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2011 Breeders Cup Classic Predictions

by Anthony Cashman on Saturday, November 5th, 2011

With Prayer for Relief becoming a late scratch due to a fever, we are now down to 12 would-be 2011 Breeders’ Cup Classic Predictions. As expected, things have remained rather quite in the 2011 Breeders’ Cup Classic Betting Odds, as the usual suspects remain atop the list of 2011 Breeders’ Cup Classic Predictions favorites.

The incomparable, early frontrunner, Uncle Mo will try to complete one of the most improbable comebacks in North American horse racing history tonight at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. A win would mean $5 million in the bank, as well as the prestigious American Horse of the Year award, which is usually given to the Breeders’ Cup Classic picks victor.

Standing in Uncle Mo’s way will be a stellar list of horses and jockeys more than capable of pulling off what would be a monumental upset. One of the most likely candidates to accomplish this feat is none other than the sensational filly, Havre De Grace. The four year-old horse, whose name derives from a Maryland city, has been listed as the second 2011 Breeders’ Cup Classic Predictions favorite all along.

With an impeccable record this season, her trainer, Larry Jones, would like nothing more than to close out a 6-win season in style. Winner of this year’s Azeri Stakes, Apple Blossom Handicap, Obeah Stakes, Woodward Stakes and Beldame Stakes, Havre De Grace could easily run away with it tonight under the lights.

I’m sure Fox Hill Farms, owners of Havre De Grace, wouldn’t mind adding $5 mill to her already impressive earnings. Going into tonight’s 2011 Breeders’ Cup Classic, the horse looking to become just the second female to win the richest race in North America, has won a total of $2,196,175 in prizes.

Can she get it done and shock the world by stopping Uncle Mo? There are 10 other horses that will have a saying in all this! Some of my favorite upset 2011 Breeders Cup Classic Predictions for tonight include: Game on Dude, Stay Thirsty, So You Think and Rattlesnake Bridge! Bet 2011 Breeders’ Cup Classic NOW!!!

Here’s a complete list of the official 2011 Breeders’ Cup Classic Post Positions for each horse and their respective jockeys:

1. [Scratched] Prayer for Relief (Rafael Bejarano).
2. Flat Out (Alex Solis).
3. Drosselmeyer (Mike Smith).
4. Ruler On Ice (Garrett Gomez).
5. So You Think (Ryan Moore).
6. Ice Box (Corey Nakatani).
7. Rattlesnake Bridge (Calvin Borel).
8. Game On Dude (Chantal Sutherland).
9. Stay Thirsty (Javier Castellano).
10. Havre de Grace (Ramon Dominguez).
11. Headache (Paco Lopez).
12. Uncle Mo (John Velazquez).
13. To Honor and Serve (Jose Lezcano).

The most recent 2011 Breeders’ Cup Classic Betting Odds (descending order) and respective trainers go as follow:

UNCLE MO (T. Pletcher) [7/2]
HAVRE DE GRACE (L. Jones) [9/2]
SO YOU THINK (A. O’Brien) [5/1]
FLAT OUT (C. Dickey) [13/2]
TO HONOR AND SERVE (W. Mott) [11/1]
GAME ON DUDE (B. Baffert) [12/1]
STAY THIRSTY (T. Pletcher) [14/1]
DROSSELMEYER (W. Mott) [20/1]
RULER ON ICE (K. Breen) [20/1]
HEADACHE (M. Maker) [33/1]
RATTLESNAKE BRIDGE (K. McLaughlin) [33/1]
ICE BOX (N. Zito) [40/1]