Horse Racing Odds – Breeders’ Cup Best Bets 2020

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Thoroughbred racing’s annual showcase event is scheduled to take place this weekend with the Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. Top horses from around the world will participate in a total of 14 races over two days in the 37th edition of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Often looked at as the end of the racing season in North America, the event gives handicappers a grand finale of wagering opportunities on the ponies. The sports’ future stars hit the track for five races on Friday all consisting of two-year-olds. The marquee races are the Juvenile and the Juvenile Fillies. Nine races are schedule for Saturday with the last being the featured event: the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic.  Bookmaker.eu offers a generous welcome bonus (max bonus $1600).  8% horse rebates - WINS and LOSSES.

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2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championships
Dates and Times: Friday, Nov. 6 and Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, All Day
Location: Keeneland Race Course, Lexington, KY
Breeders’ Cup TV Coverage: NBCSN, NBC

Horse racing lovers couldn’t ask for a better weekend with a total of 14 races over two days with all but one being a Grade 1. And the best of the best go at it making for some tense moments for handlers and bettors. Each race is limited to a maximum of 14 horses and all competitors earned their chance to become a Breeders’ Cup champion. Some horses qualified automatically by winning a designated Breeders’ Cup Challenge race while others were ranked on a points system.

The Breeders’ Cup lineup leads us to the main event with the Classic being the ultimate and defining race of the international season. Open to thoroughbreds three and older, the Classic annually attracts top worldwide talent. The field is limited to 14 horses that run 1 1/4 miles for part of the $6 million prize purse. This year’s Classic is loaded with winners and is one of the deepest races in recent years despite only having 10 entrants. Improbable is the betting favorite, though he may have some detractors since he was the beaten favorite in last year’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. He rose to the top of the odds list on the strength of three straight Grade 1 wins knocking off four horses in Saturday’s field to get there.

Odds to win Breeders’ Cup Classic

Improbable +250
Tiz The Law +300
Maximum Security +350
Tom's d'Etat +600
Authentic +600
By My Standards +1000
Tacitus +2000
Global Campaign +2000
Higher Power +2000
Title Ready +3000

While Improbable is the current favorite, there are others close behind with shorter than 10/1 odds. Tiz the Law had a streak of three straight G1 wins and a shot at the Triple Crown halted by Authentic in the Kentucky Derby when he was a big favorite. Keep in mind that Tiz the Law’s only two losses came at Churchill Downs so he probably doesn’t care for the track. That has to mean something this time around.

By My Standards is worth a look at favorable odds. He’s been nearly unbeatable for over a year with four wins and two seconds. However, he hasn’t won a G1 race coming up short against tougher competition. And there’s that 11th-place finish at last year’s Kentucky Derby that sticks out like a sore thumb. Coming off a near 2-length victory at the G2 Alysheba Stakes at Churchill Downs in September, By My Standards will definitely have to turn it up a notch.

The elite play of older athletes in other sports hasn’t gone unnoticed at the track. If Tom Brady was a horse he’d probably be Tom’s d’Etat, so I guess the name fits. The 7-year old finished last year on a roll with three wins in four races and the heater has continued. He did finish third behind Improbable and By My Standards last time out, but an early stumble threw him off his game.

Bob Baffert is well represented in this race with one of Improbable, Maximum Security and Authentic looking to bring the legendary trainer his record fourth win. That trio and Belmont Stakes winner Tiz the Law are likely to attract most of the handle. Tom’s d’Etat is a sleeper looking to become the first winner of the Classic older than age 5.

Betting the Breeders’ Cup

With so many races run in a short time, a sound betting strategy is to pick one or a few and handicap those to the best of your ability. Getting bogged down with too much information is a recipe for disaster. The obvious choice is the Classic with more data available, though the field is strong.

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