Breeders’ Cup Classic Exacta Pick

Breeders’ Cup Classic Exacta Pick

Breeders’ Cup Classic Exacta Pick

The 2016 Breeders’ Cup is this week. There will be 13 races and $28 million worth of purses, but the main focus is centered on the $6-million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday. It’s the ninth time Santa Anita has hosted horse racing’s world championships.

The Breeders’ Cup even-money Morning Line favorite is California Chrome, a 5-year-old California-bred son of Lucky Pulpit with a North American-record $13,432,650 in career earnings. The horse has won all six of his races in 2016. He drew No. 4 in a field of 10 for the 1 1/4-mile Classic and will be ridden by Victor Espinoza.

Nyquist, this year’s Kentucky Derby winner, wasn’t entered after suffering from a “puffy ankle” this past week and he has been retired.

Breeders’ Cup Classic Exacta Pick

What: 2016 Breeders Cup Classic
When: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Start Time: 8:30 PM ET  
Where: Arcadia, CA
Stadium: Santa Anita Park
Watch: NBC
Stream: NBC Sports Live

Top of Exacta For The Breeders’ Cup Classic

  • Arrogate – Baffert’s three-year-old monster is training lights out. Bob’s got a huge shot of winning his third straight Breeders’ Cup Classic with the Travers’ winner.
    California Chrome – He puts his 6 race win streak on the line in the BC Classic. It’s hard to say if he’ll be able to catch Arrogate at super-fast Santa Anita.
  • $30 Exacta
    Arrogate w/California Chrome
  • $15 Exacta
    California Chrome/Arrogate

Bottom of Exacta For The Breeders’ Cup Classic

  • Melatonin – I think he’ll be in perfect position to pick up third place. I don’t see him beating either one of the top 2 choices, though.
  • Gun Runner – He made up a lot of ground in the Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby in this last. Trainer Steve Asmussen is one of the best horse racing conditioners in the world. I think he’s a must use because he’s so gutsy.
  • Hoppertunity – His win in the Jockey Club Gold Cup was exceptional. If the pace is swift enough, he could pop up for second.
  • Shaman Ghost – I love how his form turned around big time in the Grade 1 Woodward. He’s a top notch closer sired by Ghostzapper, who won this race in 2004. Shaman Ghost has a shot to get into the exacta if California Chrome an Arrogate go after each other as soon as the gates open.

Breeders’ Cup $4 Exacta Wagers

Arrogate, California Chrome
Melatonin, Gun Runner, Hoppertunity, Shaman Ghost
= $32

Total Exacta Bets = $77

Breeders’ Cup Classic Odds
Post Postion Horse Jockey Trainer Odds
1 Effinex Flavien Prat Jimmy Jerkens 15-1
2 Frosted Joel Rosario Kiaran McLaughlin 5-1
3 Keen Ice Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher 20-1
4 California Chrome Victor Espinoza Art Sherman 1-1
5 Win the Space Gary Stevens George Papaprodromou 30-1
6 Melatonin Joe Talamo David Hofmans 12-1
7 War Story Scott Speith Mario Serey Jr. 30-1
8 Sherman Ghost Irad Ortiz Jr. Jimmy Jerkens 20-1
9 Hoppertunity John Velasquez Bob Baffert 15-1
10 Arrogate Mike Smith Bob Baffert 5-2