Klimt won the Del Mar Futurity with an emphatic 4 1/4-length margin in September and looks to return to that form after a tough start and late rally forced him to be second best last out in the FrontRunner. By the speedy and talented Quality Road, Klimt has a record of three wins from five starts and could be assured a championship with a win in the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile. He would also become the second Breeders’ Cup winner — and highest earner — for his current leading third-crop sire, following Hootenanny's victory in the 2014 Juvenile Turf.
Owner Kaleem Shah, the founder of IT and telecommunications consulting firm CalNet, is a native of Bellary, India, who currently lives in Vienna, VA. While he has only proven victorious in one of his four Breeders’ Cup attempts to date, he made it count the most when taking the richest prize, the Classic, two years ago with Bayern.
Trainer Bob Baffert has a record of 12 Breeders’ Cup wins going into the 2016 World Championships, including three in the Juvenile. Based at Santa Anita, the Hall of Fame conditioner and Arizona native has won two of the last five Juveniles at the Arcadia track.