Triple Crown champion American Pharoah has drawn post position four in the $5,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I), which will mark the final start of his legendary career.
Trained by Bob Baffert, American Pharoah has trained well for the Classic and has been made the 6-5 morning line favorite. Beholder, the two-time Eclipse and Breeders’ Cup champion, has drawn post position ten and is the second choice at 3-1. 2014 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Tonalist and Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) winner Honor Code are the co-third choices at 6-1.
The complete field for the Breeders’ Cup Classic is as follows:
Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I)
1 Tonalist, John Velazquez, Christophe Clement, 6-1
2 Keen Ice, Irad Ortiz Jr., Dale Romans, 12-1
3 Frosted, Joel Rosario, Kiaran McLaughlin, 15-1
4 American Pharoah, Victor Espinoza, Bob Baffert, 6-5
5 Gleneagles, Ryan Moore, Aidan O’Brien, 20-1
6 Effinex, Mike Smith, Jimmy Jerkens, 30-1
7 Smooth Roller, Tyler Baze, Victor Garcia, 15-1
8 Hard Aces, Joe Talamo, John Sadler, 50-1
9 Honor Code, Javier Castellano, Shug McGaughey, 6-1
10 Beholder, Gary Stevens, Richard Mandella, 3-1
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