Thursday, October 24, 2013

2013 Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf

2013 Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf Pre-entries 

1. Bobby's Kitten* 
2. All Cash 
3. Apotearoa 
4. Arpinati (GB) 
5. Bashart 
6. Bon Accord 
7. Dance With Fate 
8. Diamond Bachelor 
9. Got Shades
10. Home School (IRE) 
11. Ontology 
12. Outstrip (GB) 
13. Poker Player 
14. Shamson (IRE) 
15. Smarty's Echo 
16. We Miss Artie 
17. Wilshire Boulevard (IRE) 
18. Giovanni Boldini  

*= denotes challenge winner  

We Miss Artie has first preference in the Juvenile 
Dance With Fate has first preference in the Juvenile 
Diamond Bachelor had first preference in the Juvenile 
Smarty's Echo has first preference in the Juvenile 

Today I will be breaking down the 2013 Juvenile Turf and giving you my top 5 to play come Breeders Cup day, you may play them however you want in your pick 6's or 4's or 3's or even do a superfecta box if you want as long as you're making money its a good day! 

Bobby's Kitten: impressive six and half length winner of the GR3 Pilgrim Stakes last out. Has the highest Timeform US figure last out when he earned a 94, seems like this Ramsey owned son of Kittens Joy might be the real deal. Has two wins from three starts, and just seems to keep stepping forward.  

 All Cash: this son of English Channel is 0 for 4 with two thirds to show for his career trained by D. Wayne Lukas it doesn't come as a surprise that the coach has chosen to run this one here, and if the coach thinks he is good enough he probably is. Ran a decent 4th last out in the Bourbon Stakes at Keeneland could pull a shocker which the coach has been known to do as of late. 

Aotearoa: this two year old gelding is two for three and won the ungraded Zuma Beach Stakes here at Santa Anita Park which is very important in these races track experience is a huge advantage come Breeders Cup day. Only thing is he hasn't faced anything to serious competition and he only barely won the Zuma Beach by three quarters of a length. Really needs to step it up if he is going to even come close to some of the more talented juveniles in this field. 

Arpinati (GB): this Juvenile has been mostly running in Italy with three wins from four starts. This one could be dangerous he has been facing graded stakes company in half his starts with a win and a third to show for his efforts, and if I have learned anything about these turf races is you never discount a foreigner. 

Bashart: this Todd Pletcher trained speed demon ran a tough second to Poker Player in the off the turf Bourbon Stakes at Keeneland. I have loved this one from day one. Has never been worse than third and will definitely be hanging around at the end fighting his little heart out if allowed to be alone on the lead this one could very well flat out run away.  

Bon Accord: has two wins from four starts ran 3rd in the off the turf Bourbon Stakes being by Showing Up this one could get better with age and distance. 

Giovanni Boldini: ships from Europe for Adain O' Brien. Adain's shippers are always to be looked out for and this one is no different with two wins from three starts could be a price come Breeders Cup day at around 10-1 maybe lower. 

Got Shades: two wins from four starts for this son of Pollard's Vision has two wins in ungraded stakes at Louisiana Downs would need to take a major step forward to win this one. 

Home School (IRE): one win from seven career starts has been 0 for 2 since switching to the barn of trainer Doug O'Neil but this trainer knows how to get two year olds ready for major races so don't be surprised if this one lights up the tote board at a nice price. 

Ontology: been running mostly against the top dirt two year olds in the country and didn't impress when switched to the turf ran a very nice second in the Oak Tree Juvenile Turf Stakes but switched to dirt again and ran 8th in the Front Runner Stakes. May be biting off more than he can chew here in the Juvenile Turf but being by Tapit watch out for this one in the long run. 

Outstrip (GB): This Godolphin color bearer has run four times with two career victories all of his races have been in Europe enters this race off a third place finish in a Weight for age stake at Newmarket obviously a danger in here could very well pull out a victory.

Poker Player: Was very impressive win winning the off the turf Bourbon Stakes at Keeneland broke his maiden at Kentucky Downs if he moves forward and keeps progressing like he has he could very well be a live shot to beat out the talented Euros at a price.

Shamson (IRE): three starts for this European and two victories comes into this race off a fifth place finish in the Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury if he moves forward could very well win and win nicely.

Wilshire Boulevard (IRE): seven starts for this son of Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) he only has two wins to show for it though but in his defense he has been running mostly in stakes company and may welcome a switch to a firmer turf course than what he is used to in Europe.


1st Giovanni Boldini 
2nd Bobby's Kitten 
3rd Shamson (IRE)
4th Bashart 
5th Wilshire Boulevard (IRE) 

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