Juvenile Handicapping Picks
Horse racing gamblers are you looking for 2020 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Free Pick & Handicapping Odds…plus some predictions? Need some advice on who to take? The 2020 Juvenile is set for Friday at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. Here’s a preview of our top contenders.
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Preview and Prediction
- Race: Breeders’ Cup Juvenile
- Purse: $2 million
- Track: Keeneland Race Course
- Date: November 6
- Post Time: 5:10 PM (ET)
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2020 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Handicapping
The main feature of the first day of the 2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championships is the Juvenile, where the winner will go straight to the top of most lists as the main contender for the 2021 Kentucky Derby.
Open to two-year-old colts, they’ll be racing 1 1/16 miles on the Keeneland dirt. The 2019 Juvenile provided one of the biggest upsets of the weekend, with 49-1 Storm The Court taking the race and paying $93.80 for a $2 win ticket.
Odds listed here are provided by Bovada’s racebook.
2020 Juvenile Free Pick & Handicapping: Jackie’s Warrior Race Odds: 6-4
Not only has Jackie’s Warrior won all four of his lifetime starts, he hasn’t been headed since taking over in the stretch drive and going on to win his maiden debut.
Since then he’s won three more times, all in wire-to-wire fashion, the last two in the (G1) Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga and the (G1) Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park. That last win might have been his best as he overcame a bump at the start and drifted five wide in the turn before pulling away to win by 5 1/2 lengths over a very good rival he’ll meet here again.
Trainer Steve Asmussen looks for his first BC Juvenile win, jockey Joel Rosario won the Juvenile in 2018.
2020 Juvenile Free Pick & Handicapping: Essential Quality Race Odds: 15-4
Lightly raced Essential Quality comes in off a significant win at the track and distance when he took the (G1) Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland. He pressed the pace throughout before taking over at the 3/4 mile mark and going on to win by open lengths, although the time came back fairly slow.
Prior to that he won his maiden debut at Churchill Downs coming from off the pace racing six furlongs.
The trainer is Brad Cox, and both he and jockey Luis Saez go for their first Juvenile win.
2020 Juvenile Free Pick & Handicapping: Reinvestment Risk Race Odds: 13-2
The talented Reinvestment Risk has a solid record of a maiden win and two Grade 1 runner-up finishes to his name, although he had the tough task of going up against Jackie’s Warrior in both of those.
He was clearly the best of the rest in those efforts, and has shown steady improvement speed-wise in all three starts, but he’ll need to find a little more to close the gap against his main rival.
Trainer Chad Brown won the Juvenile in 2017. Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. won four races in the 2019 Breeders’ Cup.
2020 Juvenile Free Pick & Handicapping: Next Race Odds: 18-1
While he has yet to start at the stakes level, Next rates some consideration here as he’s another with a win at the track and distance.
Last out in a allowance-level race at Keeneland he not only took the field wire-to-wire, but won by an impressive 11 3/4 lengths while scoring an Equibase speed figure that puts him right with the top runners here.
He’s trained by Wesley Ward, jockey Gerardo Corrales is tapped to ride.
Here’s My 2020 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Free Pick.
As indicated in the odds, the Juvenile looks to shape up as a two-horse race. Many handicappers are looking at Jackie’s Warrior as the best bet of the day – if not the weekend – and it’s hard to argue.
I’ll play him for the win at low odds, while trying to find some value in the exacta with both Reinvestment Risk and Next underneath in the place spot.
Full Field: Juvenile Betting Odds
- Jackie’s Warrior 6-4
- Essential Quality 13-4
- Reinvestment Risk 13-2
- Sitting On Go 10-1
- Classier 11-1
- Likeable 16-1
- Next 18-1
- Rombauer 20-1
- Calibrate 25-1
- Camp Hope 33-1
- King Fury 33-1
- Keepmeinmind 33-1
- Hot Rod Charlie 50-1
- Dreamer’s Disease 66-1
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