OffTrackBetting.com - The G1 Claiborne Breeders' Futurity will be contested Saturday, October 7 at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, Kentucky. A purse of $500,000 and an automatic berth into the Breeders' Cup Juvenile will be on the line for horses two years old willing to race 1 1/16 miles on Keeneland's dirt track.
A full field of 13 will take to the track in the Claiborne Breeders' Futurity - race 8 on Keeneland's stacked Saturday card. Post time is 5:10 PM. Here is a look into the past performances of all 13 entries for this competitive G1 stakes - a "Win and You're In" race for the 2017 $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile to be run Nov. 4 at Del Mar.
2017 Claiborne Breeders' Futurity Entries at Keeneland Racecourse
Free Drop Billy
Has three career starts for trainer Dale Romans with a win and two second-place finishes so far. Last time out was a decent second in the G1 Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga September 4 which followed another second behind Firenze Fire in the G3 Sanford Stakes on that track July 22. He started his career with a three-length maiden score at first asking - at Churchill Downs June 15. Free Drop Billy has posted a recent bullet work, has been a factor every time out and tries for a first stakes score Saturday. Robby Albarado has been tabbed with keeping the roll going from post 9.
Highly regarded Dallas Stewart trained colt has two career starts - he finished a respectable second behind Sporting Chance in his first start at Saratoga July 22 and was third a head behind Free Drop Billy last time out in the G1 Hopeful Stakes on that track September 4. Givemeaminit looks to break his maiden Monday and arrives with some hype and a pair of decent results so far. Brian Joseph Hernandez rides from post 7.
Kenneth McPeek trained gelding has four career starts and has placed in all - two wins and two third-place finishes. He arrives off a respectable third behind The Tabulator in the G3 Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs September 16, a third in the minor Ellis Park Juvenile Stakes August 20 and two straight wins to start his career - a maiden score at first asking in April and by 1 1/2 lengths in the G2 Bashford Manor Stakes at Churchill Downs June 30. Ten City has been competitive against some good fields already and shoots for his biggest win to date with Corey Lanerie guiding the lone graded stakes winner in the field from gate 4.
Has one win in his two career starts for trainer Thomas Amoss. He makes his stakes debut Saturday off an impressive 11 length maiden score at Saratoga September 3 which followed a fifth in his debut on that track August 12. Lone Sailor looked good last time out and hopes to build on that effort from post 3 with Florent Geroux in the reins.
D Wayne Lukas trained colt has a win in his two career starts. He steps into stakes company for the first time Saturday off a 4 3/4 length maiden score at Churchill Downs September 16. He was eighth in his debut. Bravazo will try to build on a nice effort Saturday with Jon Kenton Court in the saddle from post 5.
Brad Cox trained colt has three career starts and has placed in all - a win, a second and a third-place finish. He races in stakes company for the first time Saturday having final broken maiden in gate-to-wire fashion last time out - at Churchill Downs September 16. Before that was a second and a third respectively in a pair of MSW races to start his career at Saratoga. Ezmosh has improved every time out and hopes to keep the momentum going from gate 2 Saturday. Javier Castellano rides.
William Van Meter trained colt has three career starts with one win. He steps into stakes company for the first time Saturday off a dominant 10 length maiden score at Indiana Grand September 2, a DNF and a sixth respectively in a pair of MSW races to start his career. Lone Rock steps up off a career-best effort and will have Joe Bravo in the reins from gate 6.
Ian Wilkes trained colt has three career starts with a win, a second and a third-place finish. He makes his stakes debut Saturday finally having broken maiden with a respectable 92 BRIS Speed Figure - at Saratoga September 2. Before that was a third and a second respectively to starts his career. Bourbon Resolution has shown improvement and chases a career-defining win Saturday. Julien Leparoux has the mount from gate 8.
Has just one career start for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin and it was a good one - a maiden score at Saratoga September 4. Enticed looked good in his only career start and hopes to be again in his step up Saturday. Jose Lezcano will be in the saddle from an unfortunate outside post 13.
Crea's Bklyn Law
Has five career starts for trainer Michael Dilger and has placed in four - one win and three third-place finishes. He stepped into stakes company for the first time last time out and finished a disappointing fifth in the G2 Saratoga Special August 13 after a maiden score at Delaware Park July 6. He started his career with three straight thirds in MSW races at Belmont Park. Crea's Bklyn Law has been OK so far in his career and hopes for a career-best win. Joe Rocco Jr. gets the call from gate 10.
Has a win and a second-place finish inn his two career starts for trainer Chris Block. He steps into graded stakes company for the first time Saturday off a decent second in the listed Arlington-Washington Futurity September 9 and a maiden score at first asking - also at Arlington July 20. Captivating Moon steps up in decent form and will chase a first stakes score. Jose Valdivia is scheduled to ride from post 11.
Oscar Modica trained gelding has three career starts with two wins and a second-place finish. He was second in his debut and has since pulled off two nice minor stakes scores - the DS Shine Young Futurity July 29 and the Evangeline Downs Prince Stakes last time out September 2 - all results at Evangeline. Ready Prospector has been a serious factor every time out and hopes to be again in his graded stakes debut Saturday with Miguel Mena in the irons from gate 12.
Has two career starts for trainer Steve Asmussen with a second and a third-place finish. He steps into stakes company for the first time Saturday off a third in a MSW at Saratoga September 2 and a second in his debut on that track July 29. Lionite tries to break his maiden Saturday in what represents a huge step up - from the rail with Ricardo Santana aboard.
||Ricardo Santana, Jr.
||William Van Meter
||Brian Hernandez, Jr.
||Free Drop Billy
||Crea's Bklyn Law
||Joseph Rocco, Jr.
||Jose Valdivia, Jr.