November 4th, 2016 − Santa Anita

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf

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 Turf, $1 million, 1 mile, 2-yo colts

11 Good Samaritan Bill Mott Circled field and toyed with foes in Grade 2 at Woodbine; packs powerful kick; 2 for 2 with room to improve; star in making 7-2
14 Ticonderoga Chad Brown Tough trip in last: broke slow, throttled in traffic, lost ground into lane, and narrowed gap; work in progress; drew poorly 12-1
8 Intelligence Cross Aidan O'Brien Dominant European trainer has won 3 of last 5 Juvenile Turfs; horses prepping in Europe won 7 of 9; intriguing Group 3 shipper 6-1
6 Big Score Tim Yakteen Earned highest turf Beyer (85) of year by 2-year-old male in United States while dominating local stakes on lightning fast Santa Anita turf 8-1
13 Oscar Performance Brian Lynch Back-to-back blowouts setting slow fractions, likely quicker pace poses new challenge; good colt may be up to it 5-1
1 Lancaster Bomber Aidan O'Brien Group 1-placed Euro shipper; War Front colt sib to Excelebration; runner-up finish last out not as good visually as it appears 8-1
5 Made You Look Todd Pletcher Grade 2 winner has been off since August; trainer won two BC Friday races last fall skipping final preps; second dam is Serena's Song 10-1
2 Keep Quiet Mark Casse After finishing second to Made You Look in Grade 2 at Saratoga, he returned with workmanlike victory in Grade 3 at Keeneland 12-1
10 Bowies Hero Phil D'Amato Bombed in local prep, with an alibi: foot issue caused interruption training schedule; first two wins impressive 15-1
4 Favorable Outcome Chad Brown Lone runner with zero turf experience; sibling to local sprint stakes winner Bellamentary was third in Champagne 15-1
9 Wellabled Larry Rivelli Fast colt is 3 for 4 in sprints; stretches out as likely pacesetter; dam is sibling to San Juan Capistrano marathon winner 15-1
7 J. S. Choice Todd Pletcher Distant runner-up finish last out is better than appears, bucked race shape in slow-pace Grade 3 won by front-runner 20-1
3 Channel Maker Daniel Vella No match for Good Samaritan at Woodbine; each start better than the one before based on speed figures 30-1
12 Rodaini Simon Crisford Four-race win streak in minor races in England came to an end when tried in Group 3, finished ninth with tough trip 30-1
  Also eligible      
  Kitten's Cat Joe Sharp Long way behind Oscar Performance at Belmont while compromised by slow pace; deep-closer up against it 30-1
  Harbour Master Jim Cassidy Fourth-place finish in local ungraded stakes was his U.S. debut; faces tall order against better company 30-1

 Odds and comments by Brad Free