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Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf

Friday, November 1, 2013 2:25pm (5:25pm ET)

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The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf is scheduled as the 7th race at Santa Anita on Friday.  It will be run at a mile over the turf course for 2-year olds with a purse of $1,000,000.  Post time is scheduled for 2:25pm local time (5:25pm ET).

Santa Anita Race 7:  #5 Bobby’s Kitten - #2 Giovanni Boldini - #1 All Cash

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf

In the grass races at the Breeders’ Cup a lot of people will look toward the European shippers and I cannot fault that.  I am hoping that happens here because the morning line favorite #5 Bobby’s Kitten has really shown tremendous talent up to this point and you would be hard pressed to find a juvenile turfer that has done better work in the ‘States this year.  The three trips he has taken all had a different shape, but he’s been impressive in each of them nonetheless.  This shows me versatility and professionalism which will both be incredibly important on this stage.  There is no denying that it will be tough to take anyone this weekend at a short price, but if his is fair (maybe 3-1 or 7-2) it will be hard to look much further.  Now in a race like this, a high purchase price and regal breeding will rarely set you apart from the pack, but the #2 Giovanni Boldini really takes a run at it.  This will be his first go at a full mile, but all signs point to this trip fitting him like a glove.  While he is coming to North America for the first time, the connections are no stranger to finding the Winners’ Circle on this side of the pond.  If the trip is to his liking, he is a serious threat.  My long shot suggestion in this one is the #1 All Cash.  This maiden caught my eye when I was looking at pre-entries and although the post position draw did him no favors whatsoever, I just refuse to back away from my hunch.  He is absolutely heading in the right direction and graduation day is not far off.  He got a good education in his last start, which was as visually impressive as 4th place finishes come and the breeding suggested he might need a couple to get his legs under him anyways.  If he had a cleaner trip in his last start, his odds would probably be a third of what they will be come post time.

 

Full Field:

1

All Cash

Saez/Lukas

30-1

2

Giovanni Boldini

Moore/O’Brien

7-2

3

Got Shades

Stevens/Pish

30-1

4

Outstrip

Smith/Appleby

4-1

5

Bobby’s Kitten

Castellano/Brown

5-2

6

Home School

Bejarano/O’Neill

30-1

7

Aotearoa

Nakatani/Powell

12-1

8

Bon Accord

Rosario/Sano

20-1

9

Wilshire Boulevard

Buick/O’Brien

8-1

10

Ontology

Gutierrez/Callaghan

30-1

11

Poker Player

Hill/Catalano

12-1

12

Shamshon

Hughes/Hannon

12-1

13

Bashart

Velazquez/Pletcher

6-1

 

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