A late-charging Capo Bastone was 2 ¼ lengths behind in third, with Fortify nearly two lengths behind him in fourth. Power Broker, the post-time second choice, finished fifth.
“The number eight (Fortify) rushed out of the gate and I tried to get position, but he went out and pushed me way wide on the first turn,” said Rafael Bejarano, rider of Power Broker. “It probably cost me the race.”
In the past, the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile often determined the early favorite for the upcoming Kentucky Derby with a payout that guaranteed the victor a spot at the top of the graded earning list and an entry in the Kentucky Derby. However, under the new Kentucky Derby points system, the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile only gets 10 points, the same amount awarded in last month’s Breeders’ Futurity (G1) at Keeneland and Belmont’s Champagne (G1). Points are awarded to the first through fourth-place finishers in pre-determined races. As the Derby draws nearer, the points per race increase. Shanghai Bobby’s Juvenile victory brings his total points to 20. He’s Had Enough, who finished 11th in the Breeders’ Futurity, gets on the board with 4 points. Capo Bastone earned 2 points for his third-place finish which brings his total to 4. Fortify earned 1 point for his fourth-place Juvenile finish, bringing his current total to 3.
Shanghai Bobby returned $4.60, $3.40, and $2.60. He’s Had Enough paid $12.60 and $7.40 and completed the $1 exacta for $45.40. Capo Bastone paid $5.00 and completed the $1 trifecta for $366.70. Fortify completed the $1 superfecta for $1,862.90. The final time for the 1 1/16 mile race over the fast dirt was 1:44.58.
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