California Chrome Down to 3-2 in Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Odds

California Chrome is the heavy favorite for the Breeders' Cup Classic (Photo credit: © Cheryl Quigley |

California Chrome is the heavy favorite for the Breeders’ Cup Classic (Photo credit: © Cheryl Quigley |

California Chrome won the showdown convincingly over his rivals Beholder and Dortmund in Saturday’s $1 million Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar and his future betting price for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) on Nov. 5 has dropped once again.

Bet Online has the 2014 Kentucky Derby winner at 3-2 in future odds for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, down from 5-2 last week.

The Art Sherman trainee took the Pacific Classic field gate to wire to win by five lengths and he matched his career top Beyer Speed Figure of 113.

He is now perfect in five starts this year including winning the $10 million Dubai World Cup (G1) in March.

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His final prep for the Classic likely will come in the $300,000 Awesome Again (G1) at Santa Anita on Oct. 1. There is added incentive as Del Mar and Santa Anita has offered a horse that wins the Pacific Classic, Awesome Again and Breeders’ Cup Classic a $1 million bonus.

Beholder had to settle for second in the Pacific Classic and saw her future odds for the Classic drift up to 25-2 at Bet Online. The loss was her second in a row, defeated by Stellar Wind in the Clement L. Hirsch (G2) on July 30. That loss snapped an eight race winning streak.

Her next start may come in the $300,000 Zenyatta (G1) on Oct. 1 at Santa Anita. However, her trainer Richard Mandella could opt to send her back to the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) instead of taking on the boys again.

Dortmund was expected to vie for the early lead in the Pacific Classic but his jockey Rafael Bejarano elected to rate the colt back in third, where he remained throughout the race, beaten 7 ¼ lengths. His price in Breeders’ Cup Classic wagering has risen to 16-1.

Coming up on Saturday is the $1.25 million Travers at Saratoga which will feature several Classic contenders. Expected to start are Preakness Stakes (G1) winner Exaggerator and Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Creator.

Breeders Cup Classic Future Odds via Bet Online as of Aug. 22:

American Freedom   40-1

Avanti Bello   120-1

Beholder   25-2

Bradester   65-1

Brody’s Cause   85-1

California Chrome   3-2

Cherry Wine   100-1

Creator   55-1

Dalmore   75-1

Destin   35-1

Donegal Moon   95-1

Dortmund   16-1

Eagle   80-1

Economic Model   80-1

Effinex   25-1

Exaggerator   14-1

Frosted   7-2

Gun Runner   65-1

Hard Aces   80-1

Hoppertunity   65-1

Imperative   80-1

Keen Ice   35-1

Lani   85-1

Majestic Harbor   90-1

Melatonin   12-1

Mo Tom   95-1

Mor Spirit   80-1

Noble Bird   65-1

Nyquist   30-1

Second Summer   70-1

Shaman Ghost   95-1

Soi Phet   95-1

Suddenbreakingnews   75-1

Upstart   50-1

Win the Space   100-1

Mubtaahij   50-1

Samraat   55-1

Connect   55-1

Mohaymen   65-1

Laoban    55-1

Governor Malibu   55-1

Cupid   55-1

Comfort   35-1


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