(Andthewinneris after winning the Bourbon Stakes this October at Keeneland / Coady Photography)

Here’s our looks at this year’s Juvenile Turf, which we think could render a major surprise or two. Our top pick is 20-1 in the ML Our second choice, right now, is another 20-1 shot. If they come in? I may not make it to the races on Saturday.

Juv. Turf8 FurlonjgsTurfOverallLast Race
McLean RankHorseML OddsRiderTrainerStandingsLocationRatingComment
1Battle of Normandy (PP 5)20-to-1Jose LezcanoShug McGaughey3/1-1-07th Pilgrim***Stalker-Closer / Toss Last / Much BetterToss Last Out in Bog / This 1 Should be 2-2
2Webslinger (PP 10)20-to-1Dylan DavisMark Casse3/1-1-01st Nownownow***True Closer / Top # AcrossDefeated Oxy Last Out / Closer = 2 Turns
3Andthewinneris (PP 6)6-to-1Joel RosarioWayne Catalano4/2-0-21st Bourbon Stakes**+Deep Closer / Win HereLost to Battle of Normandy / 1-1 KEE
4Major Dude (PP 13)8-to-1Irad Ortiz, Jr.Todd Pletcher4/2-0-11st Pilgrim Stakes**Stalker-Closer / +69 TurfWon G2 in 1st Turf in Bog / 2 Turf Winners
5I'm Very Busy (PP 8)5-to-1Flavien PratChad Brown2/1-1-02nd Pilgrim Stakes**True Closer / Shortening UpCould Be 2-2 on Turf / Bog Last / Improving
6Victoria Road (PP 1)8-to-1Ryan MooreAidan O'Brien7/3-2-01st Chantilly**True Closer / Distance # SolidWon GR3 Last Out / 3-2-0 in 7 Turf
7Silver Knott (PP 4)3-to-1William BuickCharlie Appleby5/3-0-11st Newmarket**True Closer / Soft Numbers1-1 Dis / Won GR3 Last Out
8Packs a Wahlop (PP 2)6-to-1Mike SmithJeff Mullins4/3-0-01st Zuma Beach*++Speed / Distance StrongWon 2 G3s in Row / Speed Type
9Reckoning Force (PP 11)20-to-1Tyler GaffalioneBrendan Walsh5/1-0-27th Bourbon*+True Closer / Toss Last / Distance # StrongToss Last / Eliminated / Will Close / Chance
10Nagirroc (PP 9)20-to-1Manny FrancoGraham Motion3/2-1-01st Futurity*2 Wins in Row / Started Career at Horseshoe
11Gaslight Dancer (PP 14)30-to-1Juan HernandezMike Maker3/1-1-02nd Futurity>>Moved Up With Move to Grass