Hill Prince Stakes Handicapping Picks
Horse racing gamblers are you looking for 2021 Hill Prince Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping Odds…plus some predictions? Need some advice on who to take? The 2021 Hill Prince Stakes is set for October 23 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.Here’s a preview of our top contenders.
Hill Prince Stakes Preview and Prediction
- Race: Hill Prince Stakes
- Purse: $400,000
- Track: Belmont Park
- Date: October 23
- Post Time: 4:52 PM (ET)
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2021 Hill Prince Stakes Handicapping
While the racing world counts sleeps to the 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar November 5 and 6, graded-stakes racing action continues this weekend at Belmont Park.
First up is the (G2) Hill Prince Stakes for horses age three, racing 1 1/8 miles on the Belmont turf. The race has drawn a full field of 11 with no overwhelming favourite and offers great betting value.
Odds listed here are provided by the Belmont Park handicapper.
2021 Hill Prince Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Public Sector Race Odds: 5-2
Coming in on a two-race winning streak, the UK-bred Public Sector has been a model of consistency so far in his racing career with seven first-or-second finishes in eight lifetime starts.
In both of his last two starts he rallied late from just off the pace to get up and win the (G3) Saranac Stakes and (G2) Hall of Fame Stakes, both on the grass at Saratoga. He won the Saranac at 1 1/16 miles, here he tries 1 1/8 for the first time.
He’s one of three in the race for trainer Chad Brown, jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. gets the call to ride.
2021 Hill Prince Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Soldier Rising Race Odds: 3-1
A second UK-bred in the field, Soldier Rising actually started his career racing in France where he won twice and was second twice, the most recent of those in stakes-level competition.
Since coming over the pond he’s had a pair of runner-up finishes, including in the (G1) Saratoga Derby Invitational. Coming from well off the pace has suited him in those two events at 1 3/8 and 1 1/2 miles, but he may need to be a bit closer to the leaders early with the cutback in distance here.
Trainer Christophe Clement has been red-hot lately and calls on the services of jockey Joel Rosario
2021 Hill Prince Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Never Surprised Race Odds: 5-1
Making his fourth consecutive start at the stakes level, Never Surprised is another that has been very consistent early in his career, winning his first two lifetime starts and running second in his last two.
Last out he was second to Public Sector in the Saranac, a race he led out of the gate before being passed in deep stretch and falling one length short of the win.
Todd Pletcher is the trainer, Belmont regular Kendrick Carmouche will be in the irons.
2021 Hill Prince Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: War Bomber Race Odds: 12-1
Irish-bred War Bomber gives every impression of a horse on the improve since starting his career with a pair of up-the-track finishes at Gulfstream Park and Woodbine.
After breaking his maiden going seven furlongs, he has now won two straight at a mile on the Woodbine turf. The last of those was in the Toronto Cup Stakes where he showed a lot of grit to dig in when challenged in the stretch and rallying to win going away.
His trainer is Norm McKnight, jockey Dylan Davis picks up the mount.
Here’s My 2021 Hill Prince Stakes Free Pick.
On paper there’s not a lot of early speed among most of the top contenders here, and with several stretching out to 1 1/8 miles for the first time jockey tactics are going to be paramount.
While I’m not sure the pace scenario will work to his advantage, I’m going to take the horse cutting back in distance and play Soldier Rising for the win.
He comes in with a big Equibase speed figure last time out and should be at the top of his form cycle, making his third start off a long layoff.
Full Field: Hill Prince Stakes Odds
(By post position)
- #1 – Hillard 30-1
- #2 – Slicked Back 8-1
- #3 – It Can Be Done 20-1
- #4 – Founder 10-1
- #5 – War Bomber 12-1
- #6 – Original 15-1
- #7 – He’spuregold 20-1
- #8 – Sifting Sands 8-1
- #9 – Public Sector 5-2
- #10 – Never Surprised 5-1
- #11 – Soldier Rising 3-1
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