Top Stakes Races for the Week: 2020 Breeders’ Cup – Nov. 2

Top Stakes Races for the Week: 2020 Breeders’ Cup – Nov. 2

Written by on November 2, 2020

This weekend is the Super Bowl of thoroughbred racing. The 2020 Breeders’ Cup takes place at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, Kentucky. The Breeders’ Cup happens over two days, Friday and Saturday. Five races take place on Friday while nine races happen on Saturday. Check out also top plays and Horse Racing Odds from Breeders Cup for Friday, Nov. 6 – Saturday, Nov. 7. You can also visit our Online Racebook to place your bets on active racetracks.

2020 Breeders’ Cup Top Stakes Races To Bet On – November 2nd Edition

  • When: Friday, Nov. 6 – Saturday, Nov. 7
  • Where: Keeneland Racecourse, Lexington, KY

Friday, Nov. 6 Races

  • Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint
  • Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf
  • Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies 
  • Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf
  • Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

Wesley Ward trained Golden Pal could be an odd-son favorite to win the Juvenile Turf Sprint. Most horse racing handicappers are leaning on the Ward trainee to key their Pick 5 wagers.

Don’t be surprised if Cadillac gets most of the play in the Juvenile Turf. Cadillac won’t go off a big time favorite, though. Todd Pletcher trained Mutasaabeq, Chad Brown charge Public Sector, and Battleground from the Aidan O’Brien barn will garner plenty of action.

If you’re looking to cash, maybe putting a few bucks on Bob Baffert’s Princess Noor in the Juvenile Fillies is the way to go. As always, if Baffert enters a horse in a race, the horse is live. Thoughtfully, trained by Steve Asmussen, is another that could run well in the JV Fillies.  

The Juvenile Fillies Turf field is deep. Plum Ali, Mother Earth, and Snowfall will all garner betting action. Snowfall looks solid if Aidan O’Brien has his horses ready for the 2020 Breeders’ Cup.

Jackie’s Warrior, trained by Steve Asmussen, should be one of the shortest-priced horses of the two Breeders’ Cup days. Warrior figures to blow away the competition in the Juvenile, though. So, if you don’t mind even money odds, back Jackie to get it done.

Saturday, Nov. 7 Races

  • Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint
  • Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint
  • Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile
  • Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf
  • Breeders’ Cup Sprint
  • Breeders’ Cup Mile
  • Breeders’ Cup Distaff
  • Breeders’ Cup Turf
  • Breeders’ Cup Classic

Like every year, Chad Brown has a solid group to try the Filly & Mare Turf. Brown will saddle Rushing Fall, Nay Lady Nay, Sistercharlie, and My Sister Nat. Boxing the Brown horses might be a way to cash a nice exacta. 

If Nashville holds his +800 BC Sprint future odds, he might be the overlay of the decade. The Steve Asmussen trained runner has the most early speed of any horse that will enter the Breeders’ Cup Sprint starting gate. If you go with Nashville, you’ll burn yourself out. If you don’t, he’ll bury you. What a dilemma!

Aidan O’Brien is back in the Mile with last year’s favorite, Circus Maximus. If he’s right, it will be difficult to beat Aidan’s runner. Chad Brown does have Uni, though, the defending champ in this race.

Monomoy Girl, like Jackie’s Warrior in the Juvenile, should go off around even money. This year, Monomoy isn’t a lock to win the Distaff, though. She should face Preakness winner Swiss Skydiver and surging Todd Pletcher trained Valiance. 

O’Brien has another BC contender in Magical. She may go off the favorite to win the Turf on Saturday. Lord North, Donjah, and Mehdaayih are no joke, though. 

The Classic should be, well, a classic. Improbable, Maximum Security, and Authentic all run from the Bob Baffert barn. Tiz the Law and Tom’s d’Etat are solid choices and if Swiss Skydiver runs in the Classic instead of the Distaff, she’s also a contender!