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B Cup Juvenile Turf: Euros even stronger
by Handicappers (handicappers@globeform.com) / Globeform (http://www.globeform.com)
Last update: 2009-11-06 02:47:09 (First published: 2009-11-04 12:00:56 )


Santa Anita Saturday: Last year, the little known Donativum shipped across the Atlantic to capture the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. This year Team Euro comes with proven Group performers.

North American turf juveniles had better be well above the usual norm, if this prize is to be kept at home. Take a look at this trio; Donativum’s handler John Gosden saddles the fast improving colt Pounced, runner-up in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (G1) last time out, when one place ahead of Buzzword, Godolphin’s runner in this contest. Aidan O’Brien, so dominant in the juvenile division (as well) on the other side of the pond, relies on Viscount Nelson, another colt bordering on top class at home and runner-up in the Champagne Stakes (G2) on his most recent start.

Only Globeform provide ratings giving you a direct comparison of US and Euro form, and you are also just one click away from the valuable rating profiles for all these youngsters.


GLOBEFORM RATINGS
BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE TURF

Santa Anita 7 November 2009 – 1 mile Turf

Purse: $1 million

Contenders presented with best
Globeform ratings, sires, trainers


109 – VISCOUNT NELSON (Giant’s Causeway) / A O’Brien / ?p – 100p – 109p / J Murtagh
109 – BUZZWORD (Pivotal) / S bin Suroor / 109 – 109 – 105 / A Ajtebi
108 – POUNCED (Rahy) / J Gosden / ?p – 90p – 108p / L Dettori
106 – INTERACTIF (Broken Vow) / ? – 100p – 106p / K Desormeaux
104 – GALLANT GENT (Yankee Gentleman) / ?p - ?p – 104 / J Rosario
…? – BRIDGETOWN (Speigthstown) / K McPeek / ?p - ?p - ?p / R Landry
100 – KING LEDLEY (Stormin Fever) D Miller / 97 – 100 – 100 / R Bejarano
..98 – CODOY (Bernstein) / M Hubley / ?p - ?p – 98p / G Gomez
…? – BECKY’S KITTEN (Kitten’s Joy) / W Ward / GF ?p / J Leparoux
..96 – AWESOME ACT (Awesome Again) / J Noseda / 83 – 91 – 96 / R Moore
..91 – ZIP QUICK (City Zip) / P Biancone / 80 – 91 / M Smith
…? – KERA’S KITTEN (Kitten’s Joy) GF ?P / R Maragh

Reserves

…? – DEAN’S KITTEN (Kitten’s Joy) / M Maker / GF ? / R Dominguez
…? – SUMMER MOVIE (Holy Bull) / A Sherman / GF ?p / M Baze

GLOBEFORM ANALYSIS

TWO HORSES
stand out here, but not by much, as this appears to quite an open race. Anyone of four or five can win the Juvenile Turf without creating a big shock. Aidan O’Brien’s colt VISCOUNT NELSON, runner-up in a strong G2 event at Doncaster in England last time he ran, and John Gosden’s contenteder POUNCED are the two we will take ‘against the field’. Viscount Nelson is a son of Giant’s Causway, narrowly beaten by Tiznow in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), while Pounced is by Rahy, an established sire of top class runners. Which of these two is the best is impossible to say at this stage. Suffice to say that they have made exactly the progress their connection had planned for them so far. Viscount Nelson split two smart English trained colts, Poet’s Voice (a Godolophin trainee) and Silver Grecian (a previous G2 winner), when second in the Champagne Stakes (G2) at Doncaster. He is a prominent runner with plenty of stamina in the pedigree and looks sure to go close. Pounced is coming off a second place finish in the Jean Luc Lagardere (G1) at Longchamp on ‘Arc’ day. That form was a nice step up on his previous form, as he battled on gamely to beat BUZZWORD by half a length for second. The French colt Siyouni – one of the best juveniles in Europe – won the race by 1 ½ lengths.

INTERACTIF looks the best of the US based runners but is he really up to matching strides with such a strong group of Europeans? A Euro trifecta is not at all unlikely. Unless Interactif’s form is ‘for real’ or the Summer Stakes (G3) winner BRIDGETOWN is as classy as he has been looking in his works at Santa Anita. He really looks the part and 1 ½-length win over BECKY’S KITTEN at Woodbine was a highly promising performance.

GLOBEFORM SELECTIONS

A: 2 VISCOUNT NELSON, 4 POUNCED
B: 7 BRIDGETOWN, 11 INTERACTIF, 12 BUZZWORD

RECOMMENDED BETS


WIN BETS 2 and 4

8 EXACTAS

A: 2 and 4 boxed / reversed
B: 2, 4 with 7, 11, 12

18 TRIFECTAS

A: 2, 4 with 2, 4 with 7, 11, 12
B: 2, 4 with 7, 11, 12 with 2, 4
C: 7, 11, 12 with 2, 4 with 2, 4

36 SUPERFECTAS

A: 2, 4 with 2, 4 with 7, 11, 12 with 7, 11, 12
B: 2, 4 with 7, 11, 12 with 2, 4 with 7, 11, 12
A: 2, 4 with 7, 11, 12 with 7, 11, 12 with 2, 4




2008 BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE TURF

1 – DONATIVUM (Cadeaux Genereux) J Gosden / L Dettori - Globeform 113p

2 – Westphalia - GF 112
3 – Coronet of a Baron - GF 108p

Won by ½ length, 1 ¾ lengths






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