BREEDERS' CUP SENTIENT JET JUVENILE

Purse: $2,000,000 Surface: Dirt Distance: 1 1/16 Miles

Saturday, Nov 5th, 2016 Race 8 Post Time: 5:43 pm ET

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BREEDERS' CUP JUVENILE PICKS AND ANALYSIS

Michelle’s Picks By Michelle Yu, BetAmerica’s VIP Manager

1st Choice: #10 NOT THIS TIME (7/2) –  Since getting to go two turns this son of Giants Causeway has been an absolute beast on the racetrack.  He broke his maiden by 10 and followed that up with a convincing 8 length score in the G3 Iroquois.  Watching him in the mornings at Santa Anita I can’t find fault.  He’s good sized, balanced with a beautiful, ground gobbling stride.

2nd Choice: #5 CLASSIC EMPIRE (4/1) – Except for his race where he took a turn out of the gate, Classic Empire has yet to taste defeat.  As long as the Casse barn knows of his quirkiness I think there is a ton of upside here.  Third start off the layoff, he’s sprinted and routed (and lets be honest, he’s bred for two turns) and hes got a good style.   In addition, he broke from the rail in his first 2 starts and from the outside in his Grade 1 score.  Not easy feats for a juvenile with obvious mental issues.  If he ever puts it together, watch out!

3rd Choice:  #7 GORMLEY (5/1) –  John Sheriff’s doesn’t win  a lot of debut races.  Generally his horses “need time”.  Except Zenyatta.  And Gormley.  He’s undefeated, he’s won at a sprint and two turns and he looked like the real deal last time out.  He seems effortless in the mornings and brings in the perfect pedigree for a Breeders’ Cup winner.

“LONGSHOT”: #2 SYNDERGAARD (6/1) – After starting off in the state bred ranks, Syndergaard showed he was the real deal by showing up against Grade 1 company last out in the Champagne.  He’s fast.  Really fast.  He was only beat a nose in his first try routing and against open company.  I think he has tons room to improve and turn the tables on Practical Joke.

2016 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Entries

PostHorseJockeyTrainerOddsRecordEarnings
1
Klimt (KY)
R Bejarano
B Baffert
6-1
5-3-1-0
$396,960
2
Syndergaard (NY)
J R Velazquez
T A Pletcher
6-1
3-2-1-0
$263,800
3
Term of Art (KY)
J Talamo
D F O'Neill
30-1
3-1-1-1
$50,760
4
Theory (KY)
J Castellano
T A Pletcher
12-1
2-2-0-0
$169,800
5
Classic Empire (KY)
J R Leparoux
M E Casse
4-1
4-3-0-0
$385,920
6
Three Rules (FL)
C H Velasquez
J Pinchin
8-1
5-5-0-0
$680,640
7
Gormley (KY)
V Espinoza
J A Shirreffs
5-1
2-2-0-0
$216,000
8
Star Empire (GB)
T Gaffalione
W A Ward
30-1
4-2-1-1
$117,250
9
Practical Joke (KY)
J Rosario
C C Brown
6-1
3-3-0-0
$559,800
10
Not This Time (KY)
R Albarado
D L Romans
7-2
3-2-0-0
$114,183

Who won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile in 2015?

As the second-choice wagering favorite, Nyquist defeated a full field that included Preakness Stakes winner Exaggerator.

How many horses have won both the BC Juvenile and the Kentucky Derby?

Nyquist won the BC Juvenile in 2015 before winning the Derby in 2016; Street Sense was the first to do the same thing in 2006 and 2007.

Who has the most wins in the BC Juvenile as a trainer?

D. Wayne Lukas has won the Juvenile 5 times:
1986, 1987, 1988, 1994 and 1996.

How many Kentucky Derby points is the Juvenile worth?

As of 2016, the Juvenile awards 20 Derby qualifying points to the winner, 8 to second, and 4 to the third place finisher.

Previous Breeders' Cup Juvenile Winners

YEARHORSEJOCKEYTRAINEROWNERWINNING TIME
2019
Storm the Court
Flavien Prat
Peter Eurton
Exline-Border Racing LLC et al.
1:44.93
2018
Game Winner
Joel Rosario
Bob Baffert
Gary and Mary West
1:43.67
2017
Good Magic
Jose L. Ortiz
Chad C. Brown
e Five Racing / Stonestreet Stables
01:43.34
2016
Classic Empire
Julien Leparoux
Mark Casse
John C. Oxley
01:42.6
2015
Nyquist
Mario Gutierrez
Doug O'Neill
Reddam Racing
01:43.8
2014
Texas Red
Kent Desormeaux
Keith Desormeaux
Erich Brehm, Wayne Detmar et al.
01:41.9
2013
New Year's Day
Martin Garcia
Bob Baffert
Gary and Mary West
01:43.5
2012
Shanghai Bobby
Rosie Napravnik
Todd Pletcher
Starlight Racing/Magnier/Tabor/Smith
01:44.6
2011
Hansen
Ramon Dominguez
Michael Maker
Kendall Hansen, MD/Sky Chai Racing
01:44.4
2010
Uncle Mo
John Velazquez
Todd Pletcher
Repole Stable
01:42.6