On Saturday, Edmonton racetrack Century Mile takes center stage. Gulfstream Park and Albuquerque Downs runs a couple of intriguing stakes races, but the lone graded event happens at the Century Mile Racetrack. Check out top plays and Horse Racing Odds for the Top Stakes Races of the Week from Saturday, September 11th. You can also visit our Online Racebook to place your bets on active racetracks.
Horse Racing Odds & Picks September 6th Edition
- Petticoat Stakes – 6 ½ furlongs dirt – $100,000
Six three-year-old fillies should show up in the Petticoat Stakes starting gate. The morning line chalk should be Slammed from the Todd Fincher barn. Fincher also trains likely second-choice Proofsinthepudin and third choice Comic Hot Today.
- Sheer Drama Stakes – 7 furlongs dirt – $75,000
The third annual Sheer Drama Stakes takes place on Saturday and, once again, Heiressall figures to offer favorite’s odds. In 2019, Heiressall finished second in this behind Wildwood’s Beauty. Last year, Heiressall beat Thissmytime and Liza Star to win the Sheer Drama. Heiressall heads into this off a fourth-place finish in the Seeking the Pearl at Colonial Downs. She should be geared up to show her best.
Century Mile Racetrack
- Northland Park Distaff Handicap – 1 mile dirt – $75,000
Sunburst beat Saveitforarainyday, Hidden Grace, and Raider in last year’s Northland Park Distaff Handicap. Check later this week to find out who will enter Saturday’s race.
- Century Casino Oaks – 1 1/8 miles dirt – $75,000
No word yet on who will run in the Century Casino Oaks. No matter which horses show up, expect a super competitive race. Make sure to put your handicapping hat on before dumping on the chalk.
- Century Mile Handicap – 1 mile dirt – $75,000
Tim Rycroft saddled Trooper John, a six-year-old gelded son of Colonel John, to a win in the Century Mile Handicap last year. Trooper John may show up to defend his title. If he doesn’t, one of the horses that finished behind him, either Go Away, a Scat Daddy sired runner, Shimshine, sired by Wilko and from the Elige Bourne barn, and fourth-place finisher Whiskey Bound should. Like the Century Casino Oaks and the Northland Park Distaff Handicap, horseplayers must do their homework before landing on the Century Mile Handicap winner.
- Grade 3 Canadian Derby – 1 ¼ miles – $125,000
The lone graded race of the week should be an excellent event. The Canadian Derby is Canada’s answer to the Travers Stakes. Because the other two races in Canada’s Triple Crown didn’t happen, the top three finishers in the Queen’s Plate should run. Will Phil Serpe trained and Irad Ortiz Jr. ridden Safe Conduct beat rivals Riptide Rock and HC Holiday? Don’t settle on a short-price.