2019 Breeders' Futurity Contenders & Odds

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Keeneland Press Release | OTB Writer
Updated: October 02, 2019

Gouverneur Morris (Team Valor International and WinStar Farm), a 9-length winner in the slop at 3-5 odds in his debut at Saratoga on Sept. 2, heads a field of 10 2-year-olds entered for the Claiborne Breeders' Futurity to be run at 1 1/16 miles on the main track at Keeneland on Saturday, October 5.

The Claiborne Breeders' Futurity, a Win and You're In race for the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) to be run at 1 1/16 miles at Santa Anita on Nov. 1, is scheduled as Saturday's ninth race with a 5:39 p.m. post time.

2019 Breeders' Futurity Odds & Entries

Race 9 at Keeneland on Saturday, October 05 - Post 5:39 PM

Entry Horse ML Odds Jockey Trainer
1 Tap It to Win 3-1 Tyler Gaffalione
121 Lbs
Mark Casse
2 By Your Side 6-1 Corey Lanerie
121 Lbs
Eddie Kenneally
3 Life On the Road 12-1 Shaun Bridgmohan
121 Lbs
Steven Asmussen
4 King Theo 15-1 Flavien Prat
121 Lbs
Carlo Vaccarezza
5 Enforceable 15-1 Florent Geroux
121 Lbs
Mark Casse
6 Maxfield 12-1 Jose Ortiz
121 Lbs
Brendan Walsh
7 American Butterfly 12-1 Miguel Mena
121 Lbs
D. Lukas
8 Ajaaweed 3-1 Joel Rosario
121 Lbs
Kiaran McLaughlin
9 January Won 20-1 Brian Hernandez, Jr.
121 Lbs
Kenneth McPeek
10 Gouverneur Morris 5-2 Javier Castellano
121 Lbs
Todd Pletcher

Trained by two-time race winner Todd Pletcher, Gouverneur Morris will be ridden by Javier Castellano and break from post position 10.

Also figuring to draw support is Anderson Stables' By Your Side. Winner of his first two starts that included a 3-length triumph in the Sanford (G3) at Saratoga, By Your Side finished fifth in the slop in the Hopeful (G1) in his most recent start.

Trained by Eddie Kenneally, By Your Side will break from post position two and be ridden by Corey Lanerie.

By Your Side Works For Keeneland Breeders' Futurity

By Your Side, winner of the Sanford (G3) at Saratoga, worked 5 furlongs in :59 Friday morning, the fastest of 12 works at the distance, in preparation for the 106th running of the $500,000 Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (G1) to be run next Saturday, October 5 at Keeneland Racecourse.

Working at 9 a.m. over a fast track and with Corey Lanerie aboard, By Your Side posted fractions of :11.80, :23.40, :35.20, :47.40 and galloped out 6 furlongs in 1:12. Working outside of the 4-year-old stakes-winning filly She's Pretty Lucky, By Your Side started a length back, drew even at the eighth pole and finished a length in front.

"He seems to like the track," trainer Eddie Kenneally said. "That is his second good work here. He had a bullet here last week (a half-mile in :47.60, the best of 13)."

A Keeneland sales graduate, By Your Side won his career debut at Churchill Downs and defeated future Runhappy Hopeful (G1) winner Basin by a nose. He followed that victory with a 3-length triumph in the Sanford before finishing fifth behind Basin in the Hopeful over a sealed, sloppy track.

"We are hoping that (the sloppy track) is the case (for his Hopeful showing) and we can draw a line through it," Kenneally said.

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