Top Stakes to Bet On: Aqueduct Racetrack to Santa Anita Park

Top Stakes to Bet On: Aqueduct Racetrack to Santa Anita Park

Santa Anita runs one of it’s most famous stakes races on Saturday. Past winners of the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap include two-time Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Tiznow and the legendary Seabiscuit. Also on Saturday, the Great Race Place runs the Grade 2 San Felipe, a key prep for the Kentucky Derby. Gulfstream runs the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes, another key Derby pep taking place on Saturday. Check Horse Racing odds and more information for six fantastic graded races happening on March 4.

Top Stakes Races for the Week

  • When: Saturday, March 4

Aqueduct Racetrack


Grade 3 Gotham Stakes – 1 mile dirt – 3 year olds

Trainer Brad Cox plans on entering a pair of runners in this Derby prep. Slip Mahoney will be Cox’s underdog play. Brad’s runner that should challenge for the win money is Eyeing Clover.

Todd Pletcher saddles Clubhouse. Linda Rice trained Arctic Arrogance, Carmel Road from the Tim Yakteen barn, and Mike McCarthy trained Lugan Knight should also attract action.


Gulfstream Park


Grade 2 Davona Dale – 1 mile dirt – 3 year old fillies

Third in the Forward Gal in her last, Todd Pletcher trained Anatomically should attract enough action where she goes off the chalk. Forward Gal winner Red Carpet Ready will have her admirers.

So will second place Forward Gal finisher Undervalued Asset. Other likely entrants are Infinite Diamond, Positano Sunset, and Guns N’ Graces.

Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes – 1 1/16 miles dirt – 3 year olds

Claude “Shug” McGaughey trained General Jim won the Grade 3 Swale in the last. No doubt, Jim will enter the gate one of the favorites to win this. The chalk should end up Todd Pletcher trained Forte, the 2022 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner. Shadow Dragon, Holy Bull winner Rocket Can, Legacy Isle, and Blazing Sevens will also attract action.


Santa Anita Park

Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes – 1 1/16 miles dirt – 3 year olds

Ed Moger Jr. sends El Camino Real Derby winner Chase The Chaos down the Pacific Coast Highway to run in the San Felipe Stakes on Saturday.

If Chase The Chaos can handle the dirt, the Moger runner will be tough to beat. National Treasure and Practical Move appear to be the biggest challengers to Chaos’ run into the winner’s circle.

Grade 1 Frank E. Kilroe Mile – 1 mile turf – 4 year olds & up

Betting dollars project to settle around three runners: Gold Phoenix, the likely favorite, Cabo Spirit, and Masteroffoxhounds. Balnikhov, Air Force Red, and Hong Kong Harry will get some love. So will Du Jour from the Bob Baffert barn and Richard Mandella trained Royal Ship.

Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap – 1 ¼ miles dirt – 4 year olds & up

Grade 2 San Pasqual Stakes winner Newgrange, second place Pegasus World Cup finisher Defunded, and Stilleto Boy, who finished third in the Pegasus World Cup, will battle for favoritism.

Others pointing to the ‘Big Cap include Hopper, Warrant, Parnelli, Heywoods Beach, and Proxy. The 2023 Santa Anita Handicap is wide open. So study every horse’s past performance before deciding on the winner.

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