Sentient Jet Juvenile Division

Purchased for $475,000 at Keeneland, Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile hopeful Dueling is held in great regard by trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, hence why he would bring a maiden winner off his graduation into the biggest race for 2-year-olds on dirt in the world. Owned by Michael Stinson, Dueling is a little more than meets the eye on paper.

A half-brother to Grade 2-winning and multiple Grade 1-placed juvenile Know More, the gray son of Violence has faced high-class maiden fields in all three tries in California. On his debut, July 21, he chased home Rowayton, his speedy and well-regarded stablemate. On August 18, he was second-best to brilliant Bob Baffert trainee Game Winner. Those two happened to finish 1-2 in the Del Mar Futurity in early September and 1-3 four weeks later in the American Pharoah Stakes.

Dueling, on the other hand, did not jump ranks and went on to Santa Anita to flourish in his two-turn bow, taking a mile maiden special weight by 2¾ widening lengths, while ridden out past the wire nicely by jockey Mike Smith. At that point, it was easy to see why he was the 9-10 favorite over Game Winner five weeks earlier; a foe who is now the favorite for the very race into which he has thrown his hat on November 2.

Lifetime Stats

2019 Graded Stakes Points

Previous Races

May 27, 2019 SANTA ANITA PARK 6
December 08, 2018Los Alamitos Cash Call FuturityLOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE15
November 02, 2018Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup JuvenileCHURCHILL DOWNS16
September 28, 2018 SANTA ANITA PARK 1
August 18, 2018 DEL MAR 2
July 21, 2018 DEL MAR 2