It is the Breeders’ Cup Classic from Kentucky, USA on Saturday where the famed American Pharoah, the first horse to win the American Triple Crown (Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes) since 1978, goes off as favourite at a quote of 3/1.
Over the course of the meeting at Keeneland there will be a massive $26m USD up for grabs. There’s $5 million on the Breeder’s Cup Classic alone. Some of Europe’s finest have made the long journey to come at the meet which starts on Friday night.
One of the top european challengers is Gleneagles who won the 2,000 Guineas at home and abroad this season and also landed the St James’ Palace Stakes’ Gleneagles should be in the Breeders’ Cup Classic mix making the challenge at 12/1.
The last European to win it was Raven’s Pass back in 2008. Beholder, a duel Breeders’ Cup winner, is the main challenger to American Pharoah in the field at 4/1.
Her challenge could rest on conditions and will want the rain to hold off but she has crushed some big opposition at the Pacific Classic at Del Mar, notably.
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