2021 Breeders' Cup Turf Picks

2021 Breeders' Cup Turf Picks

Some of the greatest turf horses have won the Breeders’ Cup Turf over the years, including Enable, Highland Reel, Bricks and Mortar, Found, St. Nicholas Abbey, and English Channel. Will Tarnawa become a two-time winner of this race, or will another horse add their name to this illustrious roster?

Read on to find out the best places to bet the race, and who has the best chances to win!

2021 Breeders' Cup Turf Field

This is the official field for the 2021 Breeders' Cup Turf including post positions, trainers, and jockeys:

  1. Rockemperor (Chad Brown/Javier Castellano) - 15/1
  2. United (Richard Mandella/John Velazquez) - 20/1 - EXPECTED TO SCRATCH
  3. Domestic Spending (Chad Brown/Flavien Prat) - 4/1 - EXPECTED TO SCRATCH
  4. Astronaut (John Shirreffs/Victor Espinoza) - 20/1
  5. Tribhuvan (Chad Brown/Jose Ortiz) - 20/1
  6. Acclimate (Philip D’Amato/Ricardo Gonzalez) - 20/1
  7. Walton Street (Charles Appleby/James Doyle) - 8/1
  8. Broome (Aidan O’Brien/Frankie Dettori) - 20/1
  9. Sisfahan (Henk Grewe/Cristian Demuro) - 12/1
  10. Yibir (Charles Appleby/William Buick) - 12/1
  11. Gufo (Christophe Clement/Joel Rosario) - 8/1
  12. Teona (Roger Varian/David Egan) - 6/1
  13. Tarnawa (Dermot Weld/Colin Keane) - 9/5
  14. Japan (Aidan O’Brien/Ryan Moore) - 20/1
  15. Bolshoi Ballet (Aidan O’Brien/Ryan Moore) - 15/1 - ALSO ELIGIBLE
  16. Channel Maker (William Mott/Luis Saez) - 20/1 - ALSO ELIGIBLE
  17. Mogul (Aidan O’Brien/Frankie Dettori) - 30/1 - ALSO ELIGIBLE
  18. Friar’s Road (Michael McCarthy/Umberto Rispoli) - 30/1 - ALSO ELIGIBLE

Bolshoi Ballet, Channel Maker, Mogul, and Friar’s Road are also eligible. With United and Domestic Spending both expected to scratch due to issues that came up the week of the race, Bolshoi Ballet and Channel Maker are expected to draw in.

Though these are the morning lines, they are only the best guess about what the horse’s odds will be, come post time. Your better bet is to sign up for an online sportsbook. They offer true future wagering, where you can lock in your odds at the moment you make your bet. That way, you can be assured of the best price, no matter how odds may change for other players later.

Here are the Breeders’ Cup Turf odds at top online sportsbooks: 

Walton Street+800+1000+1100

Betting the Breeders' Cup Turf Online

Though many of us dream of being at Del Mar to witness the Breeders’ Cup Turf in person, you can have a fun and profitable time betting the race no matter where you are! With online racebooks, you can bet the Breeders’ Cup Turf from your computer, tablet, or smartphone anywhere with an internet connection!

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Breeders' Cup Turf Contenders

Now that you know where to bet the Breeders’ Cup Turf, it is time to start handicapping the race.

Breeders' Cup Turf Favorite

#13 Tarnawa, the defending champion, has held her form against the top horses in the world this year. Though she has been second in her last two races, she was close and that level of class typically holds well at the Breeders’ Cup.

Tarnawa To win the Breeders' Cup Turf 2021

The initial question about Tarnawa was the pace. She still benefits from having as much as possible, but the scratches help her. The first two horses in off the AE list, #15 Bolshoi Ballet and #16 Channel Maker, should add to the pace that was originally just #5 Tribhuvan and #6 Acclimate. This means, if the track is playing fairly, she should get a fair shot to repeat.

Breeders’ Cup Turf Value Horses

#7 Walton Street is the most interesting bet in the Breeders’ Cup Turf. he won the Canadian International (G1) as convincingly as a Breeders’ Cup-bound horse should, and before that he has strong form through horses like the Arc winner Torquator Tasso. With tactical speed, he should get the jump on the real closers, and on his best will be tough to catch.

#12 Teona should also be a square price, and should be able to carve out a good field. She does her better work over the good ground, and she will certainly get firmer going at Del Mar. She comes in off of a victory against older horses in the Prix Vermeille (G1) at Longchamp, and her tactical speed should be an asset.

Breeders’ Cup Turf Exotics Horses

In addition to Tarnawa, the extra speed drawn in off the also-eligible list should help a few other closers who belong in exotics as well.

#11 Gufo has tables to turn on #1 Rockemperor last out, but should be able to do so with the speed drawn in, plus the fact that Rockemperor is drawn all the way down on the fence. Gufo is well proven at a mile and a half and over firm turf, and his race in the Sword Dancer was good enough to make him a contender if he runs back to it.

#9 Sisfahan, winner of the German Derby, also has good form through Arc winner Torquator Tasso, who he ran only a length behind in the Grosser Preis von Baden (G1). Though he did not run quite as well in the Preis von Europa next out, if he bounces back, he will be rolling into the picture late at a great price.

Breeders' Cup Turf Best Bets

Here are your best bets for the 2021 Breeders' Cup Turf!

  • $10 to win - #7 Walton Street
  • $1 exacta box -  #7 Walton Street, #12 Teona, #13 Tarnawa
  • $0.50 trifecta key - #7 Walton Street with #9 Sisfahan, #12 Teona, #13 Tarnawa
  • $0.20 superfecta key - #7 Walton Street with #3 Domestic Spending, #9 Sisfahan, #12 Teona, #13 Tarnawa