Richard's Kid Odds
One of the busiest horses in 2009, Richard’s Kid hopes the experience pays off Saturday in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL have given Richard’s Kid 12/1 odds to win. Zenyatta is the pre-race favorite at 3/1 while other short odds are Rip Van Winkle (10/3) and Summer Bird (6/1).
Since Jan. 1 of this year, Richard’s Kid has taken part in 10 events this year, winning three events.
The horse qualified for the Classic by winning the Pacific Classic at Del Mar on Sept. 6, which was his last victory. Richard’s Kid’s last race was on Oct. 10, when he finished third in the Goodwood Stakes at Oak Tree At Santa Anita.
Richard’s Kid’s two other wins this year came at Laurel Park, in non-graded races. Of his three career grade 1 races, Richard’s Kid has finished first, third, and seventh.
Richard’s Kid drew the sixth gate for Saturday’s race and presents some value because he looks to be an improving horse. He finished sixth in March at the New Orleans H., but then improved on that finish at the Harrison E. Johnson Memorial and the William Donald Schaefer by finishing fifth and fourth, respectively. After taking a step back at the Eddie Read by finishing seventh in July, he placed second at the Cougar II in early August and won the Pacific Classic in September. So he has the ability to place high and has had three solid outings the past three times out.
Perhaps the biggest reason to back Richard’s Kid on Saturday is that his jockey, Alex Solis, has won three Breeders’ Cup races, including two in 2003 with Johar in the Turf and Pleasantly Perfect in the Classic. Solis has experience winning the Classic, so Richard’s Kid might be worth a shot at 12/1.
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 3:42PM ET