Bing Crosby Stakes Handicapping Picks
Horse racing gamblers are you looking for 2021 Bing Crosby Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping Odds…plus some predictions? Need some advice on who to take? The 2021 Bing Crosby Stakes is set for July 31 at Del Mar Race Course in Del Mar, California. Here’s a preview of our top contenders.
Bing Crosby Stakes Preview and Prediction
- Race: Bing Crosby Stakes
- Purse: $300,000
- Track: Del Mar Race Course
- Date: July 31
- Post Time: 6:36 PM (PT)
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2021 Bing Crosby Stakes Handicapping
Named for the late actor and one of the founding members of Del Mar Race Course, the (G1) Bing Crosby Stakes carries added significance these days as a ‘Win And You’re In’ event for the 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships Sprint race.
Open to horses age three and older, the Bing Crosby is run at a distance of six furlongs on the Del Mar dirt. The race has drawn a very even field of nine, including the defending race champ.
Odds listed here are provided by the Del Mar track handicapper.
2021 Bing Crosby Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: CZ Rocket Race Odds: 5-2
Not that far removed from his days running in claiming races, the Florida-bred CZ Rocket needed three years and 21 races before scoring his first graded-stakes win, but has been almost unbeatable over the past year.
Since that victory in the (G2) Pat O’Brien Stakes at Del Mar last July, he has won four of six starts including the (G2) Santa Anita Sprint Championship and the (G3) Count Fleet Sprint Championship at Oaklawn Park.
He was second in the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Sprint and comes into this off a second in the (G3) Steve Sexton Stakes at Lone Star Park when trying to stretch out to a mile.
The trainer is Peter Miller, the jockey is Florent Geroux.
2021 Bing Crosby Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Dr Schivel Race Odds: 7-2
Never out of the money in five lifetime starts, Dr. Schivel has three wins in that span. That includes a Grade 1 victory, as he captured the Del Mar Futurity to close out his juvenile season of racing.
After nine months away from the track, he opened his 2021 campaign with a win by a neck in an allowance optional claiming event at Santa Anita, scoring a lifetime best Equibase speed figure in the process.
He’s one of three in the race for trainer Mark Glatt, who teamed up with jockey Flavien Prat to win the race last year. For Prat that was the fifth Bing Crosby win in six years.
2021 Bing Crosby Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Brickyard Ride Race Odds: 7-2
Cal-bred Brickyard Ride is another late bloomer in the race, as he only stepped up to stakes-level racing this year in what is his third season.
So far he has been very good in 2021, with wins in three of his five starts. Those include a pair of lower-level stakes victories, as well as a win in the (G2) San Carlos Stakes at Santa Anita where he went wire-to-wire and was geared down late to finish four lengths ahead of the field.
He’s trained by Craig Lewis, jockey Juan Hernandez will be in the irons.
2021 Bing Crosby Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Collusion Illusion Race Odds: 4-1
The winner of this race last year, Collusion Illusion will be making his first start of 2021 after closing out last year by running third in the (G1) Malibu Stakes.
Between the Bing Crosby and the Malibu he ran third – but was promoted to second when the runner-up was DQd – to CZ Rocket in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship, and then finished a distant 12th in the BC Sprint.
He’s another Mark Glatt trainee, two-time race winner Tyler Baze will ride.
Here’s My 2021 Bing Crosby Stakes Free Pick.
To my eye the odds in this race shouldn’t be as close as they are in the morning line. While the second, third and fourth choices here are quality horses, they seem like the types that could miss as likely as they are to hit.
CZ Rocket, on the other hand, has been consistently good in every one of his races over the past year and getting a cutback in distance from his last effort to what is really his specialty should only help.
Without over-thinking it he’s my pick for the win, and I’d be very happy to get 5-2. Along with those mentioned above, I think Vertical Threat at 8-1 is a bit of a sleeper, and I’ll use him in the exacta box.
Full Field: Bing Crosby Stakes Betting Odds
(By post position)
- #1 – Shooter’s Shoot 15-1
- #2 – Vertical Threat 8-1
- #3 – CZ Rocket 5-2
- #4 – Law Abidin Citizen 12-1
- #5 – Quick Tempo 12-1
- #6 – Collusion Illusion 4-1
- #7 – Eight Rings 10-1
- #8 – Dr. Schivel 7-2
- #9 – Brickyard Ride 7-2
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