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Don't forget about California Chrome in Breeders' Cup Classic
Don't forget about California Chrome in Breeders' Cup Classic

The scenarios for success in Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic, a $5-million race at Santa Anita that will create legacies and define history, are as complicated as a Rubik's Cube. Fourteen horses will start. Thirteen will lose. Millions will be wagered. The favorite is unbeaten Shared Belief. Seven races, seven victories. The morning line oddsmaker has him at 9-5. That means you have to bet a lot to make a lot. Many track "insiders" and "wise guys" will do their best to rationalize a bet on the longer-odds horses. That's called "getting value." In that category will be Tonalist, a 5-1 choice and this year's Belmont Stakes winner....

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