Woodford Stakes Handicapping Picks
Horse racing gamblers are you looking for 2020 Woodford Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping Odds…plus some predictions? Need some advice on who to take? The 2020 Woodford Stakes is set for Saturday at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. Here’s a preview of our top contenders.
Woodford Stakes Preview and Prediction
- Race: Woodford Stakes
- Purse: $150,000
- Track: Keeneland Race Course
- Date: October 3
- Post Time: 3:54 PM (ET)
- Live: Woodford Stakes Odds: Click Here
2020 Woodford Stakes Handicapping
One of five graded-stakes races on the schedule for Saturday afternoon at Keeneland, the (G2) Woodford Stakes is a flat-out 5 1/2 furlong dash on the turf.
For horses aged three and older, the Woodford has drawn a fairly evenly matched field of nine, with six of those listed at 6-1 or less in the morning line odds.
Odds listed here are provided by the Keeneland track handicapper.
2020 Woodford Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Extravagant Kid Race Odds: 5-2
A seven-year-old Florida bred with 44 starts to his name, Extravagant Kid has had an erratic 2020 season, with two wins and two fifth-place finishes in five starts.
He might have run his best race of the season last out when finishing second in the (G2) Twin Spires Turf Sprint at Churchill. In that one he was only a neck back of Diamond Oops who will also run Saturday as the ML favourite in the (G2) Phoenix Stakes.
He was fifth in this race last year after finishing third in the race in 2018.
Trainer Brendan Walsh and jockey Tyler Gaffalione both try for their first Woodford victory.
2020 Woodford Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Leinster Race Odds: 3-1
Second in the 2019 Woodford, Leinster comes into the race off a win at the track and distance when he took the (G2) Shakertown Stakes back in July.
He’s been off for almost three months and so might not be at the very top of his game, but what is notable is that all four of his lifetime wins have been at the distance, and he’s been first or second in all six tries going 5 1/2 furlongs.
He’s trained by George Arnold, while Luis Saez will be in the saddle.
2020 Woodford Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Chaos Theory Race Odds: 5-1
Another last-out winner after a victory in the (G3) Green Flash Stakes at Del Mar, Chaos Theory is actually riding a two-race winning streak, having won at the allowance level just prior to the Green Flash.
He has won five-of-nine lifetime on the turf and three-of seven at the distance. One concern, however, is that he’s winless in three starts at Keeneland, although two of those races were on the dirt.
Trained by John Sadler, jockey Umberto Rispoli gets the call to ride.
2020 Woodford Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Just Might Race Odds: 5-1
Although the bulk of his running has come at the allowance level, Just Might sports and eye-catching record of five in-the-money finishes in seven starts this year.
He ran very well last out in just his second graded-stakes race when he finished third but just a length back of Extravagant Kid in the Twin Spires. Prior to that he was ninth in the Shakertown, but was in contention until having to check hard with a 1/4 mile to go and lost all chance.
He’s a Michell Lovell trainee, jockey Colby Hernandez will be in the saddle.
Here’s My 2020 Woodford Stakes Free Pick.
Sometimes in race handicapping it pays to consider the horse-for-the-course angle and in that regard Leinster stands out here. With two wins and a runner-up finish in three starts going 5 1/2 furlongs at Keeneland he clearly takes to the track, and so I’ll bet him for the win.
While the layoff could prove a factor, I’m less concerned about it in a sprint race than I might be going a longer distance. I’ll box him with Chaos Theory in the exacta.
Long shot – Chaos Theory
Full Field: Woodford Stakes Betting Odds
- Extravagant Kid 5-2
- Leinster 3-1
- Fast Boat 9-2
- Just Might 5-1
- Chaos Theory 5-1
- Real News 6-1
- Chaps 12-1
- Win Lion Win 30-1
- Citrus Burst 50-1
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