Mastercraftsman heaviest of Breeders’ Cup favorites

There were six favorites listed at 8-5 or lower when Santa Anita oddsmaker Jon White’s Breeders’ Cup morning lines were announced in conjunction with the post-position draw on Tuesday.

The heaviest favorite?

Mastercraftsman, at 6-5 in the $1 million Dirt Mile on Saturday. He’s won seven of 11 lifetime and won by five lengths in his only try on a synthetic in his last start.

Other heavy favorites included Zensational (7-5) in the Sprint, Conduit (7-5) in the Turf, Goldikova (8-5) in the Mile, Ventura (8-5) in the Filly & Mare Sprint, and Lookin at Lucky in the Juvenile.

If you’re looking to make a play in the new wager that challenges bettors to pick the jockey with the most wins during the Breeders’ Cup’s two days, Garrett Gomez is aboard two of the six heavy favorites.

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