The 2019 Breeders’ Cup post positions have been drawn and morning line odds announced for the two-day championship event coming up on Friday Nov. 1 and Saturday Nov. 2.
There are 14 championship races, five juvenile races on Friday and nine more championship on Saturday including the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1).
Friday’s marquee event is the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) which drew a field of nine. The highly regarded Dale Romans trainee Dennis’ Moment drew the rail and was installed as the 8-5 morning line favorite.
The colt clipped heels and lost his jock in his debut and came back to trounce maidens at Ellis Park by 19 ¼ lengths in his second career outing. He won the Iroquois (G3) at Churchill Downs in his stakes debut. Irad Ortiz, Jr. will be the rider.
He faces the highly regarded Eight Rings from the Bob Baffert barn. The American Pharoah (G1) winner drew the six post and is the 2-1 second choice on the morning line with John Velazquez in the irons.
Maxfield won the Breeders’ Futurity (G1) at Keeneland which is a key prep for the Juvenile. The Brendan Walsh trainee drew the nine post with Jose Ortiz in the saddle and is 3-1 on the morning line.
Juvenile Turf Sprint Starts Things Off
The $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint (G1) starts off the day. A field of 14 go with the Wesley Ward duo of Four Wheel Drive (3-1) and Kimari (7-2) the two shortest on the morning line.
The $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf drew a field of 14 that will go one mile. The Aiden O’Brien trained Arizona is the 5-2 morning line favorite with Ryan Moore aboard and will break from post 12. The colt was the runner up in the Dewhurst Stakes (G2) at Newmarket in his last start.
Donna Veloce drew the rail and was installed as the 3-1 morning line favorite in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1). She broke her maiden in her debut by 9 ¼ lengths going 6 ½ furlongs over the main track.
The race drew nine with the other main contenders the Baffert trained Bast and Asmussen trainee Wicked Whisper who are both 7-2 on the morning line.