Breeders’ Cup Classic future wager: Flightline is 3-1 favorite


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Undefeated 4-year-old Flight line has been installed as the 3-1 favorite for the first of two future wagers on this year’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic.

The first Breeders’ Cup Classic future wager opens Friday at noon EDT and will close on Sunday 6:30 pm The second future wager will be offered over Labor Day weekend with the pool opening on Friday, Sept. 2 at noon and ending at 6 pm on Monday, Sept. 5.

The Breeders’ Cup Classic future wager is a $2 minimum bet and is a win wager only.

The future wager will enable fans to bet on 24 wagering interests for the Breeders’ Cup Classic well in advance of the Nov. 5 race date. Odds on horses in the future pools typically provide more value to horseplayers than those available on race day. This year’s Classic will be run at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., as part of the 39th Breeders’ Cup.

Both future bet pools will consist of 23 unique wagering interests and one “all others” wager for a total of 24 betting interests. “All others” includes all Thoroughbreds other than the pool’s individual horses.

Flightline, who won the Met Mile (G1) in his lone start this year, is followed in the opening line by 7-2 Life Is Good, winner of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), and 9-2 Olympiad, who won the Stephen Foster Stakes (G2). Both Life Is Good, Olympiad, 20-1 Americanrevolution and 20-1 Hot Rod Charlie have been entered in this Saturday’s Whitney (G1) at Saratoga, a Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series “win and you’re in” automatic qualifying race for the Classic.

Below is a rundown of the full field with morning-line odds. You may view the contenders’ past performances by clicking here.

Breeders’ Cup Classic ML Trainer Sire Age sex
1. American Revolution 20-1 Todd Pletcher Constitution 4 c
2. Charge It 15-1 Todd Pletcher Carpet 3 c
3. Corniche 30-1 Todd Pletcher Quality Road 3 c
4. Country Grammar 20-1 Bob Baffert Tonalist 5 h
5. Cyberknife 30-1 Brad Cox Gun Runner 3 c
6. Dynamic One 30-1 Todd Pletcher Union Rags 4 c
7. Early Voting 20-1 Chad Brown Gun Runner 3 c
8. Emblem Road 30-1 Alessandro & Giuseppe Botti Quality Road 4 c
9. Epicenter 20-1 Steve Asmussen Not This Time 3 c
10. Express Train 30-1 John Shirreffs Union Rags 5 h
11. First Captain 30-1 Shug McGaughey Curlin 4 c
12. Flight line 3-1 John Sadler Carpet 4 c
13. Hot Rod Charlie 20-1 Doug O’Neill Oxbow 4 c
14. Life Is Good 7-2 Todd Pletcher Into Mischief 4 c
15. Mandaloun 30-1 Brad Cox Into Mischief 4 c
16th Olympiad 9-2 Bill Mott Speightstown 4 c
17. Nest 20-1 Todd Pletcher Curlin 3 f
18. Rich Strike 30-1 Eric Reed Keen Ice 3 c
19. Royal Ship 30-1 Richard Mandella Midshipman 5 g
20. Stilleto Boy 30-1 Ed Moger Jr. Shackleford 4g
21. Taiba 30-1 Bob Baffert Gun Runner 3 c
22. Tawny Port 30-1 Brad Cox Pioneer of the Nile 3 c
23. Zandon 20-1 Chad Brown Startup 3 c
24. All other entrants 30-1

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