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Yoshida, who was off the board in advanced wagering for the Breeders’ Cup Classic entering the weekend, reappeared at 10-1 at the Wynn Las Vegas after his victory in Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward Stakes.
The Bill Mott-trained colt became the second Grade 1 turf winner to switch to turn at Saratoga and win the main track feature following Travers Stakes Catholic Boy, who’s down to 10-1 as well.
Overall favorite Accelerate saw a slight drop in price, going from 5-1 to 9/2 in the updated odds. That could be due in part to removal of the former top choice, Good Magic, from training after he failed to hit the board in the Travers. Good Magic remains possible for the Nov. 3 Classic and is up to 30-1.
The Wynn still lists West Coast as a 5-1 second choice — that 4-year-old last ran in the Dubai World Cup — while Diversify is 6-1 off back-to-back graded stakes wins in New York. He’s set to run Sept. 29 against the likes of Thunder Snow (10-1), Gronkowski (45-1) and possibly Catholic Boy in the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park.
Mott is looking particularly loaded for the Classic, which returns to Churchill Downs for the first time since 2011. Likely Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby contender Hofburg is 12-1, and Mott’s 4-year-old filly Elate, who has shown a liking for the 1 1/4-mile distance, is down to 25-1 after opening at 30-1 a week ago.
Other top choices in Las Vegas include Collected at 10-1, Pavel at 12-1 and Woodward runner-up Gunnevera at 15-1.
A full list of the Wynn’s Breeders’ Cup Classic prices can be seen below. Click in the bottom right corner for full screen viewing.