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.