Las Vegas, NV - The Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf will be contested on Friday, October 30 from Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky. Two year old males will take to Keeneland's turf track and race one mile trying to secure the winner's share of the $1 million purse.
A full field of 14 plus one Alternate Entry have been confirmed for the BC Juvenile Turf - race 6 on Keeneland's Friday schedule. Post time is 3:30 PM. Here is a peek into the past performances of all 15 possible entries for this Grade 1 stakes - the first of the Breeders' Cup races this upcoming weekend in Kentucky.
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Cymric 7-2 - European invader makes his North America debut Friday for trainer John Goodsen having placed in four of five career starts in Europe. Last time out was a good second in one of France's top races for two year olds - the Group 1 Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere Grand Criterium Sponsorise Par Al Hazm at Longchamp October 4 after a win in September, a third in August and a maiden score in July. Cymric has been impressive the last three months and hopes his success overseas translates to this weekend. William Buick has the mount on the tepid morning line favorite from post 13.
Airoforce 4-1 - Mark Casse trained colt will try to remain undefeated in his short career - two start and two wins so far. Last time out the win came in the Grade 3 Dixiana Bourbonette Stakes on this very track October 4 after a maiden score at first asking - September 5 at Kentucky Downs. Julien Leparoux will be in the saddle of the second betting choice Friday hoping to make it three straight wins - from gate 8.
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Hit It a Bomb 9-2 - has two career starts for trainer Aidan O'Brien with two wins - both in Ireland. He enters off a stakes win at Dundalk October 9 after a maiden score at first asking - at Curragh September 27. Hit It a Bomb looks to remain perfect in his career when he departs from the outside post 14 with Ryan Moore guiding him.
Azar 10-1 - Todd Pletcher trained colt finished seventh in his debut and went on to a second in August. He broke through September 2 with a terrific win in the Grade 2 With Anticipation Stakes at Saratoga and finished second in his only other career start - the Grade 3 Pilgrim Stakes at Belmont Park September 26. After a slow start to his career Azar has started to make a name for himself. John Velazquez has been tabbed with getting him the biggest win of his career - from gate 2.
Hollywood Don 10-1 - Peter Miller trained colt posted two straight wins this past summer including the minor Del Mar Juvenile Turf Stakes September 5 and finished third last time out in his graded stakes debut - the Grade 1 FrontRunner Stakes at Santa Anita September 26. Hollywood Don has shown constant improvement the last three months and hopes he can keep it going - from post 11 with Joel Rosario in the irons.
Conquest Daddyo 12-1 - Mark Casse trained colt has been good in his career so far - two wins and a second place finish in three career starts. Last time out was a good win in his graded stakes debut - the Grade 2 Summer Stakes after a second in his stakes debut - the minor Vandal Stakes August 15 and a maiden score at first asking - all results at Woodbine. Conquest Daddyo hopes to keep the good streak going Friday when he leaves from gate 10 with Joe Bravo guiding.
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Shogun 12-1 - Irish bred Aidan O'Brien trained colt broke maiden in July in his second career start and went on to a respectable third in a stakes at Curragh in August. Last time out was an OK sixth behind Cymric in the Group 1 Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere Grand Criterium Sponsorise Par Al Hazm and Longchamp October 4. Shogun makes his North American debut Friday looking for his first stakes score. Seamus Hefferan has been tabbed to ride from gate 4.
Birchwood 12-1 - Irish bred Richard Fahey trained colt makes his North American debut Friday having placed in five of six career starts - three wins and two third place finishes. He won a stakes July 11 at Newmarket and went on to a fifth in a similar race at Goodwood. Last time out was an OK third in a stakes at Curragh September 13. Birchwood looks for his first graded stakes score Friday when he leaves from gate 6 with James Doyle in the reins.
Camelot Kitten 12-1 - has a win and a second place finish in two career starts for trainer Chad Brown. Last time out was a respectable second behind Airoforce in the Grade 3 Dixiana Bourbon Stakes on this very track October 4 after a maiden score at first asking - at Belmont Park September 12. Camelot Kitten looks to keep the impressive early-career results going from gate 12 with Irad Ortiz in the saddle.
Dressed in Hermes 20-1 - Janet Armstrong trained gelding has three career starts with a win and a third place finish. The win came last time out in the minor Zuma Beach Stakes at Santa Anita October 10 after a third in a MSW at Del Mar in August and a fourth in his debut. Dressed in Hermes has improved every time out and hopes to continue that trend Friday. Gary Stevens gets the call from the rail.
Ray's the Bar 20-1 - British bred Chad Brown trained colt will hit the track for the third time Friday having posted a win and a third place finish so far. Last time out was a decent third in his stakes debut - the Grade 3 Pilgrim Stakes at Belmont Park September 26 after a maiden score at first asking - overseas at Ascot July 11. Ray's the Bar has looked good in his limited starts so far and hopes to continue that trend from post 7 with Javier Castellano guiding him.
Highland Sky 30-1 - will make just his third career start for trainer Barclay Tagg. Last time out was an OK fourth in his stakes debut - the Grade 3 Pilgrim Stakes at Belmont Park September 26 after a maiden score at first asking September 4. Highland Sky has been OK so far but could be in tough in his major step up in competition. Cornelio Velasquez has the mount from post 5.
Sky Marshal 30-1 - has a win and a second place finish in three career starts for trainer Barbara Minshall -all at Woodbine. He finished a good second last time out September 12 in his stakes debut- the Grade 2 Summer Stakes after an Allowance score August 26 and a fourth in his debut. Sky Marshal has improved every time out and hopes to keep the momentum going - from post 9 with Luis Saez in the irons.
Manhattan Dan 30-1 - has a win, a second and two third place finishes in five career starts for trainer Gary Contessa. Last time out was a respectable third in the Grade 3 Futurity Stakes at Belmont Park October 17 after another third on turf in the Grade 2 Summer Stakes at Woodbine September 12, a maiden score in his third career start - at Saratoga August 19, a second and a seventh respectively to start his career. He has placed in four straight races ahead of this weekend and hopes to continue improving from post 3 with Robby Albarado aboard.
Sheikh of Sheikhs - Alternate Entry Wesley Ward trained colt posted a win at first asking but was sixth in his only career start - last time out in the Grade 1 Claiborne Breeders' Futurity on this track October 3.
2015 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Entries & Odds
Race 6 on Keeneland's Friday card with a Post Time of 3:30 PM.
|1||Dressed in Hermes||Gary Stevens||Janet Armstrong|
|2||Azar||John Velazquez||Todd Pletcher|
|3||Manhattan Dan||Robby Albarado||Gary Contessa|
|4||Shogun (IRE)||Seamus Heffernan||Aidan O'Brien|
|5||Highland Sky||Cornelio Velasquez||Barclay Tagg|
|6||Birchwood (IRE)||James Doyle||Richard Fahey|
|7||Ray's The Bar (GB)||Javier Castellano||Chad Brown|
|8||Airoforce||Julien Leparoux||Mark Casse|
|9||Sky Marshal||Luis Saez||Barbara Minshall|
|10||Conquest Daddyo||Joe Bravo||Mark Casse|
|11||Hollywood Don||Joel Rosario||Peter Miller|
|12||Camelot Kitten||Irad Ortiz, Jr.||Chad Brown|
|13||Cymric||William Buick||John Gosden|
|14||Hit It a Bomb||Ryan Moore||Aidan O'Brien|
|15||Sheikh of Sheikhs||Lanfranco Dettori||Wesley Ward|