2011 Breeders' Cup: To Honor and Serve Ready for Upset After Tough Year

Kyle SkovCorrespondent IINovember 5, 2011

LOUISVILLE, KY - NOVEMBER 04:  Jose Lezcano rides Ultra Blend #6 to victory in the Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic during the 2011 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs on November 4, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Uncle Mo is favored to win the Breeders' Cup Classic, but it is To Honor and Serve that will be coming away with the $5 million purse.

To Honor and Serve has had a rough year. The horse had to bounce back after a ligament injury early in the season.

This has not, however, held the horse back of late. To Honor and Serve has won the last two races it was in by 10-and-a-half lengths.

This is just the type of news that makes a betting man reach into his pocket and pull out some green to place it on an upset looking for a payday.

If there is anytime to hit this type of form, it is right now. The timing is perfect and crucial to the viewers of the Breeders' Cup.

Uncle Mo is well-rested and is the reigning champion, but To Honor and Serve has the potential to make things very interesting.

To Honor and Serve is probably the best looking horse in the race and is not even the second-best ranked horse, but after the tough year and the form he is currently in, it should be no surprise if he takes home the purse.

Superstitious men may be wary of the horse in Post 13, but it is a position that will be lucky in this race.

To Honor and Serve is being given only an outside chance by most to beat the reigning champion, but with 12:1 odds, it is the horse that will deliver a large payday—and it is not the biggest long-shot in the pack.