Breeders’ Cup odds: See the updated futures for 231 horses

Breeders’ Cup odds: See the updated futures for 231 horses
Photo: Bovada

While Knicks Go and Essential Quality remained the top two choices to win the Classic, the British Champions card Saturday led to plenty of movement in the futures markets for the Breeders’ Cup Turf and Mile.

Conspicuous by her absence from Ascot during the weekend, 2020 winner Tarnawa became an even shorter-priced favorite to win the Turf, according to the Costa Rica-based bookmaker Bovada. The dropout of prominent European horses led to Space Blues, a Group 1 victor this month in France, opening as the top choice in the Mile.

Here are the updated Breeders’ Cup futures odds for the championships scheduled to be run Nov. 5 and 6 at Del Mar. (Odds from last Monday are in parentheses.)


Knicks Go has yet to race 1 1/4 miles, but he still shortened to 5-2 to make him more of a firm favorite to win the $6 million Classic. His stablemate in the Brad Cox barn, Essential Quality, drifted to 4-1 but remains the second choice. Dubai World Cup (G1) runner-up Chuwa Wizard, who is based in Japan, opened at 33-1.

CLASSICThis weekLast week
Knicks Go 3-1 5-2
Essential Quality 7-2 4-1
Hot Rod Charlie 7-1 7-1
Medina Spirit15-215-2
Art Collector 8-1 8-1
Life Is Good 8-1 8-1
Max Player 8-1 8-1
Happy Saver14-114-1
Midnight Bourbon16-116-1
Silver State18-118-1
Concert Tour25-125-1
Forza Di Oro25-125-1
Rock Your World25-125-1
Royal Ship25-125-1
Chuwa Wizard33-1 
Dr Post33-133-1
Express Train33-133-1
Known Agenda33-133-1
Dream Shake50-150-1
Jesús' Team50-150-1


Before and since Sealiway’s upset victory Saturday in the British Champion Stakes (G1), overseas connections ruled out the likes of Hurricane Lane, Snowfall and Tribhuvan from consideration for the $4 million Turf. Last year’s Breeders’ Cup winner Tarnawa did not run at Ascot. She is still training forward from her second-place finish in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1), and her odds shortened to 2-1.

TURFThis weekLast week
Tarnawa 2-1 9-4
Mishriff 4-1 7-2
Domestic Spending 9-2 9-2
Adayar 8-1 6-1
Love 8-1 
Yibir 10-1 10-1
Gufo 12-1 12-1
State of Rest 12-1 12-1
Walton Street14-114-1
Astronaut20-1 16-1
Bolshoi Ballet20-120-1
Colonel Liam20-120-1
War Like Goddess20-1 16-1
Channel Maker25-125-1
Channel Cat28-128-1
Say the Word33-133-1
Hurricane Lane  6-1
Snowfall 8-1
Tribhuvan 14-1
Al Aasy 33-1
Serpentine 40-1


The odds did not move for the $2 million Distaff, where Letruska, her 6-for-7 year and her Grade 1 victories continue to rule the market.

DISTAFFThis weekLast week
Letruska 3-2 3-2
Malathaat 9-2 9-2
Clairière 7-1 7-1
Shedaresthedevil 7-1 7-1
Swiss Skydiver 7-1 7-1
Bonny South 9-1 9-1
Ce Ce14-114-1
As Time Goes By16-116-1
Always Carina20-120-1
Blue Stripe25-125-1
Crazy Beautiful25-125-1
Marché Lorraine25-125-1
Travel Column25-125-1
Will's Secret33-133-1


After his upset loss in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (G1) on Saturday, Palace Pier is not coming to America. Neither are Poetic Flare and Baaeed. Space Blues, who won the Prix de la Forêt (G1) on the Arc undercard, opened as the new favorite to win the $2 million Mile. He is bred and owned by Godolphin and trained by Charlie Appleby, who said the 5-year-old Dubawi could race one last time by going to Del Mar. Space Blues has not raced farther than seven furlongs in 2 1/2 years.

MILEThis weekLast week
Space Blues 5-2 
Mo Forza 4-1 6-1
Tribhuvan 7-1 8-1
Blowout 8-1 
Domestic Spending 8-1 8-1
Saffron Beach 8-1 
Alcohol Free 10-1 
In Love 10-1 12-1
Order of Australia 10-115-2
Danon Kingly 11-1 12-1
Smooth Like Strait 12-116-1
Got Stormy 14-1 12-1
Lope y Fernández16-116-1
Master of the Seas16-120-1
Du Jour20-120-1
Raging Bull25-125-1
Lucky Vega33-133-1
Champers Élysées40-140-1
Palace Pier 9-4
Poetic Flare 9-2
Baaeed 6-1


The favorite Jackie’s Warrior accounted for the only change in the market for the $2 million Sprint, going from even money (actually plus-110) to 6-5 (plus-120).

SPRINTThis weekLast week
Jackie's Warrior 6-5 1-1
Flightline 9-2 9-2
Dr. Schivel 5-1 5-1
Bella Sofia13-213-2
Kimari 7-1 7-1
Yaupon* 7-1 7-1
Baby Yoda 8-1 8-1
Beau Liam 10-1 10-1
Firenze Fire 10-1 10-1
C Z Rocket14-114-1
Eight Rings16-116-1
Jalen Journey25-125-1
Matera Sky33-133-1
*Retired; still listed by oddsmaker. 

Filly & Mare Turf

A winner at Keeneland on Saturday was the most prominent of the new names lining up behind 3-1 favorite War Like Goddess in the futures for the $2 million Filly & Mare Turf. Shantisara opened at 5-1 after her third consecutive victory for Chad Brown came in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1). Teona, who won the Prix Vermeille (G1) on Sept. 12 in France, also appeared for the first time at 5-1.

FILLY & MARE TURFThis weekLast week
War Like Goddess 3-1 3-1
Love 4-1 4-1
Loves Only You 5-1 5-1
Shantisara 5-1 
Teona 5-1 
Althiqa 6-1 6-1
Snowfall 7-1 4-1
Audarya 8-1 8-1
Free Wind 8-1 
Going to Vegas 8-1 
Mother Earth 8-1 7-1
Technical Analysis 8-1 
Gift List 10-1 10-1
Aunt Pearl 12-1 12-1
La Dragontea16-116-1
Harvey's Lil Goil20-1
Magic Attitude20-120-1
La Signare50-150-1
Summer Romance  12-1
Going Global 16-1

Dirt Mile 

Life Is Good, who was transferred this spring from trainer Bob Baffert to Todd Pletcher, maintained his place as the 3-2 favorite for the $1 million Dirt Mile. Eight Rings, still in the Baffert barn, opened at 8-1 on the back of an allowance victory two weeks ago. That was the same day Plainsman, trained by Brad Cox, won the Ack Ack (G3) at Churchill Downs. He made his first appearance at 12-1.

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 
Silver State 8-1 8-1
By My Standards 12-114-1
Plainsman 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
Flightline  5-1
Mischevious Alex 14-1
Mr. Briggs 50-1

Turf Sprint

A week after winning the Woodford (G2) at Keeneland, Golden Pal shortened from 7-4 (plus-175) to 8-5 (plus-165), still the favorite to score in the $1 million Turf Sprint. A Case of You, who won the Prix de l’Abbaye (G1) on the Arc undercard and has never raced on firm turf, opened at 8-1.

TURF SPRINTThis weekLast week
Golden Pal 8-5 7-4
Kimari 7-1 8-1
A Case of You 8-1 
Gear Jockey 8-1 9-1
Lieutenant Dan 8-1 8-1
Glass Slippers 10-1 10-1
Campanelle 11-1 8-1
Suesa 11-1 11-1
Casa Creed 12-1 12-1
Fast Boat14-114-1
Dragon Symbol16-116-1
Extravagant Kid20-120-1
Starman  5-1

Filly & Mare Sprint

If it were offered as a prop bet, whether this $1 million race gets a full field could be the longest shot on the board. Last year’s winner and Eclipse Award winner Gamine shortened again, going from 4-5 (minus-125) to 3-4 (actually minus-135) to repeat.

FILLY & MARE SPRINTThis weekLast week
Gamine 3-4 4-5
Bella Sofia 3-1 3-1
Ce Ce 5-1 5-1
Kimari 7-1 7-1
Souper Sensational 12-1 12-1
Estilo Talentoso20-120-1
Stellar Sound 50-1


The futures market is bullish on Brown’s 2-for-2 Champagne winner Jack Christopher, who went from 11-4 to 5-2 to win the $2 million Juvenile. Baffert’s American Pharoah (G1) victor Corniche faded from 3-1 to 7-2. Commandperformance, who finished second to Jack Christopher in the Champagne, opened at 6-1.

JUVENILEThis weekLast week
Jack Christopher 5-2 11-4
Corniche 7-2 3-1
Commandperformance 6-1 
Major General 6-1 4-1
Pinehurst 6-1 6-1
Rattle N Roll 7-1 5-1
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
Classic Causeway 20-1 20-1
Forbidden Kingdom20-120-1
Kevin's Folly50-150-1

Juvenile Fillies

Echo Zulu, an undefeated, two-time Grade 1 winner for trainer Steve Asmussen, was cut from 7-4 (plus-175) to 8-5 (plus-165) to win the $2 million Juvenile Fillies. The rest of the odds were unchanged from last week.

JUVENILE FILLIESThis weekLast week
Echo Zulu 8-5 7-4
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

Juvenile Turf

With no changes in the odds, Appleby’s 3-for-5 Group 3 winner Modern Games is still the 3-1 favorite to come from England and win the $1 million Juvenile Turf.

JUVENILE TURFThis weekLast week
Modern Games 3-1 3-1
Albahr 4-1 4-1
Annapolis 6-1 6-1
Mackinnon 6-1 6-1
Bayside Boy 13-2 13-2
Tiz the Bomb 8-1 8-1
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

Wild Beauty is still the 3-1 favorite on the strength of her win last month in the Natalma Stakes (G1) at Woodbine, even though she finished fifth Oct. 8 in the Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket, England. None of the futures changed for this $1 million race.

Wild Beauty 3-1 3-1
Discoveries 11-2 11-2
Tenebrism 11-2 11-2
Consumer Spending 8-1 8-1
Agartha 9-1 9-1
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
Mise En Scène 16-1 16-1
Zain Claudette 16-1 16-1
Brandon'smylawyer 25-1 25-1
Romantic Time 25-1 25-1

Juvenile Turf Sprint

Averly Jane rode her 4-for-4 record and her triumph last Sunday in the Indian Summer Stakes at Keeneland into the favorite’s role for the $1 million Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2).

Averly Jane 3-1 5-1
Perfect Power 7-2 7-2
Twilight Gleaming 9-2 9-2
Tenebrism 6-1 6-1
Armor 7-1 7-1
Her World 8-1 8-1
Koala Princess 8-1 8-1
Sacred Bridge 10-1 10-1
Quick Suzy 12-1 12-1
Hierarchy16-1 20-1
Zain Claudette 16-1 16-1
Red Danger 20-1 20-1
Sandrine 20-1 20-1
Go Bears Go 25-1 25-1

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