With approximately $100,000 in advance Breeders' Cup wagering at Arlington Park and off-site facilities in Illinois on Friday, Evening Attire emerged as a surprising lukewarm favorite for the Classic (gr. I).
Based on the Illinois betting, the only figures available and not including any out-of-state facilities, the son of Black Tie Affair was bet down to 7-2 from the morning-line odds of 8-1. Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem was at 4-1 in the early wagering and Medaglia d'Oro was 9-2.
Favorites for the Breeders' Cup races, based on the Illinois advance betting:
Distaff (gr. I): Mandy's Gold, 5-2 (12-1 in morning-line odds).
Long John Silver's Juvenile Fillies (gr. I): Storm Flag Flying, 2-1 (even-money favorite in morning-line odds).
NetJets Mile (gr. I): Rock of Gibraltar, 2-1 (even-money favorite in morning-line odds).
NAPA Sprint (gr. I): Bonapaw, 5-2 (6-1 morning-line odds).
Filly & Mare Turf (gr. I): Golden Apples, 5-2 (5-2 favorite in morning-line odds).
Bessemer Trust Juvenile (gr. I): Whywhywhy, 2-1 (6-1 morning-line odds).
John Deere Turf (gr. I): High Chaparral, 5-2 (8-5 morning-line favorite).
Classic (gr. I): Evening Attire, 7-2 (8-1 morning-line odds).