Flightline Named Favorite in First Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Pool

Flightline Named Favorite in First Breeders' Cup Classic Future Pool

To the surprise of nobody who has seen him run, Flightline was installed as the 3/1 favorite for the first of two Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager pools.

Flightline worked out at Del Mar last week for next month’s Grade 1 Pacific Classic. He opened as the 3/1 favorite for the first Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager pool. (Image: Zoe Metz Photography)

This first Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager pool opens Friday at noon ET. It closes Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET. The wager is available on ADW platforms, racetracks, casinos, simulcast centers and OTB sites.

Bettors can put a $2 minimum win wager on one of 23 individual choices, ranging in odds from Flightline’s 3/1 to the 30/1 price put on nine individual horses and the “All Others” choice.

Flightline ran only once this year: a six-length victory in the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap on the Belmont Stakes undercard. The undefeated 4-year-old will run next at the Sept. 3 Grade 1 Pacific Classic at Del Mar. That six-length victory was the colt’s closest call in four races.

Life Is Good, Olympiad other single-digit offerings

Behind him on the board is 7/2 Life Is Good and 9/2 Olympiad. Life Is Good won the Pegasus World Cup Invitational in January. Olympiad comes in off a strong victory in the Grade 2 Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs. And bettors will be able to see both this weekend. Life Is Good is the 6/5 morning line favorite and Olympiad is the 2/1 second choice for the Grade 1 Whitney at Saratoga.

That race, which also features Hot Rod Charlie (9/2) and possibly Americanrevolution (5/1), offers a “Win and Your’e In” berth to the $6 million Classic to its winner.

Both Hot Rod Charlie and Americanrevolution open at 20/1 in the Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager.

Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager-Pool 1

Trainer
Odds

Americanrevolution
Todd Pletcher
20/1

Charge It
Todd Pletcher
15/1

Corniche
Todd Pletcher
30/1

Country Grammer
Bob Baffert
20/1

Cyberknife
Brad Cox
30/1

Dynamic One
Todd Pletcher
30/1

Early Voting
Chad Brown
20/1

Emblem Road
Alessandro & Guiseppe Botti
30/1

Epicenter
Steve Asmussen
20/1

Express Train
John Shirreffs
30/1

First Captain
Shug McGaughey
30/1

Flightline
John Sadler
3/1

Hot Rod Charlie
Doug O’Neill
20/1

Life Is Good
Todd Pletcher
7/2

Mandaloun
Brad Cox
30/1

Olympiad
Bill Mott
9/2

Nest
Todd Pletcher
20/1

Rich Strike
Eric Reed
30/1

Royal Ship
Richard Mandella
30/1

Stilleto Boy
Ed Moger Jr.
30/1

Taiba
Bob Baffert
30/1

Tawny Port
Brad Cox
30/1

Zandon
Chad Brown
20/1

All Other Entrants

30/1

The lowest-priced 3-year-old is Charge It (15/1). You’ll see him next in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes Aug. 27. You last saw him take apart the Dwyer Stakes at Belmont Park a month ago by 23 lengths.

There is one filly on the Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager list: Kentucky Oaks and Belmont Stakes runner-up Nest. She’s 20/1, shorter odds than Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike (30/1).

The Breeders’ Cup is Nov. 4-5 at Keeneland. The Nov. 4 Classic is the flagship event of the 14-race event.

More information on the Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager is here.

Author: Justin Graves