The 2013 Breeders Cup meeting takes place on November 1st and 2nd and Betfred have launched a free £25 bet offer to use on any race of the two day meeting from Santa Anita.
As the UK flat season draws to a close the Breeders Cup is now on the horizon, the Europeans are sending over a strong team of around fifteen runners to Santa Anita, California.
With some real superstars making an appearance, Olympic Glory, the QEII winner is out to give US super horse Wise Dan a run for his money in the Breeders Cup Mile. Arc withdrawal The Fugue is likely to make an appearance in the Breeders Cup Turf over the Filly & Mare Turf although she has an entry for both. Other interesting European contenders include, Declaration Of War, Vorda, Al Thakhira, Magician & a host of others.
The Breeders Cup Mile is an interesting race from a punters perspective, Wise Dan is installed as favourite his 13th consecutive race at 5/6, Olympic Glory 5/1, Silver Max 6/1, Magician 10/1, bar the rest. It is likely that if Wise Dan hadn’t ran 2nd to Silver Max last time out in the Shadwell Mile then his price would be much shorter than it is. Wise Dan’s winning streak was brought to an end when he was found trailing Silver Max and wasn’t able to pick up on the straight, the trainer said that this was down to the race being switched from the turf track to the dirt but Wise Dan never looked his usual self in that race.
Watch Fort Larned win the 2012 Breeders Cup Classic at Santa Anita:
The strongest challenger in the field is the second favourite, Olympic Glory who convincingly won the Group 1 QEII on Champions Day at Ascot last time out is here to try and spoil the party for Wise Dan. Olympic Glory boasts some strong form such as when beaten a neck by mighty impressive Moonlight Cloud in France. Olympic Glory’s form is certainly up to winning this race but there are many factors as to why he may not show his form at Santa Anita, Olympic Glory has yet to face a track with two turns, something that a lot of Europeans struggle with. The Breeders Cup Mile has come quickly for him as he only ran two weeks ago at Ascot, last year Excelebration tried a similar route and looked like he hadn’t fully recovered from his last race when well beaten. Olympic Glory has the class but there are a few doubts, a huge plus point is the booking of champion jockey Richard Hughes who rode him to win last time out.
Free £25 Horse Racing Bet
You can bet on the Breeders Cup 2013 at Betfred and they will give you a free £25 bet to get your started, bet £25 on any race at Santa Anita and win OR LOSE you get a free £25 bet to use on any other race.
To get your free £25 bet:
2. Open a new account for free
3. Deposit and bet up to £25
4. Win or lose you will get the cost of your bet refunded
Bet on our 2013 Breeders Cup betting tips at Betfred.
By Mitchell Tones