10/24/2012 10:07AM

Breeders' Cup adjusts race order for Saturday card


ARCADIA, Calif. – The Breeders’ Cup on Wednesday tweaked the order of its nine races to be run at Santa Anita on Saturday, Nov. 3, the most significant change moving the Juvenile out of the late pick four and putting the Sprint in its place.

The Juvenile drew 10 pre-entries, but the unbeaten Shanghai Bobby is expected to be a heavy favorite in that race, with Power Broker a clear-cut second choice. The Sprint had an overflow number pre-entries, 16, and though Amazombie is back to defend his title, the race appears to be quite deep, with Capital Account, Coil, Emcee, Gantry, The Lumber Guy, and Trinniberg among the prominent names.

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“With the Sprint drawing a large and talented field this year, we thought it would be best for our fans to bolster the latter portion of Saturday’s card by placing it in third to last position, preceding the Mile and the Classic,” Bob Elliston, the Breeders’ Cup’s chief operating officer, said in a press release. “Closing Saturday’s card with the Turf, Sprint, Mile, and Classic should reward the sharp handicapper with big-value returns.”

The Juvenile is now the fifth of the nine BC races to be run on Nov. 3.

Friday’s race order remains unchanged from the schedule announced earlier this month. Here are the final race orders and post times for the Friday and Saturday programs:

Friday, Nov. 2
1. Allowance, 11:15
2. Allowance, 11:48
3. Allowance, 12:23
4. $500,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint, 1:06 p.m
5. $500,000 Breeders’ Cup Marathon, 1:48 p.m.
6. $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, 2:28 p.m.
7. $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, 3:08 p.m.
8. $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare, 3:48 p.m.
9. $2 million Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic , 4:30 p.m.
10. Twilight Derby, 5:15 pm

Saturday, Nov. 3
1. Damascus Stakes, 10:05 am
2. Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint Preview Stakes, 10:35 a.m.
3. Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Filly Sprint Preview Stakes, 11:10 a.m.
4. $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, 11:50 a.m.
5. $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint, 12:35 p.m.
6. $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, 1:14 p.m.              
7. $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, 1:57 p.m.
8. $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, 2:36 p.m.
9. $3 million Breeders’ Cup Turf, 3:18 p.m.
10. $1.5million Breeders’ Cup Sprint, 3:58 p.m.
11. $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile, 4:40 p.m.
12. $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, 5:30 p.m.