Eddie D Stakes Handicapping Picks
Horse racing gamblers are you looking for 2020 Eddie D Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping Odds…plus some predictions? Need some advice on who to take? The 2020 Eddie D Stakes is set for Friday at Santa Anita Race Track in Arcadia, California. Here’s a preview of our top contenders.
Eddie D Stakes Preview and Prediction
- Race: Eddie D Stakes
- Purse: $200,000
- Track: Santa Anita Race Track
- Date: September 25
- Post Time: 6:30 PM (ET)
- Live: Eddie D Stakes Odds: Click Here
2020 Eddie D Stakes Handicapping
With the cancellation of racing last weekend due to the poor air quality conditions brought on by the California wildfires, the Santa Anita Race Track schedule is loaded with stakes action this weekend.
Things kick off on Friday with the running of the (G2) Eddie D, a 5 1/2 furlong dash on the Santa Anita turf course. The race has drawn an intriguing field of seven runners, with several of the top contenders stepping up to make their graded-stakes racing debut.
Odds listed here are provided by the Santa Anita track handicapper.
2020 Eddie D Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Big Runnuer Race Odds: 3-1
One of those taking his first shot at graded-stakes racing is Big Runnuer, who comes into the race unbeaten so far in two races in 2020, both of those at Santa Anita, and both at 5 1/2 furlongs.
After opening the season with a 1 3/4 length off-the-pace win at the allowance level, he then had his first try in the lower stakes ranks and didn’t miss a beat, taking the Siren Lure Stakes with a wire-to-wire effort.
He’s never been out of the money in six lifetime starts, and has three wins to his name.
Trained by Victor Garcia, Juan Hernandez gets the call to ride.
2020 Eddie D Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Give Me the Lute Race Odds: 12-1
A California bred that has most recently done all his racing at Golden Gate Fields in San Francisco, Give Me the Lute will be going up against his toughest field yet in his stakes debut.
Based on pure speed he belongs in here as in both of his last two winning efforts he came within a nostril of breaking the 14-year-old Golden Gate track record for five furlongs on the turf.
Grandsire Midnight Lute was a two-time winner of the Breeders’ Cup Sprint.
He’s trained by Andy Mathis, while jockey Drayden Van Dyke will be in the saddle.
2020 Eddie D Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Wildman Jack Odds: 5-2
The most experienced runner in the field, Wildman Jack has made three consecutive starts in graded-stakes races, with one win and a fourth-place finish.
Back in May he captured the (G3) Daytona Stakes at Santa Anita, missing the track record for 5 1/2 furlongs by 1/100th of a second. After a poor effort next out in the (G2) Shakertown at Keeneland, he returned to California to try the (G1) Bing Crosby at Del Mar, a race he led in the stretch before fading.
The trainer is Doug O’Neill, and Able Cedillo will be the rider
2020 Eddie D Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: El Tigre Terrible Race Odds: 4-1
Another Cal-bred entry into the race, El Tigre Terrible has had good success in the lower stakes level in his home state, including an easy last-out win in the Real Good Deal Stakes, which is restricted to California breds.
Two starts prior to that he faced open company and just missed by a half-length, going 5 1/2 furlongs in the Desert Code Stakes at Santa Anita.
He’s trained by Peter Miller, the jockey will be Flavien Prat.
Here’s My 2020 Eddie D Stakes Free Pick.
Even though this is a Grade 2 race, it represents a drop in class for Wildman Jack, while most of the others are taking a step up. Based on that I expect his post time odds will be 2-1 or lower and it’s worth taking a shot to beat him.
I’m not crazy about the outside post, but coming off back-to-back wins at the track and distance I’ll bet Big Runnuer for the win. I’ll also play those two in an exacta box.
Longshot: Give Me the Lute
Full Field: Eddie D Stakes Betting Odds
- Wildman Jack 5-2
- Big Runnuer 3-1
- Mr. Vargas 4-1
- El Tigre Terrible 4-1
- Grit and Curiosity 6-1
- Sparky Ville 6-1
- Give Me the Lute 12-1
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