EP Taylor Stakes Handicapping Picks
Horse racing gamblers are you looking for 2020 EP Taylor Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping Odds…plus some predictions? Need some advice on who to take? The 2020 EP Taylor Stakes is set for Sunday at Woodbine Race Course in Toronto, Ontario. Here’s a preview of our top contenders.
EP Taylor Stakes Preview and Prediction
- Race: EP Taylor Stakes
- Purse: $600,000
- Track: Woodbine Race Course
- Date: October 18
- Post Time: 4:37 PM (ET)
- Live: EP Taylor Stakes Odds: Click Here
2020 EP Taylor Stakes Handicapping
One of the highlights of the Woodbine race meet and one of three Sunday afternoon graded stakes, the (G1) EP Taylor is open to fillies and mares age three and older.
Run on the sweeping turf course at Woodbine, the 2020 EP Taylor has drawn an evenly matched field of seven starters to race 1 1/4 miles.
Odds listed here are provided by the Woodbine track handicapper.
2020 EP Taylor Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Etoile Race Odds: 9-5
A four-year-old French-bred filly, Etoile spent all of last season racing on her native soil, where she won at the Group 3 level but was out of the money in a trio of Group 1 and 2 races.
She came to North America this past spring and was well beaten in her first attempt in the (G1) Gamely Stakes at Santa Anita. Last out she tried the Woodbine turf for the first time and couldn’t quite get to the winner to finish second in the (G2) Dance Smartly Stakes.
Trainer Chad Brown and jockey Rafael Hernandez are both looking for their first EP Taylor win.
2020 EP Taylor Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Theodora B Race Odds: 5-2
Five-year-old Kentucky bred Theodora B comes in on a bit of a roll having won three of her last four including getting the better of Etiole in the Dance Smartly, a race that featured a very slow early pace and very fast finish.
She next shipped to Kentucky Downs where she went wire-to-to wire to win the TVG Stakes by 3/4 lengths over a very tough favourite.
Michael Dickinson trains, Justin Stein gets the call to ride.
2020 EP Taylor Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Rideforthecause Race Odds: 4-1
Also coming in as a last out winner, Rideforthecause looked very impressive when taking the (G2) Canadian Stakes at Woodbine at odds of 22-1 by four lengths over a two-time Grade 1 winner.
Prior to that she had captured an upper-level allowance event where she set the track record (since broken) for 1 1/16 miles on the Woodbine inner turf. She’ll try 1 1/4 miles here for the first time in her career.
She’s trained by Gail Cox, jockey David Moran will be in the irons.
2020 EP Taylor Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Secret Message Race Odds: 6-1
A well-traveled five-year-old mare, Secret Message was 10th in this race last year, and has spent all of 2020 racing stateside where she opened the season by winning the (G3) Mint Julep Stakes at Churchill Downs.
Since then she’s made three more starts at three different track against some pretty good company, including taking on Grade 1 winners in the Jenny Wiley Stakes at Keeneland where she finished four lengths back of the winner. She’s another trying a stretch out in distance.
Her trainer is Graham Motion, Kazushi Kamura will be in the saddle.
Here’s My 2020 EP Taylor Stakes Free Pick.
On recent form the edge here has to go Theodora B and she would be the logical win play. But there won’t be much value in that or in taking Etoile whose morning line odds seem to reflect a bit more hype than reality.
I’m going to look for a bit of a price and take Secret Message for the upset win. I do have concerns about the distance, but Motion is a top turf trainer and I don’t think he’d take the shot stretching out if he didn’t think she could get the 1 1/4 miles.
Full Field: EP Taylor Stakes Betting Odds
- Etoile 9-5
- Theodora B 2-1
- Rideforthecause 4-1
- Secret Message 6-1
- Pretty Point 8-1
- Elizabeth Way 10-1
- Court Return 20-1
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