2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Odds: California Chrome Favorite

California Chrome (far left) was third in the '14 Breeders' Cup Classic and the early favorite for this year's edition (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

California Chrome (far left) was third in the ’14 Breeders’ Cup Classic and the early favorite for this year’s edition (Photo credit: Breeders’ Cup Ltd.)

California Chrome remains the early betting favorite in 2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Odds in the latest odds released by Bet Online, currently at +250.

The 2014 Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness (G1) winner is perfect in three starts this year, winning the Dubai World Cup (G1) on March 26 in his last outing.

The Art Sherman trainee now has a record of 21-12-3-1 with earnings of $12,532,650. He makes his next start at Del Mar on July 23 in the San Diego (G2).

The colt was third in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Classic, beaten a nose and a neck behind Bayern and Toast of New York.

The price on Frosted has dropped down to +550 in 2016 Breeders’ Cup Future Odds at Bet Online after his huge win in the Met Mile (G1) at Belmont Park on June 11. He earned a 123 Beyer Speed Figure in that outing, the highest number we have seen in years. It was 17 points higher than his previous high of 106 earned in his Pennsylvania Derby (G2) victory last September at Parx Racing.

The colt was seventh in last year’s Classic at odds of 11-1.

Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, the colt was fourth in the 2015 Kentucky Derby and second in the Belmont Stakes. He has a career mark of 16-5-6-1 with earnings of $3,182,800.

His next start likely will come at Saratoga on Aug. 6 in the Whitney (G1).

The brilliant mare Beholder is the current third choice in Breeders’ Cup Classic wagering at Bet Online at +600.

She missed the Breeders’ Cup last year, but will be seeking her third title this year. She won the Juvenile Fillies (G1) in 2012 and the Distaff (G1) in 2013.

She has already beaten the boys, taking the Pacific Classic (G1) last summer at Del Mar. She is perfect in two starts this year, winning the Adoration (G3) and Vanity (G1), both at Santa Anita. Her next start likely will be the Clement Hirsch (G1) at Del Mar on July 30.

She has a career record of 22-17-3-0 with earnings of $4,736,600 for trainer Richard Mandella.

Melatonin is now down to +1000 at Bet Online after his victory in the Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1) on June 25. The David Hofmans trainee won the Santa Anita Handicap (G1) on March 12 for his first stakes win and then ran second in the Oaklawn Handicap (G2) before his Gold Cup win.

Hofmans is going to give the gelding the summer off and we likely will see him next in the Awesome Again (G1) at Santa Anita on Oct. 1.

2016 Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist is fifth in early Breeders’ Cup Classic wagering at Bet Online at +1400. The colt was third in the Preakness in his last outing.

His connections announced on Monday morning that his next start would come in the Haskell Invitational (G1) at Monmouth Park on July 31.

Latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Odds via Bet Online:

(Top five in betting in bold)

American Freedom   +6000

Anchor Down   +6500

Avanti Bello   +7500

Beholder   +600

Bradester   +5000

Brody’s Cause   +8000

California Chrome   +250             

Cherry Wine   +8000

Creator   +2800

Dalmore   +6000

Destin   +2800

Donegal Moon   +9500

Dortmund   +1400

Eagle   +6500

Economic Model   +6500

Effinex   +1200

Exaggerator   +2800

Frosted   +550   

Gun Runner   +5000

Hard Aces   +5000

Hoppertunity   +5000

Imperative   +5500

Keen Ice   +2500

Lani   +7500

Majestic Harbor   +7500

Melatonin   +1000           

Mo Tom   +8500

Mor Spirit   +5500

Noble Bird   +5000

Nyquist   +1400

Second Summer   +5000

Shaman Ghost   +8500

Soi Phet   +7500

Suddenbreakingnews   +7500

Upstart   +6500

Win the Space   +4000

Mubtaahij   +3000

Samraat   +3500


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