Breeders' Cup Juvenile 2020: Preview & Odds

Breeders' Cup Juvenile 2020: Preview & Odds
Photo: Chelsea Durand

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

Upcoming preps:

Breeders' Futurity — Calibrate, Founder, Upstriker, Essential Quality, Dixie Two Scents, King Fury

Champagne — Jackie's Warrior, Reinvestment Risk, Midnight Bourbon

 HorseClaim to FameWhat's Next Best  Odds
Jackie's WarriorG1 Hopeful winnerChampagne11-4
Get Her NumberG1 American Pharoah winnerBC Juvenile9-1
Sittin on GoIroquois winnerBC Juvenile10-1
Freedom FighterImpressive debut winnerMaybe BC Juvenile10-1
CalibrateImpressive debut winnerBreeders' Futurity11-1
Reinvestment Risk2nd in HopefulChampagne14-1
Midnight Bourbon2nd in IroquoisChampagne16-1
Rombauer2nd in American Pharoah Zuma Beach, BC Juv or BC Juv Turf16-1
Therideofalifetime2nd in Saratoga SpecialBC Juvenile16-1
UpstrikerImpressive debut winnerBreeders' Futurity16-1
Vittorio Impressive maiden winnerMaybe BC Juvenile16-1
CazaderoBashford Manor winnerBC Juvenile20-1
FounderImpressive debut winnerBreeders' Futurity20-1
Spielberg 2nd in DMR FuturityMaybe BC Juvenile20-1
Essential QualityImpressive debut winner Breeders' Futurity20-1
 Superman ShaqImpressive maiden winnerMaybe BC Juvenile20-1
Dixie Two Stents2nd to Freedom FighterBreeders' Futurity25-1
King FuryImpressive debut winnerBreeders' Futurity

25-1

WestonBest Pal winner BC Juvenile33-1

Sources: Bovada, Oddschecker

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