How Breeders’ Cup Classic Post Positions Moved Odds

  • Knicks Go has become a larger favorite, moving from +275 to +250 in the last week.
  • Essential Quality has had his betting line drop from +375 to +300.
  • Hot Rod Charlie has seen some of the biggest line movement, going from +700 to +450.

DEL MAR, Calif. – The Breeders’ Cup Classic is just over 24 hours away and the odds have seen some serious line movement in the last couple of days.

As the field become official and more money started to come in, online gambling sites have since adjusted the odds, shortening the lines of many of the favorites.

Breeders' Cup Classic

  • Knicks Go +250
  • Essential Quality +300
  • Hot Rod Charlie +450
  • Medina Spirit +600
  • Art Collector +800
  • Max Player +900
  • Tripoli +2500
  • Express Train +4000
  • Stilleto Boy +6600

Knicks Go (+250)

Knicks Go has been, continues to be, and will likely be the favorite when the race begins on Saturday. His odds have dropped from +275 to +250 over the last week. He drew the No. 5 post position which gives him a solid spot right in the middle of the pack.

Essential Quality (+300)

Essential Quality could’ve been found at +375 earlier in the week, but has since dropped to +300 as the second option in the field. As one of the only horses In the field to win at a mile a quarter before, 3-1 odds still seem relatively generous for the Belmont Stakes winner.

Hot Rod Charlie (+450)

There used to be a bigger gap between Essential Quality and Hot Rod Charlie as the latter was +700 a week ago. However, Hot Rod Charlie is now sitting at +450 as the third option on the odds board.

Those betting on horse racing will need to decide if the horse is still worth betting on with the shorter price.

Middle Of The Pack Horses Remain Largely Unchanged

While the favorites saw their odds shorten, most of the horses in the middle of the pack saw their odds change minimally or not at all.

Medina Spirit (+600)

Medina Spirit, the controversial Kentucky Derby winner, had a bit of favorable line movement, changing from +700 to +600 over the last week or so. A lot of eyes will be on this horse and will surely be one of the more popular upset picks for the casual fan.

Art Collector (+800)

Sportsbooks are holding steady on Art Collector’s odds as they were sitting at +800 just 10 days ago and remain the same today. Sitting firmly with his odds, he remains a viable, somewhat, longshot pick.

Max Player (+900)

With a lot of speed in the race, Max Player sets up to be a closer with a solid chance to make something happen if the frontrunners burn out. His odds got more beneficial for the bettor, moving from +800 to +900 over the last few days.

The race is set to start at 8:40 p.m. EST on Saturday and can be seen on NBC.