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.

Flightline worked out at Del Mar last week for next month’s Grade 1 Pacific Classic. He opened as the 3/1 favorite for the first Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager pool. (Image: Zoe Metz Photography)

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

Trainer Odds
Americanrevolution Todd Pletcher 20/1
Charge It Todd Pletcher 15/1
Corniche Todd Pletcher 30/1
Country Grammer Bob Baffert 20/1
Cyberknife Brad Cox 30/1
Dynamic One Todd Pletcher 30/1
Early Voting Chad Brown 20/1
Emblem Road Alessandro & Guiseppe Botti 30/1
Epicenter Steve Asmussen 20/1
Express Train John Shirreffs 30/1
First Captain Shug McGaughey 30/1
Flightline John Sadler 3/1
Hot Rod Charlie Doug O’Neill 20/1
Life Is Good Todd Pletcher 7/2
Mandaloun Brad Cox 30/1
Olympiad Bill Mott 9/2
Nest Todd Pletcher 20/1
Rich Strike Eric Reed 30/1
Royal Ship Richard Mandella 30/1
Stilleto Boy Ed Moger Jr. 30/1
Taiba Bob Baffert 30/1
Tawny Port Brad Cox 30/1
Zandon Chad Brown 20/1
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.

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