2022 Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint Betting Odds at Keeneland racecourse

Friday, 04 November 2022

There are a growing number of bookmakers who are offering horse racing betting odds when it comes to the top races at the Breeders’ Cup. This includes the Juvenile Turf Sprint and it’s all about getting a fast start for this five furlong contest, with plenty of speculation concerning Blackbeard and whether the horse is able to continue his winning run.

This looks like a tough assignment for the Aidan O’Brien-trained runner who will clash with The Platinum Queen and Speed Boat Beach. The former claimed a win at Longchamp, having performed well at Goodwood, York and Doncaster, with Richard Fahey having a potential superstar on his hands.

2022 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint Tips

The 2022 Juvenile Turf Sprint looks set to be a thrilling encounter, with Blackbeard looking to continue a winning run that has recently seen the two-year-old record a hat-trick of victories. The first of these came in the Darley Prix Robert Papin at Chantilly over six furlongs where the horse was sent off as the 6/5 favourite and duly obliged before heading back to France and recording another win at Deauville.

Again, this was a six furlong triumph in the Darley Prix Morny - Finale des Darley Series where Blackbeard was able to narrowly beat favourite Persian Force by half a length, with Ryan Moore steering him to success before the same horse lined up in the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes on 24 September and was able to win by two lengths.

However, this is a different kind of test at Keeneland and there is plenty to like about The Platinum Queen who beat a big field last time out. She was able to oblige as the 7/5 favourite and win the Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp Longines which was achieved on very soft ground, although the going might not suit her at the Breeders’ Cup meeting.

Speed Boat Beach is the pick of the US-trained runners in the field and this one is trained by the legendary Bob Baffert. There have been wins at Del Mar and Santa Anita for this talented horse, with a facile victory in the Speakeasy Stakes coming after a Maiden Special Weight triumph over five and a half furlongs.