Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf at Santa Anita

Dave Bond | OTB Writer

Las Vegas, NV - The Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf is on tap for this Saturday, November 3 from Santa Anita Park in Arcadia California. Two year old male will be featured in this 1 mile turf race as they chase their share of the $1 million purse.

A field of 14 has been confirmed for the Juvenile Turf. It is race 4 on Santa Anita's Saturday card with a post time of 11:50 AM. Here is a brief look at all 14 entries (five strong Europeans and nine North Americans) and what brought them to this most important Grade 1 event.

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Dundonnell - will make his North American debut for trainer Roger Charlton after two wins, a second, and a third place finish in four career starts overseas. He is the morning line favorite and heads the strong European contingent

Noble Tune - has two career starts for trainer Chad Brown and two wins. Last time out was an impressive score in the Grade 3 Pilgrim Stakes at Belmont Park to follow a Maiden Special Weight score at Saratoga September 3.

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Joha - is the lone Grade 1 winner in the field that finished a close second behind Balance the Books in the With Anticipation Stakes in August but bounced back last time out with a win in the Grade 1 Dixiana Futurity. That makes three wins in his last four starts. The Michael Maker colt has place in all six career starts and could threaten the field Saturday.

Know More - comes from the same team as I`ll Have Another - J. Paul Reddam and trainer Doug O'Neill are back looking to make a little more noise. Know More made a little history becoming one of the few to win a graded stakes race in her career debut - the Best Pal Stakes here on August 5 and has followed that win with two straight second place finishes - the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity and the Grade 1 FrontRunner Stakes here last time out September 29.

Balance the Books - Chad Brown trained colt looked mighty impressive in winning the Grade 2 With Anticipation Stakes at Saratoga August 30 after a second in a Maiden Special Weight. Last time out was another graded stakes win - the Grade 3 Bourbon Stakes at Keeneland October 7. Two straight graded stakes wins certainly makes him a threat this week.

George Vancouver - has six career starts - all overseas. He has one win, one second and a third place finish in those starts. He finished third last time out to follow a sixth and a second in a Group1 Stakes August 18.

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Artigiano - will also be making his North American debut and is coming off two straight second place finishes at home after failing to place in two starts before that. Artigiano has a win, two seconds and a third place finish in six career starts.

Dry Summer - most recently finished a disappointing eighth in the Grade 1 FrontRunner to follow a pair of good wins in a Maiden Special Weight in July and the Oak Tree Juvenile Turf two back. He will be looking for a huge bounce back Saturday after by far his worst career effort.

Lines of Battle - has four career starts all overseas. He won his first and last start but sandwiched in between was a sixth and a second place finish.

Fantastic Moon - British bred colt won his first two starts in impressive fashion but finished a disappointing fifth last time out September 29.

Gervinho - local California horse has two career starts for trainer Carla Gaines. Last time out was a win in the minor Zuma Beach Stakes here October 10 to follow up a Maiden Special Weight score at Del Mar September 3.

Brown Almighty - started his career with two straight wins including the minor Sunny's Halo Stakes at Arlington Park August 4 and has followed that with two straight second place finishes including the Grade 3 Bourbon Stakes last time out at Keeneland October 7.

I'm Boundtoscore -has five career starts with three wins, a second and a third place finish. Last time out was one of those wins - the Grade 2 Summer Stakes at Woodbine September 15.

Summit County - Dale Romans trained colt has five career starts with one win, one second and a third place finish. His last two starts have both been stakes action - a fifth in the Kentucky Downs Juvenile and a fourth last time out in the Grade 3 Bourbon Stakes at Keeneland October 7.

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