The Haiku Handicapper Presented By TVG: 2019 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

by | 10.30.2019 | 5:26pm
Eight Rings works at Santa Anita on Oct. 27

Time to analyze the 2019 Breeders' Cup Juvenile field, in post position order, in the form of Haiku; a Japanese poem of 17 syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five.

#1 – Dennis' Moment
Pea Patch flag bearer
Ran a professional prep
Left some in the tank

#2 – Wrecking Crew
Expensive sale horse
Might reward generous odds
With an alert break

#3 – Shoplifted
Ran a distant fifth
In the most relevant prep
Needs to move up lots

#4 – Storm the Court
He'll get Derby points
This isn't where he'll get them
Not enough stands out

#5 – Scabbard
Motivated kick
Should push him past the milers
For a minor check

#6 – Eight Rings
Home track advantage
Could shake too loose to be caught
If his first turn's clear

#7 – Anneau d'Or
Wiseguys would love him
If his NorCal turf debut
Came on SoCal dirt

#8 – Full Flat
The pedigree tracks
The rest is a mystery
For Japan-based colt

Dennis chases “Rings”
But runs out of real estate
Five, two fill it out

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