11/01/2010 10:25AM

William Hill Breeders' Cup Update


There were some significant movers on the Breeders' Cup front at William Hill over the weekend. Churchill Downs specialist Here Come Ben was cut from 13-2 to 11-2 for the Dirt Mile. George Strawbridge's Juvenile Turf hopeful Utley, a son of Smart Strike, made a huge move from 11-1 to 13-2. Kathmanblu dropped from 25-1 to 16-1 in the Juvenile Fillies Turf, but this was largely due to Hill's having misjudged her value in the first place. Prince Will I Am, a winner on turf going 1 3/8 miles in a Saratoga optional claimer, was cut from 12-1 to 8-1 for the Marathon. One of his European rivals, the Paul Cole-trained Precision Break, saw his price lowered from 20-1 to 16-1.
The lowering of Zenyatta's price from 7-2 to 3-1 reflects significant Classic money on the undefeated mare. Dangerous Midge made a big move from 9-1 to 15-2 in the Turf. And Switch, who will be cutting back to 7 furlongs in the Filly & MAre Sprint after four tries at a mile and 1 1/16 miles, was cut from 14-1 to 11-1.
On the other hand, the strength of Workforce as the 5-4 Turf favorite coupled with Dangerous Midge's move has seen the odds on Turf second choice Behkabad drift from 11-4 to 3-1. Debussy and Winchester have also drifted form 8-1 to 9-1.