We have officially turned the calendar to October, which means next month is the 2018 Breeders’ Cup on November 2-3 in Churchill Downs, Kentucky.

The 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships is capped by the Breeders’ Cup Classic with a purse of $6 million that is open to three-year-olds and older over a distance of 1 1/4 miles.

While the starting lineup isn’t finalized for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Classic, Accelerate is the early favorite to win.

jim dandy 2017 odds and analysis

Accelerate was a 12 ½-length winner of the August 18 Pacific Classic (Grade 1) at Del Mar, and also won the Santa Anita H. (Grade 1) and Gold Cup at Santa Anita (Grade 1) at the Classic’s 1 ¼-mile distance this season.

Catholic Boy, who won his past three starts – the Travers StakesBelmont Derby, and Pennine Ridge-G3, has the second-shortest odds at 5/1.


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Here are the early fixed odds on possible entries for this year’s Classic, which takes place on Saturday Nov. 3.

Odds to win 2018 Breeders’ Cup Classic

Odds provided by Sportsbook.ag

Accelerate 2/1
Catholic Boy 5/1
Good Magic 5/1
Diversify 7/1
Mckinzie 8/1
West Coast 8/1
Gunnevera 15/1
Hofburg 15/1
Pavel 16/1
Thunder Snow 16/1
Collected 18/1
Mendelssohn 18/1
Bravazo 20/1
Tenfold 20/1
Yoshida 20/1

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Gronkowski 25/1
King Zachary 30/1
Ax Man 40/1
Backyard Heaven 40/1
Elate 40/1
Hoppertunity 40/1
Mind Your Biscuits 40/1
Seeking The Soul 40/1
Vino Rosso 40/1
Take Your Guns 45/1
Tiz Mischief 45/1
City Of Light 50/1
Honorable Duty 50/1
Instilled Regard 50/1
Rugbyman 50/1
Tapwrit 50/1
Telekinesis 50/1
Always Dreaming 60/1
Core Beliefs 60/1
Good Samaritan 60/1
Blended Citizen 75/1
Bolt DOro 75/1
Discreet Lover 75/1
Draft Pick 75/1
Mubtaahij 75/1
Quip 75/1
Saxon Warrior 75/1
Dr Dorr 85/1
Irish War Cry 85/1
Leofric 85/1
Lone Sailor 85/1
Toast Of New York 85/1
Flameaway 100/1
Matrooh 100/1
Restoring Hope 100/1
War Story 100/1
Dabster 125/1
Hard Study 125/1
Hawaakom 125/1
Hedge Fund 125/1
Lookin At Lee 125/1
McCraken 125/1
Patch 125/1
Timeline 125/1
Combatant 150/1
Fear The Cowboy 150/1
Noble Indy 150/1

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