November 4th, 2017 − Del Mar

Breeders' Cup Juvenile

RACE COVERAGE: Classic | Distaff | Turf | Filly & Mare Turf | Mile | Dirt Mile | Sprint | Turf Sprint | Filly & Mare Sprint | Juvenile | Juvenile Turf | Juvenile Fillies | Juvenile Fillies Turf

Breeders' Cup Juvenile, $2 million, 1 1/16 miles, 2-year old colts

1 U S Navy Flag Aidan O'Brien Sports two straight Group 1 victories; dirt is an obvious question, chose this instead of the Juvenile Turf 12-1
2 Solomini Bob Baffert Was beaten a long way by Bolt d'Oro in the FrontRunner, yet still ran creditably while finishing second 10-1
3 Firenze Fire Jason Servis Ran his best race yet to upset the Champagne, but think he beat many distance-challenged opponents 8-1
4 Givemeaminit Dallas Stewart Maiden ran well when close third in Hopeful, but disappointed when stretched out in Breeders' Futurity 15-1
5 Free Drop Billy Dale Romans His Breeders' Futurity score was visually appealing, but in contrast, it was very slow against the clock 6-1
6 Good Magic Chad Brown Champagne runner-up wasn't one of those distance-challenged opponents, looking to post maiden win 8-1
7 The Tabulator Larry Rivelli Bumped his unbeaten streak to three winning the Iroquois, but he was really begging for the wire late 20-1
8 Bahamian Simon Callaghan Thought he might be the Champagne speed, instead he trailed early after a bad start; still overmatched 30-1
9 Hazit Todd Pletcher Empty in Champagne after beating Good Magic in debut thanks to having an easy early lead; I'll pass 20-1
10 Golden Dragon Mikhail Yanakov Has won two straight, but on turf and with slow Beyer Figures; must improve a ton to merely contend 30-1
11 Bolt d'Oro Mick Ruis Figured to really blossom when he stretched out, but his FrontRunner romp was beyond expectations 6-5
12 Hollywood Star Dale Romans Finished second in the slowly run Iroquois in his route debut; needs a big Beyer Figure improvement 20-1

Odds and comments by Mike Watchmaker