Breeders’ Cup odds 2016: Favorite California Chrome faces test from Arrogate, Frosted

California Chrome is the principal attraction in the 2016 Breeders’ Cup, and also the favored in Saturday’s $6 million Classic race at Santa Anita Park, but the heralded champion thoroughbred is going to be contested by Arrogate and Frosted.
In chances released Friday night in Bovada, California Chrome was a 1-1 favorite to win the Classic — both the ninth and final race at the Breeders’ Cup on Saturday — down from 8-11 odds on Thursday.
The Breeders’ Cup Classic is set to begin at 8:35 p.m. ET on Saturday, a part of NBC’s television coverage of the event from 8-9 p.m. NBCSN has coverage of the eight before races, beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.
California Chrome won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes in 2014 on its approach to capturing Horse of the Year honors. But in the Breeders’ Cup Classic that year, the horse finished in a really close race behind the winner Bayern and runner-up Toast of New York.
On Saturday in the 2016 Classic, California Chrome statistics to face a stiff test from Arrogate, the three-year-old who won the Travers Stakes in August, and Frosted, the four-year-old who finished second at the 2015 Belmont Stakes behind Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.
On Friday, Arrogate had 5-2 odds, per Bovada, with Frosted at 5-1.
Here are the full odds for the Breeders’ Cup Classic as of Friday night:
California Chrome 1-1
Arrogate 5-2
Frosted 5-1
Melatonin 12-1
Effinex 15-1
Hoppertunity 15-1
Keen Ice 20-1
Shaman Ghost 20-1
Acquire the Space 30-1
War Story 30-1

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