LEXINGTON, Ky.― Undefeated Flightline closed as the 4-5 favorite following the completion of betting on Monday in Pool #2 of the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager. After his stunning 19 ¼-length victory in Saturday’s TVG Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar, Flightline (4-5) led the listing of 23 horses and one “all others” wagering interest in the second Future Wager pool for the $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), which will be run at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky, on Nov. 5.
Pool #2 of the Future Wager generated $437,147 in total handle, more than doubling the $205,349 wagered in Pool #1, in which Flightline closed as the 2-1 favorite. The Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager was a win bet only with a $2 minimum.
Flightline was followed in the Pool #2 Future Wager by Epicenter (7-1), winner of the Runhappy Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga. Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) winner Olympiad closed as a slight 8-1 choice over Whitney Stakes (G1) winner Life Is Good (8-1). Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner Taiba (33-1) was the fifth choice. The “all others” wagering interest closed at 36-1.
Complete list of 24 betting interests along with Will Pays appears below:
|Horse||$2 Will Pays|
|14||Hot Rod Charlie||85.34|
|16||Life Is Good||19.54|
|21||Royal Ship (BRZ)||260.20|
|24||“ALL OTHER STARTERS THAT ARE NOT LISTED”||74.36|
The Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager enabled fans to bet on possible contenders for the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic well in advance of the World Championships in November. Odds on horses in the pools could wind up being more attractive than those available on Nov. 5.
Betting on all Breeders’ Cup Future Wagers was offered via Breeders’ Cup partner TVG.com, and other advanced deposit wagering (“ADW”) sites, racetracks, casinos, simulcast centers, and off-track betting sites.
Complete Longines Breeders’ Cup Future Wager information is available at www.BreedersCup.com/FutureWager.
Breeders’ Cup Press Release
Photo: Flightline wins the TVG Pacific Classic (Benoit Photo)