2022 Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf Betting Odds at Santa Anita racecourse

Friday, 04 November 2022

Silver Knott has won three times already this season and the two-year-old will be jetted out to Keeneland to challenge hard for the Juvenile Turf, with a big prize sum on the table. William Buick is likely to be on board the race favourite, although the racing betting odds imply that another horse is likely to claim a win.

Perhaps Blackbeard could be tilted at this race, while Auguste Rodin and Packs A Whalop are other serious contenders for the prize pot. It’s going to be a fast-paced one-mile encounter, with Outstrip and Line of Duty having been other winners that have made Appleby the most successful trainer in this race.

2022 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Tips

Silver Knott was able to storm home to win the Emirates Autumn Stakes and that bagged Charlie Appleby and William Buick a third straight win in this race. However, what made this victory especially impressive was that it was achieved with a three pound penalty compared to predecessors Coroebus, One Ruler and Ghaiyyath.

There had previously been a shortening of the odds for this Breeders’ Cup race after landing the spoils in the Solario Stakes, with the horse then running in the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster although the runner struggled on the ground in south Yorkshire, with many looking at the horse as a classic challenger next term.

Auguste Rodin runs for Aidan O’Brien and this is a trainer who has obliged with a victory in this race on four different occasions. However, the last one of these was in 2017 when Mendelssohn scored a victory. The latest Coolmore hopeful ticks lots of boxes and Leopardstown Racecourse played host to the KPMG Champions Juvenile Stakes.

On that occasion, the horse came up trumps in the Group 2 encounter at betting odds of 11/2, with Packs A Whalop set to be respected. He’s a horse that is homegrown and Jeff Mullins has seen the two-year-old land a double at Del Mar. Then came an even money victory in the Zuma Beach Stakes and there could be some value in backing him.