingxiang, Mind Control, Sleepy Eyes Todd, Harpers First Ride

Vekoma, who would be the favorite in the Dirt Mile, is more likely to stick to one turn in the Sprint. If he bypasses this spot, Chad Brown's impressive Kelso winner Complexity would inherit the favorite's role. Art Collector and Knicks Go, who own fast victories over the Keeneland surface, will take plenty of support as well.

HorseClaim to FameLast RaceHRN Odds 
VekomaMet Mile (G1) winner1st in Met Mile3-1
ComplexityChampagne (G1) winner1st in Kelso  7-2
Art CollectorBlue Grass (G2) winner 4th in Preakness6-1
Knicks Go'18 Breeders' Futurity (G1) winner  1st in allowance 8-1
War of WillDual surface G1 winner   3rd in Woodbine Mile  10-1
Mr. Money5-time G3 winner 1st in Ack Ack 12-1
RushiePat Day Mile (G2) winner1st in Pat Day Mile12-1
Sharp Samurai3-time G2 winner  2nd in City of Hope12-1
Mr FreezeGulfstream Park Mile (G2) winner 1st in Fayette (G2)12-1
Pirate's PunchSalvator Mile (G3) winner    1st in Salvator Mile15-1
Mind ControlG1 winner 3rd in Mr Prospector20-1
Silver Dust3-time G3 winner 3rd in Alysheba 20-1
Sleepy Eyes ToddCharles Town Classic winner 5th in Awesome Again20-1
Jesus' Team3rd in Preakness (G1) 3rd in Preakness 30-1
True TimberMultiple G1 placed 4th in Vosburgh 30-1
Harpers First RidePimlico Special winner 2nd in Maryland Million Classic 30-1
Jasper Prince Enif Stakes winner in Japan 16th in last outing 50-1
Pingxiang Winner of last start in Japan1st in last outing 50-1

Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf

Latest Defections: Magic Attitude, Jolie Olimpica

Latest Additions: None

Star Europeans Tarnawa and Magical are both questionable for this spot as they could run in the Turf. Among those certain to run, Rushing Fall is the horse to beat. The world-class mare is as consistent as they come, and her only question mark is possible distance limitation. European Cayeene Pepper, Graham Motion's Mean Mary and former F&M Turf winner Sistercharlie all could play major roles in this stellar race as well.


Claim to Fame

Last Race

 HRN  Odds

Magical 7-time Group 1 winner, 2nd in 2018 BC Turf 3rd in Champion Stakes7-2


2-time Group 1 winner

1st in Prix De l'Opera


Rushing Fall

6-time Grade 1 winner

1st in Diana


Cayenne Pepper 2nd in Irish Oaks (G1) 1st in Group 2 Blandford8-1

Mean Mary

New York (G2) winner

2nd in Diana Stakes


Sistercharlie  7-time Grade 1 winner 3rd in Diana12-1
Audarya Prix Jean Romanet (G1) winner3rd in Prix De l'Opera12-1
Mucho UnusualG1 winner  1st in Rodeo Drive15-1
Civil Union Flower Bowl (G1) winner 1st in Flower Bowl15-1
PeacefulIrish 1000 Guineas (G1) winner12th in Sun Chariot 20-1
Harvey's Lil GoilG1 winner1st in QE II20-1
My Sister Nat Waya Stakes (G3) winner2nd in Flower Bowl20-1
Nay Lady NayMrs Revere (G2) winner3rd in Flower Bowl 20-1
Lady PrancealotAmerican Oaks (G1) winner    3rd in Rodeo Drive30-1
Bodhicitta Yellow Ribbon (G2) winner1st in Yellow Ribbon 30-1

Breeders' Cup Sprint

Latest Defections: Flagstaff, Funny Guy, Matera Sky

Latest Additions: Jasper Prince, Pingxiang, Bon Raison 

Multiple G1 winner Vekoma likely will choose the Sprint over the Dirt Mile and will be a deserving favorite if he does. Steve Asmussen's dangerous trio of Yaupon, Nashville and Echo Town will look to challenge for the top spot. Peter Miller's C Z Rocket will try to keep his impressive winning streak going, and Patrick Biancone's Diamond Oops will try to duplicate his recent strong effort over this track.


Claim to Fame

Last Race

 HRN  Odds


 Multiple G1 winner

1st in Met Mile



Amsterdam Stakes (G2) winner

1st in Chick Lang


Diamond Oops

Dual surface G2 winner

1st in Phoenix


C Z Rocket

SA Sprint Championship (G2) winner

1st in SA Sprint Championship


Firenze Fire'17 Champagne (G1) winner 1st in Vosburgh10-1
NashvilleRecent Keeneland allowance race winner1st in Keeneland Allowance10-1

Frank's Rockette

2-time G2 winner

1st in Gallant Bloom


Collusion Illusion

1st in Bing Crosby (G1)

3rd in SA Sprint Championship



'18 Forego (G1) winner

4th in Phoenix


Echo Town H. Allen Jerkens (G1) winner3rd in Phoenix 20-1 
Wildman JackNad Al Sheba Turf Sprint winner2nd in Eddie D. 30-1 
Lasting Legacy Mr. Prospector Stakes winner4th in Keeneland allowance  30-1 
Empire of Gold2nd in Phoenix Stakes (G2)2nd in Phoenix30-1
Chief CicatrizG3 winner 1st in David M. Vance 


Bon RaisonStakes winner 1st in Keeneland allowance  30-1 
Jasper Prince Enif Stakes winner in Japan16th in last outing 50-1 
PingxiangWinner of last start in Japan 1st in last outing 50-1 

Breeders' Cup Mile

Latest Defections: Mo Forza, Champers Elysees, Lope Y Fernandez

Latest Additions: Siskin, Casa Creed

The Breeders' Cup Mile took a hit when Pinatubo was retired earlier this month and lost another key runner when Mo Forza was withdrawn from consideration with a minor injury. The race gained a major contender when the connections of top European Siskin announced he would come to America for his final race. Siskin and other top Euro Kameko will battle for favoritism with the Chad Brown duo of Digital Age and defending champion Uni.

Horse Claim to FameLast RaceHRN  Odds 
Kameko 2-time Group 1 winner1st Joel Stakes7-2
Siskin2-time Group 1 winner 4th in Prix Du Moulin Longchamp  4-1 
Digital AgeG1 winner1st in Turf Classic 5-1 
Uni 2019 BC Mile winner 1st in First Lady 6-1 
Circus Maximus3-time Group 1 winner 10th in QE II 10-1 
One Master3-time Prix de la Foret winner3rd in British Champions Sprint    12-1 
HalladayFourstardave winner1st in Fourstardave12-1
Raging BullG1 Shoemaker Mile winner2nd in Shadwell Mile  12-1 
Factor This2nd in Turf Classic (G2)  1st in Dinner Party  12-1 
Starship JubileeG1 Woodbine Mile winner 1st in Woodbine Mile  15-1 
IvarG1 Shadwell Mile winner 1st in Shadwell Mile  15-1 
Beau RecallMultiple G2 winner2nd in First Lady 15-1
Safe VoyageMultiple Group 2 winner3rd in Prix de la Foret 15-1 
Sharp SamuraiMultiple Grade 2 winner2nd in City of Hope 20-1 
March to the Arch2nd in G1 Woodbine Mile 2nd in Woodbine Mile  30-1 
Speak of the DevilGroup 1 placed 2nd in Prix Coronation  30-1 
Without ParoleMultiple Group 1 winner3rd in Shadwell Mile30-1
Casa CreedG2 winner 4th in Shadwell Mile  30-1 

Breeders' Cup Distaff

Latest Defections: Shedaresthedevil, Vexatious

Latest Additions: None

The Distaff field continues to get smaller by the week. The strength of the race now depends on Swiss Skydiver. A matchup between the Preakness winner and Monomoy Girl would bring excitement to this race. If Swiss Skydiver heads to the Classic, then Monomoy Girl will be the shortest-priced runner in the Breeders' Cup.

HorseClaim to FameLast RaceHRN Odds
Monomoy Girl'18 Distaff, Oaks winner1st in La Troienne7-5
Swiss Skydiver Preakness (G1) winner1st in Preakness5-2
Harvest Moon Zenyatta (G1) winner1st in Zenyatta8-1
ValianceSpinster (G1) winner1st in Spinster10-1
Dunbar Road'19 Alabama (G1) winner3rd in Beldame15-1
Ollie's Candy'19 Hirsch winner (G1)2nd in Spinster15-1
Point of Honor'19 Black-Eyed Susan winner (G2)2nd in Beldame20-1
HorologistBeldame (G2) winner1st in Beldame  20-1 
Ce Ce2-time G1 winner4th in Derby City Distaff  30-1 
Speech Ashland (G1) winner4th in Kentucky Oaks  30-1 
LetruskaG3 winner 4th in Beldame  30-1 

Breeders' Cup Turf

Latest Defections: Japan, Serpentine, Factor This

Latest Additions: Lord North, Originaire, Donjah

Aidan O'Brien's Mogul has been confirmed for the Turf, but the world awaits the decision on his seven-time Group 1 winner Magical. O'Brien's Japan and Serpentine are now unlikely to run, and Factor This from the Brad Cox barn will be pointed to the Mile. If Magical does not ship for the Breeders' Cup, then favoritism could go in a variety of directions. Mogul, Lord North and Tarnawa, who could run in the F&M Turf, all could vie for the leading role with the streaking Channel Maker.


Claim to Fame

Last Race

 HRN  Odds


7-time Group 1 winner, 2nd in 2018 BC Turf

1st in Irish Champion Stakes


    Mogul Gran Prix de Paris winner (G1)1st in Gran Prix de Paris    5-1
   Tarnawa 2-time Group 1 winner 1st in Prix De l'Opera    6-1
 Lord North         Group 1 winner 10th in Champions Stakes    8-1
4-time G1 winner 1st in Joe Hirsch Turf 8-1
Zulu Alpha Pegasus World Cup Turf winner (G1) 3rd in Kentucky Downs Turf Cup   12-1 
  United  2nd in 2019 BC Turf  1st in John Henry Turf Championship    12-1 
GufoBelmont Derby (G1) winner1st in Belmont Derby  15-1


'19 Joe Hirsch Turf (G1) winner

1st in Kentucky Downs Turf Cup


 Originaire Multiple graded stakes placed2nd in John Henry Turf    30-1
 Donjah German Group 1 winner 4th in Grosser Preis von Baden   30-1
AquaphobiaUnited Nations (G1) winner 7th in Sycamore 30-1
Laccario Group 1 winner2nd in Joe Hirsch Turf 30-1
Red KingDel Mar Handicap (G2) winner1st in Del Mar Handicap 30-1
Sadler's JoyG1 winner3rd in Joe Hirsch Turf


Breeders' Cup Classic

Latest Defections: Happy Saver, Midcourt

Latest Additions: Title Ready

Other than Swiss Skydiver's major decision between the Distaff and the Classic, the field for the marquee event appears set and it is one of the strongest groups in recent years. Improbable, Tiz the Law, Maximum Security, Authentic, Tom's d'Etat and Swiss Skydiver all have the credentials to win this race, and each horse has the tactical speed and versatility to work out a good trip. Those who take a stand will be rewarded as the favorite should be in the 7-2 to 4-1 range.

HorseClaim to Fame Last RaceHRN Odds
ImprobableWhitney, Awesome Again (G1) winner1st in Awesome Again7-2
Tiz the LawTravers, Belmont Stakes (G1) winner 2nd in Kentucky Derby4-1
Maximum Security  Saudi Cup, Pacific Classic (G1) winner 2nd in Awesome Again   9-2 
AuthenticHaskell, Kentucky Derby (G1) winner2nd in Preakness 6-1
Tom's d'Etat Clark Stakes (G1) winner3rd in Whitney8-1
Swiss SkydiverAlabama, Preakness Stakes (G1) winner  1st in Preakness10-1
Global CampaignWoodward Stakes (G1) winner 1st in Woodward20-1
By My Standards4-time G2 winner 1st in Alysheba20-1
Tacitus Suburban (G2) winner  3rd in Jockey Club Gold Cup20-1
Higher Power'19 Pacific Classic (G1) winner 4th in Pacific Classic 30-1
Title ReadyMultiple stakes placed 3rd in Fayette  50-1 

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