Bettors favor Flightline in Breeders' Cup Classic Future Wager

Bettors favor Flightline in Breeders' Cup Classic Future Wager
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Undefeated Flightline closed as the favorite following the completion of betting on Sunday in Pool No. 1 of the Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager. A $2 bet on Flightline will pay $6.98 with Kentucky’s penny breakage, which puts him at 2-1 on the final odds board. Winner of the Metropolitan Handicap (G1) on June 11, Flightline led the field of 23 horses and one “all others” wagering interest in the first future wager pool for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), which will be run at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky, on Nov. 5.

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Pool No. 1 of the future wager generated $205,249 in total handle, which was a 138% increase from the first pool of the Classic future wager in 2018, the last time this wager was offered. The Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager is a win bet only with a $2 minimum.

Flightline was followed in the future wager by Life Is Good at 6-1 ($15.56). Trained by Todd Pletcher, Life Is Good was an impressive winner of Saturday’s Whitney Stakes (G1) at Saratoga. The 3-year-old Epicenter, winner of the Jim Dandy Stakes (G2) at Saratoga on July 30, was next at 7-1 ($17.42). Dubai World Cup (G1) winner Country Grammer was the fourth betting choice at 12-1 ($27.14).

The Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager enables fans to bet on possible contenders for the Breeders’ Cup Classic well in advance of the World Championships in November. The second future wager will be offered over Labor Day weekend with the pool opening on Sept. 2 at 12 p.m. EDT and ending at 6:30 p.m. EDT on Sept. 5.

These are the official closing prices for each betting interest in the first 2022 Breeders' Cup Classic Future Wager pool.

Breeders' Cup Classic$2 will paysTrainerAge-sex
  1. Americanrevolution  $66.60Todd Pletcher4 c
  2. Charge It  $32.12Todd Pletcher3 c
  3. Corniche$166.40Todd Pletcher3 c
  4. Country Grammer  $27.14Bob Baffert5 h
  5. Cyberknife  $37.48Brad Cox3 c
  6. Dynamic One$127.60Todd Pletcher4 c
  7. Early Voting  $68.40Chad Brown3 c
  8. Emblem Road$156.86Alessandro & Giuseppe Botti4 c
  9. Epicenter  $17.42Steve Asmussen3 c
10. Express Train$148.36John Shirreffs5 h
11. First Captain$141.08Shug McGaughey4 c
12. Flightline    $6.98John Sadler4 c
13. Hot Rod Charlie  $50.10Doug O'Neill4 c
14. Life Is Good  $15.56Todd Pletcher4 c
15. Mandaloun$139.14Brad Cox4 c
16. Olympiad  $36.94Bill Mott4 c
17. Nest  $82.60Todd Pletcher3 f
18. Rich Strike  $71.08Eric Reed3 c
19. Royal Ship$105.34Richard Mandella5 g
20. Stilleto Boy$220.46Ed Moger Jr.4 g
21. Taiba  $30.80Bob Baffert3 c
22. Tawny Port$160.66Brad Cox3 c
23. Zandon  $53.86Chad Brown3 c
24. All other starters  $48.36 

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