Author: Chaos Rules
Juvenile Breeders Cup Marathon
1½ m (dirt - good)
Top scoring qualifier Rossini (Lanes End Farm) can be considered really unlucky to have won his first qualifier run when carrying a penalty he beat Two Left Feet by 0.01s with Basurero another 0.02s. behind. This means he now carries 4LB extra which he has not been able to overcome in his next two qualifier runs and makes his job so much harder for the final. Its not all doom and gloom though because Two Left Feet (Chaos Rules) has a preference for fast ground and may struggle to overturn the form on this slower going and Basurero (Illiterate Bunch) has since gone on to win a qualifier meaning that they reoppose on the same terms so no reason Rossini cannot confirm form with these two.
Dark Persona (Chaos Rules) gallops all over his stablemates at home but despite a qualifier win over further doesn't seem to sparkle on the track. Stablemate Dawn Of Empire is the opposite only coming to life on the track and her last qualifier run gives her a slight edge over both Rossini and Basurero.
Pulpit (Random Stables) One would assume that this one does not have the pace for 1 & 1/2M for trainer to allow it to be penalized for a progress win.
Southern Light (Illiterate Bunch) has put in some pleasing efforts and should give a good account but stablemate Cruz De Navajas hasn't shown enough to be seriously considered here.
GIANTS CAUSEWAY (Nemesis Stud) fits the profile of the stables previous championship winners being lightly raced, and progressive sorts. No surprise for this one to add another trophy to the overflowing cabinet.
Bryan Suits Heels (Black Cat Racing) recent maiden winner in a quick time ,running into form and cannot be easily dismissed here. Stablemate Powerful Royal worked hard to make this final but would need to show massive improvement to get involved in the finish.
Polarshift (Kings Of Thrones) also needs to step up on previous form to be competitive.
ODDS: GIANTS CAUSEWAY 5/2 FAV, Dawn Of Empire 5/1, Rossini 6/1, Two Left Feet 13/2, Basurero 7/1, Bryan Suits Heels 15/2, Southern Light 8/1, Polarshift 9/1, Cruz De Navajas 10/1, Dark Persona 12/1, Powerful Royal 16/1, Pulpit 20/1