Top 2022 Stakes to Bet this Weekend: G2 Goldikova, G3 Street Sense, and More

Top 2022 Stakes to Bet this Weekend: G2 Goldikova, G3 Street Sense, and More

The top tracks in the country run graded stakes races this weekend. Santa Anita headlines the stakes brigade with the Grade 2 Goldikova on Saturday. Then on Sunday, 2 year olds go 1 1/16 miles in the Grade 3 Street Sense. Check out top plays and Horse Racing Odds for the Top Stakes Races of the Week from Saturday, October 29th to Sunday, October 30th. You can also visit our Online Racebook to place your bets on active racetracks.

Horse Racing Odds, Picks, and Betting Analysis | October 24th Edition

Keeneland | Saturday, Oct. 29

  • Grade 2 Fayette Stakes – 1 1/8 miles dirt – 3 year olds and up

Some excellent horses will enter the starting gate for the Grade 2 Fayette. Brad Cox saddles both Fulsome and West Will Power. Both have a huge shot.

But the favorite should be Claude McGaughey trained First Captain. Las Samurai, Ain’t Life Grand, Chess Chief, and King Fury should also run. 

Aqueduct | Saturday, Oct. 29

  • Grade 2 Bold Ruler – 6 furlongs dirt – 3 year olds and up

No doubt, Steve Asmussen trained Jaxon Traveler will go off the chalk. The 4-year-old Munnings sired sprinter finished second in the Lite the Fuse Stakes in his last. 

Eastern Bay, Silk Trade, from the Norm Casse barn, and Drafted are also probable. So is Factor It In, Meraas, and Mucho. 

Santa Anita | Saturday, Oct. 29

  • Grade 3 Autumn Miss – 1 mile turf – 3 year old fillies

The Autumn Miss projects as one of this weekend’s most competitive stakes events. 13 runners are probable, including five from the Phil D’Amato barn: Sixteen Arches, Rhea Moon, Kitty Kitana, Island of Love, and Helen’s Well.

Peter Miller goes with Pammy’s Ready and legendary trainer Neil Drysdale will saddle Nanette. With so much talent in the Grade 2 Autumn Miss, horseplayers can’t settle on a short price for the win slot. 

  • Grade 2 Twilight Derby – 1 1/8 miles turf – 3 year olds

Like the Autumn Miss, the Twilight Derby could attract an overflow field of 13 runners. Richard Mandella trained Sumter may be the one to beat.

Peter Miller shows 2 possible runners, Perfect Flight and Handy Dandy. War At Sea from the Ron Ellis barn and Graham Motion trained Speaking Scout will also attract action.

  • Grade 2 Goldikova Stakes – 1 mile turf – 3 year old fillies and up

At the time of this writing, only 8 runners are probable for the Grade 2 Goldikova Stakes. Of the 8, Grade 2 Yellow Ribbon Handicap winner Going Global figures to vie for favoritism.

Going Global won this race last year. So she could be tough to beat. Counterparty Risk, Cairo Memories, Burgoo Alley, and Avenue de France should also enter the starting gate. 

Churchill Downs | Sunday, Oct. 30

  • Grade 3 Street Sense – 1 1/16 miles dirt – 2 year olds

Youngsters step onto the dirt under the Twin Spires on Sunday for the Grade 3 Street Sense Stakes. At least 6 runners will race the 1 1/16 miles.

Wayne Lukas saddles Western Ghent. Red Route One goes for top trainer Steve Asmussen and Mike Maker is likely to enter Top Recruit.

Trainer Kenny McPeek plans on running a couple of horses, Frosted Departure and Hones. George Leonard will put the saddle on King Ice. Since these are 2 year olds, the race should be wide open. So don’t settle on a short price.   


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