RACE PREVIEWS & GRADED STAKES

Horse Racing Cards – Graded Stakes Race Previews, Week Ending Dec.27, 2020

Races Previews Graded Stakes: The world of Horse Racing rests on Christmas Day, but it returns with a bang on the 26th. We have opening day at Santa Anita, with no less than five graded stakes races to choose from. There are other horse racing cards on that day, but Laurel Park is the only one with a graded stakes race.

Let’s take a closer look inside all the big races this weekend.

Santa Anita Race Track

Race 4 – Mathis Brothers Mile Stakes (G2) – 1 Mile Turf $200,000
We have a field of seven for the first graded stakes race of the day. There are two definite favorites in the morning line, with Smooth Like Strait in at 8/5 and Field Pass at 5/2.

RACE#4 – MATHIS BROTHERS STAKES (G2)Odds
Smooth Like Strait+125
Field Pass+300
Scarto+450

Race 7 – San Antonio Stakes (G2) – 1 1/16 Mile Dirt $200,000
A field of eight will enter the starting gate for this one. It is Mucho Gusto who is in as the early favorite at 2/1, but expect Sharp Samurai (5/2) to also be in the mix.

RACE#7 – SAN ANTONIO STAKES (G2)Odds
Mucho Gusto+200
Sharp Samurai+250
Idol+500

Race 8 – La Brea Stakes (G1) – 7F Dirt $300,000
It’s a much bigger field for this race, with eleven horses expected to step into the starting gate. Finite is in as the morning line favorite at 7/2, but that price might shorten. Merneith is next on the board at 4/1.

RACE#8 – LA BREA STAKES (G1)Odds
Finite+350
Merneith+400
Stellar Sound+500

Races Previews Graded Stakes

Race 9 – American Oaks (G1) – 1 ¼ Mile Turf $300,000
It’s back to the turf for the 9th race of the day, this one going a mile and a quarter on the downhill turf. There are ten horses set to go, and it is Sharing in as the 3/1 ML favorite. Luck Money is next on the board at 7/2.

RACE#9 – AMERICAN OAKS (G1)Odds
Sharing+300
Luck Money+350
Capital Structure (GB)+400

Race 10 – Malibu Stakes (G1) – 7F Dirt $300,000
The final race preview of the day features a smaller field of six that has two very distinct favorites in the morning line. Those horses are Nashville at 6/5 and Charlatan at 9/5.

RACE#10 – MALIBU STAKES (G1)Odds
Nashville+140
Charlatan+180
Independence Hall+400

Preview Races For Dec. 27

Race 3 – Robert Frankel Stakes (G3) – 1 1/8 Mile $100,000
The lone graded stakes race on Saturday is the 9th at Santa Anita Park. There are a pair of favorites to look at here, starting with Mucho Unusual at 5/2. We also have Rideforthecause at 3/1.

RACE#3 – ROBERT FRANKEL STAKES (G3)Odds
Mucho Unusual+250
RideForTheCause+300
Miss Teheran (Ire)+500

Laurel Park

Race 8 – Allaire DuPont Stakes (G3) – 1 1/8 Dirt $150,000
One of the other horse racing cards that has a graded stakes race is at Laurel Park. In this one, we have a 7-horse field led by Eres Tu at 2/1 followed by Ice Princess at 3/1.

RACE#8 – ALLAIRE DUPONT STAKES (G3)Odds
Eres Tu+200
Another Broad+350
Landing Zone+600

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