2023 Beverly D Stakes Odds & Betting Picks

The G1 2023 Beverly D Stakes is probably the stand-out contest at Colonial Downs on Saturday, with a high-quality and competitive field drawn to the afternoon’s main supporting feature. The G1 winner Gina Romantica takes on G1-placed pair Didia and Fev Rover as they bid to secure a paid berth into the Breeders’ Cup.

Breeders Cup Odds

Beverly D. Stakes

G1, $500,000, 1m 3/16 turf, 3yo+ females, 5.55pm ET

There is a golden ticket to the Breeders’ Cup on the line in the Beverly D, the highlight of the undercard on the biggest day of the year at Colonial Downs, as Saturday’s contest is a win-and-in for the G1 Filly & Mare Turf.

The former Argentinian star Didia has won twice at this track at a mile-sixteenth, including a stakes race, and has gone on to prove herself quite a bit better than that level.

She was a comfortable winner of the 2023 G3 Modesty over a mile-eighth at Churchill Downs, and then took the place spot in a slow-run ten-furlong 2023 G1 New York at Belmont Park, a clear second-best behind a filly who was permitted an easy lead. Her stamina is in the bank and the third horse McKulick won a G2 next time, giving the form a solid boost. Her affinity for this track is a positive.

Chad Brown picks two from his army of turf distaffers and Gina Romantica is the barn’s main chance. She improved surely and steadily last year and ended the campaign with victory in the 2022 G1 QEII Challenge Cup at Keeneland over a mile-eighth, coincidentally beating the aforementioned McKulick with ease.

She was less impressive on her comeback, only fourth in the 2023 G3 Eatontown at Monmouth Park when she curled up as the heat came on, but she will move up for the run-out, will appreciate stretching back out, and rates a major player.

Her barnmate Rocky Sky won the 2022 G3 Waya at Aqueduct but has been on the bench for more than eight months and is cross-entered at Saratoga on Friday, favourite for an allowance. That suggests she is not ready for a G1 yet.

Fev Rover ran arguably a career-best last time in the mile-eighth 2023 G1 Diana at Saratoga, beaten just a half-length into third when finishing off strongly. That was a clear upgrade on her useful Woodbine resume and she is on a high.

Fellow former Brit Mise En Scene has not had the same impact Stateside. She snapped a nine-race losing streak when scraping home in a mile-sixteenth allowance at Saratoga last time and comes back on just a 16-day turnaround.

This is a tough spot for Italian G2 winner Romagna Mia, who debuts Stateside after some uninspiring efforts in France this year. She does have the stamina and was fourth in a Chantilly stakes last time, with the runner-up winning a G1 next time out. Jan’s Girl is three-for-three in 2023, but will need much more than she showed when winning a short-field allowance here over a mile-sixteenth last time.

2023 Beverly D Stakes Betting Odds

HorseJockeyHorse Betting Odds by Jazzsports
Fev Rover (IRE)Javier Castellano+200
Jan’s GirlAntonio A. Gallardo+1200
Romagna Mia (GB)John R. Velazquez+400
Mise En Scene (GB)Jamie P. Spencer+800
Didia (ARG)Vincent Cheminaud+300
Gina RomanticaFlavien Prat+500
Rocky Sky (IRE)Tyler Gaffalione+600

Dual course winner DIDIA is on the up-and-up and the form of her recent G1 place is strong. A similar showing would put her back in the winner’s circle.

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