Summer Bird Odds
Following a win in the 2009 Belmont Stakes, Summer Bird is among the horses most likely to contend for the title in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.COM have given Summer Bird 6/1 odds to win. Zenyatta is the pre-race favorite at 3/1, while Rip Van Winkle (10/3) and Colonel John (10/1) are two thoroughbreds with short odds to win.
The son of 2004 Belmont Stakes winner, Birdstone, Summer Bird foaled in April of 2006. Along with the win in this year’s Belmont Stakes, Summer Bird is coming off a win in the Jockey Club Gold Cup on Oct. 3.
This year, Summer Bird won the Travers Stakes, along with the Jockey Club Gold Cup and Belmont Stakes. Summer Bird finished sixth in the 2009 Kentucky Derby and was third in the Arkansas Derby. Summer Bird also had a second place finish in the Haskell Invitational this year, finishing behind Rachel Alexandra, winner of the 2009 Preakness Stakes.
You’ll remember Summer Bird’s jockey, Kent Desormeaux well if you’ve paid attention to horse racing throughout the years. He won riding Summer Bird at the Belmont Stakes, but before that he had controversial losses with the Triple Crown on the line with Real Quiet in 1998 and Big Brown in 2008. With the Belmont Stakes money off his back, can Desormeaux ride Summer Bird to victory this weekend at the Breeders’ Cup Classic?
Summer Bird will start out of the No. 3 gate for Saturday’s race and if you’re feeling this year’s Belmont Stakes winner, jump on him now because his odds may not get better than 6/1. The public is going to remember that he pulled off the win at this year’s Belmont Stakes and could drive the odds down before race time.
The Breeders’ Cup Classic will take place on Saturday, Nov. 7 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. For more information on this year’s race, check out our 2009 Breeders Cup Viewing Guide.
Odds to win 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic Odds – Saturday, Nov. 7 – Santa Anita Park – Arcadia, Calif.
Rip Van Winkle 10/3
Summer Bird 6/1
Colonel John 10/1
Gio Ponti 12/1
Quality Road 12/1
Richard's Kid 12/1
Regal Ransom 14/1
Twice Over 15/1
Mine That Bird 15/1
Awesome Gem 30/1
Posted: 11/7/09 ET 4:21PM ET