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

Klimt Bob Baffert 94-82-75 7-2 FrontRunner, Santa Anita, Saturday West Coast division leader has gotten better with every start
Not This Time Dale Romans 86-83-63 9-2 BC Juvenile, Santa Anita, Nov. 5 Followed up dominant maiden win with eye-catching victory in Grade 3 Iroquois
Favorable Outcome Chad Brown 88 6-1 Champagne, Belmont, Oct. 8 Won debut by six lengths in fast time; should stretch out
Practical Joke Chad Brown 85-83 8-1 Champagne, Belmont, Oct. 8 Very professional and gritty effort in winning Hopeful; same connections as Favorable Outcome
Theory Todd Pletcher 85 8-1 Undecided Impressive maiden winner back in training after thought to be done for year
Classic Empire Mark Casse DNF-87-55 10-1 Breeders' Futurity, Keeneland, Oct. 8 Will wear blinkers after wheeling, unseating rider at start of Hopeful
Syndergaard Todd Pletcher 90-86 10-1 Champagne, Belmont, Oct. 8 Has looked good beating New York-breds sprinting; two turns could be an issue
Royal Copy D. Wayne Lukas 84-72-68 15-1 Breeders' Futurity, Keeneland, Oct. 8 Rider lost whip in late stages of Grade 1 Hopeful, though not sure it made a difference
Straight Fire Keith Desormeaux 85-98-87 15-1 FrontRunner, Santa Anita, Saturday Must learn to harness his speed if able to successfully stretch out
Three Rules Jose Pinchin 74-94-74 15-1 In Reality, Gulfstream, Saturday Has gone 4 for 4 at Gulfstream, including debut win over subsquent Grade 2 winner Gunnevera
Big Gray Rocket Bob Baffert 78-66   G1 Champagne, Belmont, Oct. 8 Son of Tapit stretches out to a mile after sharp maiden win sprinting at Del Mar
Ooper Wallah          
Tip Tap Tapizar          

Comments by David Grening, odds by Mike Watchmaker