Darley Alciabides Stakes Handicapping Picks
Horse racing gamblers are you looking for 2020 Darley Alciabides Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping Odds…plus some predictions? Need some advice on who to take? The 2020 Darley Alciabides Stakes is set for Friday at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. Here’s a preview of our top contenders.
Darley Alciabides Stakes Preview and Prediction
- Race: Darley Alciabides Stakes
- Purse: $350,000
- Track: Keeneland Race Course
- Date: October 2
- Post Time: 5:40 PM (ET)
- Live: Darley Alciabides Stakes Odds: Click Here
2020 Darley Alciabides Stakes Handicapping
Keeneland Race Course – the host of the 2020 Breeders’ Cup on November 6 and 7 – kicks off its Fall meet with a whole host of graded-stakes races this weekend, including the (G1) Darley Alciabides Stakes.
Open to fillies aged two, the Darley Alcibiades is run over 1 1/16 miles on the Keeneland dirt, with the winner gaining automatic entry into the BC Juvenile Fillies race.
Last year’s winner, British Idiom, went on to capture the BC Juvenile Fillies, while 2018 winner Restless Rider finished second at the BC that year.
Odds listed here are provided by the Keeneland track handicapper.
2020 Darley Alciabides Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Thoughtfully Race Odds: 3-1
A winner of two straight to kick off her racing career, Thoughtfully was last seen taking the (G2) Adirondack Stakes at Saratoga by an easy five lengths going 6 1/2 furlongs.
Prior to that she broke her maiden on first asking at Churchill Downs, cruising to an eight-length win after tracking just off the early pace pace sprinting 5 1/2 furlongs.
Trainer Steve Asmussen and jockey Ricardo Santana Jr are both looking for their first Darley Alciabides win.
2020 Darley Alciabides Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Travel Column Race Odds: 7-2
She only has one race to her name so far but it was a good one for Travel Column. After sitting off a very quick opening quarter mile she took over and led the field through an equally quick five furlongs before being geared down to win by four lengths.
That was a six furlong race on the Churchill Downs dirt, so like all the rest here she now faces the challenge of carrying that speed for 1 1/16 miles.
Brad Cox was the winning trainer of the 2019 race, Florent Geroux gets the call to ride.
2020 Darley Alciabides Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Crazy Beautiful Race Odds: 5-2
One with a little more experience, Crazy Beautiful has made three starts, with two wins and a runner-up finish to show for it.
After winning her debut on the Ellis Park turf, she was moved to the dirt for her next start at the lower stakes level and didn’t miss a beat, coming from off the pace to win by open lengths over 11 others.
She then stepped up to run second in the (G3) Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill behind the highly regarded Girl Daddy.
She’s one of three in the race for four-time winning trainer Kenny McPeek, who teamed up with jockey Brian Hernandez Jr to win in 2018.
2020 Darley Alciabides Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Simply Ravishing Race Odds: 3-1
Also undefeated in two lifetime starts, Simply Ravishing is the only filly in the race with a previous 1 1/16 miles race under her saddle.
That race was a solid win on the turf at Saratoga, but her next start in the PG Johnson Stakes was on the dirt and she took a big step forward speed-wise. She sat right off very fast opening fractions before taking over in the stretch and going away to win by more than six lengths.
She’s another Ken McPeek trainee, jockey Luis Saez will be in the irons.
Here’s My 2020 Darley Alciabides Stakes Free Pick.
Trying to handicap these two-year-old stakes races is always a tough ask because there is so little previous form to go on. As the morning line odds indicate, this one is almost a toss up.
That being the case, I’ll be playing Simply Ravishing for the win. For one thing, she’s the only filly in the race we know for sure can win at 1 1/16 miles. And although she was slated in her early career to run on turf, her 22-point speed figure increase when moved to the dirt is significant.
Full Field: Darley Alciabides Stakes Betting Odds
- Crazy Beautiful 5-2
- Thoughtfully 3-1
- Simply Ravishing 3-1
- Travel Column 7-2
- Gramercy 9-2
- Oliviaofthedesert 12-1
- Extrema 15-1
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