November 1st, 2014 − 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-olds, colts and geldings

- American Pharoah Bob Baffert FrontRunner[G1],1st,9-27 Solidified his status as Juvenile favorite with convincing, front-running score in FrontRunner. -
- I Spent It Tony Dutrow Hopeful[G1],2nd,9-1 Poor pre-race behaviour cost him in Hopeful, connections leaning against, but have not ruled out BC -
- El Kabeir John Terranova Maiden,1st,8-30 Most impressive winning maiden by 10 3-4 lengths, been working well for Champagne. -
- Souper Colossal Eddie Plesa Sapling,1st,8-31 Undefeated in 3 starts; really stepped up his game around two turns. Will train up to Juvenile -
- Upstart Rick Violette Funny Cide,1st,8-24 Has beaten just NY-breds so far but has looked good doing it. Will get acid test in Champagne -
- Carpe Diem Todd Pletcher Maiden,1st,9-1 Lived up to $1.6M purchase price with professoinal debut score in Saratoga. Stretches out in Breeders Futurity -
- Conquest Tsunami Mark Casse Allowance,1st,8-23 Undefeated in 4 starts, but has yet to run on dirt. May get that opportunity in Breeders' Futurity -
- Calculator Peter Miller FrontRunner[G1],2nd,9-27 Closed the gap slightly on American Pharoah in FrontRunner, but still has ways to go to beat him. -
- Bold Conquest Steve Asmussen Iroquois[G3],2nd,9-7 Was wide around both turns when second to stablemate in Iroquois; runs in Breeders' Futurity -
- Lucky Player Steve Asmussen Iroquois[G3],1st,9-7 Outgamed his stablemate to win two-turn debut and earn fees-paid berth into Juvenile. -

Comments by David Grening