The two early favorites in the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic Future Odds will square off on Saturday in the $400,000 Beldame Invitational (G1), their final prep race for this year’s champion event.

The Breeders’ Cup will be held this year at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 2-3.

The Bill Mott trained Royal Delta, winner of last year’s Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic (G1) at Churchill Downs is the early betting favorite for this year’s running at betting odds of 5-2.

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The four-year-old filly is the even money favorite for Saturday’s Beldame, which drew a field of seven who will go 1 1/8 miles on the main track at Belmont Park, a final key prep for the Ladies Classic.

Royal Delta was a game second last out in the Personal Ensign (G1) at Saratoga, which snapped a two race win streak.

After finishing a disappointing ninth facing in the boys in the Dubai World Cup (G1), she returned to the U.S. and won the Fleur de Lis (G2) at Churchill Downs and the Delaware Handicap (G2) at Delaware Park.

She will meet up with her main rival It’s Tricky for the fifth time in the Beldame. It’s Tricky is the co-second choice in the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic Future Odds with Plum Pretty at 9-2 betting odds. [ See the latest Breeders Cup odds on all the world championship races ]

Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, It’s Tricky was third in the Personal Ensign, checking in a length behind Royal Delta for the place spot. She is the 7-5 second choice in the Beldame.

At Santa Anita Park on Saturday a field of nine will go in the $250,000 Zenyatta (G1) which will likely produce several top contenders for the Ladies’ Classic.

Include Me Out, winner of the Clement Hirsch (G1) at Del Mar on Aug. 4 is one of the leading contenders for the Zenyatta and is currently listed at 8-1 in future wagering for the Ladies’ Classic.

Other contenders in the race along with the Ladies’ Classic Future Odds include Switch (45-1), Amani (18-1), Love Theway You Are (22-1), Joyful Victory (50-1), and Love and Pride (15-1).

Odds to win 2012 Breeder's Cup Ladies Classic (Shortest to longest odds from [custom:bovada-link]:)

Royal Delta                               5/2

It’s Tricky                                  9/2

Plum Pretty                               9/2

Include Me Out                          8/1

Questing                                   8/1

Zazu                                         9/1

Awesome Feather                      10/1

Amani                                       18/1

Contested                                 15/1

My Miss Aurelia                         15/1

Love And Pride                         15/1

Grace Hall                                 20/1

Tiz Miz Sue                               20/1

Believe You Can                        22/1

Disposablepleasure                   22/1

In Lingerie                                 22/1

Love Theway You Are                22/1

Potesta                                     22/1

Zo Impressive                           24/1

Vision In Gold                           25/1

Ellafitz                                      28/1

Pachattack                                28/1

Broadways Alibi                                    30/1

Edens Moon                             35/1

On Fire Baby                             35/1

Mamma Kimbo                          35/1

Afleeting Lady                           40/1

Awesome Maria                         40/1

Awesomemundo                       40/1

Willa B Awesome                      40/1

La Tia                                       45/1

Reneesgotzip                            45/1

Switch                                      45/1

Reneesgotzip                            45/1

Brushed By A Star                     50/1

Cash For Clunkers                     50/1

Joyful Victory                           50/1

Shes All In                                50/1

Juanita                                      60/1

Groupie Doll                             75/1

Absinthe Minded                       100/1