Anybody can bet a favorite. All it takes is money and the urge to associate.
Betting a favorite is frequently like gaining class by association. There's relief in numbers, particularly in defeat. A perk of playing a loser favorite is instant commiseration. Nobody wants to be a poor single, poor you, poor me, just having lost on a 20-1 shot. Lose by ten on a long shot, it's not poor you, it's silly you.
Poor us, that's better.
Playing an undeserving favorite often feels better ...
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BREEDERS' CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
World Championships Schedule
|Filly & Mare Sprint||Ventura|
|Juvenile Fillies Turf||Maram|
|Juvenile Fillies (Gr.I)||Stardom Bound|
|Filly & Mare Turf (Gr.I)||Forever Together|
|Ladies' Classic (Gr.I)||Zenyatta|
|Turf Sprint||Desert Code|
|Dirt Mile||Albertus Maximus|
|Sprint (Gr.I)||Midnight Lute|
|Classic (Gr.I)||Raven's Pass|
|*Race order subject to change|