ARCADIA, CA – Structor soared to victory in Friday’s $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Presented by Coolmore America (G1) at Santa Anita Park. This was the third consecutive win for the undefeated two-year-old son of Palace Malice who won last time out in the G3 Pilgrim at Keeneland.
Structor broke from the second position at odds of 5-1 and sat midpack behind the early pace setter Graceful Kitten. Proven Strategies sat just off the leaders while the 2-1 post-time favorite Arizona got stuck back behind horses and was force to make a fruitless late run. Structor, who is trained by Chad Brown and ridden by Jose Ortiz, shot down the stretch late to win by an easy ¾-length victory over Billy Batts who came on late a neck ahead of Gear Jockey in a photo for third. Structor was bred in Kentucky by Three Chimneys Farm and is owned by Jeff Drown & Don Rachel.
Structor returned $12.60 to win, $7.20 to place, and $5.20 to show. Billy Batts brought back $33.40 to place and $18.20 to show, while Gear Jockey paid $20.20 to show.