2021 Breeders Cup Juvenile Betting Odds at Keeneland racecourse

Friday, 05 November 2021

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.