OffTrackBetting.com - The G1 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile will be contested this Saturday, November 5 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. Two year old colts and geldings will take to Santa Anita's dirt track and race 1 1/16 miles for the winner's share of the $2 million purse.
A field of 11 two year olds have been confirmed for the BC Juvenile - race 8 on Santa Anita's Breeders' Cup Saturday card. Post time is 2:43 PM. Let's take a look into the past performances of all 11 combatants for this important G1 stakes.
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2016 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Entries at Santa Anita Park
Not This Time 7-2 - will race for the third time for trainer Dale Romans having posted two wins so far. Last time out was a good win in the G3 Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs September 17 which followed a maiden score August 12 at Ellis Park and a fifth in his debut. Not This Time has improved every time out and will be out to keep the roll going from gate 10 with Robby Albarado guiding the tepid morning line favorite.
Classic Empire 4-1 - Mark Casse trained colt had been very good in his first two career starts - two wins - in the G3 Bashford Manor Stakes with an impressive 105 Beyer Speed Figure July 2 and a maiden score at first asking May 4 - both results at Churchill Downs . He followed that with a very disappointing DNF as favorite after losing his rider in the G1 Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga September 5 and bounced back most recently with a good win in the G1 Claiborne Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland October 8. Classic Empire now has three wins in four career starts against some pretty good fields and is expected to be in the mix again Saturday. Julien Leparoux gets the call on the second betting choice from post 5.
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Gormley 5-1 - John Shirreffs trained colt will hit the track for the third time looking to remain undefeated in his career. His first start resulted in a nice win by 4 1/4 lengths at Del Mar September 4 and his second was a terrific win in the G1 FrontRunner Stakes on this track October 1. He looks to make it three-for-three and looks good to do so this weekend. Victor Espinoza gets the call on the intriguing 5-1 shot from post 7.
Klimt 6-1 - Bob Baffert trained colt has been impressive in his five career starts - three wins and a second place finish so far. He debuted with a fourth at Santa Anita June 25 and then reeled off three good wins - in the G1 Del Mar Futurity by 4 1/4 lengths with a career best 103 Beyer Speed Figure September 5, in the G2 Best Pal Stakes by 6 1/2 lengths at Del Mar August 13 and a nice maiden score at Santa Anita July 10. Last time out was a respectable second behind Gormley as favorite in the G1 FrontRunner Stakes on this track October 1. Klimt looks to get back on the winning track and has been strong ahead of this weekend. Rafael Bejarano has been tabbed to ride from the rail.
Syndergaard 6-1 - John Shirreffs trained colt will hit the track for the fourth time having posted a nice win by 4 1/4 lengths at Del Mar in his debut - September 4, a win in the minor Funny Cide Stakes at Saratoga August 26 and a good second last time out in the G1 Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park October 8. Syndergaard has been competitive every time out and will be shooting for his first graded stakes score from gate 2. John Velazquez rides.
Practical Joke 6-1 - Chad Brown trained colt has three career starts and three good wins - by five lengths as favorite in a six furlong maiden race at Saratoga August 6, the G1 Hopeful Stakes by a game neck on that track September 5 and the G1 Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park October 8. He has been very good so far and looks to make it four straight to start his career - from post 9 with Joel Rosario aboard.
Three Rules 8-1 - impressive Jose Pinchin trained colt has five career starts and five wins - all at Gulfstream Park. He steps into graded stakes company for the first time after wins in the minor Florida Sire In Reality Stakes October 1, the Florida Sire Affirmed Stakes September 3, the Florida Sire Dr. Fager Stakes August 6, the minor Birdonthewire Stakes July 2 and a maiden score at first asking in June. Three Rules hasn't been touched so far and hopes to continue his streak from gate 6 Saturday. Cornelio Velasquez will be in the reins.
Theory 12-1 - highly regarded colt will race for the third time for trainer Todd Pletcher. His only starts were good ones - a nice 5 1/2 length maiden score with an 85 Beyer Speed Figure at Saratoga July 30 and a terrific score in the G3 Futurity Stakes last time out at Belmont Park October 15. He's looked dangerous in his only career and has trained well in preparation for this race. Javier Castellano is scheduled to ride the intriguing 12-1 shot from gate 4.
Lookin at Lee 20-1 - impressive Steve Asmussen trained colt finished fifth in his debut but has looked very good in four starts since. Last time out was a respectable second in the G1 Claiborne Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland October 8 after another second in the G3 Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs September 17, a good win in the minor Ellis Park Juvenile Stakes August 8 and a maiden score on that track July 22. Lookin at Lee has been competitive lately and could be so again on Saturday. Ricardo Santana will be in the irons from the outside post 11.
Star Empire 30-1 - Wesley Ward trained colt has four career starts with two wins, a second and a third place finish. He won his first two - a MSW at first asking at Belmont Park May 18 and an Allowance Optional Claiming at Presque Isle Downs August 9. He followed that with a respectable third in his stakes debut - the G3 Arlington-Washington Futurity September 10 and a good second last time out in the G3 Futurity Stakes at Belmont Park October 15. Star Empire has been a factor in every race so far and hopes to be again Saturday from gate 8. Tyler Gaffalione has the mount.
Term of Art 30-1 - Doug O'Neill trained colt has a win, a second and a third place finish in his three race career. He makes his stakes debut off a maiden score on this track October 8, a second and a third respectively in a pair of similar races to start his career. Term of Art has improved every time out but makes an enormous step up in competition Saturday. Joe Talamo will be in the saddle from post 3.
2016 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Odds & Entries
Race 8 on Santa Anita's Saturday card with a Post Time of 5:43 PM.
|1||Klimt||6-1||Rafael Bejarano||Bob Baffert|
|2||Syndergaard||6-1||John Velazquez||Todd Pletcher|
|3||Term of Art||30-1||Joseph Talamo||Doug O'Neill|
|4||Theory||12-1||Javier Castellano||Todd Pletcher|
|5||Classic Empire||4-1||Julien Leparoux||Mark Casse|
|6||Three Rules||8-1||Cornelio Velasquez||Jose Pinchin|
|7||Gormley||5-1||Victor Espinoza||John Shirreffs|
|8||Star Empire (GB)||30-1||Tyler Gaffalione||Wesley Ward|
|9||Practical Joke||6-1||Joel Rosario||Chad Brown|
|10||Not This Time||7-2||Robby Albarado||Dale Romans|
|11||Lookin At Lee||20-1||Ricardo Santana, Jr.||Steven Asmussen|