The first BC race on Friday has a potential single for the Conductor.
Race 5: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) G2 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint
#1 Chimney Rock (10/1) – This colt will be coming from the back of the pack, but the Conductor doesn’t give him much of a chance to win. If he couldn’t beat #7 Kimari (7/2) last time with that trip, he never will. The post position did him no favors as well.
#2 Band Practice (IRE) (12/1) – The Conductor’s mostly against the Euro shippers in these sprint races. This short of a sprint isn’t what they are used to. You must really impress the Conductor across the pond to make him respect you, and this filly doesn’t.
#3 Another Miracle (15/1) – This colt looks too slow for the Conductor.
#4 Dream Shot (IRE) (15/1) – He likes to run underneath at big prices, but isn’t good enough to win.
#5 Encoder (15/1) – This is a home game for this colt, and he’ll appreciate the cutback in distance after making an early move into a hot pace last time. Without the pace you would expect in here, the Conductor thinks he can only get up for minor awards.
#6 Alligator Alley (GB) (12/1) – Fade
*#7 Kimari (7/2) – The Conductor loved the new dimension he showed last time sitting off the pace. He’s shown brilliance in his young career and can dictate his own trip. The Conductor has a feeling that he is going to put on a show in this one.
#8 Dr Simpson (FR) – Fade
#9 Four Wheel Drive (3/1) – The other Ward runner, he’s shown major ability in his first two starts with two easy victories. He looks to get a good trip up close to the pace, but the Conductor would never take him at a lower price than Kimari, who is much more proven.
#10 A’Ali (IRE) (6/1) – Of the Euro shippers, he’s the one the Conductor likes best. He has a nice burst when asked and will appreciate the firmer ground. The Conductor thinks he’s dangerous.
#11 King Neptune (15/1) – Fade
#12 Cambria (12/1) – She hasn’t done anything wrong, but has a tough draw and doesn’t have the early speed to give her a chance on the win end.
Kimari looks to be one of the runners the Conductor is narrowing in on this Breeders Cup.