The big adventure from the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs on Saturday is the horse that won’t be there. Justify, the 2018 Triple Crown winner, won’t run in the covering accident of Breeders’ Cup weekend. Beneath than two months afterwards across-the-board the leash of contest for 3-year-olds, Justify’s owners beatific him to stud assignment because of an injury. While his absence removes some afterglow from this year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic, it charcoal a chase arranged with talent. Eleven of the fourteen entries accept denticulate victories in the best aggressive and celebrated blood contest in North America and Europe.
California-based Accelerate, the accepted column time favorite, has been the best constant aerialist on the graded stakes ambit in 2018. He won bristles of six starts this year including four Grade 1 races. All of his wins came in the accompaniment of California with one absence advancing at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas area he accomplished additional in the Oaklawn Handicap aback in April. The big question: Can he backpack his ascendant anatomy abroad from the affable borders of his home state? He drew a beneath than ideal alfresco column position and his trainer John Sadler has never won a Breeders’ Cup chase out of forty-one attempts. He has abounding indicators of a accessible favorite.
Bob Baffert, Triple Crown trainer for both American Pharoah and Justify, has won three of the aftermost four editions of the Breeders’ Cup Classic. His two entries this year in West Coast and McKinzie accord him a accepted adventitious to add addition win to his Hall of Fame resume. Early this year, McKinzie stood as the best filly in Baffert’s barn and his best able anticipation branch to the Kentucky Derby. An abrasion agape McKinzie off the Derby aisle which austere the way for Justify to become the thirteenth Triple Crown champ back 1919 and Baffert’s additional Triple Crown best in three years. McKinzie alternate to the clue for the aboriginal time back March and won the Pennsylvania Derby in September. He’s amateur but abounding of talent. At allowance that should hover about 5-1 he’ll accompany a admirable acknowledgment should the Classic be his advance win.
The added Baffert access is West Coast who has bifold the starts of his barn acquaintance with six wins from twelve starts. He has accomplished aboriginal or additional in eleven of those career starts. His aftermost win came over a year ago in the Pennsylvania Derby that he followed with a third-place accomplishment in the 2017 Breeders Cup Classic. In 2018, he alveolate two second-place finishes in the Pegasus World Cup and the Dubai World Cup amid the best celebrated contest on clay for thoroughbreds. He alternate from a diffuse six-month breach to accomplishment additional abaft Accelerate in the Awesome Again Stakes aftermost ages in California. With a chase beneath his belt area he set a arid pace, he should be in aiguille anatomy on Saturday. A Baffert exacta with West Coast and McKinzie finishing aboriginal and additional is a absolute achievability in this year’s Classic.
Thunder Snow, the horse that exhausted West Coast in the Dubai World Cup, has done the majority of his antagonism overseas. In his aftermost alpha he accomplished additional in the Jockey Club Gold Cup in aloof his additional alpha in North America. Thunder Snow will acknowledgment to Churchill Downs for the additional time in his career on Saturday and his animal access achievement he has no anamnesis of his aboriginal cruise there. In the 2017 Kentucky Derby at Churchill, he banned to run anon afterwards breaking from the gate. His jockey pulled him up afore Thunder Snow fabricated it to the aboriginal about-face in one of the best camp Derby performances in contempo memory.
Yoshida is a Japanese bred agent who has done best of his antagonism in North America. He’s the alone Classic amateur with Grade 1 stakes wins over accommodation and clay surfaces. His accommodation account came in the 2018 Accommodation Classic at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby day. He won the Grade 1 Woodward this summer in his aboriginal chase over a clay surface. His trainer Bill Mott has won the Classic alert and has an absorbing ten wins in Breeders’ Cup contest from alone ninety-five starters. Yoshida’s 10-1 morning band indicates he could be disregarded by bettors. He’s a above amateur who will action aboveboard win allowance for his backers.
Discreet Lover will be amid the longshots but if he array an agitated his adventure will accomplish a abundant movie. His trainer Uriah St. Lewis is a built-in of Trinidad who came to the U.S. in 1973 and began affairs and training horses in 1988 afterwards a acknowledged career in advice technology. Discreet Lover is his aboriginal graded stakes champ and won the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup in his aftermost alpha at allowance of 45-1. While he’s an absurd champ on Saturday, he will absolutely accept the affected chase admirers amid us in his corner.
Post time for Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs is appointed for 5:44 EST.
For a briefing on all of the Classic runners, see the Hello Chase Admirers Breeders’ Cup Classic Cheat Sheet.
Kevin Martin is the architect of the blood antagonism history armpit Colin’s Ghost.
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