#9 American Butterfly – minimum win betting odds 3/1
9 over 2, 4, 5, 7 AND
2, 4, 5, 7 over 9
#2 is Maniacal, #4 is Hollis, #5 is Jazzy Times, #7 is Olson
These bets above have a total cost of $8 at the $1 minimum level. We win the first if American Butterfly wins and then if any of the other five finishes second. We win the other bet if American Butterfly finishes second and any of the other five wins.
American Butterfly tries the grass for the first time off a scintillating win on dirt by seven and one-half lengths on 8/1. As a son of champion American Pharoah, he’s bred to run as well on grass and his 99 last race Equibase Speed Figure (a numerical representation of time which helps us compare horses from different tracks) is the best last race figure in the field so he’s the one to beat.
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