Wise Dan Stakes Handicapping Picks
Horse racing gamblers are you looking for 2021 Wise Dan Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping Odds…plus some predictions? Need some advice on who to take? The 2021 Wise Dan Stakes is set for June 26 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Here’s a preview of our top contenders.
Wise Dan Stakes Preview and Prediction
- Race: Wise Dan Stakes
- Purse: $300,000
- Track: Churchill Downs
- Date: June 26
- Post Time: 5:26 PM (ET)
- Live: Wise Dan Stakes Odds: Click Here
2021 Wise Dan Stakes Handicapping
A big weekend of graded-stakes racing action across North America includes four at Churchill Downs in Saturday afternoon, including the (G2) Wise Dan Stakes.
Named for the two-time Breeders’ Cup Mile champion – and two-time winner of this race when it was called the Firecracker Handicap – the race is open to horses age four and older, and is run at 1 1/16 miles on the Churchill Downs turf.
The 2021 race has drawn a solid field of 10 and offers great betting value.
Odds listed here are provided by the Churchill Downs track handicapper.
2021 Wise Dan Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Somelikeithotbrown Race Odds: 2-1
After coming up well short in a pair of efforts to close out 2020 and open 2021, NY-bred Somelikeithotbrown got back in the winner’s circle last out when he won the (G2) Poker Stakes at Pimlico on Preakness Stakes Day.
Not only did he get the win, he did it in style by setting the Pimlico track record for 1 1/16 miles on the turf in the process. He comes into the Wise Dan with a record of seven wins and 13 in-the-money finishes in 19 lifetime starts.
He’s one of two in the field for trainer Mike Maker, while Jose Ortiz get the call to ride.
2021 Wise Dan Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Ride A Comet Race Odds: 5-1
Winless in his last three starts, Ride A Comet gets credit fro knocking heads with some of the very best turf runners in the country, as all three of those races were at the Grade 1 level.
Two back he ran very well to grab second in the (G1) Maker’s Mark Mile at Keeneland, a result that put him ahead of Somelikeithotbrown and two others he’ll be facing again on Saturday. Overall, he’s won exactly half of his 16 lifetime starts.
Trainer Mark Casse and jockey Tyler Gaffalione teamed up to win this race in 2019.
2021 Wise Dan Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Set Piece Race Odds: 8-5
UK-bred Set Piece made six starts on his home soil before coming across the pond in 2020 and in his first year of US racing had very mixed results running in allowance company and lower-level stakes.
He has been very good lately, however, and comes into the Wise Dan off a pair of back-to-back wins on the Churchill turf, the first at one mile and the second at Saturday’s 1 1/16 miles.
Trainer Brad Cox and jockey Florent Geroux were the race winners in 2018.
2021 Wise Dan Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Kentucky Ghost Race Odds: 20-1
Another last-out winner over the Churchill turf, Kentucky Ghost will be stepping up here into the stakes-racing ranks for the first time in his 14-race career.
He’ll also be getting a cut back in distance from his last two starts. He has shown some versatility with different distances in the past as he was a winner at one mile three starts back in an allowance-level event at Tampa Bay Downs, racing close up to a fairly quick early pace.
Victoria Oliver is the trainer, Rafael Bejarano is tapped to ride.
Here’s My 2021 Wise Dan Free Pick.
I’ve always been a bit of a Ride A Comet fan, and I’m willing to toss his last effort in the Turf Classic Stakes when he finished last of nine. He was up close early in that one, but apparently that’s not where jockey Gaffalione (or trainer Casse) wanted him to be and it appeared to my eyes that in trying to slow him down, the jock managed to wrestle him all the way to last place.
I expect a much different effort in this race Saturday, and I’ll play him for the win. Based on his recent Churchill turf form, I’ll use Set Piece in the exacta.
Full Field: Wise Dan Stakes Betting Odds
(By post position)
- #1 – Set Piece 8-5
- #2 – Mutakatif 50-1
- #3 – Somelikeithotbrown 2-1
- #4 – Super Sol 20-1
- #5 – Hierarchy 15-1
- #6 – Kentucky Ghost 20-1
- #7 – Ride A Comet 5-1
- #8 – Field Pass 5-1
- #9 – Spooky Channel 15-1
- #10 – In Love 20-1
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