2024 Breeders Cup Juvenile Betting Odds at Del Mar racecourse

Friday, 01 November 2024

Prince Of Monaco is the current favourite to win the 2023 Juvenile, with the horse currently a backable each-way price to secure a victory in this race on Day One of the Breeders’ Cup. Bob Baffert knows what it takes to land the spoils in this encounter over 8.5 furlongs, with a purse of $2 million up for grabs for a race on the dirt track at Santa Anita.

The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile will also feature Locked, Muth and Timberlake, with all three horses available at similar betting odds. Heartland might also have a say in matters and this looks to be one of the more open races on Day One of the meeting. Watch out for price boosts which might enable you to back horses at inflated odds.

2023 Juvenile Tips

It’s hard to crab the form of Prince Of Monaco when it comes to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, with the two-year-old having landed consecutive wins at Del Mar Racecourse. Sent off at odds of 9/5 in the Best Pal Stakes, the runner was able to score over six furlongs on fast ground. The fact that 1/2 favourite Muth was beaten by over four lengths was a notable accomplishment.

Then came the Grade One Runhappy Del Mar Futurity where the same horse was priced at 1/20 although it was hardly convincing to see such a strong favourite oblige by less than a length over seven furlongs. The horse is likely to be in the mix over 8.5 furlongs here, although the betting odds suggest that this is a wide open encounter.

Locked comes next in the betting and trainer Todd Pletcher will be hoping to see the horse secure a third consecutive win, with the first victory coming in the Maiden Special Weight at Saratoga on 1 September. Then there was a win in the Claiborne Breeders' Futurity where the horse was able to oblige by half a length as the 76/100 favourite.

Muth comes into the race as the winner of the American Pharoah Stakes and there was plenty to like about this Grade 1 success over one mile and half a furlong. The runner was too strong for the field, although there is over four lengths to make up on Prince Of Monaco based on their recent showdown in the Best Pal Stakes.

2022 Breeders Cup Juvenile Tips

Cave Rock’s odds for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile has been shortening as we get closer to the running of the 2022 race. The two-year-old was the victory in a Maiden Special Weight at Del Mar although there was a step up in class when the same horse was able to live up to his odds-on billing when claiming victory in the Runhappy Del Mar Futurity.

The horse continued his unbeaten record to claim the spoils in the American Pharoah Stakes and the past two victories have been by over five lengths. It will clearly take a talented operator to stop this runner, although he’s trading at a much bigger price to win a race against serious contenders.

Forte will arrive back at Keeneland having already demonstrated a propensity to win at this racecourse, with the two-year-old having won the Claiborne Breeders' Futurity in early October and it will be interesting to see whether the favourite that day is able to claim a victory, with Loggins trained by Brad H Cox.

Chad C. Brown won this race with Good Magic in 2017 and perhaps he can oblige with another winner in the form of Blazing Sevens. Sent off at odds of 17/2 in the Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park, the horse achieved a convincing win over one mile on sloppy ground and perhaps there is more to come from this two-year-old.

The Breeders Cup Juvenile is a long-standing horse race that forms part of the Breeders Cup Festival, with this heat being inaugurated in 1984 when Chief’s Crown claimed a victory over a mile.

Up until 2002, the purse was $1,000,000 although that has since increased and the money on the table is now $2,000,000, with Game Winner the latest champion when winning for trainer Bob Baffert.

Baffert is something of a legendary trainer in America and he’s been victorious four times in the Juvenile and it is Eight Rings who is currently heading the betting market and is therefore regarded as the horse to beat.

Baffert appears to have another potential winner in this two-year-old, with the horse having started his career on the dirt track when obliging as the 3/5 favourite in a Del Mar race.

The horse then unseated rider Drayden Van Dyke a month later at the same track, with Eight Rings winning the American Pharaoh Stakes at Santa Anita and it’s that sort of performance which will have punters latching on to the horse this time around.

Maxfield is second in the betting and he lines up for Godolphin in this race, with the American horse training with Brendan P Walsh and there have been victories at Churchill Downs and Keeneland so far.

The victory in the latter was especially impressive, with a five-and-a-half length win over the entire field and favourite Gouverneur Morris couldn’t stay with the winner of this heat.

Dennis’ Moment is the third favourite and there has been market support for a horse which began the campaign by unseating his rider, although trainer Dale Romans has since helped the horse back to the track.

There was a victory at Ellis Park in July before a seriously good performance at Churchill Downs and that illustrated that the horse has to be strongly considered for what is going to be an exciting race.

Green Light Go is another horse likely to take his chances in this race and the horse recently returned to the track after a break of nearly two months by finishing second to Tiz The Law at Belmont Park.

Previously to this, the horse had begun his professional career by winning at this track and then claiming a win at Saratoga, so there could be some place money coming in here.