Breeders' Cup Odds: Long Shots Worth Taking a Chance on
As usual, the second day of the 2012 Breeders' Cup looks to have a number of races featuring clear-cut favorites, but not without a healthy dose of long-shot underdogs capable of bringing home a title.
These are the horses worth taking a chance on, because when they do win, the payday that comes with a victory more than compensates for the scores of contenders who fall short.
Here's a look at some of Saturday's non-favorites worth taking a flier on.
Listed at 6-1 by Ladbrokes, Trailblazer is far from a favorite in the Turf race, as St Nicholas' Abbey is expected to run rampant on the competition on Saturday.
A Japanese import, Trailblazer appears to be on the verge of something great, and he's got a fantastic opportunity to make a name for himself at the 2012 Breeders' Cup.
Mucho Macho Man
No, 8-1 odds for Mucho Macho Man aren't nearly as long as some of the other contenders in the Classic race on Saturday, but considering how heavily favored Game On Dude (9-5) is, if anyone else takes the title in the $5 million race, it'll be a major upset.
A winner at four of his six starts on the year, Mucho Macho Man appears to be the only horse capable of taking Game On Dude down. Although he certainly isn't a co-favorite at this stage, he's being ridden by a Hall of Famer in Mike Smith, so an upset could be in the making.
Belle of the Hall
In the Filly Mare Spring, at 25-1 odds, Belle of the Hall is the definition of a long shot. That being said, she hasn't had the opportunity to race against top-flight opponents and Saturday could be the coming-out party for the three-time stakes winner.
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