The mare Elate will take on the boys at the Breeders Cup Classic (G1), trying to become only the second woman to win the race.
We are from the Breeders Cup, the tournament event taking place in Santa Anita on November??1-2.
Elate will try to follow in the footsteps of Zenyatta, who beat against males the one female to win the race in its own history.
Inspired by Hall of Famer Bill Mott, the mare will also be entered from the Breeders Cup Distaff (G1), however, the strategy is to go in the Classic.
The mare is co-third option in early Breeders Cup Classic betting in +800. She is the fifth choice at Distaff wagering at +800 but would likely be the second option supporting Midnight Bisou (+150) when the Distaff was her goal.
The favorite for the Classic has been McKinzie down from. Produced by Bob Baffert, the colt was the beaten favorite from the Awesome Again (G1) in his final prep race.
Last year McKinzie came to the Classic off wins in the San Felipe (G2) and Pennsylvania Derby (G1) but pitched in a clunker, evaporating to complete a well-beaten 12th.
The three-year-old Code of Honor is the second alternative in Vintage gambling at +400. The Shug McGaughey trainee won the Travers (G1) that summer at Saratoga and had been defeated only a nose in the Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) at Belmont Park in his final start.
Vino Rosso won the Jockey Club Gold Cup and is recorded at +800 in Classic.
Midnight Bisou is the strong betting favorite for its Distaff at Bovada at +150. She was third in last years Distaff at Churchill Downs and is ideal in her seven starts this season, winning the Beldame Invitational (G1) at Belmont Park in her final prep stage.
Guarana at +600 might be the second alternative in ancient Distaff wagering, however, she could end up in the Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1).
The filly won her first three career starts, including the CCA Oaks (G1), but suffered her first defeat when second to Street Band from the Cotillion (G1) in Parx Racing in her final outing.
Dunbar Road is your choice at +700. The filly had??to pay in Keeneland in her last start behind Elate along with also Blue Prize. Street Band, winner of the Cotillion, can be listed at +700.
Permit is your +150 betting favorite at Bovada for the Breeders Cup Turf (G1). Shes the defending winner but came down in the Arc de Triomphe (G1) at Longchamp in her final start and her relations have not decided if she will go back to the U.S.
Magical, who had been fifth in the Arc, is the next choice in Turf wagering at +500. The Aiden OBrien trainee acquired the Irish Champion Stakes (G1) in his previous trip at York and has been second at the Turf past year behind Enable.
Bricks and Mortar is your betting favorite in +450 for its Mile. Circus Maximus, winner of the Prix de Moulin de Longchamp (G1) in his final start, is that the present second choice in early Mile betting??at +500.
Mitole is your first favorite for the Breeders Cup Sprint (G1) in +225. The Steve Asmussen trainee won the Forego (G1) at Saratoga in his last start.
Imperial Hint is the second option at +275. Third from the Sprint this past year, he comes within this year off wins in the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (G1) and the Vosburgh Invitational (G1) in his last two starts.
Shancelot is the choice for its Sprint at +300. The colt got run down at the wire in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (G1) in his final start, defeated a head.
The winner was Omaha Beach, that was making his first start since winning the Arkansas Derby (G1) at April. He missed the Triple Crown races and came back . The colt is currently +400 in ancient for the Sprint but could wind up in the Dirt Mile or Classic.
Sistercharlie will encounter this years Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1) riding a six-race winning series, all in Grade 1 races, including this race this past year. She is the solid +175 gambling favorite as she attempts to defend her name.
She characters to face a good group of European invaders that could comprise Star Catcher (+1000), winner of the Prix Vermeille (G1) at Longchamp, and Iridessa (+1200), whos a multiple Group 1 winner.
The Breeders Cup Dirt Mile (G1) is often considered an afterthought with runners not great enough to make it into the Classic, but this seasons field appears stellar.
Mitole is the +300 early favorite for the Dirt Mile but might wind up in the Sprint. Catalina Cruiser, who had been the beaten favorite in a years edition, is now recorded at.
Even the John Sadler trainee acquired the Pat OBrien (G2) in his last outing and is perfect in three starts this year.
Mr. Money (+1000) was beaten a neck at the Pennsylvania Derby (G1) in his last work. This snapped a streak that included the Grade 3 West Virginia Derby and Indiana Derby.
Pee Wee Reese is your early favorite in a wide-open Breeders Cup Turf Sprint at +350 and Covfefe in +300 and Come Dancing at +350 will be the best two wagering options for the Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1).
Next up we will take a look at the early chances for Fridays juvenile parties.
Handicapper Michael Dempsey will soon probably be covering the Breeders Cup for Odds Shark along with his whole card accounts with choices, analysis, reasonable odds line and wagering recommendations for major paths can be found each day at turfnsport.com.