Irish-bred High Chaparral (5-2) Rock of Gibraltar (9-5) are the favorites in the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf and the Breeders' Cup Mile, respectively, after the second day of wagering in Pool Two of the Breeder' Cup Future Bet. Astra and Irish-bred Golden Apples are the 5-1 co-favorites in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf.
Wagering picked up a little Saturday with more than $26,000 bet, compared to less than $8,000 on Friday.
After winning the Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap (gr. 1) at Saratoga Saturday, With Anticipation made a move into the top five for the 1 1/2-mile Turf at odds of 12-1. Sakhee, in spite of losing as a heavy favorite in a stakes race in France, remained at odds of 13-1. Beat Hollow (GB), the opening-day favorite in the Turf, floated to 7-2, while Golan received some action, dropping from 17-1 to 11-1. The field is listed at 12-1.
Rock of Gibraltar is 9-5 in the Mile, with Keltos (FR) made a big move from 12-1 to be the second choice at 5-1. The field is 7-1, while Noverre and Sarafan are both 15-1. Del mar Show and Volponi both floated a bit to 17-1.
In the 1 1/4-mile Filly & Mare Turf, Golden Apples made the big move to be a co-favorite at 5-1. England's Legend (FR) is 8-1, followed by Banks Hill at 9-1, the field, 10-1, and Kazzia (Ger) and Voodoo Dancer, both at 12-1.
Wagering on Pool Two concludes Sunday evening at 7 p.m. (ET).Pool 2, August 9-11 Breeders' Cup Future Bet