Breeders’ Cup 2019 Betting Odds, Field Overview & Winner Picks

Breeders Cup Classic & Distaff Odds & Expert Analysis

Breeders’ Cup 2019 Betting Odds, Field Overview & Winner Picks

The 2019 Breeders’ Cup Classic is the signature race for determining Horse of the Year honors.

Eleven rivals will converge on Santa Anita to race 1 ¼ miles over the main track. Some 3-year-olds are taking on older males for the first time, while others have done so successfully.

The Breeders’ Cup can be a profitable betting race. The average win payout over the last 10 years: $11.96, while the median win payout over the last 10 years is $8.80.

Breeders’ Cup 2019 Odds To Win The Classic

Find below the odds to bet on Winner, Top 2 and Top 3 of the Breeders’ Cup Classic Race.

HORSE ODDS
2019 Breeders Cup Classic Mckinzie – Winner +300
2019 Breeders Cup Classic Mckinzie – Top 2 +135
2019 Breeders Cup Classic Mckinzie – Top 3 -110
2019 Breeders Cup Classic Owendale – Winner +1500
2019 Breeders Cup Classic Owendale – Top 2 +675
2019 Breeders Cup Classic Owendale – Top 3 +450
2019 Breeders Cup Classic Yoshida – Winner +800
2019 Breeders Cup Classic Yoshida – Top 2 +365
2019 Breeders Cup Classic Yoshida – Top 3 +240
2019 Breeders Cup Classic Vino Rosso – Winner +400
2019 Breeders Cup Classic Vino Rosso – Top 2 +180
2019 Breeders Cup Classic Vino Rosso – Top 3 +120
2019 Breeders Cup Classic War Of Will – Winner +2000
2019 Breeders Cup Classic War Of Will – Top 2 +900
2019 Breeders Cup Classic War Of Will – Top 3 +600
2019 Breeders Cup Classic Code Of Honor – Winner +400
2019 Breeders Cup Classic Code Of Honor – Top 2 +180
2019 Breeders Cup Classic Code Of Honor – Top 3 +120
2019 Breeders Cup Classic Seeking The Soul – Winner +3300
2019 Breeders Cup Classic Seeking The Soul – Top 2 +900
Breeders Cup Classic Seeking The Soul – Top 3 +600
2019 Breeders Cup Classic Higher Power – Winner +600
2019 Breeders Cup Classic Higher Power – Top 2 +275
2019 Breeders Cup Classic Higher Power – Top 3 +180
2019 Breeders Cup Classic Elate – Winner +600
2019 Breeders Cup Classic Elate – Top 2 +275
2019 Breeders Cup Classic Elate – Top 3 +180
2019 Breeders Cup Classic Mongolian Groom – Winner +1200
2019 Breeders Cup Classic Mongolian Groom – Top 2 +540
2019 Breeders Cup Classic Mongolian Groom – Top 3 +365
2019 Breeders Cup Classic Math Wizard – Winner +3000
2019 Breeders Cup Classic Math Wizard – Top 2 +1350
2019 Breeders Cup Classic Math Wizard – Top 3 +700

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Breeders’ Cup Classic Race Field Overview & Picks

# 11 Code of Honor (4/1) (+400)

Pros: Comes into the Classic off paired top efforts. Whether or not you agree with the DQ that put him up in the Jockey Club Gold Cup, it was good enough to prove that he can play with the bigger boys.

Cons: He’s a typical example of a later maturing 3-year-old. He scored a lifetime best speed figure in the Jockey Club Gold Cup and is finishing off a long campaign that started in January. He could regress here.

Use on top and underneath.

#10 Vino Rosso (4/1) (+400)

Pros: He’s versatile and consistent. A jockey switch and a shake up in his running style put almost put Vino Rosso in the Jockey Club Gold Cup winner’s circle, if not for that pesky DQ.

Cons: The Jockey Club Gold Cup was the only time he’s been in the money in four starts at 1 ¼-miles. If he plans on using his flashy new running style, he won’t get an easy lead.

Use on top and underneath.

#8 McKinzie (3/1) (+300)

Pros: Local horse has finished in the exacta in all seven starts at Santa Anita and is the most consistent of the older dirt males.

Cons: He’s three for seven at Santa Anita and totally bombed in last year’s Classic at Churchill.

The Play: Trainer Bob Baffert has won the Classic multiple times, but his winners have been 3-year-olds.

Use underneath.

#9 Mongolian Groom (12/1) (+1200)

Pros: Mongolian Groom has been in the money in two of three starts at 1 ¼ miles. He showed up in a big way to beat McKinzie in the Awesome Again in his last start.

Cons: Mongolian Groom is an inconsistent sort; you never know when he’ll feel like running. He’s just two for seven at Santa Anita.

The Play: He might be overlooked but is capable of hitting the board.

Use underneath.

#5 Yoshida (8/1) (+800)

Pros: Yoshida got back into the swing of things in his last two starts. “Money” Mike Smith is aboard. He owns the record for most Classics won by a jockey.

Cons: Yoshida was really good through May of 2018, but since then has been hit or miss, mostly miss.

The Play: Closers don’t usually win Classics at Santa Anita.

Use underneath, lower exotics.

#6 Elate (6/1) (+600)

Pros: She is a perfect three-for-three at 1 ¼ miles but hasn’t faced horses males of this caliber.

Cons: Can’t blame her for trying boys since the handicap division has been so blurry, but don’t like how often she falls just short against fillies.

Use underneath, lower exotics.

#7 Higher Power (6/1) (+600)

Pros: Powered home by five lengths in the Pacific Classic (G1).

Cons: He’s winless in two starts at Santa Anita, and he was a very distant third in the Awesome Again.

Pass.

#1 Math Wizard (30/1) (+30000)

Pros: Everybody loves a rags to riches story, and this 3-year-old rose from the claiming ranks to Grade 1 winner.

Cons: Math Winner will have to improve quite a bit to cash in here. He’s never tried 1 ¼ miles, or this level of competition.

The Play: Could be getting good at the right time but his one-run closing style won’t work well over a speed-favoring track.

Lower exotics bomb, if you’re feeling adventurous.

#3 Owendale (15/1) (+1500)

Pros: He’s shown flashes of talent throughout his career.

Cons: More of a Grade 2 or Grade 3 type.

The Play: Toss.

#2 Seeking the Soul (20/1) (+20000)

Pros: The old warrior is making his third start off a layoff with improving speed figures.

Cons: He was dull in both visits to California this year, making it hard to think this will be his day.

The Play: Pass.

#4 War of Will (20/1) (+20000)

Pros: Peaked in the Preakness after having to check in the Kentucky Derby. He ran a game third recently in the Pennsylvania Derby.

Cons: His recent results look like a long campaign is catching up to him.

The Play: Toss

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Breeders Cup Distaff Race Betting Odds

HORSE ODDS
PARADISE WOODS +800
OLLIE’S CANDY +1600
STREET BAND +700
MIDNIGHT BISOU +120
DUNBAR ROAD +600
WOW CAT (CHI) +2000
SECRET SPICE +2000
LA FORCE (GER) +4000
SERENGETI EMPRESS +2000
MO SEE CAL +6600
BLUE PRIZE (ARG) +650

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Breeders Cup Distaff Race Field Overview & Picks

The 2019 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) is the year-end highlight for fillies and mares aged three years old and older. The 1 1/8-mile race will be contested over the Santa Anita main track.

The Distaff traditionally is an excellent betting race. The average win payout us $9.32, and over the last ten years, favorites have won only half the time.

Eleven contenders will vie for a $2 million purse. Scheduled as race 10, post time is 7:00 pm ET.

#5 Midnight Bisou (6-5) (+120)

Pros: Undefeated this year and on track to earn year-end Championship honors. She doesn’t beat them by much, but she doesn’t have to.

Cons: She’s raced seven times this year at the top level. How much is left in the tank? Her speed figures have tailed off a bit.

The Play: The one to beat.

Use on top and underneath.

#1 Paradise Woods (5-1) (+500)

Pros: Hasn’t won a G1 stakes but looked good beating Secret Spice and Ollie’s Candy in the Zenyatta. Could upset the apple cart.

Cons: She’s taken turns winning stakes with the other local older mares. She hasn’t faced the likes of Midnight Bisou.

The Play: A sneaky upset play for the win.

Use on top and underneath.

#11 Blue Prize (ARG) (6-1) (+600)

Pros: She was fourth in the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Distaff after running closer to the pace than usual. Her form has improved this year and she’s won her last two starts.

Cons: She won her two previous starts before the Distaff last year too and was bested by Wow Cat and Midnight Bisou. She broke from post 10, right next door to this year’s post.

Use underneath.

#5 Dunbar Road (6-1) (+600)

Pros: This 3-year-old filly fought hard against her elders in the Spinster (G1) down on the rail but got a little tired. Previously, she bested Street Band in the Alabama.

Cons: The 3-year-old fillies who have won the Distaff have all been superstars; Beholder, Royal Delta, Untapable. Dunbar Road is the best of the 3-year-old fillies in here, and she’s not in their league.

Use underneath.

#3 Street Band (10-1) (+1000)

Pros: 3-year-old filly is coming in fresh with only 3 races this year, and she looked strong winning the Cotillion.

Cons: made a powerful move to win the Cotillion (G1) in her last start. She has a win/lose cycle going on, but even when she loses, it isn’t by much.

Use underneath.

#9 Serengeti Empress (12-1) (+1200)

Pros: Free-running KY Oaks heroine was taken out of her natural pacesetting running style in the Cotillion. She had a terrible trip, & no place to go for much of the race. Top California jock Flavian Pratt will ride, which is a plus.

Cons: Pacesetters don’t fare well in the Distaff.

The Play: She’ll have to contend with other speed types but loves 1 1/8 miles. She could mess up someone’s Superfecta.

Use in lower exotics.

Ollie’s Candy (15-1) (+1500)

Pros: This is a game filly on any surface. She lingered at the back of the pack in the Zenyatta & moved up the rail around the 1/2-mile pole to sit third. She lost focus in midstretch but picked up running again yards from the wire. Works are great coming into the Distaff.

Cons: but she loses focus for a few seconds in the stretch. This will cost her with this bunch.

Use in lower exotics if making multiple bets.

#12 Wow Cat (CHI) (15-1) (+1500)

Pros: 5-year-old mare plays at the top level but hasn’t won this year. Reliable sort can always be counted on to run a good race.

Cons: She finished second in last year’s Distaff but her form was much better.

The Play: Pass.

The Play: She had a brief refreshing and should move forward off the layoff. She couldn’t be working any better. Local fillies have hit the Show spot the last four times the Distaff was held in SoCal. Use underneath.

Secret Spice (10-1) (+1000)

Pros: Speedy 4YO filly has risen in the ranks. She displaced her palate in the Zenyatta & had trouble breathing. Has a bridle change for Distaff to correct the issue.

Cons: She finished 2nd in three straight at 1 1/16 miles, losing ground each time. Added distance won’t help.

The Play: Pass.

La Force (GER) (30-1) (+3000)

Pros: The 5-year-old mare has back class, but her form not as good as last year.

Cons: Hasn’t hit the board in her last two starts.

The Play: Pass

Mo See Cal (30-1) (+3000)

Pros: Quick filly will keep Serengeti Empress honest on the lead.

Cons: 4-year-old local filly is taking a huge class jump. She’s never raced beyond a mile on dirt.

The Play: Pass.

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Breeders’ Cup Race Info

There are 14 races in the 25th Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Action begins on Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2.

    • Coverage of all the races will be on NBCSN and NBC, with the bigger races on Saturday being televised on NBC.
    • The Breeders’ Cup Classic is carded as race 12, the finale of two days of exciting high-quality racing. Post time is 8:44 pm ET on November 2nd.
    • The Distaff, scheduled as race 10, post time is 7:00 pm ET on November 2nd.

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