Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile 2020: Latest odds favor Vekoma

Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile 2020: Latest odds favor Vekoma
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It is crowded at the top in the early odds for the 2020 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile with six contenders shorter than 10-1. But Vekoma stands out.

Leading the pack with futures odds of 7-2, Vekoma is undefeated in three starts this year — all at odds shorter than 2-1. Trainer George Weaver has options for him. The millionaire Candy Ride colt earned an automatic berth in the Dirt Mile by winning the Grade 1 Met Mile last out, and his score in the Carter Handicap (G1) gave him a slot in the Breeders' Cup Sprint.

This year’s Breeders’ Cup is at Keeneland, so the Dirt Mile will be run around two turns. Vekoma's lone win around two turns came in last year's Blue Grass (G2) at 1 1/8 miles.

 Related: See odds for other BC races: ClassicDistaffMile  

The other shorter-priced contenders include Improbable, fifth in last year's edition of the Dirt Mile, at 6-1. Tiz the Law is even with Charlatan at 7-1, and then Kentucky Derby winner Authentic and Rushie are at 8-1.

Tiz the Law, runner-up in the Kentucky Derby and winner of the Belmont Stakes and the Travers (G1), Authentic and Improbable are pointed to the Breeders' Cup Classic.

Charlatan has yet to return to the work tab after undergoing ankle surgery in June. And Rushie is in the mix after he bypassed the Kentucky Derby to win the Pat Day Mile (G2) at Churchill Downs on Derby Day.

Below are the best prices in early odds that have been released on the Dirt Mile by international bookmakers.

HorseBest odds
Vekoma 7-2
Tiz the Law 7-1
Rushie 8-1
Sharp Samurai10-1
C Z Rocket14-1
Code of Honor14-1
 Mr Freeze14-1
Mucho Gusto14-1
 Echo Town16-1
 Firenze Fire16-1
Mozu Ascot16-1
 Pirate's Punch16-1
 Warrior's Charge16-1
Win Win Win16-1
 Global Campaign20-1
Network Effect20-1
 Phat Man20-1
Uncle Chuck20-1
Hog Creek Hustle40-1
 Midnight Sands40-1
True Timber50-1

Sources: Bovada, Oddschecker

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