Dinner Party Stakes Handicapping Picks
Horse racing gamblers are you looking for 2021 Dinner Party Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping Odds…plus some predictions? Need some advice on who to take? The 2021 Dinner Party Stakes is set for May 15 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. Here’s a preview of our top contenders.
Dinner Party Stakes Preview and Prediction
- Race: Dinner Party Stakes
- Purse: $250,000
- Track: Pimlico Race Course
- Date: May 15
- Post Time: 5:38 PM (ET)
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2021 Dinner Party Stakes Handicapping
A huge Preakness Stakes day card at Pimlico Saturday includes nine other stakes or graded-stakes races, including the (G2) Dinner Party Stakes.
Open to horse age three and older, the Dinner Party is run at 1 1/16 miles on the Pimlico turf course. The race has drawn an international field of eight and offers good betting value.
Odds listed here are morning line odds from the Pimlico track handicapper.
2021 Dinner Party Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Sacred Life Race Odds: 7-5
French-bred colt Sacred Life has been racing stateside since 2019, and has been taking on some top-level talent, with three of his last four starts coming in Grade 1 races. He has been competitive in those but hasn’t found the winner’s circle.
Three back he did score a win in the lower level Oceanport Stakes at Monmouth Park at this 1 1/16 miles distance. Last out he went up against a very good field in the (G1) Maker’s Mark Mile at Keeneland where he finished third.
He’s trained by Chad Brown, with jockey Javier Castellano in the saddle.
2021 Dinner Party Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Somelikeithotbrown Race Odds: 4-1
Second in this race last year (when it was held in October) Somelikeithotbrown is looking to get back to the form he showed through most of 2020, when he finished in the money in six of nine starts with three wins.
He closed out last season with a disappointing ninth-place finish in the (G2) Fort Lauderdale Stakes at Gulfstream, and opened 2021 with a seventh-place result in the Maker’s Mark Mile, more than six lengths back of Sacred Life.
Mike Maker is the trainer, Jose Ortiz will ride.
2021 Dinner Party Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Kuramata Race Odds: 6-1
Irish-bred Kuramata made one start in late 2019 at Kempton Park in the UK, finishing third, but was away from racing all of 2020. He reappeared on this side of the Atlantic in February at Tampa Bay Downs where he scored his maiden win.
He then moved into the allowance ranks and won again, going 1 1/16 miles at Aqueduct, where he improved on his previous Equibase speed rating by 20 points. Now he takes another step up and tries for his first stakes win.
Chad Brown trains, Irad Ortiz Jr. will be in the irons.
2021 Dinner Party Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Bye Bye Melvin Race Odds: 10-1
While this is also a step up from his more recent competition for Bye Bye Melvin, he has been very consistent at every level, finishing in the money in his last five straight races.
Included in those is a win in the (G3) Saranac Stakes at Saratoga last August, and a runner-up finish on the Pimlico turf in the James Murphy Stakes last October.
He’s trained by Graham Motion, while jockey John Velazquez picks up the mount.
Here’s My 2021 Dinner Party Stakes Free Pick.
While I do believe Sacred Life holds a class edge in this race based in the competition he has been most recently facing, I don’t believe it’s an edge worthy of 7-5 favouritism and so I’m going to try and look for value and a mild upset.
I’m going to go with a bit of a wild card in here and take Kuramata for the win. While I don’t know what kept him away from the track in 2020, he appears to be a colt with huge upside from a sire that was a superstar in the UK. He should be ready for a big effort in his third start since making his comeback.
Full Field: Dinner Party Stakes Betting Odds
(By post position)
- #1 – Somelikeithotbrown 4-1
- #2 – English Bee 8-1
- #3 – Kuramata 6-1
- #4 – Midnight Tea Time 10-1
- #5 – Sacred Life 7-5
- #6 – Talk Or Listen 8-1
- #7 – Flying Scotsman 15-1
- #8 – Bye Bye Melvin 10-1
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