The $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) highlights the November 1 “Future Stars Friday” program at Santa Anita and this year’s race looks strong with exciting last-out stakes winners Dennis’ Moment, Eight Rings and Maxfield set to meet. Let’s compare the last three BRIS Speed ratings of Juvenile winners this decade and 2019 contenders.

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winners (2010-18)

Game Winner:97
97
92
Good Magic:96
92
n/a
Classic Empire:94
n/a
94
Nyquist:96
94
102
Texas Red:93
87
76
New Year’s Day:87
84
n/a
Shanghai Bobby:101
99
103
Hansen:94
94
n/a
Uncle Mo:102
110
n/a

Speed Rating Analysis:

Eight of the last nine winners posted at least a 93 BRIS Speed rating, including seven with 94 or higher, in the final prep.

Last eight winners either paired or improved upon the last-out Speed figure in the final prep.

Three Juvenile winners (Nyquist, Shanghai Bobby and Uncle Mo) showed a triple-digit number.

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile contenders (alphabetical and North American races only)

American Theorem:88
89
n/a
Anneau d’Or:80
n/a
n/a
Billy Batts:92
89
79
Dennis’ Moment:98
95
n/a
Eight Rings:95
n/a
100
Maxfield:99
85
n/a
Scabbard:96
88
85
Shoplifted:84
87
86
Storm the Court:86
n/a
89
Wrecking Crew:84
89
82

Speed Rating Analysis:

Top-heavy field based on numbers with Dennis’ Moment, Eight Rings, Maxfield and Scabbard the only contenders to earn at least a 93 BRIS Speed rating in the final prep.

American Theorem, Shoplifted and Wrecking Crew received a declining Speed figure in final prep.

Eight Rings (100) is the lone contender with a triple-digit Speed rating.