2021 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint: Ten Finest Horses To Look Out For 

Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint

Glass Slippers pulled off the upset in the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1). (Photo credit: Carolyn Simancik/Breeders’ Cup/Eclipse Sportswire/CSM).

The chaos brought by the COVID-19 pandemic may not have ended yet, but the sports industry and its betting games continue to thrive. One of them is horse racing which had been successfully saddling despite strict health protocols. In fact, the betting games skyrocketed in sales as people opted for this option to earn money during in-home quarantine.

In line with this, the Breeders’ Cup Challenge found its settlement at Del Mar this November 5 and  6. It is one of America’s most celebrated horse racing tournaments next to the U.S. Triple  Crown Series. During this two-day event, fans and bettors can enjoy wagering for the horses competing in more than ten categories.

One of the tournaments that every fan should anticipate is the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint.  Raced from 5 to 6.5 furlongs, successful horses can take home a glaring million-dollar pot prize. To get you guided on which horse to bet on during this race, here are some of the leading entries, and thus, you could also check their updated breeder cup odds online for the Turf Sprint bracket.

Casa Creed

This Elusive Quality Stakes and Jaipur Stakes current titleholder is not turning away from the Breeders’ Cup stint this year. Casa Creed, trained by William I. Mott, is running for the Turf Sprint as the top favorite. Aside from his present wins, he also won placements from Turf Sprint Stakes (5th), Tropical Turf Stakes (2nd), and Fourstardave Handicap (3rd).

Gear Jockey

Gear Jockey took the Turf Sprint Stakes title leading him to compete at the Breeders’ Cup. He will have a rematch with Casa Creed, who was his runner-up. He will be an entry by Calumet Farm and trained by George  R. Arnold, II. Looking into his form, Gear Jockey accomplished other awards from Troy Stakes (3rd), Canadian Turf Stakes (3rd), and Fountain of Youth Stakes (8th).

A Case Of You

Concluding the Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp Longines a few days ago, A Case Of You is not resting his case as he heads on to Del Mar in the next few weeks. He is a candidate trained by A. McGuinness and ridden by Ronan P. Whelan. This horse has completed many races like the Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes ( 2nd) and Goffs Lacken (1st).

Charmaine’s Mia

Charmaine’s Mia seemed to be a Santa Anita superstar as he swept three titles at the said racecourse, which are the Royal Heroine Stakes, Las Cienegas Stakes, and Buena Vista Stakes. With this, he’s a real threat for the upcoming Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint. His other accomplishments are the Eddie D. Stakes (8th), Gamely Stakes (6th), and Yellow Ribbon Handicap (6th).

Fast Boat

Fast Boat attended the Troy Stakes at Saratoga and bested all the participants, bringing home the bacon. Also, he competed at the Turf Sprint Stakes and landed in 4th place. Today, he is vying for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint without second thoughts. Fast Boast won other prominent races, like the Pulse Power Turf Sprint Stakes and Twin Spire Turf Stakes.

Golden Pal

After conquering the recently concluded Woodford Stakes at Keeneland, Wesley Ward’s Golden Pal is heading to the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint. He is going to defend his title Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint after winning the race last year. Golden Pal was also a Quick Call Stakes winner held at Saratoga last July 15.

Lieutenant Dan

Undefeated from the last two races he attended, the Eddie D. Stakes and Green Flash Handicap, Lieutenant Dan secured a berth to the Turf Sprint. He is an entry by Giovanni  Franco and Steven Miyagi.  Before getting his recent titles, this colt won several races like the Crystal Water Stakes (2nd), California Cup Sprint Stakes (2nd), and Sensational Star Stakes (1st).

The Critical Way

Another promising horse to compete at the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint is The Critical Way. On August 31, he attended the Parx Dash Stakes and won the race. Not only that, but he also holds the current title for the Wolf Hill Stakes. Some of his notable achievements this year include Get Serious Stakes (7th), Jim McKay Turf Sprint Stakes (2nd), and Shakertown Stakes (3rd).

The Lir Jet

This Franklin-Simpson Stakes winner is not looking back as he’ll take a chance at the Turf Sprint. In his racing form, The Lir Jet had made eleven horse racing games since birth. Most of these were placed, which includes Close Brother Criterion Stakes (6th), Commonwealth Cup (7th), Casumo Sandy Lane Stakes (10th), and Watership Down Stud Too Darn Hot Greenham Stakes (3rd).

Final Thoughts

Horse race betting has helped sports enthusiasts recover what they’ve lost during the pandemic through wagering in the betting games. Now that the Breeders’ Cup Challenge happens in a few more weeks, this would bring another money-earning opportunity you should not miss. With the horses above, your chance of growing your bankroll at the Breeder’s Cup Turf  Sprint is a piece of cake.

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No. Horse Points
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4 Jackie's Warrior 282
5 Clairiere 142
5 Country Grammer 142
7 Epicenter 121
8 Regal Glory 89
9 Nest 87
10 Hot Rod Charlie 48
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