2023 Dowager Stakes Odds & Racing Picks

Can Romagna Mia make it second time lucky after a strong US debut in the 2023 Grade 1 Beverly D Stakes back in August? Here the 2023 Dowager Stakes Betting Preview!

Breeders Cup Odds

Dowager Stakes

Grade 3 – Purse $300,000 – 1 1/2 Miles – Turf – 3-Year-Olds and Up – Fillies and Mares

Romagna Mia 6/1 was withdrawn due to the turf track conditions last week, and it will be interesting to watch the weather this weekend at Keeneland.

Her first run stateside came in the 2023 Grade 1 Beverly D Stakes where she finished fifth behind the improving Fev Rover..

Romagna Mia had won the 2022 Grade 2 Premio Lydia Tesio in Italy a year ago over a mile and a quarter, and that came with a strong closing effort. It was similar in the Beverly D where she ran even late, but closed to the wire over a mile and three-sixteenths.

There is no doubt this stretchout in distance holds plenty of upside and she is a strong foe to the likely chalk Vergara.

Vergara 9/5 has run consistently all year and got rewarded for those efforts when taking the 2023 Grade 3 Ladies Marathon at Kentucky Downs, where she held the rallying Transient by just half a length.

Vergara has also hit the board in three other graded stakes races, and her run two back in the 2023 Grade 2 Glen Falls Stakes was a fine effort. She tried to go gate to wire that day and it was no disgrace to be beaten by two top-class mares in McKulick and War Like Goddess. She is likely to try and go gate to wire here, in what could be a tactical race.

Transient 3/1 who was second in the Ladies Marathon, came out of that race with plenty of credit as she trailed early off a slow pace and when they hit the top of the stretch, she faced traffic problems while making her run, and it’s possible she could have beaten Vergara.

Transient looks sure to appreciate the extra distance today and it would be no shock if she were to turn that form around.

Personal Best 4/1 has solid form on the card with some of her foes. She beat Transient back in January in the 2023 Grade 3 La Prevoyante Stakes which was over today’s distance of a mile and a half.

She stalked the pace that day and swung wide into the stretch before being let down late by jockey Irad Ortiz to win cosily by just a neck, but was value for more than the official winning distance.

2023 Dowager Stakes Odds & Racing Picks

HorseJockeyHorse Racing Odds from Jazzsports
Henrietta TophamJames Graham+2000
Viva La RedVincent Cheminaud+3000
VergaraJoel Rosario+180
Be UpLuis Saez+2000
Personal BestFlavien Prat+400
Romagna Mia (GB)John R. Velazquez+600
Loved ReikoJulien R. Leparoux+1200
Lovely PrincessBrian Joseph Hernandez, Jr.+800
Transient (GB)Tyler Gaffalione+300

A fascinating race and one where Vergara should get a nice race set up and she should lead and can hit the board.

However, the vote goes to ROMAGNA MIA who made a pleasing stateside debut against tougher foes in August, and the class drop and stretchout are an ideal combination for her today.

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