As a rule, European shippers wield a slight road-field advantage in Breeders' Cup turf races. Grass is their natural surface.
The advantage varies from one venue to another based on the makeup of the turf course. In general, the softer, the better for the Europeans.
However, the newly installed bermuda sod at Santa Anita is considered fast, which could compromise thei chances, beginning with the Juvenile Turf.