10/07/2008 12:50PM

Classic Supers Reinstated


After announcing last week that superfectas would not be offered (Download column100408.doc) on the BC Classic and Ladies' Classic because of the addition of Super High Five wagering to those races, the Breeders' Cup reversed course today and restored supers (at a dime minimum) to the wagering menu(Download bcwagermenu.doc). There will be dime supers on all 14 BC races.

Three cheers for the sensible change of heart. Now if we can just get them to restore the name of the Distaff, clean up the Win and You're In system, and run the races at Belmont or Churchill next year....

So now the question is, which intrarace multihorse bet is the right one for you on those two races: A $1 tri, a 10-cent super, or a $1 Super High Five?

I'm writing a piece about this for DRF's Breeders' Cup Advance edition, and would appreciate your thoughts.

---Here are the latest Breeders' Cup prices being offered by the British bookmaker William Hill. The firm cut the price on Eagle Mountain in the Turf from 16-1 to 7-1 today after what it described as "a massive gamble on the Mike De Kock inmate" after he set a course record at Newmarket Saturday.

Breeders' Cup Classic:
3-1 Curlin
4-1 Big Brown
5-1 Henrythenavigator,
7-1 Duke Of Marmalade
8-1 Colonel John, Go Between
10-1 Commentator(declared out 10/7)
12-1 Well Armed
14-1 Casino Drive
16-1 Mambo In Seattle
40-1 Mast Track

Breeders' Cup Turf:
4-1 Soldier of Fortune
5-1 Duke of Marmalade, Youmzain
6-1 Red Rocks
7-1 Eagle Mountain (from 16-1)
8-1 Grand Courturier, Vision D'etat
10-1 Winchester
12-1 Frozen Fire
16-1 Doctor Dino, Red Giant
20-1 Ask, Better Talk Now, Ideal World
25-1 Champs Elysees, Dancing Forever, Drilling for Oil, Sun Classique, Quijano

Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic:
11-10 Zenyatta (from 5-4)
4-1 Music Note
5-1 Ginger Punch
6-1 Carriage Trail (new), Cocoa Beach (from 7)
8-1 Hystericallady
12-1 Country Star
33-1 Little Belle (from 16), Wake Up Maggie (from 16)
50-1 Unbridled Belle (from 25)

Breeders' Cup Mile:
4-1 Henrythenavigator , Tamayuz
5-1 Goldiva
11-2 Ravens Pass
8-1 Darjina (doubtful), Good Ba Ba
10-1 Archipenko, Kip Devillle, Mount Nelson
12-1 Jay Peg
14-1 Spirit One (doubtful), Vodka, Whatsthescript
16-1 Pressing (doubtful)
20-1 Einstein, Honour Devil, Linngari
25-1 Daytona, Hyperbaric, Famous Name