November 2nd, 2013 − 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 | Marathon

Breeders' Cup Juvenile, $2 million, 1-16 miles, 2 year olds

1 Smarty's Echo A. Smith E.T. Baird Second in the Breeders' Futurity, which, it bears repeating, was slow; another unknown on dirt 30-1
2 Dance With Fate P. Eurton R. Bejarano Second best in the FrontRunner as the favorite; must do better to hit the board in this tougher spot 10-1
3 Mexikoma R. Mettee A. Garcia Even if he got a decent fig for his maiden romp at Delaware, he is still making a massive class jump 20-1
4 New Year's Day B. Baffert M. Garcia Unraced since beating Bond Holder late in Del Mar meet; dirt is a question, but he works well on it 12-1
5 Bond Holder D. O'Neill M. Gutierrez Got maiden win in the FrontRunner, the local prep at the distance over the track, but in slow time 6-1
6 Tap It Rich B. Baffert M. Smith Only just recently beat maidens in debut, but did it routing over the track, ran fast enough to fit here 4-1
7 Cleburne D. Romans C. Nakatani Upset an Iroquois that was even slower Beyer-wise than the Breeders' Futurity, but it was on dirt 20-1
8 Conquest Titan M. Casse E. Da Silva Had a less than ideal trip in the Breeders' Futurity, but still must do way better to contend here 30-1
9 Rum Point D. O'Neill E. Maldanado Was found wanting in the Del Mar and Breeders' Futurities, and dirt ability is unknown, too; next 30-1
10 We Miss Artie T. Pletcher J. Castellano A decisive, if surprising winner of Breeders' Futurity; that was on Poly, though, and a very slow race 12-1
11 Medal Count D. Romans R. Albarado Wasn't good enough in the turf-to-Poly Bourbon; hard to envision him being good enough in this 20-1
12 Diamond Bachelor P. Biancone J. Leparoux Was part of fast pace, but was odds-on in Zuma Beach and couldn't hold; this is on dirt, and tougher 15-1
13 Havana T. Pletcher J. Velazquez Yet to go 2 turns, but Champagne winner's two Beyers are higher than anything anyone else here has 5-2
14 Strong Mandate D.W. Lukas J. Rosario As impressive as he was winning the Hopeful was as dull as he was in the Champagne; tricky read 10-1

Odds and Comments by Mike Watchmaker