TWO DAY BREEDERS’ CUP

Two Day Breeders’ Cup: One of the biggest horse racing weekends of the entire year is upon us, with the Breeders’ Cup Championships set for Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. The highlight of the 14-race series is the Breeders’ Cup Classic, which brings the whole cycle to a close on Sunday.

Let’s take a look at the entries and betting odds for some of the top two day Breeders’ Cup races, courtesy of classic online racebook JazzSports.ag

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (5:15 pm ET, TVG, NBC Sports)

PostHorseOdds
1Camp Hope+3000
2King Fury+1500
3Reinvestment Risk+450
4Likable+1500
5Essential Quality+400
6Keepmeinmind+3000
7Jackie’s Warrior+140
8Classier+1200
9Sittin on Go+1200
10Dreamer’s Disease+3000
11Next+1500
12Hot Rod Charlie+3000
13Rombauer+1500
14Calibrate+2000

This race has a few favorites against a wider field. Jackie’s Warrior won the Saratoga Special (Grade II) and followed that up by winning the Hopeful Stakes (Grade I) in September. Essential Quality picked up a huge win at Keeneland in the Breeders’ Futurity (Grade I). That course followed the same surface that the Juvenile will trace, including the two turns that will test the horses on Saturday. One reason why Jackie’s Warrior is listed ahead of Essential Quality and Reinvestment Risk because of Jackie’s Warrior’s victory at the Champagne Stakes (Grade I), posting a 100 Beyer Speed Figure.

Sunday, November 7

Breeders’ Cup Turf (4:33 pm ET, TVG, NBC)

PostHorseOdds
1Arklow+500
2Magical+250
3Tarnawa+600
4Mehdaayih+3000
5Donjah+3000
6Lord North+800
7United+800
8Red King+2000
9Channel Maker+500
10Mogul+400

Magical came in second at the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Turf and has competed well across the board in a variety of top stakes races in Europe. In her last race, she was third at Ascot in a Group 1 stretch but got caught in some traffic down the stretch and could not blow ahead to the lead. There should be more room for her to operate in this race. Arklow has only picked up seven career wins, but three of those came at 1 ½ miles, so this race is appropriate for his talents. He settled for eighth in the Breeders’ Cup Turf a year ago, but he won a Grade III stakes over this distance in his most recent race and has posted some solid workouts, so he’s an interesting contender.

Breeders’ Cup Classic (5:18 pm ET, TVG, NBC)

PostHorseOdds
1Tacitus+2000
2Tiz the Law+300
3By My Standards+1000
4Tom’s d’Etat+600
5Title Ready+3000
6Higher Power+2000
7Global Campaign+2000
8Improbable+250
9Authentic+600
10Maximum Security+350

Improbable did not fare well in the Triple Crown chase last year, but his four-year-old season started with a bang, coming up second in the Oaklawn Mile to Tom’s d’Etat. After that, he has dominated three consecutive Grade I stakes races, including the Awesome Again Stakes, where he ran away from Maximum Security. Authentic is an intriguing entry after winning the 2020 Kentucky Derby but falling by a neck to Swiss Skydiver in the Preakness Stakes.

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