We’re less than two months away from the thrilling event that is the 2018 Breeders’ Cup. Wise online horse betting punters will use this ample time to size up this year’s betting lineup. Even though the number of legitimate contenders continues to rise, a true legal horse betting favorite has yet to emerge. Let’s mulch over some brief information pertaining to this year’s event before taking an early Breeders’ Cup betting look at the racebook lineup.
2018 Breeders’ Cup | Nov. 2nd – Saturday, November 3rd
Where: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky
Stream: NBC Extra
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Early Breeders’ Cup Betting Lineup
Diversify popped onto the online horse betting radar in last year’s Jockey Club Gold Cup where he displayed his speed for the world to gaze upon. Since then he’s been flying relatively under the radar but should emerge as an early Breeders’ Cup betting favorite if he’s able to dazzle once again at this year’s Jockey Club Gold Cup. He’s definitely got the speed to come out on top but several punters doubt his ability to deliver outside of his comfort zone.
The offspring of Lookin at Lucky, Accelerate has been 2018’s most dominant veteran. So far he’s racked up four graded stakes in a rather dominant fashion. Three of those came at the Classic Distance but Accelerate did suffer a mild setback at Oaklawn Park falling short at the last second. However, accounting for the eye-catching outing he had at Pacific Classic – ubiquitously considered his best run ever, and Accelerate is likely the most favored candidate at the present moment. All that’s left is for him to emerge victorious in Louisville to be pegged as this year’s racebook favorite.
Hofburg was originally pegged as a betting favorite ahead of the Travers. Nevertheless, a fever quickly scrapped those odds. Now that he’s back on his hooves, racebook punters can look to cash in on a rather great sleeper pick. Albeit, his run at the Pennsylvania Derby could vastly change his Breeders’ Cup odds. Especially when considering the fierce competition he’ll be facing.
Thunder Snow may be trying to shake his last run from Churchill Downs from his mind. But since online punters got a good look at how danger Thunder Snow can be on dirt, thanks to his illustrious win at the 2018 Dubai World Cup, you can bank on a plethora of punters backing this Group 1 winner. Keep an eye on him ahead of the Hockey Club Gold Cup. Recently he lost a pair of shoes on his way to a dead last finish. However, he could just as quickly deliver a turnaround performance to change all of our minds.
You’d think that a winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf would be a heavy racebook favorite. But with his 2018 Kentucky Derby run still fresh in our minds, there might be a shortage of mobile betting punters willing to take Mendelssohn. Granted, some will be willing to ho on after his second place finish at the Travers. Others might still feel that he needs to prove himself further. The victor of the UAE Derby is certainly capable of doing so.