2016 Breeders Cup Classic Odds: Analyzing the Top Sleepers to Target

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Arguably the greatest two-day stretch in horse racing arrives in roughly one week, when the 2016 Breeders Cup Classic touches down at Santa Anita Park on November 5th.카지노사이트

California Chrome returns to avenge a 3rd place loss from 2014 and enters one of horse racing’s grandest events as the odds on favorite. The exact odds differ depending on the betting site you touch base with, but Bovada gives the champion horse strong +105 odds ahead of his return to the Breeders Cup Classic.

While many feel this is undoubtedly California Chrome’s race to lose, there is a list a mile long of pre-entry horses and the final field could be a severely stacked group that even California Chrome might not be ready for.

California Chrome does march in coming off quite a wild run, having secured first in six straight races. Per Bovada, California Chrome is currently the only horse with better than +300 odds, while just two other top contenders – Arrogate and Frosted – even crack +1600 at the moment.

Such a wide margin between the top contenders and the rest of the field have many thinking California Chrome is the easy pick, but there figure to be numerous sleepers worth keeping an eye on this year.

Let’s take a look at the entire 2016 Breeders Cup Classic odds as of October 27th and then touch on our favorite sleepers that could emerge as true threats:

2016 Breeders Cup Classic Odds

  • California Chrome +105
  • Arrogate +300
  • Frosted +800
  • Songbird +1600
  • Connect +1800
  • Dortmund +1800
  • Melatonin +2000
  • Shaman Ghost +2000
  • Nyquist +2000
  • Beholder +2500
  • American Freedom +2500
  • Hoppertunity +2500
  • Gun Runner +2800
  • Mubtaahij +3300
  • Effinex +4000
  • Destin +4000
  • Mohaymen +4000
  • Suddenbreakingnews +4000
  • Imperative +5000
  • Mor Spirit +5000
  • Keen Ice +5000

California Chrome has won six straight races and as we all know, gave it a go both at the Triple Crown and at this very event in 2014. He’s back for more on November 5th, and leads a talented field that could include bigger names and very different odds by the time this event rolls around a week from now.바카라사이트

Top BCC Sleepers

While we can safely expect a lot to change over the next seven days, we can still start to gauge which of these horses currently listed with odds has a realistic shot at pulling off an upset.

California Chrome is the obvious favorite, while Arrogate and Frosted are the next two favorites for most experts. Nyquist has a rich history and Songbird comes in undefeated, too, though, so that’s a good five horses that probably tower over this field at the moment.

That being said, there are some strong Breeders Cup Classic sleepers to keep an eye on. Here are our favorite three:

Hoppertunity (+2500)

Just ahead of Hoppertunity are a few horses with +2000 odds and among them is Nyquist. If we can dial up Nyquist as a sleeper (or if Nyquist’s odds drop) we will definitely want to look there.

However, to get us started, Hoppertunity is certainly an interesting Breeders Cup Classic sleeper. The odds are very playable and this is a pretty talented horse with loads of experience – especially against some of the top horses in this very event:

Not only did this five-year old win its last race (Jockey Club Gold Cup), but it’s taken down six first place finishes throughout its long career and has never finished worse than 5th. In fact, that 5th place run came in its first ever race and at no other point have we seen this horse end a race anywhere but 4th or better.

Hoppertunity is obviously no lock to storm first place here, but this horse is coming in with a little momentum, is very seasoned and sports some fun odds.

Gun Runner (+2800)

Gun Runner could be another fun horse to bet on at the 2016 Breeders Cup Classic, if for no other reason because his stellar experience against stiff competition. This is just a three-year old colt, but Gun Runner has five wins in 10 races and has placed 5th or better in every race he’s competed in.

The biggest tilt in Gun Runner’s favor is his success against elite horses, especially in recent competition. Gun Runner finished second to Connect in his last race, third in a recent race behind Arrogate and has victories over Exaggerator, Texas Chrome and Mo Tom.

We can all recall Gun Runner’s strong performance at the Triple Crown this year, too, where the colt finished third behind Nyquist and Exaggerator at the 2016 Kentucky Derby.

Effinex (+4000)

Of our three sleepers here, Effinex is our favorite, especially when you look at the mixture of Breeders Cup Classic odds, experience, talent and success. The odds are probably the main driving force here, but this five-year old horse has been running well lately, with three wins in 2016 and some solid history against some elite competition.

Effinex boasts nine first place finishes on its lengthy career, and has finished inside the top three an impressive seven times in its last nine races.

With wins over Melatonin (+2000 odds going into the Breeders Cup Classic), Hoppertunity and Tonalist, as well as strong showings in the same field as horses like Hoppertunity (1st and 2nd), American Pharoah (2nd) and the aforementioned Tonalist (1st and 2nd), this is a battle tested horse that is very much a threat to go the distance.

Other Possible Entrants

There is still time for a lot to change, so we need to monitor the field, which could be updated with each passing day. A few horses not currently listed with Bovada’s latest odds that we’ll want to monitor are Found, Highland Reel, Win the Space and War Story, among others.

As things stand, this is a fluid field and we’ll have more to touch on as the 2016 Breeders Cup Classic draws closer.온라인카지노

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