2023 Vosburgh Stakes Cody’s Wish cruises to victory

He came, he saw, and he conquered again. The people’s champion Cody’s Wish rose to the occasion once more at Aqueduct on Sunday, winning the 2023 Vosburgh Stakes with ease and setting himself up perfectly for the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita next month.

Breeders Cup Odds

Vosburgh Stakes, G2, $250,000, 7f dirt, 3yo+

Wish fulfilment

Twenty-four hours later than advertised, Cody’s Wish gave the public what they wanted when cruising to victory in the Vosburgh at Aqueduct on Sunday, the heavy, heavy chalk seeing off Accretive and Great Navigator and lining up a bid for back-to-back wins in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile next month.

Cody’s Wish flunked the break but such was his class advantage it did not matter. The 1-9 favorite was soon with the field and from the top of the lane it was just a question of when Junior Alvarado would ask him to go and win his race.

The persistent second-choice Accretive kept him busy but Cody’s Wish was always in control and asserted at the sixteenth-pole, driving on to win by a length and a half. Great Navigator took the show, three and a quarter lengths further back.

2023 Vosburgh Stakes Race Video


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“He still wants to do it and he still can do it,” said trainer Bill Mott. “It should set him up nicely for the Breeders’ Cup.”

Cody’s Wish, ten-for-15 lifetime and more than $2.5m in the bank will be retired to stud after the Breeders’ Cup.

2023 Vosburgh Stakes Race Payouts

1. Cody’s Wish2.302.102.10
2. Accretive2.502.20
3. Great Navigator2.90

Winning time: 1m 21.83s

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