To the surprise of nobody who has seen him run, Flightline was installed as the 3/1 favorite for the first of two Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager pools.
This first Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager pool opens Friday at noon ET. It closes Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET. The wager is available on ADW platforms, racetracks, casinos, simulcast centers and OTB sites.
Bettors can put a $2 minimum win wager on one of 23 individual choices, ranging in odds from Flightline’s 3/1 to the 30/1 price put on nine individual horses and the “All Others” choice.
Flightline ran only once this year: a six-length victory in the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap on the Belmont Stakes undercard. The undefeated 4-year-old will run next at the Sept. 3 Grade 1 Pacific Classic at Del Mar. That six-length victory was the colt’s closest call in four races.
Life Is Good, Olympiad other single-digit offerings
Behind him on the board is 7/2 Life Is Good and 9/2 Olympiad. Life Is Good won the Pegasus World Cup Invitational in January. Olympiad comes in off a strong victory in the Grade 2 Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs. And bettors will be able to see both this weekend. Life Is Good is the 6/5 morning line favorite and Olympiad is the 2/1 second choice for the Grade 1 Whitney at Saratoga.
That race, which also features Hot Rod Charlie (9/2) and possibly Americanrevolution (5/1), offers a “Win and Your’e In” berth to the $6 million Classic to its winner.
Both Hot Rod Charlie and Americanrevolution open at 20/1 in the Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager.
Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager-Pool 1
|Charge It||Todd Pletcher||15/1|
|Country Grammer||Bob Baffert||20/1|
|Dynamic One||Todd Pletcher||30/1|
|Early Voting||Chad Brown||20/1|
|Emblem Road||Alessandro & Guiseppe Botti||30/1|
|Express Train||John Shirreffs||30/1|
|First Captain||Shug McGaughey||30/1|
|Hot Rod Charlie||Doug O’Neill||20/1|
|Life Is Good||Todd Pletcher||7/2|
|Rich Strike||Eric Reed||30/1|
|Royal Ship||Richard Mandella||30/1|
|Stilleto Boy||Ed Moger Jr.||30/1|
|Tawny Port||Brad Cox||30/1|
|All Other Entrants||—||30/1|
The lowest-priced 3-year-old is Charge It (15/1). You’ll see him next in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes Aug. 27. You last saw him take apart the Dwyer Stakes at Belmont Park a month ago by 23 lengths.
There is one filly on the Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager list: Kentucky Oaks and Belmont Stakes runner-up Nest. She’s 20/1, shorter odds than Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike (30/1).
The Breeders’ Cup is Nov. 4-5 at Keeneland. The Nov. 4 Classic is the flagship event of the 14-race event.
More information on the Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager is here.