Jessamine Stakes Handicapping Picks
Horse racing gamblers are you looking for 2020 Jessamine Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping Odds…plus some predictions? Need some advice on who to take? The 2020 Jessamine Stakes is set for Wednesday at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. Here’s a preview of our top contenders.
Jessamine Stakes Preview and Prediction
- Race: Jessamine Stakes
- Purse: $150,000
- Track: Keeneland Race Course
- Date: October 7
- Post Time: 4:24 PM (ET)
- Live: Jessamine Stakes Odds: Click Here
2020 Jessamine Stakes Handicapping
Mid-week graded-stakes action at Keeneland sees the running of the (G2) Jessamine Stakes for two-year-old fillies running 1 1/16 miles on the Keeneland turf course.
With an expected field of 11, the Jessamine is a ‘Win And You’re In’ race for the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, to be held at Keeneland on November 6.
In 2017 Rushing Fall won the Jessamine and then went on to capture the Breeders’ Cup race.
Odds listed here are provided by the Keeneland track handicapper.
2020 Jessamine Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Aunt Pearl Race Odds: 3-1
Irish-bred filly Aunt Pearl won her lifetime debut going wire-to-wire racing one mile on the Churchill Downs turf last month.
She was never really challenged in setting fairly slow fractions through the first six furlongs and then drew off to win by five lengths.
She’s trained by Brad Cox, jockey Florent Geroux won the race in 2016.
2020 Jessamine Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Spanish Loveaffair Race Odds: 7-2
A Kentucky bred by 2014 Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Karakonti, Spanish Loveaffair has made two starts and has two wins to show for it.
Both races were one mile on the turf at Gulfstream Park. In her maiden debut she blew away the field to win by 11 lengths and then stepped up to try the Sharp Susan Stakes where she tracked just off the pace before taking over at the top of the stretch and going on to win by 1 1/4.
Trainer Mark Casse goes for his second Jessamine win, with jockey Tyler Gaffalione trying for his first.
2020 Jessamine Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Gambling Cat Race Odds: 8-1
Despite breaking at the back of the pack and giving the jockey all kinds of trouble in the stretch, Gambling Cat managed to get up and win her lifetime debut by a neck.
That race was won at one mile on the Belmont Park turf, so she gets a bit more distance to work with here and that could be of some benefit, as she’s by a sire that was a Grade 1 winner at 1 1/2 miles.
She’s trained by Michael Maker, jockey Corey Lanerie has won the race once before.
2020 Jessamine Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Lazy Summer Day Race Odds: 15-1
One of only two fillies in the race with a win at the distance, Lazy Summer Day made the stretch out for her second lifetime start and picked up the win at Ellis Park. In doing so she took almost a 20-point jump in Equibase speed figure from her debut at Gulfstream where she was sixth.
She overcame some traffic trouble early and was able to track just off a fairly quick pace through the first mile to clear the field by 1 1/4 lengths at the wire.
Trainer Ken McPeek has won the Jessamine on four previous occasions, while jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. has one previous win.
Here’s My 2020 Jessamine Stakes Free Pick.
As has been pointed out before on these pages, trying to handicap two-year-olds with only one or two races on their career is always tough. Making it more difficult is that most of these are trying to go 1 1/16 miles for the very first time.
That said, I’m going to take a bit of a swing here and try to connect at big odds, and I’ll bet Gambling Cat for the win, and then box her in the exacta with Lazy Summer Day.
Full Field: Jessamine Stakes Betting Odds
- Aunt Pearl 3-1
- Spanish Loveaffair 7-2
- Batyah 6-1
- Taylor’s Tourist 6-1
- Ingrassia 6-1
- Gambling Cat 8-1
- Navratilova 10-1
- Arm Candy 15-1
- Lazy Summer Day 15-1
- Momentous Miss 20-1
- Beautiful Star 20-1
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