2023 Miss Grillo Stakes Odds, Field & Predictions

A field of twelve are due to head down to post for the 2023 Miss Grillo Stakes. In what looks like a wide-open contest, there are several horses in with a real chance of victory. 

Breeders Cup Odds

One of the most heavily fancied horses looks to be Gala Brand. Only twice raced, she boasts a perfect record and was victorious last time out in the 2023 With Anticipation Stakes. She will be looking to take another significant step here. 

Miss Grillo Stakes

Grade 2, 1 mile and a sixteenth, turf, open to two-year-old fillies. Total prize pool: $200,000 – winner qualifies for the 2023 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf

With the 2023 Breeders’ Cup slowly looming into view, the winner of this year’s Miss Grillo Stakes will gain a berth into the Juvenile Fillies Turf. Noticeably for connections in the race, last year’s winner Pleasant Passage went onto finish second in the big race, so the form lines are certainly strong.

A string of talented fillies are due to head down to post, with the Bill Mott trained Gala Brand looking like the horse they will all need to beat. 

A strong winner of the With Anticipation Stakes, she seemed to get the hang of things late on and stayed on gamely to win. With further improvement likely, she looks set to be a danger to all. 

Life’s an Audible looks like she has plenty to find with Gala Brand, but heads into the race off the back of a good win at Saratoga. With her classy connections, she will have a good chance of pulling off the upset.

Brad Cox has enjoyed another tremendous year and he will hope he has another major Breeders’ Cup challenger in the shape of Gold Lightning. Despite just winning her debut by a length, the penny seemed to drop inside the final furlong, and she finished with a flurry to cement her class. The best horse in the field that day, she is another likely contender.

Camila T was a dominant winner of her Maiden, proving to be in a class of her own. With the nature of her win raising a few eyebrows, she has been pitched straight into Graded company. Whilst she arrives as an unknown quantity, she could be special. 

Another Maiden winner is the Graham H Motion trained Memorialize. Her Maiden looked competitive, but she still was able to win by four lengths. She could be another contender. 

Sierra Sky, Appellate, Whimsically, Steel Lute and Later Darling will all start the race looking for the first wins of their career. 

2023 Miss Grillo Stakes Odds & Racing Prediction:

So far in her fledging career Gala Brand has been foot perfect and looks capable of maintaining the winning thread here. Although she didn’t beat much, Camila T was impressive on debut, and she could be a player at a price.

HorseJockeyTrainerHorse Racing Odds from JazzSports
AppellateTrevor McCarthyTodd Pletcher +1500
Hard To JustifyFlavien PratChad Brown +1000
Life’s an AudibleIrad OrtizTodd Pletcher +800
Gold LightningJoel RosarioBrad Cox +1000
Dancing SpiritKendrick CarmoucheAdam Rice +1000
Camila TCarlos OliveroJuan Carlos Avila +600
MemorializeManny FrancoH. Graham Motion +500
Gala BrandJose OrtizBill Mott +300
Sierra SkyJavier CastellanoMark Casse +1200
Later DarlingDylan DavisTodd Pletcher +1500
WhimsicallyJunior AlvaradoCherie DeVaux +2000
Steel LuteJose LezcanoChad Brown +1200

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