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Isn’t this just the perfect year for a little flutter? If ever there were a time to spice your life up with a little risk/reward proposition, this is it. Fortunately, in this all too global world of ours you need not await a sporting occasion near you to do so. Online sportsbook sites in the US like Bovada are but a mouse-click away. This means wherever you are, you too can see the 2020 Breeders Cup odds where Improbable and Tiz The Law are joint favorites to win this classic race.
The Breeders Cup Classic is a highpoint in the US racing calendar and this year Kentucky is hosting. Keeneland in Lexington will hold the 37th running of this famous race. Going over one and one-quarter miles (that’s about 2000m to some of you) it carries a purse of some $6 million. So, as you might imagine, it attracts many of the big names to vie for the prize. Usually, there’s a clear favorite. A quick glance at the 2020 Breeders cup odds reminds us all this isn’t a usual year.
Typically, online betting sites in the US like Bovada can pick a winner. It is, after all, their bread & butter. However, this year they seem to be in quite a dither as to which horse has the best chance. Will it be Improbable, winner of the Hollywood Gold Cup, Or Tiz The Law winner of the Belmont Stakes? Apparently, they’re just not sure with both horses garnering around 11/4. So, naturally, these uncertain 2020 Breeders Cup odds then offer up quite the rare little opportunity.
Bovada And The Bookies Share Out Favorite Status
Sure, a bet on Improbable, or indeed a bet on Tiz The Law is a fine idea. At that price for a favorite, you can’t go wrong. Each has a great record. However, this year being what it is, your choices don’t end there. This is a little counter-intuitive given after the top two most of the time, you’re out of sensible on-the-nose options. So, obviously, if they didn’t take your fancy you’d be looking at a place bet on the Breeders Cup instead. Not with the 2020 Breeders Cup odds you’re not.
Bet On The 2020 Breeders Cup
- Higher Power – 66/1
- Title Ready – 40/1
- Tacitus – 33/1
- By My Standards – 25/1
- Global Campaign – 16/1
- Swiss Skydiver – 8/1
- Toms D’Etat – 7/1
- Authentic – 11/2
- Maximum Security – 9/2
- Tiz The Law – 11/4
- Improbable – 11/4
- See more odds at Bovada
This year whilst a quick glance at the 2020 Breeders Cup odds make it look like a two-horse race, it really isn’t. The winner of the Pacific Classic, Maximum Security, is at just 9/2. It could easily ruin the favorites’ day. As could the 11/2 shot the bookies are offering, Authentic. Sound familiar? Yes, that’s right, it won the Kentucky Derby this year. It’s an interesting time to bet on sports in the US when the Kentucky Derby winner is only the fourth favorite in the Breeders Cup. What a crazy year.
2020 Breeders Cup Odds A Mixed Bag Of Opportunity
Naturally, this top tier line up does rather make place bets a tad redundant. Those putting a bet on Maximum Security to place or Authentic to the only show are really on a hiding to nothing. Some, however, will be unable to resist. Especially when they look at the 2020 Breeders Cup odds and see Tom d’Etat at 7/1. It beat Improbable over the Oaklawn Mile, so it might do it again. The real joker in the pack is Swiss Skydiver who is still only a maybe to race but would get 8/1 if it did.
Breeders Cup Classic
- Date – November 7th, 2020
- Location – Kentucky, USA
- Track – Keeneland, Lexington
- Distance – 1¼ miles (2km)
- Surface – Dirt
- Runners – 14 (Max)
- Purse – $6 million
That’s quite tempting given it’s won the Preakness Stakes, or at least it would be in any other field. Whether this filly is fast enough for this race is another matter entirely. The 2020 Breeders Cup odds then are a mixed bag of great opportunities. Will you click over to Bovada to bet on Authentic? Take advantage of US gambling laws to bet on Toms D’Etat? Or is this really just going to be a duel between Improbable and Tiz The Law? It’ll be great watching to find out.
We take a look at the 2020 Breeders Cup odds which present us with a veritable array of opportunities for a little flutter this autumn.