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

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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