Barring any last minute scratches it will be a full house in the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. For the first time since 2006, 14 young and talented contenders are ready to load into the starting gate.
As in every big race, the bigger the field, the more obstacles there will be. For our two favorites one particular challenge is already in play. Winning from the far outside is never easy. If Havana or Strong Mandate, who will be starting next to each other from post 13 and 14, want to win on Saturday, they and their jockey’s must be prepared to race from a position they would not have chosen otherwise.