Getting To Know The Breeders Cup Horses

  • Knicks Go is favored to win the Breeders Cup Classic with +200 odds.
  • Essential Quality has +275 odds to win the Breeders Cup.
  • Medina Spirit has +500 odds to win the Breeders Cup Classic.

DEL MAR, Calif. – The Breeders Cup Classic is just around the corner on Saturday and the horse racing betting odds have continued to shift as the race approaches.

Some of the big named horsed to watch out for include Knicks Go, Essential Quality, and Medina Spirit. Online gambling sites have listed Knicks Go as the slight favorite to win.

Breeders Cup Classic Odds

  • Knicks Go +200
  • Essential Quality +275
  • Hot Rod Charlie +400
  • Medina Spirit +500
  • Art Collector +750
  • Max Player +800
  • Tripoli +1600
  • Express Train +3300
  • Stilleto Boy +4000

Backing Knicks Go

Knicks Go has the shortest horse racing odds for the reason being how dominant he has been through 2020 and 2021.

In the nine races that Knicks Go has competed in from the beginning of 2020, he has won seven of them including his last three. His only two races where he did not finish in first came at the Hill ‘N’ Dale Metropolitan Handicap and the Saudi Cup where he finished fourth place in both.

Knicks Go has been the favorite from the start after opening up with +275 odds before moving to +200.

Backing Essential Quality

Essential Quality has been sitting right behind Knicks Go from the beginning as well as he opened up with +375 odds and now is at +275.

Essential Quality has won three of his last four races including the Belmont Stakes. The one race in his last four that he did not finish in first was at the Kentucky Derby where he finished in fourth.

Backing Medina Spirit

Many might remember Medina Spirit as the horse who was stripped of his Kentucky Derby win after trainer, Bob Baffert, was found guilty of injecting him with PEDs.

Medina Spirit has seen their odds drop significantly as well going from +750 to +500.

Following the Kentucky Derby, Medina Spirit went on to win two of his next three races. The two races he won were the Shared Belief Stakes and the Awesome Again Stakes and the one race he did not win was the Preakness Stakes where he finished in third.