Perhaps the premier meeting on the US racing calendar this invention of the high flying 1980s is a thoroughbred for 3 year olds and over and boasts a purse that topped $6m in 2016 drawing some of the very best rides in the world, but with last year’s winner in the gates again do any of the others really stand a chance? Should we bet on Arrogate to win the Breeders Cup Classic 2017 or will Gun Runner upset the favourite at Bet365 Sportsbook?
Breeders Cup Classic 2017
- Bet on Arrogate to win the Breeders Cup Classic 2017 at Bet365 and get 10/11 odds.
- Back Gun Runner to beat Arrogate in the Breeders Cup Classic 2017 at 13/2.
- Songbird at 16/1 to win the Breeders Cup Classic could be a great each-way bet.
Upsets are nothing new to the Breeders Cup Classic. The inaugural race in 1984 produced once of the closest and most exciting finishes in recent history with the 30/1 shot Wild Again just squeezing out Slew O’Gold to take the win, and head to head battles are not uncommon, the Alysheba and Ferdinand match up of 1987 one of the more prominent example, but if we’re going to bet on Arrogate to win the Breeders Cup Classic 2017 this November we may just need to know more about the rest of the field.
Well the nearest rival, according to bookies like Bet365 Sportsbook is Gun Runner, who came a close second behind Arrogate at the Dubai World Cup and will be looking for a small modicum of revenge, indeed that hunger for a return win could well make a bet on Arrogate to win the Breeders Cup Classic 2017 a bit of an own goal, Arrogate the only horse besting the 4 year old colt in its last four races. So if you want a sensible wager take advantage of relaxing US gambling laws and back one of the two at Bet365 Sportsbook.
Place A Bet On Arrogate To Win The Breeders Cup Classic 2017 At Bet365 Sportsbook
Of course there are those that would say sticking to the safety of a bet on Arrogate to win the Breeders Cup Classic 2017 is to miss the point of such a prestigious race and that if there’s a time in the season to throw caution to the wind, this is it, and beyond the two big names there are other runners who might just come through on the day. Mor Spirit, for instance, gets 11/1 and is worth it give recent form of three wins from four, and both Classic Empire and Good Samaritan get 16/1 alongside Churchill.
Classic Empire has had five wins in nine starts, and Good Samaritan took a win at the Jim Dandy G2 this summer, whilst Churchill won the Irish 2000 Guineas, so none of these are slouches, and at those odds an each-way bet on them is no less sensible than a bet on Arrogate to win the Breeders Cup Classic 2017. Always Dreaming also gets 16/1 but frankly you’d have to be having a nightmare to think it’ll win and that would definitely be a bet on sports in the US placed with the heart not the head.
Gun Runner Might Surprise The Bookies In The Breeders Cup Classic 2017
Further down the field you’ll find Mccraken, Shaman Ghost and Practical Joke on 20/1, which might leave someone laughing if there’s luck at play on the day and bookies like Bet365 Sportsbook are giving Girvin and Cloud Computing 25/1 at taking the win, thus given slightly more chance than Send It In, Neolithic, Vivlos, and Irish War Cry all at 33/1 whilst Hoppertunity is the precise opposite of a bet on Arrogate to win the Breeders Cup Classic 2017 given it’s 50/1 chances give it absolutely no hope whatsoever really.
An Arrogate win is unlikely to make many US gambling news headlines, it’s the way the bookies think it’ll go, but a bet on Arrogate to win the Breeders Cup Classic 2017 isn’t, at 10/11 destined to make you much even if you win, and whilst Gun Runner does get a slightly better 13/2 there’s very little in it and frankly if I were to be pressed I’d plump for the other 16/1 shot in Songbird who might not get a win but could certainly surprise a few people and place in the big race come this November.