With less than two months remaining until the Breeders' Cup Classic, the field is starting come together. And according to the latest odds, this year's race will be one of the most wide-open editions in recent years.
Depending on which site one looks at, they may see a different favorite. On Bovada, Maximum Security is listed as the 7-2 choice. On multiple foreign sites, Tiz the Law is listed as the 5-1 choice, with Authentic placed as the 11-2 second choice.
Note that some horses listed are long shots to even run in the Breeders' Cup Classic at this point, such as Charlatan, Maxfield, Game Winner and Mucho Gusto.
Horses that are being considered for the Breeders' Cup Classic among other Breeders' Cup races, such as Vekoma and Midnight Bisou, would offer tremendous value at their current odds if they ran in the Classic.
Midnight Bisou is listed as high as 25-1, but fellow star mare Monomoy Girl is considerably lower at 10-1. If they run in the same race, whether it is the Distaff or Classic, their odds would be much closer. Vekoma could run in the Classic if his connections want a shot at Horse of the Year, and if he does he will be under 10-1 on race day. Improbable, who is as high as 16-1, and By My Standards, as high as 33-1, seem like great values, considering their almost certainty for the race and their strong recent form.
Here is a look at the best available current market price for this year's Classic contenders.
Tiz the Law
Code of Honor
Mr. Big News
By My Standards