Breeders Cup Dirt Mile Betting Odds Comparison - Del Mar

06/11/2021 18:18:00

One of the biggest races on Day Two of the Breeders’ Cup meeting is the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile. As the name suggests, this is a race which is run over one mile and the 2020 renewal of the race will take place at Keeneland, with the betting market wide open and we’re excited to see which race is sent off as favourite to claim the spoils.

Vekoma is trading as favourite for the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile and this horse is likely to be a popular pick on the Breeders’ Cup race card, with owner Randy Hill recently describing his charge as “the best horse in America right now” after a brilliant front-running performance when winning the Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont.

06/11 18:18Best Odds
Bet365
Unibet
Knicks GoKnicks Go
Unibet4/1
4/1
Silver StateSilver State
Bet3656/1
6/14/1
Jackie's WarriorJackie's Warrior
Unibet10/1
7/110/1
Concert TourConcert Tour
Unibet10/1
10/110/1
Drain The ClockDrain The Clock
Unibet14/1
10/114/1
Art CollectorArt Collector
Bet36514/1
14/112/1
FulsomeFulsome
Bet36514/1
14/114/1
Jesus' TeamJesus' Team
Bet36514/1
14/114/1

Bet On The 2020 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

The display certainly had the bookmakers on red alert and Vekoma has been trading as favourite for this race ever since, with George Weaver training a runner which he claims to be the best he’s ever had at the stable and the only real blip experienced by this horse was a damp squib in the Derby.

That was a big money race which saw Vekoma beat Network Effect and Code Of Honor, with the runner set to compete in his first ever Dirt Mile race although there are several other viable contenders lining up.

Can Anyone Beat Vekoma in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile?

Let’s not forget that the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile is a highly competitive race and Bob Baffert is never too far away from landing a victory when it comes to a big American horse race and the name of Improbable could be an attractive one on the Breeders’ Cup race card.

The four-year-old is trading as the second favourite to win and there was a recent win at Santa Anita which has seen Improbable’s price shrink, with the runner landing a victory by four-and-a-half lengths when fending off the highly-rated and favourite that was Maximum Security.

Indeed, the horse hasn’t been beaten in three outings and could yet go off favourite, although this is far from a two-horse race and Charlatan could be a popular pick.

The History of the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

The Dirt Mile has been one of the biggest races of the Breeders’ Cup and this is a one-mile encounter which was inaugurated in 2007, with horses aged three or older competing on the dirt track of leading American racecourses.

The purse is generally set at around $1,000,000 and there have been a couple of successes for three-year-olds in recent years, with Battle Of Midway and Spun to Run among those younger horses who have claimed the spoils. However, four-year-old City of Light won in 2018 and six-year-old Tamarkuz was victorious two years previously.


Catalina Cruiser is currently trading as favourite to win the Breeders Cup Dirt Mile, with the five-year-old having produced some impressive performances already this season.

The John W Sadler-trained horse has enjoyed a hat-trick of victories, with the first coming at Belmont Park in early June when the 9/5 favourite won over six-and-a-half furlongs on a dirt track.

Better was to follow at Del Mar on 20 July when Catalina Cruiser bolted home over a distance slightly longer than a mile, while the three-timer was completed over seven furlongs at the same track and the charge couldn’t have done more to prepare for the big race.

Unibet currently offer a best price of 7/2 about the favourite although we know this will be a fiercely competitive race and Omaha Beach is another runner who can be expected to run well off the back of a good season.

The three-year-old could line up in the Breeders Cup Dirt Mile with the added advantage of having run at Santa Anita this season, with the Richard E Mandella-trained horse winning the Santa Anita Sprint Championship Stakes on 6 October.

Sent off at odds of 13/5, the horse beat favourite Shancelot by a head over a distance of six furlongs and connections will now hope that the horse is able to go further and land victory over a mile in the big one.

Shancelot could still take his chances at Santa Anita after going so close in this race and odds of 10/1 could appeal to each-way backers, especially if you think the horse will benefit from a longer trip.

Mitole has been the other horse that punters have wanted to back for this Breeders Cup race and it’s easy to see why considering that the charge has won on four of his five outings this season.

The four-year-old began the campaign with a victory at Oaklawn Park back in April, with further victories being achieved at Churchill Downs and Belmont Park before the winning run came to an end at Saratoga.

Even so, the horse returned to the track and obliged at odds of 9/10 when beating Firenze Fire, with trainer Steven Asmussen now prepping the horse for the biggest ride of his career. Asmussen has previously won this race with Tapizar back in 2012.

Four-year-old horses have had an excellent time of things in this race recently, with City Of Light triumphing last year, while Liam’s Map and Goldencents have also been recently winners at this age.