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
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 Next||Best Odds|
|Pinatubo||3 time Group 1 winner||BC Mile||3-1|
|Palace Pier||Multiple Group 1 winner||Queen Elizabeth II Stakes||11-2|
|Newspaperofrecord||2 time G1 winner||First Lady||8-1|
|Earthlight||2 time Group 1 winner||Prix de la Foret||9-1|
|Kameko||2 time Group 1 winner||Maybe BC Mile||12-1|
|Analyze It||Multiple G3 winner, 3rd in 2019 BC Mile||Shadwell Mile||14-1|
|Circus Maximus||3 time Group 1 winner||Maybe BC Mile||14-1|
|Halladay||Fourstardave winner||Shadwell Mile||14-1|
|Mo Forza||Del Mar Mile winner||BC Mile||14-1|
|Uni||2019 BC Mile winner||First Lady||14-1|
|Raging Bull||G1 Shoemaker Mile winner||Shadwell Mile||14-1|
|Beau Recall||Multiple G2 winner||First Lady||16-1|
|Champers Elysees||Group 1 Matron Stakes winner||Sun Chariot Stakes||16-1|
|Safe Voyage||Multiple Group 2 winner||BC Mile||18-1|
|Starship Jubliee||Woodbine Mile winner||BC Mile/BC F&M Turf||20-1|
|Decorated Invader||2019 G1 Summer Stakes winner||Hill Prince||20-1|
|Sharp Samurai||Multiple G2 winner, 2nd in Pacific Classic||Shadwell Mile||20-1|
|War of Will||Dual surface G1 winner||BC Mile/BC Classic||25-1|
|Without Parole||Multiple Group 1 winner||Shadwell Mile||25-1|
|Social Paranoia||Multiple G3 winner||BC Mile||25-1|
|March to the Arch||2nd in Woodbine Mile||BC Mile||30-1|
|Bowie's Hero||2019 Shadwell Mile winner||Shadwell Mile||30-1|
|Valid Point||G1 Secretariat winner||Maybe BC Mile||33-1|
Sources: Bovada and Oddschecker