2019 Breeders Cup Dark Horses and Longshots.

2019 Breeders Cup Dark Horses and Longshots

Written by on October 30, 2019

On Saturday, the Horse Racing world will take center stage, as the Breeders Cup Classic will be ran. The best dirt racehorses in the world will converge upon Santa Anita Park to run 1 ¼ miles. This year’s race is wide open, as this field is one of the most competitive in history.

When talking about horse racing, everyone loves to talk about the betting aspect. Everyone wants to find the longshot or dark horse to bet on to make the big profit. It’s no fun to bet on the favorites, it’s fun to let it all ride on the longshot. Let’s take a look at some of the horses that don’t have the best odds to win the 2019 Breeders Cup Classic.

2019 Breeders Cup Dark Horses and Longshots

Elate: 6-1

The mare will be ridden by Jose Ortiz. She is the third highest earner in the field, and she has yet to be beaten in 1 ¼ mile races. She has won the last two Delaware Handicaps, and is a past Alabama Stakes champion as well. She has only finished outside of the top three twice in her 18 career starts. Her speed figures match up with those of the favorites. She has all of the makings of a “dark horse”.

Math Wizard: 30-1

This colt won the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby last month, making his presence known. Under trainer Saffie Joseph, he has improved in every race, and is now ready for the big time at Santa Anita. This horse has the ability to win the Breeders Cup Classic.

Owendale: 15-1

Although he has three wins on the season in Grade 3 stakes, and two solid finishes in Grade 1 stakes, we’re still unsure if he’s ready for the big time. He’s never won a race in anything greater than a Grade 3, so if he wants to make a name for himself, now is the time and place to do it. Hall of Famer Javier Castellano will fill in for normal rider Florent Geroux. Castellano knows how to get the most out of his horses, so this could be huge for Owendale.

War of Will: 20-1

Since running well in the Preakness and Kentucky Derby, War of Will has struggled. If his stamina has improved, he can race with anyone, if he continues to have stamina issues, he’ll fall to the rear of the pack. Better known as the horse that was bumped by Maximum Security at the Kentucky Derby, this is the time for War of Will to show everyone that he is more than just an answer to a trivia question.

Yoshida: 8-1

Despite going winless in his last six starts, Yoshida has still been impressive. “Big Money” Mike Smith will be riding Yoshida. Smith is the all-time leader in Breeders Cup wins with 26, including four in the Classic. Yoshida has the speed and power to compete with the top horses. This could be the shocking winner of the Breeders Cup Classic.