09/07/2011 9:31AM

Wynn's Latest Breeders' Cup Favorites


Since May, I’ve occasionally relayed the latest Breeders’ Cup future book odds. The most recent Breeders’ Cup future book odds from the race and sports book at Wynn Las Vegas are out, and I thought I’d pass along the current favorites for the seven races Wynn has posted.

CLASSIC – So You Think, winner of three Group 1 races this year for Aidan O’Brien, most recently the Irish Champion, is the current favorite at 6-1. Twirling Candy, runner up in the Pacific Classic, and Havre de Grace, who just beat males in the Woodward, are next in line at 8-1 and 9-1. A few others of note include Tizway, winner of the Whitney and Met Mile, 10-1; Stay Thirsty, winner of the Travers and Jim Dandy, 12-1; Flat Out, runner up in the Woodward and Whitney, 15-1; and Blind Luck, winner of the Delaware Handicap over Havre de Grace, 30-1.

LADIES’ CLASSIC – Blind Luck and Havre de Grace are co-favorites in this one at 2-1. That makes me think that those making future book wagers on the Breeders’ Cup at Wynn doubt that the connections of Blind Luck will put her in against males in the Classic. Not saying they’re right, however. Alabama winner Royal Delta is next at 4-1. A few others of interest: It’s Tricky, 14-1; Ask the Moon, 18-1; Zazu, 20-1; and Ultra Blend, 25-1.

TURF – So You Think and his barn mate Cape Blanco, who came over from Ireland to win the Man o’ War and Arlington Million, are co-favorites at 5-1. Gio Ponti is 7-1, Behkabad and Workforce are both 8-1, and Winchester is 9-1.

FILLY AND MARE TURF – Midday, winner of the 2009 F&M Turf and a narrowly beaten second in this race last year, is the strong favorite at 3-1. Misty For Me and Stacelita are next at 6-1 and 7-1.

MILE – The great Goldikova, winner of the last three Breeders’ Cup Miles (it’s just incredible even typing that), is the strong favorite at 5-2. Courageous Cat and Immortal Verse are next at 5-1 and 6-1.

SPRINT – Trappe Shot, who was upset in the Vanderbilt most recently, is somewhat surprisingly the 5-1 favorite. Keep in mind that Wynn’s odds are at least partly a reflection of actual bets they have taken, so maybe someone made a decent wager on Trappe Shot. Big Drama, winner of this race last year and who just returned from a long layoff with an easy win over cream puffs at Calder, is next at 6-1. The Factor, a sensational winner of the recent O’Brien off a layoff, is third choice at 8-1.

DIRT MILE – Tizway is 8-1, and is the only horse here Wynn has at single-digit odds. Forego winner Jackson Bend is next at 10-1, followed by a cast of thousands.