Breeders’ Cup futures: See newly posted odds for 8 divisions

Breeders’ Cup futures: See newly posted odds for 8 divisions

Flightline’s absence from the racetrack finally might be creating some value in his futures for the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

The same day as he was declared the 2-1 favorite from the nationwide, pari-mutuel wager that ended Sunday, the lightly raced, undefeated colt drifted from 5-2 to 3-1 in the reopened odds posted by an international bookmaker.

The Costa Rica betting site Bovada reopened its Breeders’ Cup market Monday afternoon, first posting Flightline at 11-4 (plus 275) before his odds went slightly longer within hours.

RELATED: Bettors favor Flightline in national pari-mutuels.

Flightline, a 4-year-old Tapit colt trained by John Sadler, is 4-for-4 and has raced only once since Dec. 26, winning the Met Mile (G1) on the Belmont Stakes undercard. He is expected to race next in the Pacific Classic (G1) on Sept. 3 at Del Mar.

Life Is Good, who won the Whitney (G1) on Saturday at Saratoga, shortened from 6-1 to 4-1 in the international futures, which list 25 horses for the $6 million Classic. Epicenter, winner of last month’s Jim Dandy (G2), was cut from 10-1 to 9-1.

Here is a comparison of the international odds Tuesday morning with the Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager pari-mutuels that closed Sunday night. Horses are listed in order of their best prices between the two markets.

Breeders' Cup ClassicInt'lBCCFWTrainerSireAge-sex
Flightline  3-1    2-1John SadlerTapit4 c
Life Is Good  4-1    6-1Todd PletcherInto Mischief4 c
Epicenter  9-1    7-1Steve AsmussenNot This Time3 c
Country Grammer10-1  12-1Bob BaffertTonalist5 h
Taiba12-1  14-1Bob BaffertGun Runner3 c
Charge It16-1  15-1Todd PletcherTapit3 c
Cyberknife16-1  17-1Brad CoxGun Runner3 c
Olympiad12-1  17-1Bill MottSpeightstown4 c
Happy Saver20-1*23-1Todd PletcherSuper Saver5 h
Jack Christopher16-1*23-1Chad BrownMunnings3 c
Hot Rod Charlie14-1  24-1Doug O'NeillOxbow4 c
Speaker's Corner25-1*23-1Bill MottStreet Sense4 c
Zandon20-1  25-1Chad BrownUpstart3 c
Americanrevolution25-1  32-1Todd PletcherConstitution4 c
Early Voting   33-1Chad BrownGun Runner3 c
Scalding33-1*23-1Shug McGaugheyNyquist4 c
Smile Happy33-1*23-1Kenny McPeekRunhappy3 c
Rich Strike   34-1Eric ReedKeen Ice3 c
Nest   40-1Todd PletcherCurlin3 f
Echo Zulu40-1*23-1Steve AsmussenGun Runner3 f
Fulsome40-1*23-1Brad CoxInto Mischief4 c
Messier40-1*23-1Tim YakteenEmpire Maker3 c
Newgrange40-1*23-1Phil D'AmatoViolence3 c
Tiz the Bomb40-1*23-1Kenny McPeekHit It a Bomb3 c
Dr Post50-1*23-1Todd PletcherQuality Road5 h
We the People50-1*23-1Rodolphe BrissetConstitution3 c
Royal Ship   51-1Richard MandellaMidshipman5 g
Dynamic One   62-1Todd PletcherUnion Rags4 c
Mandaloun25-1  68-1Brad CoxInto Mischief4 c
First Captain   69-1Shug McGaugheyCurlin4 c
Express Train   73-1John ShirreffsUnion Rags5 h
Emblem Road   77-1Alessandro & Giuseppe BottiQuality Road4 c
Tawny Port   79-1Brad CoxPioneerof the Nile3 c
Corniche25-1  82-1Todd PletcherQuality Road3 c
Stilleto Boy 109-1Ed Moger Jr.Shackleford4 g
*Mutuel field.     
Int'l: Bovada     
BCCFW: Pari-mutuel    

Odds for seven other divisions of the Breeders’ Cup also were updated by Bovada.

Distaff. Nest, the winner of the Coaching Club American Oaks (G1), had been the sole favorite, but she drifted from 4-1 to 9-2. Clairière, who won the Shuvee (G2) last month, shortened from 5-1 to 9-2 to join Nest as a co-favorite for the Distaff. Trainer Todd Pletcher said last week at Saratoga he was leaning toward running Nest this month against fillies and mares the Alabama (G1) rather than putting her against males in the Travers (G1). Clairière is headed to the Personal Ensign (G1), where she may face Malathaat (8-1), Letruska (10-1) and Shedaresthedevil (not listed).

Breeders' Cup DistaffInt'lTrainerSireAge-sex
Nest  9-2Todd PletcherCurlin3 f
Clairière  9-2Steve AsmussenCurlin4 f
Malathaat  8-1Todd PletcherCurlin4 f
Letruska10-1Fausto GutiérrezSuper Saver6 m
Obligatory10-1Bill MottCurlin4 f
Search Results10-1Chad BrownFlatter4 f
Secret Oath10-1D. Wayne LukasArrogate3 f
Kathleen O.16-1Shug McGaugheyUpstart3 f
Desert Dawn20-1Phil D'AmatoCupid3 f
Echo Zulu20-1Steve AsmussenGun Runner3 f
Matareya25-1Brad CoxPioneerof the Nile3 f

Dirt Mile. Life Is Good (3-1) and Flightline (7-2) might not end up in the race, but they were made two of the top three international choices in the Dirt Mile, which made its first appearance in the Bovada market. Jack Christopher, who looked more likely to be in this division than in the Classic, was the co-second choice at 7-2.

Breeders' Cup Dirt MileInt'lTrainerSireAge-sex
Life Is Good  3-1Todd PletcherInto Mischief4 c
Flightline  7-2John SadlerTapit4 c
Jack Christopher  7-2Chad BrownMunnings3 c
Taiba  5-1Bob BaffertGun Runner3 c
Jackie's Warrior  8-1Steve AsmussenMaclean's Music4 c
Epicenter  9-1Steve AsmussenNot This Time3 c
Charge It10-1Todd PletcherTapit3 c
Corniche14-1Todd PletcherQuality Road3 c
Early Voting14-1Chad BrownGun Runner3 c
Speaker's Corner14-1Bill MottStreet Sense4 c
Happy Saver20-1Todd PletcherSuper Saver5 h
Aloha West28-1Wayne CatalanoHard Spun5 h

Sprint. Even with a four-race winning streak, Jackie’s Warrior drifted from 11-10 to 6-5 while remaining the clear favorite to win six-furlong renewal of the Sprint on Nov. 5 at Keeneland. The 4-year-old colt trained by Steve Asmussen was expected to start next in the Forego (G1) on Aug. 27 at Saratoga. Although he seemed more certain to be sent to the Classic, Flightline was cut from 5-1 to 7-2 to win the Sprint.

Breeders' Cup SprintInt'lTrainerSireAge-sex
Jackie's Warrior  6-5Steve AsmussenMaclean's Music4 c
Flightline  7-2John SadlerTapit4 c
Jack Christopher  8-1Chad BrownMunnings3 c
Aloha West10-1Wayne CatalanoHard Spun5 h
Speaker's Corner10-1Bill MottStreet Sense4 c
Corniche12-1Todd PletcherQuality Road3 c
C Z Rocket33-1Peter MillerCity Zip8 g
Sound Money50-1Chad BrownFlatter4 c
Baby Yoda66-1Bill MottProspective4 g
War Tocsin66-1Uriah St. LewisViolence6 g

Turf. Yibir, who won this race in 2021 at Del Mar, opened as the 2022 favorite to repeat at Keeneland for Godolphin and Charlie Appleby. The 4-year-old Dubawi gelding snapped a three-racing losing streak last out when he won a Group 2 race July 7 at Newmarket. Mishriff, a distant third in the King George (G1) last month at Ascot, opened as the 7-1 second choice despite going 0-for-4 since last summer.

Breeders' Cup TurfInt'lTrainerSireAge-sex
Yibir  5-1Charlie ApplebyDubawi4 g
Mishriff  7-1John & Thady GosdenMake Believe5 h
Adayar  8-1Charlie ApplebyFrankel4 c
Vadeni10-1Jean-Claude RougetChurchill3 c
Broome14-1Aidan O'BrienAustralia6 h
Emily Upjohn14-1John & Thady GosdenSee the Stars3 f
Luxembourg14-1Aidan O'BrienCamelot3 c
Tuesday14-1Aidan O'BrienGalileo3 f
Hurricane Lane16-1Charlie ApplebyFrankel4 c
Adhamo20-1Chad BrownIntello4 c
Bay Bridge20-1Sir Michael StouteNew Bay4 c
Classic Causeway20-1Kenny McPeekGiant's Causeway3 c
New London20-1Charlie ApplebyDubawi3 c
Highland Chief25-1Graham MotionGleneagles5 h
Tribhuvan25-1Chad BrownToronado6 g
Gufo33-1Christophe ClémentDeclaration of War5 h
Rockemperor40-1Chad BrownHoly Roman Emperor6 h
Channel Maker50-1Bill MottEnglish Channel8 h

Mile. Since Sussex (G1) runner-up Modern Games appeared more likely to return to the Breeders’ Cup this year, he replaced 9-for-9 Baaeed as the favorite in this division. Last year’s winner of the controversial Juvenile Turf at Del Mar was moved from 11-2 to 5-1. Baaeed, owned by Shadwell and trained by William Haggas, has been focused on finishing his season this fall on British Champions Day at Ascot. He went from 11-2 last week to completely out of the Breeders’ Cup market.

Breeders' Cup MileInt'lTrainerSireAge-sex
Modern Games  5-1Charlie ApplebyDubawi3 c
Coroebus  6-1Charlie ApplebyDubawi3 c
Songline  7-1Toru HayashiKizuna4 f
Homeless Songs  8-1Dermot WeldFrankel3 f
My Prospero  8-1William HaggasIffraaj3 c
Native Trail  8-1Charlie ApplebyOasis Dream3 c
Inspiral12-1John & Thady GosdenFrankel3 f
Tenebrism12-1Aidan O'BrienCaravaggio3 f
Maljoom14-1William HaggasCaravaggio3 c
Spendarella16-1Graham MotionKarakontie3 f
Cachet20-1George BougheyAclaim3 f
Masen20-1Chad BrownKingman4 g
Ivar25-1Paulo LoboAgnes Gold5 h
Shirl's Speight25-1Roger AttfieldSpeightstown5 h
Smooth Like Strait25-1Michael McCarthyMidnight Lute5 h
Lusail33-1Richard HannonMehmas3 c
Order of Australia33-1Aidan O'BrienAustralia5 h
Pizza Bianca33-1Christophe ClémentFastnet Rock3 f

Filly & Mare Turf. In the most stable Breeders’ Cup markets this summer, Nassau (G1) winner Nashwa held firm at 4-1, Grade 3 victor Emily Upjohn shortened from 7-1 to 6-1, and Falmouth (G1) runner-up Inspiral went from 5-1 to 6-1. All three are trained in England by the father-son team of John and Thady Gosden.

Breeders' Cup F&M TurfInt'lTrainerSireAge-sex
Nashwa  4-1John & Thady GosdenFrankel3 f
Emily Upjohn  6-1John & Thady GosdenSee the Stars3 f
Inspiral  6-1John & Thady GosdenFrankel3 f
Saffron Beach  8-1Jane Chapple-HyamNew Bay4 f
Tuesday  8-1Aidan O'BrienGalileo3 f
With the Moonlight  9-1Charlie ApplebyFrankel3 f
McKulick10-1Chad BrownFrankel3 f
Regal Glory10-1Chad BrownAnimal Kingdom5 m
Bleecker Street12-1Chad BrownQuality Road4 f
Consumer Spending14-1Chad BrownMore Than Ready3 f
Rougir14-1Chad BrownTerritories4 f
Concert Hall20-1Aidan O'BrienDubawi3 f
Technical Analysis20-1Chad BrownKingman4 f
Virginia Joy20-1Chad BrownSoldier Hollow5 m
Family Way33-1Brendan WalshUncle Mo5 m
Mother Earth33-1Aidan O'BrienZoffany4 f

Turf Sprint. After finishing last in the King’s Stand (G1) at Royal Ascot, defending Breeders’ Cup winner Golden Pal ran his U.S. winning streak to seven with his triumph Friday in the Troy (G3) at Saratoga. He held firm at 11-4 (plus 225), the only one of the 19 listed horses shorter than 10-1.

Breeders' Cup Turf SprintInt'lTrainerSireAge-sex
Golden Pal  9-4Wesley WardUncle Mo4 c
Arrest Me Red10-1Wesley WardPioneerof the Nile4 c
Campanelle10-1Wesley WardKodiac4 f
Casa Creed10-1Bill MottJimmy Creed6 h
Lieutenant Dan10-1Steve MiyadiGrazen6 g
Naval Crown12-1Charlie ApplebyDubawi4 c
A Case of You16-1Kate DeMasiIronicus3 f
Royal Acclaim16-1James TateAclaim3 f
Creative Force20-1Charlie ApplebyDubawi4 g
King's Lynn20-1Andrew BaldingCable Bay5 g
Man of Promise20-1Charlie ApplebyInto Mischief5 g
Gear Jockey25-1Rusty ArnoldTwirling Candy5 h
Lazuli25-1Charlie ApplebyDubawi5 g
Perfect Power25-1Richard FaheyArdad3 c
True Valour25-1Graham MotionKodiac8 h
Twilight Calls25-1Henry CandyTwilight Son4 g
Flotus33-1Simon & Ed CrisfordStarspangledbanner3 f
Scuttlebuzz33-1Rudy RodríguezThe Factor5 g
Mooneista50-1Jack DavisonDandy Man4 f

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