We are still a couple of weeks away from the Breeder’s Cup, which will this year be run at Santa Anita Park in California. That doesn’t mean that we can’t look ahead a little horse racing betting preview for the Breeder’s Cup Classic, where Triple Crown winner American Pharoah will be trying to enhance his living legend status. Let’s take a look at some of the other horses who will be looking to take him down.
Taking an Early Look at the Breeder’s Cup Horse Racing Betting Preview
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The one horse that most people believe will pose the biggest threat to AP is Beholder. The mare fell ill prior to last year’s Breeder’s Cup, but has made a triumphant return to racing this season, winning 5 of 5 and raking in over $1 million in purse money. Here last win actually came at Santa Anita, where she won the Zenyatta Stakes in September.
It has been a bit of an up and down season for 5-year old Hard Aces, but he won when it really mattered, taking the Gold Cup at Santa Anita to land his spot in the Classic. He has had a pair of 6 place finishes since that race, but if he can show the form that won him the Gold Cup, there is no reason why he can’t be looking at a share of the purse.
With close to $2 million in winnings this year, it has been a very solid season for Frosted. The problem with this horse is that he settles for second or third more often than not. It does not seem to be a lack of desire that keeps him out of the winner’s circle, but perhaps that his closing speed, which is good, simply isn’t enough to run down the types of horses he routinely faces.
One horse that will be coming to the Breeder’s Cup looking for a little bit of redemption is Tonalist. He finished a disappointing 5th in the Classic last year, and will be looking for at least a share of the spoils this time around. He has finished in the money in all 5 of his starts in 2015, so there is no reason to believe he can’t compete here.
Honor Code is a horse that will be looking for a bit of a bounce back here. After winning The Whitney and the Metropolitan Handicap, Honor Code had to settle for a third place finish at the Kelso Handicap. We know he can do better than that.
As we get closer to the big day, we will look at some of the other horses, and will also offer up a few betting selections, so be sure to keep checking back.