Juvenile, Juvenile Fillies & Extra


Breeders Cup

Jose Ortiz rides Good Magic to victory within the Juvenile horse race through the Breeders’ Cup, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in Del Mar, Calif. (AP Picture/Gregory Bull)

  • The Breeders Cup is that this weekend and it kicks off with Future Stars Friday
  • Jack Christopher and Corniche need to stamp themselves Kentucky Derby favorites within the Breeders Cup Juvenile
  • The place can we discover betting worth Friday at Del Mar?

The Breeders Cup started in 1984 and for the primary time, horse racing had a real championship day. Whereas there have all the time been many massive races, and a few in the direction of the tip of the 12 months that helped decide yearly divisional titles, this formalized the method and introduced collectively all the perfect horses within the nation, and generally the world.

In 2007 and 2008 extra races had been added, and the occasion was expanded to 2 days. The present format has the entire two-year-old races on Friday, with the extra skilled runners taking the observe on Saturday. Meaning on Friday we get a glimpse at what the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks could appear like subsequent 12 months, plus get to see high younger grass horses and sprinters.

Between massive fields, anticipated nice climate in Southern California, and sturdy purses, the Breeders Cup options high-end racing with numerous components to contemplate while you guess. There received’t be too many very brief costs, that means when you choose winners worth will normally be current.

Let’s look fastidiously on the Breeders Cup Juvenile, the primary critical Kentucky Derby prep race, after which focus on every of the opposite 4 races on Friday.

2021 Breeders Cup Juvenile Odds

Horse Odds
Jack Christopher +150
Corniche +300
Pinehurst +700
Commandperformance +700
Barossa +1400
Jasper Nice +1600
Double Thunder +1800
Oviatt Class +2500
Pappacap +2500
Large Recreation +3300
Robust To Tame +3300
American Sanctuary +5000

Odds as of November third

The Juvenile will likely be run at a-mile-and-a-sixteenth on the grime, and being too far outdoors isn’t preferrred with only a brief run to the primary flip (you don’t need to race too large when you can keep away from it). The $2 million purse ensures all the highest two-year-olds will run, although for these pondering forward to the Kentucky Derby, take into account some Run for the Roses contenders who haven’t even debuted but.

Avenue Sense and Nyquist are the one two horses to win the Juvenile and Kentucky Derby, however Important High quality acquired shut final 12 months. Whereas low-priced horses have received two of the final three runnings, in 2019 Storm the Court docket scored at +4600.

Submit time for the primary Breeders Cup race (Juvenile Turf Dash) Friday is slated for five:50 pm EST, with the Juvenile getting going at 7:50 pm. NBC Sports activities Community has tv protection


Jack Christopher has been terrific in two profession races. He dominated maidens at Saratoga in his debut and returned to run about as spectacular a race as you’ll ever see from a two-year-old at Belmont Park early final month.

The questions on Jack Christopher revolve round his breeding. The son of Munnings doesn’t appear like he desires actually lengthy races that a lot. The Juvenile will likely be his first two-turn check. How will he like going round a second bend, and stretching out an additional sixteenth of a mile, significantly in a discipline that ought to apply loads of tempo stress?


Corniche is marooned out within the quantity 12 publish place, furthest from the rail. It wasn’t a problem in his profession debut when he was within the quantity 10 stall, however the Bob Baffert-trained speedster had loads of area to get to the entrance and transfer inside in that one-turn affair. He was on the fence from the get-go final month.

Although Corniche was spectacular final outing, his pace determine got here up a lot stronger from his first race. Might he want sprints to distance racing? What’s going to occur if he endures a pace twin on Friday?

Baffert additionally saddles Pinehurst. Like Jack Christopher and Corniche, he’s two-for-two. Pinehurst will likely be making an attempt two turns for the primary time within the Breeders Cup after wanting easy final outing.

Pinehurst’s jockey throughout his first two races, Mike Smith, has opted to trip Corniche on Friday.

Commandperformance was the runner-up to Jack Christopher within the Champagne Stakes. His type differs from the opposite high contenders, he likes to rally late. With a whole lot of early pace entered, that tactic could be an excellent one. His pace determine, from ending second final outing, may be very aggressive with Corniche’s debut.


Oviatt Class was third behind Corniche final outing, however on a speed-favoring observe nonetheless made headway coming down the stretch and completed with vital curiosity. If the tempo is loopy quick, he needs to be rolling late.

Decide: Jack Christopher (+150)

The Remainder of Friday’s Breeders Cup Races

Issues get going with the Juvenile Turf Dash, a five-furlong grass race open to each genders. At 6:30 pm the Juvenile Fillies is a mile-and-a-sixteenth check for women on grime. The Juvenile Fillies Turf is a mile on the grass and is scheduled for 7:10 pm. Day 1 of the Breeders Cup concludes with the Juvenile Turf, a mile on the sod for boys at 8:30 pm EST.

Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf Dash Prediction

Whereas European-based horses usually have an edge in worldwide grass races, they haven’t carried out properly through the first two runnings of the Turf Dash (two third-place performances from 15 whole runners with no wins or locations). Although there are a number of cheap choices from overseas, that makes Averly Jane the favourite.

Coach Wesley Ward has received this race each occasions it has been run, and Averly Jane is one in all his three entrants. She is four-for-four and has not been challenged.

Averly Jane has run simply as soon as on grass, however the win at Keeneland continued a string of spectacular performances. Like a number of contenders on this race, she will likely be forwardly positioned.

The perfect of the Europeans could also be Armor. She has two wins in six profession begins, however has been battling the highest competitors within the UK and France lately, and ending among the many high group. Coach Richard Hannon and his father has struggled to deliver horses to North American, going 0 for twenty-four courting again 20 years.

Twilight Jet was simply behind Armor at Newmarket in late September, and rotated and dominated a weaker discipline on the identical course two weeks later. He appears to be working very well proper now.

Of the Europeans, many who’ve by no means raced round a flip, Hierarchy received his debut that included a bend, although it was on an artificial floor. He received on turf in August and is coming off a pointy second, the place the winner rotated and beat a discipline of 27 in a high race.

Decide: Armour

Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies Prediction

This needs to be a terrific showdown between Echo Zulu, Juju’s Map, and Hidden Connection.

Echo Zulu is three-for-three and has been dominating in every race.

This will likely be Echo Zulu’s first two-turn check, however the daughter of Gun Runner has produced the three quickest races of anyone on this discipline primarily based on pace figures.

Juju’s Map was very spectacular because the tepid favourite in a Grade 1 stakes race at Keeneland on October 8. That race mimics this one, two turns going a-mile-and-a-sixteenth towards high horses. Her win at Ellis Park on September 3 was visually very robust too.

Hidden Connection has received two races, each by open lengths. She has received going two turns and should have the flexibility to run with the leaders, sit again simply behind them, or come working onerous late

Decide: Echo Zulu

Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf Prediction

Europeans have received this occasion simply twice in 13 runnings, and never since 2013. Their greatest probability could also be Mise En Scene, who has the brutal far outdoors publish place, quantity 13. Miss En Scene is among the many high Europeans to ever do that occasion, ending fourth regardless of missing working room towards high-end competitors final month. She received her first two profession races.

Catchet went off at a a lot greater worth (+2200 vs +750) than Mise En Scene final outing, and didn’t have as troublesome a visit, however completed on even phrases with that rival. She has the a lot better spot within the beginning gate, quantity three.

Good day You beat Catchet in September fairly simply. She has by no means run this far however appears to be peeking.

Of the US-based horses, Koala Princess is two-for-two and although she has by no means gone round two turns, has breeding that means she’s going to like additional distance.

Along with Koala Princess, Cairo Reminiscences has received each of her begins together with one at Del Mar.

Whereas the pace figures from her two races have been mild, she has tactical pace to be shut, and home-field benefit.

Haughty is one other viable American runner. She received her debut, however acquired disqualified, after which returned to formally graduate from the maiden ranks in mid-October. Coach Chad Brown has received this race 5 occasions, and has indicated he feels strongly Haughty will likely be a contender on this group.

Decide: Cachet

Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf Prediction

Heard this earlier than? Dubawi Legend, an Irish bred who has run all three of his races in Nice Britain, seems like the category of this discipline however is caught in publish quantity 14. Dubawi Legend simply completed second within the Dewhurst Stakes, which has produced the BC Juvenile Turf winner 3 times within the final 9 years.

Europeans have received eight of 14 runnings of the Juvenile Turf.

Trendy Video games has the rail publish, and coach Charlie Appleby is 10 for 27 in North American races over the past 5 years. He has had an awesome 12 months the world over, and Trendy Video games has received back-to-back high quality races in Europe.

Glounthaune’s three races throughout the pond embody two wins, however they aren’t of the standard that Dubawi Legend or Trendy Video games have competed in. He stumbled at first and didn’t have nice racing luck when ending behind Dubawi Legend in October. That mentioned, coach, Aidan O’Brien has despatched 9 starters out all-time on this race and has 4 wins and 5 runner-ups.

Amongst American-based horses, Mackinnon has received three straight, is working very well, and twice has received at Del Mar. Portfolio Firm is skilled by Brown and simply missed towards the well-regarded Annapolis final outing. That was a extremely robust efficiency after being ranked in his first two profession begins, and nonetheless ending first and second.

Decide: Trendy Video games

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