First Lady Stakes Handicapping Picks
Horse racing gamblers are you looking for 2021 First Lady Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping Odds…plus some predictions? Need some advice on who to take? The 2021 First Lady Stakes is set for October 9 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. Here’s a preview of our top contenders.
First Lady Stakes Preview and Prediction
- Race: First Lady Stakes
- Purse: $400,000
- Track: Keeneland Race Course
- Date: October 9
- Post Time: 4:44 PM (ET)
- Live: First Lady Stakes Odds: Click Here
2021 First Lady Stakes Handicapping
We’re just under a month away from the 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, and this weekend’s racing action includes no less than 11 ‘Win And You’re In’ qualifying races for the big Breeders’ Cup weekend at both Keeneland and Belmont Park.
Included in those is the (G1) First Lady Stakes at Keeneland, where they’ll be vying for an automatic berth in the BC Filly & Mare Turf. Open to fillies and mares age three and older, the First Lady is run at one mile on the grass. This year’s event has drawn a well-matched field of 13.
Odds listed here are provided by Bovada’s racebook.
2021 First Lady Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Althiqa Race Odds: 5-2
A winner of two straight and three of her last four, UK-bred Althiqa shipped over to North America two starts back and didn’t seem to mind the travel at all, picking up wins in the (G1) Just A Game Stakes at Belmont and the (G1) Diana at Saratoga.
A very strong closer, she did leave it late in both of those events, getting up to win by only 3/4 of a length each time. The Diana was run at 1 1/8 miles, so she gets a cut back here to a distance where she has two wins and one second in three starts.
Star UK jockey Jamie Spencer comes over to ride, Charles Appleby is the trainer.
2021 First Lady Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Viadera Race Odds: 9-2
The second of three UK breds in the field, Viadera has been racing on this side of the pond since 2020 and has been almost perfect winning four of six North American starts.
Three of those wins came at the one-mile distance with the other at 1 1/16 miles. Included in those was a win in the (G1) Matriarch Stakes, where both the second and third place finishers came back to win their next start. She likes to shave it even closer than Althiqa, as all four of her most recent wins have been by a neck or less.
Trainer Chad Brown has won the last three versions of the First Lady. The jockey is Florent Geroux.
2021 First Lady Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Blowout Race Odds: 7-1
The third of the UK-bred trio, front-running Blowout stepped up to take on males last out in the (G1) Fourstardave and didn’t do much wrong, taking the early lead before fading to fourth, just 2 1/2 lengths back of the winner.
She has been first or second in seven of eight starts at the one-mile distance, although she’s often the bridesmaid, at one point reeling off four straight runner-up finishes. In two of those she was beaten by a nose and a neck to Viadera, who she’ll meet here again.
She’s another Chad Brown trainee and Flavian Prat gets the call to ride.
2021 First Lady Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Princess Grace Race Odds: 9-1
Lightly raced four-year-old Princess Grace only has seven starts on her resume and has been almost perfect, winning six of those and finishing second by a half-length in the other.
She’s a perfect three-for-three at the one-mile distance but is taking a step up in class to go against some of these as this will be her first lifetime start at the Grade 1 level.
The trainer is Michael Stidham, veteran jockey Kent Desormeaux won the race in 2016.
Here’s My 2021 First Lady Stakes Free Pick.
This is a very good betting field and the only real sure thing is that it is likely to come right down to the wire.
Based on her last two efforts, Althiqa is at the very top of her form and class, and at her pre-race odds offers good value for the win. Without a lot of other early speed in the race, Blowout is intriguing at bigger odds and is a solid play to use in the exacta.
Full Field: First Lady Stakes Odds
(By post position)
- #1 – Abscond 50-1
- #2 – Empress Josephine 7-1
- #3 – Althiqa 5-2
- #4 – Star Command 66-1
- #5 – Hendy Woods 16-1
- #6 – Regal Glory 8-1
- #7 – Daddy Is A Legend 20-1
- #8 – Harvey’s Lil Goil 9-1
- #9 – Blowout 7-1
- #10 – Princess Grace 9-1
- #11 – Dalika 16-1
- #12 – La Signare 16-1
- #13 – Viadera 9-2
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