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2021 Breeders’ Cup Challenge: Top Picks And Predictions To Bet On

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A month from now, the 2021 Breeders’ Cup Challenge will commence at Del Mar, California. It is the last swing of the big races this year. The Breeders’ Cup will seal the mightiest racehorses on earth, especially all three-year-old thoroughbreds who are looking to close out the best racing form of their lives. 

Contrary to other horse racing tournaments, the Breeders’ Cup will be a two-day event on November 5 and 6. In addition,  the challenge is competed by different entries in fifteen categories. With this, many betting opportunities are available that can help every bettor earn a considerable amount of money. 

While it’s too early to guess who can win the Breeders’ Cup this year, there is nothing wrong with scouting and familiarizing which horses got the best lines to win in each category. To give you an idea, here are some of the 2021 breeders cup contenders that have the highest chances to win in their respective categories.

Breeders’ Cup Classic (Essential Quality) 

Out of all the horses joining the Breeders’ Cup this year, Essential Quality comes with the most impressive form since birth.  He had secured eight titles out of nine racing starts, and his earnings had almost reached $5 million. Essential Quality holds some of the most reputable titles like the Belmont Stakes, Southwest Stakes, Blue Grass Stakes, and Travers Stakes. 

Breeders’ Cup Turf (Acclimate) 

The San Juan Capistrano Stakes superstar is soaring high as the leading contender for the Breeders’ Cup Turf category. Acclimate recently concluded the Del Mar H. last August, clinching third place. Before that, he also earned several placements like Charles Whittingham Stakes ( 2nd), Crystal Waters Stakes (3rd), and San Luis Rey Stakes (4th). 

Breeders’ Cup Distaff (Letruska) 

Letruska, a Kentucky native and sire of Magic Appeal, is topping the Breeders’ Cup Distaff list. He is an entry by Irad Ortiz Jr. and Fausto Gutierez, who made twenty-one racing starts since birth. In the last four races, he remained undefeated: the Apple Blossom Handicap,  Fleur de Lis Stakes, Personal Ensign Stakes, and Ogden Phipps Stakes. 

Breeders’ Cup Mile (Palace Pier)

All the way from Great Britain, Palace Pier headlines the Breeders’ Cup Mile in today’s hot picks. Since 2019, he has won ten racing games, and nine of these were championship titles. Palace Pier was also undefeated in the last four races he joined, including Sandown Mile Stakes, Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes, Queen Anne Stakes, and Prix du Haras de Fresnay Le Buffard Jacques Le Marois. 

Breeders’ Cup Sprint (Firenze Fire) 

The Runhappy Stakes and True North Stakes winner is a stalking horse that leads the pack for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint. He is an entry by Kelly J. Bean and Jose L. Ortiz, who made thirty-six racing appearances since birth creating fourteen titles. His last three significant placements include John A Nerud Stakes (2nd), Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (5th), and Forego Stakes (2nd). 

Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (Wonderful Tonight) 

In the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf category, Wonderful Tonight is the best prospect to look at. She is a French native trained by David Menuisier and William T. Buick. On August 19,  he competed at Darley Yorkshire Oaks and got 4th place. Before that, she earned three championship titles from British Champion Fillies & Mares Stakes, Hardwicke Stakes, and Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes. 

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (Silver State) 

Silver State is the current title holder for  Hill ‘N’ Dale Metropolitan Handicap, making him a leading entry for the Dirt Mile.  He is one of the esteemed entries by Ricardo Santa Jr. and Steven Asmussen.  Apart from his current title, Silver State also gained placements in races like Oaklawn Handicap (1st), Whitney Stakes (3rd), and Parx Dirt Mile Stakes ( 2nd). 

Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (Campanelle) 

This Irish native horse is making a huge leap in the Turf Sprint. Campanelle earned the Commonwealth Cup last June, which paved the way for joining the Breeders’ Cup this year. Not only that, she was a former fourth place at the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.  Campanelle’s latest achievement was earning 12th place at Prix Maurice de Gheest. 

Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (Gamine) 

The sire of Into Mischief, Gamine, is an honorable mention for the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint. She’s a Bob Baffert trainee who accomplished nine championship titles out of ten entries she made since birth. Gamine earned four titles in the latest races she competed in namely, Las Flores Stakes, Derby City Distaff Stakes, Great Lady M. Stakes, and Ketel One Ballerina Handicap. 

Final Thoughts 

The race to the 2021 Breeders’ Cup is going neck-to-neck as all the entries hustled hard to earn prestigious titles from different races they’ve been into. All of them were honed by experience, and fans expected a tough competition. Hence, if you are one of the bettors who wanted to find the best entries to bet at Breeders’ Cup, the horses above can surely give you butterflies.