Colonel John Odds
A light schedule in 2009 may give the fresh legs of Colonel John a chance to win the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic this Saturday.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.COM have given Colonel John 10/1 odds to win this year’s running of the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Zenyatta is the pre-race favorite at 3/1, while Rip Van Winkle (10/3) and Summer Bird (6/1) have short odds to win.
Foaled in 2005, Colonel John had a big 2008 season with wins in the Sham Stakes, Santa Anita Derby, and Travers Stakes. John even came up with a sixth place finish in the 2008 Kentucky Derby.
After becoming a finalist for the Eclipse Awards’ American Champion Three-Year-Old Male Horse in 2008, Colonel John didn’t race for the first half of 2009, but returned with a win in the 2009 Wickerr Stakes on July 31, which is a race a little over one mile on a turf track, which doesn’t relate to the 1.25 mile dirt track that he will run on Saturday.
Colonel John drew the second gate for Saturday’s race and will be ridden by jockey Garrett Gomez. Gomez has several Grade 1 wins in 2009, including at the Manhattan Handicap aboard Gio Ponti, at the Santa Anita Derby and San Felipe Stakes with Pioneerof the Nile, at the Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap and La Canada Stakes with Life is Sweet, at the Santa Monica Hanidcap and Woodbine Mile aboard 2008 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Spring winner Ventura.
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 The Bird 15/1
Awesome Gem 30/1
Posted: 11/7/09 4:00PM ET