ARCADIA, CA - The final race of the day ended in fireworks when the 45/1 longshot Storm the Court re-rallied late to defeat Anneau d’Or and typhoon Friday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) at Santa Anita Park.
Dennis’ Moment, the 4/5 favorite who was expected to contest the pace, fell to his knees out of the gate and spotted the field several lengths before recovering. That opened the door for Storm the Court and jockey Flavien Prat to take the lead heading into the clubhouse turn. The 3/2 second choice Eight Rings tracked early but was unable to sustain his pressure. Anneau d’Or made a strong bid through the far turn and looked like a winner at the top of the stretch at 25/1, but Storm the Court fought back along the inside before prevailing by a neck. Continuing the upset trend, Wrecking Crew took third at 35/1. Trained by Peter Eurton, Storm the Court is co-owned by Exline-Border Racing, David Bernsen, Susanna Wilson, and Dan Hudock. The son of Court Vision - who upset the 2011 TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile at 64/1 - now carries a record of 4-2-0-1 with $1,172,951 earned.
Storm the Court returned $93.80 to win, $24.80 to place, and $12 to show. Anneau d’Or brought back $17.60 to place and $10.40 to show, while Wrecking Crew paid $12.20 to show.