Multiple Grade 1 winner Bolt d’Oro and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winner Good Magic have been assigned the standard top impost of 126 pounds on the 2017 Jockey Club Annual Top 2-Year-Old Rankings, formerly known as the Experimental Free Handicap.
The rankings are a weight-based assessment of the previous year’s leading two-year-olds, compiled for a hypothetical race at 1 1/16 miles. All two-year-olds that started in a graded or listed stakes in the United States and Canada were eligible for inclusion in the rankings.
Bolt d’Oro won the Del Mar Futurity (G1) and FrontRunner (G1) prior to running third to Good Magic in the Juvenile. The latter was a maiden at the time of his victory at Del Mar, but had previously run second in the Champagne (G1). Both are Eclipse Award finalists for champion two-year-old male, with the winner being announced Thursday evening at Gulfstream Park.
Caledonia Road, the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) winner, was the highest filly ranked and was assigned 123 pounds, the standard impost for fillies when the sex allowance is factored in.
All weight assignments, as well as past performances for those horses, are available within the Resources section of jockeyclub.com.
The racing secretaries on the weighting committee were P.J. Campo of the Stronach Group, Ben Huffman of Churchill Downs and Keeneland, Steve Lym of Woodbine Entertainment, Martin Panza of The New York Racing Association, and Thomas S. Robbins of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.