Matt Winn Stakes Handicapping Picks
Horse racing gamblers are you looking for 2020 Matt Winn Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping Odds…plus some predictions? Need some advice on who to take? The 2020 Matt Winn Stakes is set for Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Here’s a preview of our top contenders.
Matt Winn Stakes Preview and Prediction
- Race: Matt Winn Stakes
- Purse: $150,000
- Track: Churchill Downs
- Date: May 23
- Post Time: 5:44 PM (ET)
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2020 Matt Winn Stakes Handicapping
Despite the fact we’ll be waiting until September to see the 2020 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the venerable old track opened their spectator-free 2020 spring meet last weekend, and Saturday kicks off graded-stakes racing at Churchill with the running of the (G3) Matt Winn.
The race has drawn a field of 12 three-year-old colts, at least a couple of which we will likely see making the Run for the Roses in September. Saturday they’ll be racing 1 1/16 miles on the Churchill dirt course.
Odds listed here are the morning line odds set by Churchill Downs.
2020 Matt Winn Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Maxfield Race Odds: 5-2
He comes into this race after a more-than-six-month injury layoff, but prior to that Maxfield was generating a lot of buzz as a strong Derby contender. He came from way back to score a win in his debut race at Churchill, and then followed that up with a five-length score in the (G1) Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland in October.
He’s shown a tendency to be a slow starter, which is a bit worrying as the competition gets tougher. At the same time, both his wins have come at one mile, so the added distance here should benefit.
He’s trained by Brenden Walsh, Jose Ortiz gets the call to ride.
2020 Matt Winn Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Pneumatic Race Odds: 4-1
Like Maxfield, Pnuematic comes into this race undefeated in two lifetime starts, but this will mark his stakes-racing debut.
Unraced as a two-year-old, he won his first career start at Oaklawn Park in mid-February, and then followed that up with a very good 2 1/2-length win in a tough allowance-level race, also at Oaklawn just over a month ago. Now he ships for the first time and tries to take a step up in class and distance.
Steve Asmussen trains, Ricardo Santana Jr. will be in the saddle.
2020 Matt Winn Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: NY Traffic Race Odds: 10-1
Aptly named New York-bred colt NY Traffic has been competitive on the Louisiana legs of Kentucky Derby qualifying, having run third in the (G2) Risen Star Stakes and then second in the (G2) Louisiana Derby, both at Fair Grounds.
In both those efforts he has shown enough to put him squarely in the mix here, and as a front-runner he gets a significant cut back in distance here from from the LA Derby’s 1 3/16 miles.
Saffie Joseph Jr. trains, Paco Lopez will be in the irons.
2020 Matt Winn Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Major Fed Race Odds: 14-1
Second in the aforementioned Risen Star and then fourth in the Louisiana Derby, Major Fed has been putting up very consistently high speed figures since scoring his maiden win on New Year’s Day at Fair Grounds.
Prior to being moved to the New Orleans track, he made his lifetime debut on the Churchill dirt back in November, where he finished third in a race won by the speedy Gold Street who has since then gone on to be a two-time stakes winner.
His trainer is Greg Foley, while Joel Rosario will ride.
Here’s my 2020 Matt Winn Stakes Free Pick.
While Maxfield may go on to be all that, I’d like to see him race as a three-year-old before betting him as the favourite, so I’m going to go with Pneumatic here to both Win and Place. He’ll be facing the toughest test of his young career, but I really liked his last race and hope for a repeat effort.
I’ll play him in an exacta box as well with both Maxfield and NY Traffic.
Full Field: 2020 Matt Winn Stakes Betting Odds
- Maxfield 5-2
- Pneumatic 4-1
- Attachment Rate 4-1
- Major Fed 5-1
- NY Traffic 10-1
- Shake Some Action 12-1
- Mystic Guide 15-1
- Necker Island 15-1
- Informative 20-1
- Celtic Striker 20-1
- Flap Jack 20-1
- Crypto Cash 20-1
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