November 5th, 2016 − Santa Anita

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

5 Classic Empire Mark Casse Impressed in Breeders' Futurity win going a route in what was his first representative start in three months 4-1
10 Not This Time Dale Romans Was very much taken with the powerful finishes he displayed winning his last two; believe he's for real 5-1
7 Gormley John Shirreffs Walloped odds-on Klimt in the FrontRunner in just his second start, though with an uncontested lead 6-1
9 Practical Joke Chad Brown Won the Hopeful and Champagne in game style, the latter after a bad start; has not gone two turns yet 6-1
2 Syndergaard Todd Pletcher Ran huge in narrow Champagne defeat after contesting a scorching early pace; also has not routed 6-1
1 Klimt Bob Baffert Was farther back than expected early in FrontRunner, and behind a loose pacesetter; prior form good 6-1
4 Theory Todd Pletcher Think he was rusty in the Futurity off an unusual layoff; can improve, but is stretching out considerably 8-1
6 Three Rules Jose Pinchin Unbeaten and untested in all five of his starts, but they were all at Gulfstream over questionable company 12-1
11 Lookin At Lee Steve Asmussen Second to Classic Time and Not This Time in his last two; would seem to require a total pace collapse 15-1
8 Star Empire Wesley Ward Finished second to Theory in Futurity because, well, someone had to be second in that five-horse field 30-1
3 Term of Art Doug O'Neill Comes into this off a desperate maiden win in modest time; seems seriously overmatched here 30-1

Odds and comments by Mike Watchmaker