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Top 7 Breeder’s Cup 2022 Picks That Could Win You Big

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The Breeders’ Cup is quickly approaching, with the world’s best racehorses gathering at Keeneland for two days of high-quality Grade 1 action. The competitive races begin on Friday, November 4, 2022, with many eyes focused on the best two-year-olds on dirt in the Keeneland race course at Lexington, Kentucky.

The 2022 Breeders’ Cup World Championships are the year’s top-ranked horse racing event, with 14 Championship races and cumulative purses and prizes surpassing $31 million. If you’re as excited about the upcoming Breeder’s Cup as everyone else, then stay tuned to find out which picks can assist you in winning big.

Flightline

The stage is already set for the 2022 Breeders’ Cup Classic, yet there is a clear favorite at the pinnacle of the betting, with oddsmakers predicting that Flightline will break that record at Keeneland for the year 2022. Moreover, the Kentucky-bred Flightline, sired by Tapit, is unquestionably the best horse in America.

Flightline is presently the favorite among 2022 Breeders’ Cup Classic oddsmakers, with +200 (2/1) odds. Also, the four-year-old wins the $1 million Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar on September 3, making comparisons to Secretariat for the 19 1/4-length victory, and long-striding Flightline appears to make it easy.

Epicenter 

On September 18, 2021, Epicenter made his inaugural appearance at Churchill Downs. He established the pace and destroyed out to finish sixth, 7 3/4 lengths behind the winner. And Epicenter ended up breaking his maiden in his next start, winning by 3 1/2 lengths at Churchill on November 13.

Furthermore, Epicenter handily won the Jim Dandy Stakes (G2) by 1 12 lengths using his own power in two starts at Saratoga during summer 2022, prior to going on to .o among the top bets for the mile that is set to take place in the coming months for the Breeder’s Cup 2022.

Taiba

Bob Baffert’s Taiba might be one of the best value bets for the Classic in the year 2022. The three-year-old began to look like a potential star earlier in the year and won each of his two starts prior to winning the G1 Santa Anita Derby by two lengths over then-Derby favorite Messier.

Such an improving three-year-old has always been up with the pace in the Penn Derby at Parx on September 24, but then when made the switch wide up, the shot managed to power clear of a decent field that also included Zandon (2nd) and Cyberknife (3rd). In addition, Zedan Racing Stable, Inc.’s 3-year-old Taiba, who won the Pennsylvania Derby (G1) last Saturday, jumped from tenth to fifth in the newly updated Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings.

Hot Rod Charlie

Hot Rod Charlie ranked among the horses that bettors became fond of last season, as the Doug O’Neill runner always gave his entire effort in each race. However, victories have been more difficult to come by, as he has fallen short among the most hugely profitable races.

He also has a previous track encounter at Keeneland, where he finished second to Essential Quality in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile in 2020. But Hot Rod Charlie’s persistence always puts him near the front of the pack, and he’ll be a major part of any Exacta or Trifecta bet at the Breeders’ Cup for the year 2022.

Annapolis

On June 3, 2022, Annapolis decided to make his 3-year-old debut in the Grade 2 Penn Mile Stakes at Penn National. He was the overwhelming 1-2 favorite and had a favorable trip overall score in the three-path off the lead.

However, Annapolis appeared to be the best 2-year-old grass-route horse in North America after two starts last year, but the colt was seriously wounded before he could compete in the BC Juvenile Turf. Nonetheless, according to Pletcher, Annapolis earned a 103 Beyer Speed Figure in the Turf Mile and will prepare for the Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland.

Casa Creed

Casa Creed won the $485,000 Fourstardave Handicap on August 13 at Saratoga Race Course, earning an expenses-paid berth in the $2 million FanDuel Breeders’ Cup Mile. Besides that, Jimmy Creed’s 6-year-old is arguably in the career-best form right now.

Casa Creed’s trainer, Hall of Famer Bill Mott, will be required to choose once the World Championships arrive. Casa Creed also managed to secure automatic qualification in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint in his previous race, the Grade 1 Jaipur Stakes on June 11 at Belmont Park. 

Inspiral

Inspiral, owned by Cheveley Park Stud, bounced back from a shock defeat in the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques Le Marois. Through the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series, Inspiral qualified for the $2 million FanDuel Breeders’ Cup Mile.

Inspiral, trained by John and Thady Gosden, was held back in midfield early in the race as Japanese challenger Bathrat Leon took the lead. Yet, Inspiral could still cut to 8-1 with Bet365 for the FanDuel Breeders’ Cup Mile on November 5 at Keeneland after finishing the mile in 1:34.07.

Final Thoughts

The Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series is an 82-race international series in which champions earn immediate starting spots and fees paid into the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will be held Nov. 4-5 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. And hopefully, with the list of potential big picks that will compete in the Breeder’s Cup 2022, you will have an idea of who to bet on.

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