Brent Sedo |  Sat 12/08/2017 - 09:27 EDT

2017 Beverly D Stakes Picks

2017 Beverly D Stakes Picks
In what's shaping up to be an excellent day of racing at Arlington International, a field of 10 have drawn into the (G1) Beverly D. Stakes on Saturday. For fillies and mares aged three and older, they'll race 1 3/16th miles on the turf course, chasing a total purse of $600,000, with the winner gaining an automatic entry into the 2017 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf in November.

Beverly D Stakes Preview and Odds

Race number 10 of 12 on the Arlington Million Day card, the Beverly D has drawn a competitive field with six of the entries listed in single-digit odds in the morning line.

Leading the international filed at 7-2 in the ML is Argentine-bred Dona Bruja for trainer Ignacio Correas. She was a star in her native country from the word go, winning her first five career starts, running second in two consecutive races, and then reeling off three more graded-stakes wins before making the move north for the 2017 campaign.

She hasn’t missed a step on US soil, winning both of her starts here, including taking the (G3) Modesty Handicap last out on the Arlington turf. In that one she raced well off the pace to the top of the stretch before moving five-wide to get up for the win by a length. They did, however, finish that race off in fairly slow time, and she’s going to be taking a step up in class here.

Among the top contenders, the speed is represented by Irish-bred Hawksmoor (9-2). She spent her first two seasons racing throughout Europe with mixed results, although she did score a pair of stakes wins in the UK and Germany. She ran twice last year in the US, without finding the winner’s circle, but she’s come into her own in 2017 with two consecutive wins at the graded-stakes level. She took both of those in front-running fashion, and she gets a cutback in distance here from her last win in the (G2) New York Stakes at Belmont.

Trainer Chad Brown Has a Loaded Trio

Breaking from the middle of the gate is UK-bred Grand Jete (6-1), one of three in the field for trainer Chad Brown. After eight starts in France, she’s three-for-three in the US, and although two of those have been at the allowance level. In between those efforts she did score a win in the (G3) Eatontown Stakes at Monmouth Park.

From down on the rail comes another Chad Brown runner in the form of Dacita (4-1), a veteran six-year-old who has won exactly half of her 18 lifetime starts, with six of those coming in her native Chile. She won the (G1) Diana Stakes at Saratoga last year, but she is winless in two attempts so far in 2017, last out finishing sixth – but less than four lengths from the winner – behind Hawksmoor in the New York Stakes.

Drawing some interest from the oddsmaker is Rain Goddess (5-1), the only three-year-old in the field, who goes for the superstar Euro trainer-jockey combination Aiden O’Brien and Ryan Moore. She only has one win to her name in seven starts, and that in her very first race, but she’s been very good form lately, running second in two consecutive Group 1 events in Ireland. She also gets first time lasix for her North American debut.

Not to be overlooked is the always-game Rainha Da Bateria (6-1), the third Chad Brown entry in the group. She’s been in the money in seven graded-stakes races lifetime, with  a pair of wins. She got off to a slow start to 2017, but picked up a deadheat win last out in the (G2) Dance Smartly Stakes at Woodbine. 

Rank Bonus SIGN UP BONUS Review Visit Site
1
2
3

The Beverly D. Stakes goes Saturday, August 12 from Arlington International Race Track in Arlington, Illinois, with a post time of 5:35 PM Central. You can bet the full day’s worth of racing through the Today’s Tracks tab at most of our recommended online racebooks.

Entries w/ML Odds

  1. Dacita (4-1)
  2. Prado’s Sweet Ride (30-1)
  3. Kitten’s Roar (12-1)
  4. Dona Bruja (7-2)
  5. Grand Jete (6-1)
  6. Zipessa (15-1)
  7. Rainha Da Bateria (6-1)
  8. Sarandia (30-1)
  9. Hawksmoor (9-2)
  10. Rain Goddess (5-1)

BABB Picks

  • #1 – Hawksmoor
  • #2 – Dona Bruja
  • #3 – Rain Goddess
  • #4 – Dacita

Category : Betting Picks

Tag : Breeders Cup , Horse Racing

Leave a comment
More articles...
Betting Picks - 17/08/17
2017 Breeders’ Cup Odds Update 
With just over two months to go until the November 3rd and 4th running of the 2017 Breeders' Cup World Championships, it's time to take a look at some of the updated future bet odds available for the $7 million Breeders' Cup Classic, the final event on the two-day Breeders' Cup schedule of 13 races rom Del Mar Race Track in San Diego.
Read this article 
Betting Picks - 17/08/17
Will The Dodgers Break The Single Season Win Record of 116? 
What a ride Los Angeles Dodgers fans are on this year. Never mind the division pennant or National League championship, many experts are talking World Series title and a new regular season record for victories for the 2017 club. It’s a historic run into the record books if the Dodgers can smash the 116-win barrier.
Read this article 
Betting Picks - 15/08/17
NFL Playoff Specials Bold Predictions For 2017 
Only 12 of 32 teams make the playoffs, so just qualifying for the postseason in the NFL is something special. Buffalo Bills fans would agree. The last time their team was headed for the playoffs was in 1999. That’s 17 seasons of utter disappointment. Will 2017 be their year? Now that would be a bold prediction.
Read this article 
Betting Picks - 12/08/17
NFL Most Receiving Yards: Can Odell Beckam Beat Antonio Brown? 
The NFL is loaded with top receivers who can make a strong case as the best in the league. Is it Odell Beckham? How about Antonio Brown? Maybe Julio Jones? These phenomenal athletes make the impossible look easy — some with catches with one hand, others with defenders draped all over them. But only one can gain the most yards in the regular season and lock up bragging rights.
Read this article