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Breeders’ Cup Classic and Turf Future Wagers on tap this weekend

By John Mucciolo

The second and final Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager will be held this weekend while the lone Breeders’ Cup Turf Future Wager is also on the slate.

Both wagers open Friday at noon (ET) and conclude on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. (ET).

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CLASSIC FUTURE

ACCELERATE (#1) (5-2), an impressive winner of three straight Grade 1 races, is the clear favorite in the Classic field. The John Sadler trainee concluded Pool 1 as the 3-1 choice and is even more fancied following his Awesome Again (G1) tally last out.

Champion WEST COAST (#18) (8-1) ran second in the Awesome Again off a very long absence for trainer Bob Baffert. The four-year-old colt, who was third in the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), is the only other runner at single-digit odds.

Dubai World Cup (UAE-G1) winner THUNDER SNOW (#16) (10-1), Travers Stakes (G1) victor CATHOLIC BOY (#4) (10-1) and MCKINZIE (#10) (10-1), who returned from a lengthy break to annex the Pennsylvania Derby (G1), are their closest morning-line pursuers in the 20-entry field.

Whitney Stakes (G1) star DIVERSIFY (#7) (15-1), multiple Grade 1 winner MIND YOUR BISCUITS (#12) (15-1) and Woodward Stakes (G1) hero YOSHIDA (#19) (15-1), are of good value in a deep cast.

The field, listed in alphabetical order, with program numbers and morning-line odds for the Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager #2 is as follows:

 

PGM #

HORSE

ODDS

1

Accelerate

5-2

2

Axelrod

20

3

Bravazo

30

4

Catholic Boy

10

5

Collected

30

6

Discreet Lover

20

7

Diversify

15

8

Gunnevera

30

9

Lone Sailor

50

10

McKinzie

10

11

Mendelssohn

12

12

Mind Your Biscuits

15

13

Pavel

20

14

Roaring Lion

20

15

Seeking the Soul

15

16

Thunder Snow

10

17

Toast of New York

30

18

West Coast

8

19

Yoshida (JPN)

15

20

All Others-Field Bet

20

 

TURF FUTURE

The Turf Future Wager has 12 individual runners and the ‘All-Others’ option after the recent scratch of LA EXTRANA DAMA (#7).

It goes through the sensational ENABLE (#5) (1-1), the reigning European Horse of the Year. The John Gosden trainee was a winner in her 2018 debut and aims to repeat in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Fr-G1) on Sunday.

Sir Michael Stoute’s CRYSTAL OCEAN (#4) (12-1), three-time Group 1 star ROARING LION (#10) (8-1) and defending Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) winner TALISMANIC (#13) (12-1), add to a strong European contingent.

Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (G1) romper CHANNEL MAKER (#3) (10-1), Sword Dancer (G1) and Bowling Green (G2) victor GLORIOUS EMPIRE (#6) (10-1) and Arlington Million (G1) winner ROBERT BRUCE (#11) (8-1), are the top locally-based runners on the ticket.

The field, listed in alphabetical order, with program numbers and morning-line odds for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Future Wager, is as follows:

 

PGM #

HORSE

ODDS

1

Arklow

30

2

Carrick

50

3

Channel Maker

10

4

Crystal Ocean (GB)

12

5

Enable (GB)

Even

6

Glorious Empire (IRE)

10

7

La Extrana Dama (ARG)

SCR

8

Liam the Charmer

30

9

Quarto de Cordas (BRZ)

50

10

Roaring Lion

8

11

Robert Bruce (CHI)

8

12

Sadler’s Joy

12

13

Talsimanic (GB)

12

14

All Others-Field Bet

15