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
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
J R Velazquez
T A Pletcher
Term of Art (KY)
D F O'Neill
T A Pletcher
Classic Empire (KY)
J R Leparoux
M E Casse
Three Rules (FL)
C H Velasquez
J A Shirreffs
Star Empire (GB)
W A Ward
Practical Joke (KY)
C C Brown
Not This Time (KY)
D L Romans
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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
Storm the Court
Exline-Border Racing LLC et al.
Gary and Mary West
Jose L. Ortiz
Chad C. Brown
e Five Racing / Stonestreet Stables
John C. Oxley
Erich Brehm, Wayne Detmar et al.
New Year's Day
Gary and Mary West
Kendall Hansen, MD/Sky Chai Racing
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