Black-Eyed Susan Stakes Handicapping Picks
Horse racing gamblers are you looking for 2021 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping Odds…plus some predictions? Need some advice on who to take? The 2021 Black-Eyed Susan is set for May 14 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. Here’s a preview of our top contenders.
Black-Eyed Susan Stakes Preview and Prediction
- Race: Black-Eyed Susan Stakes
- Purse: $250,000
- Track: Pimlico Race Course
- Date: May 14
- Post Time: 5:44 PM (ET)
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2021 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes Handicapping
Just as the Kentucky Derby runs the Kentucky Oaks for fillies on the day before the Derby, so too does the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes traditionally run on the Friday before the Preakness Stakes, the second jewel in the US Triple Crown of racing.
Open to fillies age three, the Black-Eyed Susan is run at 1 1/8 miles on the Pimlico dirt track. The 2021 edition has drawn a field of 10, with one strong favourite and several others trying to take a big step forward.
Odds listed here are from Bovada’s racebook.
2021 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Beautiful Gift Race Odds: 9-4
The only filly in the race with a previous graded-stakes win to her name, Beautiful Gift accomplished that two starts back in winning the (G3) Santa Ysabel Stakes at Santa Anita in early March. In a small field of four she tracked off the pace and then surged late to get up and grab the win by a head.
Last out in the (G2) Santa Anita Oaks she tried a similar tactic but was not quite able to get to the winner, settling for second by a half length.
She’s trained by Bob Baffert, John Velazquez will be in the irons.
2021 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Adventuring Race Odds: 4-1
Similar to Beautiful Gift, Adventuring has four lifetime starts and has never been out of the money. Steadily improving both results and speed-wise, she was third in her lifetime debut, second in her second start and comes into this race with back-to-back wins.
Most recently she made a sweeping, three-wide move off the turn to get up and win the Bourbonette Oaks by two lengths racing one mile on the all-weather track at Turfway Park.
Brad Cox is the trainer, Florent Geroux gets the call to ride.
2021 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Army Wife Race Odds: 13-2
One of the more experienced runners in the field, Army Wife has seven lifetime starts and five in-the-money finishes to her name, with a pair of wins.
After scoring at the allowance level two starts back with a nose win in a one-mile event at Gulfstream, she stepped up to graded-stakes company and finished a non-threatening third in the (G3) Gazelle Stakes at Aqueduct.
She’s a Mike Maker trainee, the jockey will be Joel Rosario.
2021 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Miss Leslie Race Odds: 14-1
Kentucky bred but Maryland-based, Miss Leslie made seven consecutive starts at Laurel Park and managed a win and runner-up finish in a pair of lower-level stakes in that span.
Last out she shipped over to Pimlico where she overcame a tough trip to win the Weber City Miss Stakes at odds of 10-1, making her the only filly in this race with a win over the track.
She’s trained by Claudio Gonzalez, Pimlico regular J.D. Acosta is set to ride.
Here’s My 2021 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes Free Pick.
On paper this really comes down to a two-filly race between the two pre-race favourites, although the stretch out in distance for all of them could prove to be a factor.
While the previous graded-stakes win by Beautiful Gift is significant, I have to question the quality she faced in her previous two starts, both coming in small, four-horse fields.
In contrast I think Adventuring faced much tougher in winning the Bourbonette last out. While it is true that came over the all-weather track, her previous win on the dirt at Fair Grounds indicates she shouldn’t have any problem with the surface. Her breeding also suggests she’ll handle the distance, and I’ll play her for the win.
Full Field: Black-Eyed Susan Betting Odds
(By post position)
- #1 – Army Wife 13-2
- #2 – Willful Woman 12-1
- #3 – Spritz 20-1
- #4 – Forever Boss 12-1
- #5 – Lady Traveler 14-1
- #6 – Iced Latte 8-1
- #7 – Miss Leslie 14-1
- #8 – The Grass Is Blue 6-1
- #9 – Adventuring 4-1
- #10 – Beautiful Gift 9-4
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