Following his impressive win over a strong field in the Hopeful (G1), Steve Asmussen's undefeated Jackie's Warrior all but locked up the favorite role for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile months before the race.
The big question that remains is who will emerge as the second choice from a jumbled bunch. Dr Schivel looked well on his way to claiming that role after winning the Del Mar Futurity but was recently removed from consideration for the race.
Get Her Number turned heads with a nice win in the American Pharoah and Sittin on Go looked good winning the Iroquois, but one has to think the second choice will end up coming out of Saturday's loaded Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland.
Calibrate, Founder, Upstriker, Essential Quality and King Fury were among the most talked about impressive debut winners across the country this summer. They all clash in the Breeders' Futurity, which likely will turn out to be the most productive 2-year-old race of the year thus far.
Below we take a look at the best available early odds for this year's Juvenile prior to the Breeders' Futurity. With many runners in the 16-1 to 20-1 range, now is the time to gain value if you think Jackie's Warrior is beatable.
Who's already going: Get Her Number, Sittin on Go, Therideofalifetime, Cazadero, Weston
Who could be going: Freedom Fighter, Rombauer, Vittorio, Spielberg, Superman Shaq
Breeders' Futurity — Calibrate, Founder, Upstriker, Essential Quality, Dixie Two Scents, King Fury
Champagne — Jackie's Warrior, Reinvestment Risk, Midnight Bourbon
|Horse||Claim to Fame||What's Next||Best Odds|
|Jackie's Warrior||G1 Hopeful winner||Champagne||11-4|
|Get Her Number||G1 American Pharoah winner||BC Juvenile||9-1|
|Sittin on Go||Iroquois winner||BC Juvenile||10-1|
|Freedom Fighter||Impressive debut winner||Maybe BC Juvenile||10-1|
|Calibrate||Impressive debut winner||Breeders' Futurity||11-1|
|Reinvestment Risk||2nd in Hopeful||Champagne||14-1|
|Midnight Bourbon||2nd in Iroquois||Champagne||16-1|
|Rombauer||2nd in American Pharoah||Zuma Beach, BC Juv or BC Juv Turf||16-1|
|Therideofalifetime||2nd in Saratoga Special||BC Juvenile||16-1|
|Upstriker||Impressive debut winner||Breeders' Futurity||16-1|
|Vittorio||Impressive maiden winner||Maybe BC Juvenile||16-1|
|Cazadero||Bashford Manor winner||BC Juvenile||20-1|
|Founder||Impressive debut winner||Breeders' Futurity||20-1|
|Spielberg||2nd in DMR Futurity||Maybe BC Juvenile||20-1|
|Essential Quality||Impressive debut winner||Breeders' Futurity||20-1|
|Superman Shaq||Impressive maiden winner||Maybe BC Juvenile||20-1|
|Dixie Two Stents||2nd to Freedom Fighter||Breeders' Futurity||25-1|
|King Fury||Impressive debut winner||Breeders' Futurity|
|Weston||Best Pal winner||BC Juvenile||33-1|
Sources: Bovada, Oddschecker