Author: Chaos Rules
Juvenile Champions 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
Author: Chaos Rules
29Dec 8:27 AM
Juvenile Champions Cup Turf Sprint
7f (turf -soft )
After 5 qualifier runs Courageous Heart, (Black Cat Racing), has a record breaking 101 points in qualifying for this final but lacks the stamina for this race as does Unusual Caviar (Coyr).
Fatalbert Tck (Kings Of Thrones) runs over ideal conditions and despite a 2LB penalty we may not have seen the best of this one yet. Stablemate Monteray won't last home.
Lightly raced Sunnyboy (Ranch Hamburg) should confirm superiority over Fatalbert Tck and has strong claims here but the same stables Roeisha and Don Abascus both look to have increasingly tougher tasks.
Marcus Brutus (Nemesis Stud) escapes a penalty for his qualifier win but needs to improve again to win this. (Correction: maiden win coming in a qualifier means he does incur a penalty which compromises his chance here)
MISSYJO (Bob Baffert) has shown top form since being switched to sprinting and looks like the one they all have to beat here.
Misterbill (Anfield Rd) is one of only two sales ring horses to make this final. He has good form over the trip and is certain to see it out well but may not quite be good enough.
P.C. (Lanes End Farm) also lacks stamina for this.
Surpreyes Package (Rubi Rocks) is the other sales ring horse and this one has looked reluctant at times taking eleven runs to break its duck and that win coming on dirt instead of todays turf.
ODDS: MISSYJO 5/2 FAV, Sunnyboy 7/2, Fatalalbert Tck 5/1, Marcus Brutus 6/1, Misterbill 8/1, Roeisha 9/1, Don Abascus 10/1, Surpreyes Package 14/1, 20/1 bar.