The Europeans have dominated the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, but with tough draws this year they’re not a cinch. The Conductor isn’t in love with Chad Brown either.
Race 6: 1 Mile. (Turf) G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf
*#1 Our Country (15/1) – The Conductor likes this colt at a big price in this spot. He’s run very strong late pace figures and has some troubled trips that have muddied up his form. He was hung very wide last time and will be able to save ground here from the rail. His maiden breaker was as good as you’ll see on turf.
#2 Structor (5/1) – 2/2 in his 1st two career starts, he hasn’t done anything wrong, but hasn’t shown the Conductor anything special. At a short price for Chad Brown he is a contender, but will be over bet.
#3 Peace Achieved (10/1) – Winner of three in a row and steadily progressing, the Conductor can’t knock him, but doesn’t think he’s fast enough to win.
#4 Decorated Invador (4/1) – He’s shown versatility, winning convincingly over firm and soft turf. The Conductor likes him, but he may be over bet as well.
#5 Vitalogy (GB) (10/1) – The Conductor would take this colt 10/10 times over #3 Peace Achieved who held him off last start. He has a very strong late kick and the Conductor will absolutely be using him.
#6 Graceful Kitten (15/1) – He won’t be able to get the distance.
*#7 Andesite (12/1)
The Conductor likes him better than Structor in here. He showed fight in the Pilgrim and galloped out back in front of Structor by a mile after the wire. He’ll be a big price and will be tough to pass down the lane.
#8 Billy Bats (20/1) – The Conductor won’t be using any California turf horses.
#9 Gear Jockey (20/1) – He can’t win going this far.
#10 War Beast (20/1) – No California horses.
#11 Proven Strategies (30/1) – This colt needs shorter.
#12 Arizona (5/2) – Undoubtedly the class of the field, this colt has been running against the best across the pond. Pinatubo would be odds on against this group and is a serious race horse. The wide draw will not make this an easy task, but the Conductor will absolutely be using him.
#13 Fort Meyers (12/1) – A tough draw, but with the success of the Europeans in this race, the Conductor can’t ignore him. His European form is strong and he has a lot of experience.
#14 Hit the Road (10/1) – No California turf horses.