It may have faded in some of its glory since the heydays of years gone by, something reflected perhaps in the purse, but this Grade 1 race still draws a superb field of runners and riders often a showcase for talent as yet entirely exploited. This year Erupt is back to see if it can win two years on the trot and the Canadian International Stakes odds being offered by sites like Unibet seem to indicate the bookies think it can, but that leaves some tasty wagers on the rest of the field.
- Can Bullards Alley pull off a 33/1 miracle to win?
- Should we bet on Postulation to take victory at 12/1?
- Will Messi beat the rest of the field and it’s 8/1 odds?
- Is Erupt a 5/2 shoo-in to win this prestigious race again?
If you’ve not heard of the Canadian International Stakes odds are you’re younger than our average reader with this once glorious cornerstone of the North American racing calendar now almost a shadow of its former self. This is partly because the Breeders Cup Turf has somewhat stolen its thunder since the mid-eighties, and partly because after an increase in the purse failed to attract enough European entrants in 2005 that prize money has declined from that $2 million high, which is a shame.
Those that like to bet on sports in Canada and do so regularly on the horses will already have checked the Canadian International Stakes odds as a matter of course, the race run every year since 1938 over what has come to be a variety of distances on a variety of surfaces. Beginning on the dirt track at Long Branch and spending some of the war at Dufferin finally ending up at Woodbine back in the mid fifties where after a couple of years it swapped surfaces to turf and fixing the distance at a mile and a half.
Idaho Will Try To Spoil Erupt’s Dreams In Canada
A lot of famous horses have beaten their Canadian International Stakes odds to win over the years, Secretariat won by a massive margin, Bunty Lawless was voted “Canadian Horse Of The Half Century” and Dahlia was the first horse to win a G1 in England, France, Ireland, the US and Canada. This race has a habit of highlighting special horses and is closely watched by the racing world for that very reason, and this year all eyes are on favorite, the H Graham Motion trained horse, Erupt.
Erupt romped home to the win last year ahead of Dartmouth and Wake Forest and is currently getting around 5/2 at sites like Unibet to do the same again putting it streets ahead of the competition, but winning such a prestigious race twice in a row is not as common as perhaps those Canadian International Stakes odds suggest. Aside the favorite, Idaho is getting a very fair 3/1 and well worth taking advantage of Canadian gambling laws to back despite it’s 8th place finish in the Prix de l’Arc Triomphe.
Find All The Canadian International Stakes Odds At Unibet
- Bullards Alley – 33/1
- Enterprising – 20/1
- Postulation – 12/1
- Oscar Nominated – 11/1
- Flamboyant – 10/1
- Johnny Bear – 8/1
- Messi – 8/1
- Chemical Charge – 13/2
- Idaho – 3/1
- Erupt – 5/2
There’s a pair of nice each way bets around the 8/1 mark in the Canadian International Stakes odds being offered by sites like Unibet, and whether you choose Messi or Johnny Bear neither one is a bad wager, and either one is likely to beat 10/1 shot Flamboyant home. At 11/1 Oscar Nominated sits just ahead of Postulation which gets 12/1 and you’d have to really be into theories to think it’ll be making Canadian gambling news headlines anytime soon. This also applies to Enterprising at 20/1.
The outside bet of the day will be Bullards Alley barely getting 33/1 at sites like Unibet, however one would be seriously in need of professional mental health assistance were one to believe for a second it has a snowball’s hope in hell of winning. The Canadian International Stakes odds then leave plenty of room for some great wagers, and it might not be too many more years before this once great institution goes the way of some other dinosaurs on the calendar so you better take advantage whilst you can.