Breeders’ Cup odds: See 49 new names, including juveniles

Breeders’ Cup odds: See 49 new names, including juveniles
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Knicks Go became a shorter-priced favorite, and weekend winners Life Is Good and Hot Rod Charlie moved into single digits in the futures market for the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

Even though it was a virtual walkover Saturday in the Kelso Handicap (G2) at Belmont Park, Life Is Good’s 5: 4-1-0 record was undoubtedly as much a reason he went from 10-1 to 6-1 at Costa Rica-based Bovada to win the $6 million race Nov. 6 at Del Mar.

Hot Rod Charlie had a more contentious victory Saturday with his score in the Pennsylvania Derby (G1). With his first win at the top grade, the Belmont Stakes runner-up advanced from 12-1 to 8-1.

After a five-furlong, 1:00.8 breeze at Churchill Downs, Knicks Go went from 7-2 to 3-1. He expected to race on the same track Saturday in the Lukas Classic (G3).

Bovada also opened its first pools for the 2-year-old races Nov. 5, making Major General the favorite in the Juvenile and Echo Zulu the Juvenile Fillies favorite.

Here are Bovada’s updated Breeders’ Cup futures odds for 11 of the 14 races scheduled to be run Nov. 5 and 6. (Odds from last Monday are in parentheses.):

Classic

  3-1   (7-2) Knicks Go

  4-1   (4-1) Essential Quality

  6-1 (10-1) Life Is Good

  8-1 (12-1) Hot Rod Charlie

  8-1   (7-1) Max Player

11-1   (9-1) Happy Saver

12-1 (10-1) Maxfield

16-1 (12-1) Forza Di Oro

16-1 (16-1) Medina Spirit

16-1 (20-1) Midnight Bourbon

16-1 (18-1) Rombauer

16-1 (12-1) Tripoli

18-1 (16-1) Silver State

25-1 (25-1) Concert Tour

25-1 (20-1) Express Train

25-1 (25-1) Fulsome

25-1 (25-1) Idol

25-1 (25-1) Rock Your World

25-1 (22-1) Royal Ship

25-1 (25-1) Tacitus

25-1 (25-1) Tizamagician

33-1 (33-1) Dr Post

33-1 (33-1) Known Agenda

40-1 (40-1) Dream Shake

40-1 (40-1) Jesús’ Team

   --  (18-1) Country Grammer

   --  (20-1) Jackie’s Warrior

Turf

Even as three-time Group 1 winner Mishriff held steady as the 4-1 favorite, three horses moved into the Bovada pool for the $4 million Turf. Godolphin’s King George (G1) winner Adayar (7-1), Coolmore’s Prix Vermeille runner-up Snowfall (7-1) and British St. Leger winner Hurricane Lane (8-1) made their first appearances and already were among the top seven betting choices.

  4-1   (4-1) Mishriff

  4-1   (4-1) Tarnawa

  5-1   (6-1) Domestic Spending

  7-1   ( -- ) Adayar

  7-1   ( -- ) Snowfall

  8-1   ( -- ) Hurricane Lane

  8-1   (6-1) Yibir

10-1   (6-1) Walton Street

12-1 (12-1) Gufo

12-1 (12-1) Lord North

12-1 (12-1) State of Rest

14-1 (16-1) Tribhuvan

16-1 (16-1) Astronaut

16-1 (12-1) Japan

16-1 (33-1) War Like Goddess

20-1 (20-1) Bolshoi Ballet

20-1 (16-1) Colonel Liam

25-1 (20-1) Arklow

25-1 (16-1) Channel Maker

25-1 (20-1) Imperador

25-1 (16-1) Mogul

25-1 (16-1) United

28-1 (25-1) Channel Cat

33-1 (20-1) Al Aasy

33-1 (25-1) Say the Word

33-1 (33-1) Somelikeithotbrown

40-1 (33-1) Serpentine

   --    (9-2) St Mark’s Basilica

Distaff

Even though she is expected to remain idle until the Spinster Stakes (G1) on Oct. 10 at Keeneland, Letruska continues to carry the betting momentum for the $2 million Distaff, shortening from 5-2 to 7-4. Still basking in her victory in the Alabama (G1) last month at Saratoga, Malathaat was cut from 6-1 to 4-1. After her narrow victory this month in the Locust Grove (G3), Shedaresthedevil was the subject of a delayed reaction, finally shortening from 12-1 to 7-1. With her retirement, Monomoy Girl was dropped from the futures.

  7-4   (5-2) Letruska

  4-1   (6-1) Malathaat

  7-1 (12-1) Shedaresthedevil

  7-1   (7-1) Swiss Skydiver

  8-1   ( -- ) Bonny South

  8-1 (16-1) Clairière

16-1   ( -- ) Always Carina

16-1 (14-1) As Time Goes By

16-1 (14-1) Ce Ce

16-1 (11-1) Maracujá

25-1 (25-1) Blue Stripe

25-1 (16-1) Crazy Beautiful

25-1 (33-1) Travel Column

25-1 (25-1) Vequist

28-1   ( -- ) Altaf

33-1   ( -- ) Marché Lorraine

33-1   ( -- ) Will’s Secret

40-1 (40-1) Dayoutoftheoffice

40-1   ( -- ) Horologist

  --     (7-2) Monomoy Girl

  --     (8-1) Search Results

  --   (10-1) Gamine

Mile

Odds for the $2 million Mile were unchanged from last week, meaning Sheikh Hamdan’s 4-year-old colt Palace Pier is still the 9-5 favorite to add to his 4-for-4 record in 2021.

  9-5   (9-5) Palace Pier

  9-2   (9-2) Poetic Flare

  6-1   (6-1) Baaeed

  7-1   (7-1) Domestic Spending

  8-1   (8-1) Order of Australia

  9-1   (9-1) Got Stormy

  9-1   (9-1) Lord North

  9-1   (9-1) Mo Forza

  9-1   (9-1) Tribhuvan

10-1 (10-1) Gran Alegria

12-1 (12-1) Danon Kingly

12-1 (12-1) Lope y Fernández

12-1 (12-1) Smooth Like Strait

14-1 (14-1) Master of the Seas

20-1 (20-1) Du Jour

20-1 (20-1) Town Cruise

25-1 (25-1) Raging Bull

33-1 (33-1) Lucky Vega

33-1 (33-1) Somelikeithotbrown

40-1 (40-1) Champers Élysées

Sprint

Jackie’s Warrior won the Gallant Bob by 6 3/4 lengths Saturday at Parx Racing. No wonder he went from 3-1 to 7-4 to become a firm favorite in the six-furlong, $2 million Sprint. Springtime Grade 1 winner Kimari, who got back on the work tab this month for trainer Wesley Ward, opened at 7-1 and was the shortest-priced of six new betting options.

  7-4   (3-1) Jackie’s Warrior

  3-1   (5-2) Flightline

  6-1   (5-1) Yaupon*

  7-1   (7-1) Firenze Fire

  7-1   ( -- ) Kimari

  8-1   ( -- ) Beau Liam

  8-1   (8-1) Bella Sofia

10-1   ( -- ) Baby Yoda

10-1   (9-1) C Z Rocket

10-1 (10-1) Dr. Schivel

12-1   (6-1) Nashville

20-1   ( -- ) Eight Rings

20-1 (16-1) Flagstaff

25-1   ( -- ) Jalen Journey

25-1 (25-1) Lexitonian

33-1   ( -- ) Matera Sky

   --    (7-1) Ginóbili

   --  (16-1) Mind Control

   --  (16-1) Whitmore

*Retired; still listed by Bovada.

Filly & Mare Turf

Santa Barbara’s fatal injury last week meant the $2 million Filly & Mare Turf lost its 5-2 favorite. War Like Goddess, who scored this month in the Flower Bowl (G1) at Saratoga, was cut from 11-4 to 3-1 and became the new top choice. Even after three consecutive losses, Coolmore 4-year-old Love jumped into the pool at 7-2.

  3-1 (11-4) War Like Goddess

  7-2   ( -- ) Love

  4-1   (4-1) Snowfall

  5-1   (4-1) Loves Only You

  5-1   ( -- ) Mother Earth

  6-1   (8-1) Audarya

  7-1   (8-1) Althiqa

10-1 (12-1) Gift List

12-1   (7-1) Aunt Pearl

12-1 (12-1) Summer Romance

16-1   ( -- ) La Dragontea

18-1 (12-1) Jouster

20-1 (12-1) Harvey’s Lil Goil

20-1 (14-1) Lemista

20-1 (14-1) Magic Attitude

20-1 (20-1) Personal

40-1   ( -- ) Mervellieux

50-1 (33-1) La Signare

50-1 (33-1) Willow

   --    (5-2) Santa Barbara

   --    (9-2) Gufo

   --    (6-1) Alpine Star

   --    (6-1) Mean Mary

Dirt Mile

Geared down against only two other finishers and still a 5 1/2-length victor in the Kelso Handicap (G2), Life Is Good was shortened from 3-1 to 7-4 to win the $1 million Dirt Mile. Already the 2-for-2 second choice in the Sprint, late-blooming 3-year-old Flightline opened at 4-1 for this race, which would mark his first time going two turns if he were to start.

    7-4   (3-1) Life Is Good

    4-1   ( -- ) Flightline

    4-1   (4-1) Jackie’s Warrior

    5-1   (5-1) Silver State

  11-2 (11-2) Art Collector

  10-1 (10-1) Medina Spirit

  12-1   ( -- ) Beau Liam

  12-1 (12-1) Concert Tour

  12-1 (12-1) Drain the Clock

  12-1 (12-1) Mischevious Alex

  14-1 (14-1) By My Standards

  14-1 (14-1) Fulsome

  14-1 (14-1) Jesús’ Team

  16-1   ( -- ) Ginóbili

  25-1   ( -- ) Southern District

  33-1   ( -- ) Speaker’s Corner

  40-1   ( -- ) Hidden Enemy

100-1   ( -- ) Mr. Briggs

Turf Sprint

The favorite Golden Pal drifted from 5-2 to 3-1 while seven new names were added for the $1 million, five-furlong Turf Sprint. Suesa, a Group 2 winner who finished fourth last month in the Nunthorpe Stakes (G1) in England, opened at 9-1. The 3-year-old filly finished 2 1/2 lengths ahead of Golden Pal in that race.

  3-1   (5-2) Golden Pal

  7-1   (7-1) Starman

  8-1   (8-1) Campanelle

  8-1   (8-1) Gear Jockey

  8-1   (8-1) Kimari

  9-1   ( -- ) Suesa

10-1 (10-1) Glass Slippers

12-1   ( -- ) Emaraaty Anna

14-1 (14-1) Fast Boat

16-1 (16-1) Casa Creed

16-1 (16-1) Dragon Symbol

16-1   ( -- ) Extravagant Kid

16-1   ( -- ) Imprimis

25-1   ( -- ) Lieutenant Dan

25-1 (25-1) Sombeyay

33-1   ( -- ) Bombard

33-1 (25-1) Supremacy

66-1   ( -- ) Fairywren

Filly & Mare Sprint

There was no movement in the market for the seven-furlong, $1 million Filly & Mare Sprint. With her 10: 9-0-0 record, Gamine is still the only odds-on favorite to win a Saturday race in the 2021 Breeders’ Cup.

  4-5   (4-5) Gamine

  4-1   (4-1) Bella Sofia

  6-1   (6-1) Kimari

  8-1   (8-1) Ce Ce

  8-1   (8-1) Souper Sensational

12-1 (12-1) Australasia

20-1 (20-1) Estilo Talentoso

Juvenile

With a 2-for-2 record for trainer Todd Pletcher, Iroquois (G3) winner Major General opened as the odds-on favorite to win the 1 1/16-mile, $2 million Juvenile. With 21 starters in this race, Pletcher has won it twice, with Uncle Mo in 2010 at Churchill Downs and Shanghai Bobby in 2012 at Santa Anita.

  4-5   ( -- ) Major General

  5-1   ( -- ) Gunite

  5-1   ( -- ) Pinehurst

13-2   ( -- ) Wit

  8-1   ( -- ) Corniche

12-1   ( -- ) Classic Causeway

12-1   ( -- ) Joker Boy

12-1   ( -- ) Pappacap

16-1   ( -- ) Finneus

20-1   ( -- ) Forbidden Kingdom

25-1   ( -- ) Kevin’s Folly

Juvenile Fillies

A four-length victory this month in the Spinaway (G1) at Saratoga not only made Echo Zulu 2-for-2, it also catapulted her to be a 7-2 favorite for the 1 1/16-mile, $2 million Juvenile Fillies. Her trainer Steve Asmussen won the race 10 years ago with My Miss Aurelia.

  7-2   ( -- ) Echo Zulu

  9-2   ( -- ) Grace Adler

  6-1   ( -- ) Hidden Connection

10-1   ( -- ) Averly Jane

16-1   ( -- ) Tarabi

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