Breeders’ Cup Racing Racing Odds & Tips – 7th November 2021

A look at the key contenders in the weekend's big Breeders' Cup action from Del Mar

Hot Rod Charlie / Doug F. O Neill ©IMAGO / ZUMA Wire 30.10.2021

There is top action from US racing on the weekend as we focus on the Breeders’ Cup racing odds from Del Mar.

This huge Classic is Race 12 on the day and it will actually go at 00:40 on Sunday, November 8th UK time.

It is a quality field lining up to take on the challenge of the Grade 1 contest which is over a 1m 2f trip.

There are nine declared runners for Breeders’ Cup racing odds and we take a look at each of them.

Breeders’ Cup Racing Racing Odds

Knicks Go 11/4
Essential Quality 5/2
Hot Rod Charlie 7/2
Medina Spirit 15/2
Max Player 11/1
Art Collector 10/1
Tripoli 28/1
Express Train 66/1
Stiletto Boy 66/1
* (odds recorded at 16:29 GMT on November 5th, 2021 at William Hill)

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Knicks Go the 11/4 FAV in Breeders’ Cup Racing Racing Odds

This is such a stacked field but it is KNICKS GO who is the 11/4 favourite in Breeders’ Cup racing odds at the moment* (odds recorded at 16:29 GMT on November 5th, 2021 at William Hill).

He completed a hattrick a month ago when he took a Grade 3 at Churchill Down by 4 lengths.

Knicks Go has not skipped a beat with his recent form and his big Group 1 success at Saratoga on his penultimate run, strongly confirms his ability.

He is back on top of his game after a little blip earlier this year. But he has set some astonishing times across his last five victories and has to be right there.


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Can Essential Quality get the four-timer?

Another one arriving in red hot form and warranting some big respect in Breeders’ Cup betting is ESSENTIAL QUALITY.

He delivered the odds in a Grade 1 at Saratoga on his last on this same 1m 2f trip.

He did have to hang in there to scrap out the victory by a neck.

Essential Quality did show well in the Kentucky Derby this year where he took a fourth-place finish.

But since then he has been back on the up.

It has been back to back Grade 1 victories for Essential Qualify and he’s a shortlist contender with Luis Saez on his back.

There’s a current quote of 5/2 in Breeders’ Cup odds for Essential Quality* (odds recorded at 16:29 GMT on November 5th, 2021 at William Hill).

Hot Rod Charlie is a player

Not quite bringing form that is consistent as the aforementioned two is HOT ROD CHARLIE, but regardless he rates as a danger.

There was a Grade 1 victory in the Pennsylvania Derby Stakes 42 days for him on his latest run.

Hot Rod Charlie has been beaten by both Medina Spirit (who is coming up next) and Essential Quality in big races this year.

Those losses came in the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont respectively.

But he got back on track a bit with that latest score and enters the frame at 7/2* (odds recorded at 16:29 GMT on November 5th, 2021 at William Hill).

Can Baffert do it again with Medina Spirit?

Famed trainer Bob Baffert landed last year’s Breeders’ Cup with Authentic and has another bold one lining up on the weekend.

That is MEDINA SPIRIT who is a quote of 15/2 in Breeders’ Cup betting* (odds recorded at 16:29 GMT on November 5th, 2021 at William Hill).

He rightly should get heavily involved in this one.

Looking at the card this year’s renewal has the making of being a classic.

Media Spirit is no mug and won this year’s Kentucky Derby but was unable to back it with a win in the Preakness (third).

But it’s been back to back wins since the Preakness miss at Pimlico and that latest, being a Grade 1 puts Medina Spirit firmly in this.

He had  Stilleto Boy comfortably behind him in that fixture.

Art Collector not to be underestimated

ART COLLECTOR could be a lively contender at Del Mar on Sunday and he is a 10/1 shot in the field* (odds recorded at 16:29 GMT on November 5th, 2021 at William Hill).

He was last seen at Belmont Park a month ago, collecting a Grade 1 Woodward Stakes victory on a slightly shorter trip than this.

Art Collector has come a long way since getting a heavy beating in last year’s Breeders’ Cup meeting when he was well down the field in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile.

He is not out of place in this big line up and warrants some respect for the shortlist.

The Rest Of The Runners

TRIPOLI was a little bit short on his latest run. He was well behind Medina Spirit in a Grade 1 run at Santa Anita. There were two more of Saturday’s re-opposing rivals ahead of him in that one too. Tripoli has a lot to find on current form.

EXPRESS TRAIN was third in a Grade 1 Santa Anita effort 35 days ago, finding a place ahead of the aforementioned Tripoli. Still, he was well beaten all the same by Medina Spirit and it’s hard to see how he closes the gap.

MAX PLAYER has run into some good form with back to back wins. He’s a superb stayer and will just grind and grind. The latest of his was a Group 1 at Saratoga. This is tougher, but Max Player is no forlorn hope for it.

STILLETO BOY is another with a lot to find at Del Mar on the weekend. He doesn’t have the form that suggests he will rate as a danger. He has fallen to Medina Spirit the last twice by fair distances. This would be something special.

Predictions & Tips for Breeders’ Cup Racing Racing Odds

What a line-up. This is one for the ages as the quality in this year’s renewal is just overflowing.

ESSENTIAL QUALITY is the first name on the shortlist. He has continued in a very good heart since taking his big win at Belmont Stakes in June.

His Grade 1 win last time out suggests that he is still in top form and reading to launch a big challenge.

MEDINA SPIRIT is quality all of the way and looks to be peaking just perfectly right now to take on this challenge.

He is a quote of 15/2 in Breeders’ Cup racing

On his day, if he brings top form, then Bob Baffert’s charge is going to take some beating with the Kentucky Derby in his pocket this year.

But it’s his form at the Awesome Again at Santa Anita where he took on older competitors for the first time which stands out.

He destroyed the field there, kindling a chunk of these.

KNICKS GO should have a chance as well in this one.

The big piece of form that he brings to the table is his victory in the Whitney on his penultimate.

This is a high-quality race and he is going to need to be at his very best again to get his nose in front at Del Mar.

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