Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Punters Counting On Chrome In Classic

It doesn’t get much bigger than the Breeders’ Cup on the international racing calendar and day two of the meeting features some of the world’s best horses.

California Chrome is likely to start a very hot odds-on favourite for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, but recent Travers Stakes hero Arrogate is a big danger. William Hill bookmakers have taken considerably more money on California Chrome.

“Around 70% of the bets in the Breeders’ Cup Classic are on California Chrome, with 20% on Arrogate and 10% for all the others combined. It’s clear that punters are counting on Chrome to come out on top,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

There is plenty of European interest too, with Limato and Alice Springs taking on the mighty Tepin in the Breeders’ Cup Mile. There is an even spread of money across those three horses.

Meanwhile, Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Found is the 2-1 market leader for the Breeders’ Cup Turf, ahead of Flintshire and Highland Reel.

“Found is a wonderfully consistent horse and while she will probably cost British bookies a few quid if she wins, it’s good for the profile of racing when star horses win at the big international meetings. Her presence, along with other European contenders like Limato, helps to draw more punters in.”


Saturday 5th November


14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies: 9-2 Union Strike, 11-1 Noted And Quoted, 6-1 Sweet Loretta, Yellow Agate, 8-1 American Gal, 10-1 Valadorna, With Honors, 11-1 Daddys Lil Darling, Jamyson ‘n Ginger, 12-1 Dancing Rags, 20-1 Champagne Room, 100-1 Colorful Charades, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf: 5-2 Lady Eli, 3-1 Seventh Heaven, 7-1 Queen’s Trust, 9-1 Sea Calisi, 10-1 Nuovo Record, 16-1 Al’s Gal, Avenge, Catch A Glimpse, Pretty Perfect, Sentiero Italia, 25-1 Zipessa, 66-1 Kitcat, Ryans Charm, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint: 13-8 A P Indian, 11-4 Drefong, 10-3 Masochistic, 12-1 Limousine Liberal, Noholdingback Bear, 14-1 Delta Bluesman, 20-1 Mind Your Biscuits, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint: 6-1 Washington DC, 8-1 Celestine, Mongolian Saturday, Pure Sensation, 9-1 A Lot, Undrafted, 11-1 Holy Lute, Home Of The Brave, 12-1 Ambitious Brew, Karar, Obviously, 16-1 Om, 20-1 Green Mask, 25-1 Calgary Cat, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile: 9-2 Gormley, 5-1 Classic Empire, Not This Time, Syndergaard, 13-2 Practical Joke, 15-2 Klimt, 9-1 Theory, 14-1 Three Rules, 25-1 Lookin At Lee, 40-1 Star Empire, 50-1 Term Of Art, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf: 2-1 Found, 5-2 Flintshire, 7-2 Highland Reel, 10-1 Ulysses, 12-1 Ectot, 20-1 Mondialiste, 33-1 Da Big Hoss, 40-1 Ashleyluvssugar, Money Multiplier, 50-1 Twilight Eclipse, 66-1 Ralis, Texas Ryano, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint: 3-1 Carina Mia, 4-1 Haveyougoneaway, 7-1 By The Moon, 8-1 Irish Jasper, 9-1 Wavell Avenue, 10-1 Paulassilverlining, Taras Tango, 14-1 Finest City, 20-1 Gloryzapper, 25-1 Paola Queen, 33-1 Gomo, Spelling Again, 40-1 Wonder Gal, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Breeders’ Cup Mile: 5-2 Limato, 11-4 Tepin, 4-1 Alice Springs, 10-1 Ironicus, 16-1 Miss Temple City, Spectre, 20-1 Dutch Connection, Midnight Storm, Photo Call, 25-1 Hit It A Bomb, 33-1 Cougar Mountain, Tourist, 40-1 Ring Weekend, What A View, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Breeders’ Cup Classic: 4-5 California Chrome, 11-4 Arrogate, 15-2 Frosted, 20-1 Hoppertunity, Melatonin, Shaman Ghost, 33-1 Effinex, 40-1 Keen Ice, 100-1 Win The Space, 150-1 War Story, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)