Cotillion Stakes Handicapping Picks
Horse racing gamblers are you looking for 2021 Cotillion Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping Odds…plus some predictions? Need some advice on who to take? The 2021 Cotillion Stakes is set for September 25 at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. Here’s a preview of our top contenders.
Cotillion Stakes Preview and Prediction
- Race: Cotillion Stakes
- Purse: $1 million
- Track: Parx Racing
- Date: September 25
- Post Time: 5:02 PM (ET)
- Live: Cotillion Stakes Odds: Click Here
2021 Cotillion Stakes Handicapping
Parx Racing near Philadelphia is in the spotlight for thoroughbred handicappers on Saturday as the track plays host to five graded-stakes races including a pair of $1 million Grade 1 events.
First up is the (G1) Cotillion Stakes for three-year-old fillies, racing 1 1/16 miles on he Parx dirt course. With the late scratch of Private Mission, the race has drawn a solid betting field of eight starters.
Odds listed here are provided by Bovada’s racebook.
2021 Cotillion Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Clairiere Race Odds: 2-1
Since opening 2021 with a last-to-first win in the (G2) Rachel Alexander Stakes, Clairiere has struggled to get a second graded-stakes victory while going up against some of the best fillies in her age group.
She followed up on the Rachel Alexander by running second in the (G2) Fair Grounds Oaks and fourth in the (G1) Kentucky Oaks. She then ran third in the (G2) Mother Goose Stakes and the (G1) Coaching Club America Oaks. Last out she was second while stretching out to 1 1/4 miles in the (G1) Alabama Stakes, so she gets both distance and class relief here.
Trainer Steve Asmussen is a three-time winner of this race. Jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. rides.
2021 Cotillion Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Army Wife Race Odds: 11-4
Third last out just a 1/2 length behind Clairiere in the Alabama, Army Wife only just stepped up to graded-stakes level racing in April when she was also third in the (G3) Gazelle Stakes at Aqueduct.
She then scored two straight wins in the (G2) Black-Eyed Susan Stakes on Preakness Day at Pimlico and followed that with a win in the (G3) Iowa Oaks. She’s been in the money in her last seven starts, with four wins in that span.
Trainer Mike Maker and jockey Joel Rosario both seek their first Cotillion win.
2021 Cotillion Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Maracuja Race Odds: 5-1
Following a very similar career path as Army Wife, Maracuja has made four straight graded-stakes starts since her first back in February of this year.
On something of a good-race, bad-race pattern, she was second in the Gazelle and then seventh in the Kentucky Oaks. She made up for that by taking the CCA Oaks over the previously unbeaten Malathaat at odds of 14-1. She then took a step back when finishing last of seven in the Alabama.
The trainer is Rob Atras, the jockey is Kendrick Carmouch.
2021 Cotillion Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Obligatory Race Odds: 7-1
Bet down to the second choice last out in the (G1) Test Stakes, Obligatory lost all chance in that one when she lost her footing at the start and had to be rushed up early to get in to contention, eventually running fifth.
Prior to that she was second in the (G1) Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park after picking up her first graded-stakes win by taking the (G2) Eight Belles Stakes. There she came from seven-wide off the turn from last in the field to get the win by a length.
Bill Mott has been the wining trainer of the Cotillion on two previous occasions. Jockey Jose Ortiz is tapped to ride.
Here’s My 2021 Cotillion Stakes Free Pick.
Many of these fillies have been facing each other in other races throughout the the 2021 campaign, and looking back at those races there’s little to really indicate one is a standout among the others. It could be argued that Clairiere has a class edge based on past competition, but then where does that leave a filly like Maracuja, who beat what is arguably the best three-year-old female in the country?
That said, I think Army Wife is the one showing the best recent form and also has the most room to take a step forward and I’ll pick her for the win.
Full Field: Cotillion Stakes Odds
(By post position)
- #1 – Obligatory 7-1
- #2 – Allworthy 33-1
- #3 – Will’s Secret 20-1
- #4 – Maracuja 14-2
- #5 – Army Wife 11-4
- #6 – Clairiere 2-1
- #7 – Scratched
- #8 – Always Carina 4-1
- #9 – Leader of the Band 22-1
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