Test Stakes Handicapping Picks
Horse racing gamblers are you looking for 2021 Test Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping Odds…plus some predictions? Need some advice on who to take? The 2021 Test Stakes is set for August 7 at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York. Here’s a preview of our top contenders.
Test Stakes Preview and Prediction
- Race: Test Stakes
- Purse: $500,000
- Track: Saratoga Race Course
- Date: August 7
- Post Time: 4:34 PM (ET)
- Live: Test Stakes Odds: Click Here
2021 Test Stakes Handicapping
An excellent Saturday afternoon racing card at Saratoga includes four graded-stakes races that offer $2.75 million in total purse money.
The feature race for three-year-old fillies is the (G1) Test Stakes, run at a distance of seven furlongs on the Saratoga dirt track.
For 2021 the Test has drawn a very good betting field of eight entries, six of which are listed at morning line odds of 8-1 or lower.
Odds listed here are provided by the Saratoga track handicapper.
2021 Test Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Search Results Race Odds: 5-2
Coming in off a win in the (G1) Acorn Stakes where she finished ahead of two others she’ll face here again, Search Results sports a near-perfect record of four wins and one second-place finish in five lifetime starts.
The only blemish on her record is her loss two starts back in the Kentucky Oaks where she was beaten just a neck by Malathaat, herself an unbeaten winner of five straight to that point.
She’s trained by Chad Brown, while jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. won this race back-to-back in 2014-15.
2021 Test Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Always Carina Race Odds: 3-1
Although she was the beaten favourite last out in the (G2) Mother Goose Stakes, prior to that Always Carina had won her first two career starts in wire-to-wire fashion by a combined 13 lengths.
She was the post-time favourite in all three of her starts, so if you like her you’re going to get a bot better price on Saturday. She prepped for this by posting a bullet five-furlong work at Saratoga on July 31, the fastest of 32 works at the distance that day.
She’s the second one in the field for trainer Chad Brown, who won the race in 2018. Flavian Prat gets the call to ride.
2021 Test Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Obligatory Race Odds: 4-1
Beaten by just a half length by Search Results in the Acorn after sitting in fifth place for most of the race, Obligatory is a filly with a tremendous finishing kick.
Evidence of this can be seen in her race two starts back in the (G2) Eight Bells Stakes at Churchill Downs, where she came from dead last of 12 to get up for a one-length win racing at Saturday’s seven furlong distance. This despite having to go seven wide off the final turn.
Trainer Bill Mott won the Test way back in 2000. Jockey Jose Ortiz goes for his third win.
2021 Test Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Souper Sensational Race Odds: 6-1
The most battle-tested filly in the field, Souper Sensational will be making her fifth consecutive start at the graded-stakes level, and seventh start in a stakes race overall.
She comes in off a 3 1/4 length win in the (G3) Victory Ride Stakes at Belmont Park going 6 1/2 furlongs, and has also won two of three at the distance, although both of those came on the all-weather surface at Woodbine at the start of her career.
The trainer is Mark Casse, Ricardo Santana Jr. will be in the irons.
Here’s My 2021 Test Stakes Free Pick.
This is probably the best field of three year old fillies we’ve seen in one place so far this season and should make for an excellent race. There is a ton of early speed here, with any one of at least four that could be on the lead as they leave the gate, as well as lots of good recent form, with five coming in off last-out wins, and two others that were the runner-up.
It makes for a good handicapping challenge, but I think we could very well see the winner coming from off a hot early pace. Search Results could sit just off that pace and take over in deep stretch, and is a solid win bet at her ML odds. That said I’m going to take a closer coming from even a bit further back and play Souper Sensational for the upset win at a decent price.
Full Field: Test Stakes Betting Odds
(By post position)
- #1 – Illumination 12-1
- #2 – Souper Sensational 6-1
- #3 – Zaajel 8-1
- #4 – Obligatory 4-1
- #5 – Always Carina 3-1
- #6 – Make Mischief 12-1
- #7 – Search Results 5-2
- #8 – Bella Sofia 6-1
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