Breeders’ Cup: See odds for all 14 favorites, 255 others

Breeders’ Cup: See odds for all 14 favorites, 255 others
Photo: Bovada

While Knicks Go and Tarnawa held their ground as favorites for the Breeders’ Cup in less than two weeks, Letruska went one better. Her futures odds shortened ahead of the Nov. 5 and 6 championships at Del Mar. 

Knicks Go remained the 3-1 favorite to win the $6 million Classic, according to updated prices from the Costa Rica bookmaker Bovada. Tarnawa was still 2-1 to repeat as the winner of the $4 million Turf.

Bidding to be the Eclipse Award winner as Horse of the Year, 5-year-old mare Letruska shortened from 3-2 to even money to finish first in the $2 million Distaff.

This 269 betting choices will be cut by about 30 percent Wednesday, when the pre-entries are revealed. The deadline to submit them is Monday at 3 p.m. EDT.

Here are the updated Breeders’ Cup futures odds from Bovada.


Not only did Knicks Go’s odds remain unchanged, so did the rest of the top six in betting for the Classic. Still looking for his first Grade 1 score, Life Is Good carried the only change among the shortest-priced horses, drifting from 8-1 to 10-1. He is also still the favorite to win the Dirt Mile.

CLASSICThis weekLast week
Knicks Go  3-1  3-1
Essential Quality  7-2  7-2
Hot Rod Charlie  7-1  7-1
Medina Spirit15-215-2
Art Collector  8-1  8-1
Max Player  8-1  8-1
Life Is Good 10-1  8-1
Happy Saver14-114-1
Forza Di Oro25-125-1
Rock Your World25-125-1
Chuwa Wizard33-133-1
Dr Post33-133-1
Express Train33-133-1
Lone Rock40-1 
Speaker's Corner40-1 
Dream Shake50-150-1
Jesús' Team50-150-1
Maxfield 14-1
Midnight Bourbon 16-1
Silver State 18-1
Concert Tour 25-1
Royal Ship 25-1
Known Agenda 33-1
Tizamagician 33-1


Even as Tarnawa remained firm as the favorite in the Turf, there was a change in the second choice. Trainer Chad Brown’s three-time Grade 1 winner Domestic Spending actually moved up by holding steady at 9-2. Mishriff went from 4-1 to 5-1 and remained on the board even though co-trainer John Gosden ruled out racing him again this year.

TURFThis weekLast week
Tarnawa  2-1  2-1
Domestic Spending  9-2  9-2
Mishriff  5-1  4-1
Sealiway  6-1 
Love  8-1  8-1
Adayar 10-1  8-1
Yibir 10-1 10-1
Gufo 12-1 12-1
State of Rest 12-1 12-1
Walton Street14-114-1
Bolshoi Ballet20-120-1
Colonel Liam20-120-1
Soldier Rising20-1 
War Like Goddess20-120-1
Channel Maker25-125-1
Channel Cat28-128-1
Say the Word33-133-1


On a five-race winning streak, Letruska became the second horse to be cut to even money or better in the Breeders’ Cup futures. Behind Kentucky Oaks and Alabama (G1) victor Malathaat at 9-2, two of Brown’s 5-year-old mares – Dunbar Road at 7-1 and Royal Flag at 8-1 – made their first appearances. Trainer Bob Baffert’s 3-year-old filly Private Mission also opened at 8-1.

DISTAFFThis weekLast week
Letruska  1-1  3-2
Malathaat  9-2  9-2
Dunbar Road  7-1 
Shedaresthedevil  7-1  7-1
Private Mission  8-1 
Royal Flag  8-1 
Clairière 10-1  7-1
Bonny South 12-1  9-1
As Time Goes By16-116-1
Always Carina20-120-1
Ce Ce20-114-1
Blue Stripe25-125-1
Crazy Beautiful25-125-1
Marché Lorraine25-125-1
Travel Column25-125-1
Will's Secret33-133-1
Swiss Skydiver   7-1


Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby confirmed that Mile favorite Space Blues, winner of this month’s seven-furlong Prix de la Forêt (G1) in France, would be shipped to Del Mar. In Love, the 5-year-old gelding who won the Keeneland Turf Mile (G1) for Brazil-born trainer Paulo Lobo, shortened from 10-1 to 8-1.

MILEThis weekLast week
Space Blues  5-2  5-2
Mo Forza  4-1  4-1
Tribhuvan  7-1  7-1
Blowout  8-1  8-1
Domestic Spending  8-1  8-1
In Love  8-1 10-1
Saffron Beach  8-1  8-1
Alcohol Free 10-1 10-1
Mother Earth 10-1 
Order of Australia 10-1 10-1
Pearls Galore 10-1 
Danon Kingly 11-1 11-1
Sacred 11-1 
Smooth Like Strait 12-1 12-1
Got Stormy 14-1 14-1
Space Traveler 14-1 
La Dragontea16-1 
Lope y Fernández16-116-1
Master of the Seas16-116-1
Set Piece16-1 
Du Jour20-120-1
Grenadier Guards20-1 
Raging Bull25-125-1
Lucky Vega33-133-1
Southern District33-1 
Champers Élysées40-140-1


Jackie’s Warrior is still the 6-5 favorite to win the six-furlong, $2 million Sprint. Special Reserve, who finished first on Oct. 8 in the Phoenix Stakes (G2) at Keeneland, opened as the new 5-1 second choice. He replaced Dr. Schivel, the two-time Grade 1 winner who went from 5-1 to 6-1. Following Sea, the winner of the Vosburgh (G2) on Oct. 9 at Belmont Park, made his first appearance at 13-2.

SPRINTThis weekLast week
Jackie's Warrior  6-5  6-5
Special Reserve  5-1 
Dr. Schivel  6-1  5-1
Following Sea13-2 
Bella Sofia  7-113-2
Kimari  8-1  7-1
Beau Liam 10-1 10-1
Baby Yoda 12-1  8-1
C Z Rocket14-114-1
Eight Rings16-116-1
Mischevious Alex* 16-1 
Jalen Journey25-125-1
Matera Sky33-133-1
Flightline   9-2
Yaupon    7-1
Firenze Fire  10-1
*Retired; still listed by bookmaker. 

Filly & Mare Turf

With streaking Flower Bowl (G1) winner War Like Goddess firm as the 3-1 favorite, there were few changes in the market for the $2 million Filly & Mare Turf. Loves Only You, a 5-year-old mare who will lead Japan’s string of seven Breeders’ Cup horses, slipped from 5-1 to 6-1. Empress Josephine, the Coolmore homebred who finished third and then ninth in Grade 1 races one week apart at Keeneland this month, opened at 16-1.

FILLY & MARE TURFThis weekLast week
War Like Goddess  3-1  3-1
Love  4-1  4-1
Shantisara  5-1  5-1
Teona  5-1  5-1
Althiqa  6-1  6-1
Loves Only You  6-1  5-1
Snowfall  7-1  7-1
Audarya  8-1  8-1
Free Wind  8-1  8-1
Going to Vegas  8-1  8-1
Mother Earth  8-1  8-1
Technical Analysis  8-1  8-1
Gift List 10-1 10-1
Aunt Pearl 12-1 12-1
Empress Josephine16-1 
La Dragontea16-116-1
Harvey's Lil Goil20-120-1
Magic Attitude20-120-1
La Signare50-150-1

Dirt Mile

The only change in the Dirt Mile odds that happened beneath 3-2 favorite Life Is Good came with By My Standards. Unraced since Aug. 7, when he was fifth in the Whitney (G1) at Saratoga, trainer Bret Calhoun’s 5-year-old went from 12-1 to 14-1.

DIRT MILEThis weekLast week
Life Is Good  3-2  3-2
Jackie's Warrior  9-2  9-2
Art Collector  5-1  5-1
Eight Rings  8-1  8-1
Silver State  8-1  8-1
By My Standards 12-114-1
Plainsman 12-1 12-1
Beau Liam14-114-1
Jesús' Team14-114-1
Drain the Clock20-120-1
Southern District25-125-1
Hidden Enemy40-140-1
Speaker's Corner40-140-1

Turf Sprint

The odds repeated themselves for the Turf Sprint, led by Golden Pal’s 8-5 (actually plus-165). The only change was the addition of The Lir Jet (16-1), who won his U.S. debut Sept. 11 in the Franklin-Simpson (G2) at Kentucky Downs.

TURF SPRINTThis weekLast week
Golden Pal  8-5  8-5
Kimari  7-1  7-1
A Case of You  8-1  8-1
Gear Jockey  8-1  8-1
Lieutenant Dan  8-1  8-1
Glass Slippers 10-1 10-1
Campanelle 11-1 11-1
Suesa 11-1 11-1
Casa Creed 12-1 12-1
Fast Boat14-114-1
Dragon Symbol16-116-1
The Lir Jet16-1 
Extravagant Kid20-120-1

Filly & Mare Sprint

Never mind who will win. Who will show up? Amid reports of ongoing attrition from this $1 million race, defending winner and 2020 division champion Gamine looks like she is holding all the money at 5-6 (actually minus-135). Edgeway opened at 6-1 after trainer John Sadler confirmed she would be entered. Bell’s the One was added at 10-1 despite Neil Pessin’s decision not to send her to the Breeders’ Cup.

FILLY & MARE SPRINTThis weekLast week
Gamine  5-6  5-6
Bella Sofia  3-1  3-1
Ce Ce  5-1  5-1
Edgeway  6-1 
Kimari  8-1  7-1
Bell's the One 10-1 
Souper Sensational16-1 12-1
Estilo Talentoso20-120-1
Stellar Sound50-150-1


Bettors apparently cannot get enough of 2-for-2 Grade 1 victor Jack Christopher, who has gone from 11-4 to 5-2 to 2-1 in consecutive weeks. Trainer Ken McPeek’s commitment to send Breeders’ Futurity winner Rattle N Roll to Del Mar led to his being cut from 7-1 to 6-1.

JUVENILEThis weekLast week
Jack Christopher  2-1  5-2
Corniche  7-2  7-2
Commandperformance  6-1  6-1
Major General  6-1  6-1
Pinehurst  6-1  6-1
Rattle N Roll  6-1  7-1
Winning Map  7-1 
Rockefeller  8-1  8-1
Gunite 10-1 10-1
Wit 10-1 10-1
Pappacap 11-1 11-1
Joker Boy 16-1 16-1
My Prankster16-1 
Classic Causeway 20-1 20-1
Forbidden Kingdom20-120-1
Oviatt Class22-1 
Jasper Great28-1 
Kevin's Folly50-150-1

Juvenile Fillies 

Being 3-for-3 with two Grade 1 triumphs, Echo Zulu is an unflinching 8-5 (actually plus-165) favorite to win this race. The only change in this market was the addition of Matareya, a maiden winner from the Brad Cox stable who finished fifth in the Alcibiades (G1) on Oct. 8 at Keeneland. She opened at 16-1.

JUVENILE FILLIESThis weekLast week
Echo Zulu  8-5  8-5
Juju's Map  5-2  5-2
Ain't Easy  9-2  9-2
Hidden Connection  6-1  6-1
Averly Jane  7-1  7-1
Grace Adler 10-1 10-1
Matareya 16-1 

Juvenile Turf

Behind 3-1 favorite Modern Games, who was confirmed by Appleby for the flight to America, four new names showed up in the Juvenile Turf futures. They were led by One Timer (11-2), a 3-for-3 gelding who won a black-type stakes at Santa Anita in her turf debut Oct. 1 for trainer Larry Rivelli. She is also 5-1 to win the Juvenile Turf Sprint.

JUVENILE TURFThis weekLast week
Modern Games  3-1  3-1
Albahr  4-1  4-1
One Timer 11-2 
Annapolis  6-1  6-1
Mackinnon  6-1  6-1
Dubawi Legend  7-1 
Angel Bleu  8-1 
Tiz the Bomb  8-1  8-1
Slipstream  9-1 
Bayside Boy 12-1 13-2
Kiss the Sky14-114-1
Reach for the Moon14-114-1
Berkshire Shadow16-116-1
Ebro River16-116-1
Go Bears Go20-120-1
Red Danger20-120-1

Juvenile Fillies Turf

This race is more in flux than any other. One big reason is that Appleby did not include the favorite Wild Beauty when he told Daily Racing Form about the Godolphin horses who would be shipped to the Breeders’ Cup. She remained listed at Bovada but drifted from 3-1 to 4-1. The second choice Tenebrism, who was cut from 11-2 to 5-1, was expected to be sent to California by trainer Aidan O’Brien.

Wild Beauty  4-1  3-1
Tenebrism  5-1 11-2
Discoveries 11-2 11-2
Consumer Spending  8-1  8-1
Haughty  8-1 
Agartha  9-1  9-1
California Angel 10-1 
Diamond Wow 10-1 
Hello You 10-1 10-1
Her World 10-1 10-1
Koala Princess 10-1 10-1
Prosperous Voyage 10-1 10-1
Cairo Memories 11-1 11-1
McKulick 11-1 11-1
Sacred Bridge 12-1 12-1
Sail By 12-1 
Oscula 14-1 
Mise En Scène 16-1 16-1
Zain Claudette 16-1 16-1
Boxing Day25-1 
Brandon'smylawyer 25-1 25-1
Romantic Time 25-1 25-1
Decree of Love33-1

Juvenile Turf Sprint

Undefeated in four races for trainer Wesley Ward, Averly Jane shortened from 3-1 to 9-4 to win the $1 million Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2). Most of the prices held firm behind her while five 2-year-olds were added.

Averly Jane  9-4  3-1
Perfect Power  7-2  7-2
Twilight Gleaming  9-2  9-2
Tenebrism  6-1  6-1
Armor  7-1  7-1
One Timer  7-1 
Her World  8-1  8-1
Koala Princess  8-1  8-1
Sacred Bridge 10-1 10-1
Slipstream 10-1 
Quick Suzy 12-1 12-1
Twilight Jet 12-1 
Kaufymaker 14-1 
Zain Claudette 16-1 16-1
Red Danger 20-1 20-1
Sandrine 20-1 20-1
Hierarchy 22-116-1
Forbidden Kingdom25-1 
Go Bears Go 25-1 25-1

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