Decorated Invader drew beautifully with post position four in a full field and is listed at 4-to-1 for Friday’s Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Santa Anita.
The race will air live on NBC Sports Network, with a scheduled post time of 4:52 p.m. Eastern/1:52 p.m. Pacific.
Decorated Invader is the only Grade 1 winner in the cast of 14. Chief competition on paper comes from a familiar place, the Ballydoyle yard of Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien, who has won this race four times in 12 editions. O’Brien accounts for the 5-to-2 morning-line favorite, Arizona, coming off a second-place finish in the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes to Europe’s likely juvenile champion Pintaubo.
West Point Thoroughbreds will have support from roughly 150 Partners in attendance at Santa Anita!