2020 Breeders’ Cup Classic Odds Update & Expert Analysis

The Breeders’ Cup this year takes place on Saturday, November 7 at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, KY. For a while, some believed the 2020 Breeders’ Cup might not happen. After a successful Kentucky Derby and Preakness, though, the thoroughbred industry believes they can put on a great BC event. Check out top plays and Horse Racing Odds from Breeders Cup for Friday, Nov. 6 – Saturday, Nov. 7. You can also visit our Online Racebook to place your bets on active racetracks.

Updated Breeders’ Cup Classic Odds: Improbable Now Favored

2020 Breeders’ Cup Classic

  • When: November 7, 2020
  • Where: Keeneland Racecourse, Lexington, KY
  • Weather: Mostly Cloudy

2020 Breeders’ Cup Classic Odds

  • Improbable +350
  • Tiz the Law +450
  • Authentic +500
  • Swiss Skydiver +500
  • Maximum Security +650
  • Tom’s d’Etat +800
  • Charlatan +1000
  • Art Collector +1600
  • Happy Saver +1600
  • Global Campaign +2000
  • Benbatl +2000
  • Code of Honor +2000
  • Tacitus +3300
  • Mucho Gusto +2500
  • By My Standards +2500

Which horses at +1000 or less offer overlay odds to win the BC Classic?

Charlatan probably won’t run, making him a bad wager. Cross the other Bob Baffert trained horse off the list. Of the other three Baffert trained runners, Maximum Security’s form started going south in the Grade 1 Awesome Again. He finished second behind Improbable, but Maximum Security had to race hard to do it.

Improbable offers low odds, much too low to consider backing. The other Baffert runner, Authentic, faces a ton of pace pressure. Still, if you’re looking to back a Bob Baffert trained horse, Authentic is the one.

If Swiss Skydiver’s connections decide to run her in the Classic instead of the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, she’s the play. The Daredevil sired, Kenny McPeek trained, runner beat Authentic to win the Preakness Stakes. She can hang with these.

If Skydiver doesn’t go in the Classic, the top play among the +1000 or less choices is Tom’s d’Etat. Trained by Albert Stall, the Smart Strike sired 7-year-old horse had won four in a row, including the Grade 1 Clark Handicap, before finishing third as the favorite in the Grade 1 Whitney at Saratoga in August. Tom’s d’Etat stumbled at the start of that race. The Stall runner could provide a bounce back performance on Nov. 7 and deserves a look at the decent +800 odds.   

Name a horse at +1600 odds or higher that can take the Classic on Nov. 7?

At +2500, By My Standards offers overlay odds to take the BC Classic. The William Calhoun trained equine couldn’t get to Improbable in the Whitney. Standards could turn the tables on that rival in the Classic, though. 

The Goldencents sired runner won the Grade 2 Alysheba at Churchill Downs in his last. That could be a sign his form is turning around for the better. If it is, he’ll be a tough horse to deal with on Nov. 7.

Undefeated Happy Saver looks like a monster. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the 3-year-old Super Saver sired runner is undefeated in four starts. 

He’s so talented that Pletcher skipped the Derby and the Preakness and instead ran Happy Saver in the Jockey Club Gold Cup where he put a beating onto both Tacitus, the odds on favorite, and Mystic Guide. 

Is there a horse not listed that can take the Breeders’ Cup Classic?

We didn’t add Mystic Guide to the list. The second place finisher in the Jockey Club Gold Cup may have caught Happy Saver if the Pletcher runner had faced more pressure early on.

Mystic Guide is a talented horse. The 3-year-old owned by Godolphin and sired by Ghostzapper could take the Classic if the setup is right. Don’t discount if Godolphin decides to run Mystic Guide in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

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