Breeders' Cup 2020: Mile Preview & Odds

Breeders' Cup 2020: Mile Preview & Odds
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The 2020 Breeders' Cup Mile is shaping up to be the most international race of Keeneland's Breeders' Cup weekend, which adds to the intrigue of this storied race.

Pinatubo, Palace Pier, Earthlight, Kameko, Champers Elysees and Safe Voyage all are considering shipping from Europe for the Mile, with Pinatubo, Earthlight and Safe Voyage seeming the most likely at the moment.

Pinatubo is listed as the early 3-1 favorite because, among those most likely to come, he has the best credentials. He won all six of his starts as a 2-year-old and though he is only one for four this year, he has been keeping the top company in the world at one mile.

Unlike many divisions, most contenders for the Mile have yet to have their final preps. Almost all of America's top male chances will take center stage in Keeneland's Shadwell Mile, while the top female contenders will compete in the First Lady at Keeneland.

This field's contenders and pretenders will be sorted out in the next two weeks, and now is a great opportunity to find value on your favorite runners before they put forth a top performance in their next start.

Who's already going: Pinatubo, Mo Forza. Safe Voyage, Starship Jubliee, March to the Arch, Social Paranoia and War of Will

Upcoming preps:

First Lady — Newspaperofrecord, Beau Recall, Uni

Shadwell Mile — Analyze It, Hallady, Raging Bull, Sharp Samurai, Without Parole and Bowie's Hero

Hill Prince — Decorated Invader

Sun Chariot Stakes — Champers Elysees

Prix de la Foret — Earthlight

Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Ascot)  — Palace Pier

Horse Claim to Fame What's NextBest  Odds 
Pinatubo3 time Group 1 winnerBC Mile3-1
Palace PierMultiple Group 1 winnerQueen Elizabeth II Stakes11-2
Newspaperofrecord2 time G1 winnerFirst Lady8-1
Earthlight2 time Group 1 winnerPrix de la Foret9-1
Kameko2 time Group 1 winnerMaybe BC Mile12-1
Analyze ItMultiple G3 winner, 3rd in 2019 BC Mile Shadwell Mile14-1
Circus Maximus3 time Group 1 winnerMaybe BC Mile14-1
HalladayFourstardave winnerShadwell Mile14-1
Mo ForzaDel Mar Mile winnerBC Mile 14-1 
Uni2019 BC Mile winnerFirst Lady 14-1 
Raging BullG1 Shoemaker Mile winnerShadwell Mile  14-1 
Beau RecallMultiple G2 winnerFirst Lady 16-1
Champers ElyseesGroup 1 Matron Stakes winner Sun Chariot Stakes16-1
Safe VoyageMultiple Group 2 winnerBC Mile 18-1
Starship JublieeWoodbine Mile winnerBC Mile/BC F&M Turf  20-1 
Decorated Invader2019 G1 Summer Stakes winnerHill Prince20-1
Sharp SamuraiMultiple G2 winner, 2nd in Pacific ClassicShadwell Mile20-1
War of WillDual surface G1 winnerBC Mile/BC Classic25-1
Without ParoleMultiple Group 1 winnerShadwell Mile25-1
Social ParanoiaMultiple G3 winner BC Mile25-1
March to the Arch2nd in Woodbine Mile BC Mile30-1
Bowie's Hero2019 Shadwell Mile winnerShadwell Mile30-1
Valid PointG1 Secretariat winnerMaybe BC Mile33-1

Sources: Bovada and Oddschecker 

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