Breeders' Cup

Accelerate 5-2 Favorite for Saturday’s $6 Million Breeders’ Cup Classic

Breeders' Cup Classic Draw
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LOUISVILLE, KY – Hronis Racing’s Accelerate has been installed as the 5-2 morning line favorite in a field of 14 3-year-olds and up plus two also-eligibles set for Saturday’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) run at 1 ¼ miles on the main track, the main event of the 35th Breeders’ Cup World Championship races to be run Friday and Saturday (Nov. 2-3) at Churchill Downs.

The Classic is the richest of 14 Championship races, worth more than $30 million in purses and awards, to be run over the two days at Churchill Downs and will be televised live by NBCSN and NBC. The Classic will be broadcast live at 5:44 p.m. ET on NBC.

“The outside is actually good for Accelerate,” Accelerate’s trainer John Sadler said. “He can do whatever he wants to coming away from the gate. He should be able to get a real good tracking position or make the lead if it is there for the taking. He can do whatever Joel (Rosario) wants.”

PPHORSEJOCKEYTRAINERODDS
1Thunder Snow (IRE)Christophe SoumillonSaeed bin Suroor12-1
2Roaring LionOisin MurphyJohn Gosden20-1
3Catholic BoyJavier CastellanoJonathan Thomas8-1
4GunneveraIrad Ortiz, Jr.Antonio Sano20-1
5Lone SailorJames GrahamTom Amoss30-1
6McKinzieMike SmithBob Baffert6-1
7West CoastJohn VelazquezBob Baffert5-1
8PavelMario GutierrezDoug O'Neill20-1
9MendelssohnRyan MooreAidan O'Brien12-1
10Yoshida (JPN)Jose OrtizBill Mott10-1
11Mind Your BiscuitsTyler GaffalioneChad Summers6-1
12AxelrodJoe BravoMichael McCarthy30-1
13Discreet LoverManuel FrancoUriah St. Lewis20-1
14AccelerateJoel RosarioJohn Sadler5/2
AE15CollectedJoseph TalamoBob Baffert30-1
AE16Toast of New YorkJulien LeparouxJamie Osborne20-1

Get the entries for the remaining Breeders’ Cup races, including the G1 Longines Turf and G1 Longines Distaff, by visiting our official Breeders’ Cup page HERE.

Courtesy of Breeders’ Cup

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  1. James

    October 30, 2018 at 7:49 am

    I was on the rail when Roaring Lion came out, he did not get over the dirt well. Also 3-5 inches of Rain in the next two days, turf is gonna be soaked. Bellafina looked the best of any I saw.

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