Woodbine Mile Handicapping Picks
Horse racing gamblers are you looking for 2021 Woodbine Mile Free Pick & Handicapping Odds…plus some predictions? Need some advice on who to take? The 2021 Woodbine Mile is set for September 18 at Woodbine Race Course in Etobicoke, Ontario. Here’s a preview of our top contenders.
Woodbine Mile Preview and Prediction
- Race: Woodbine Mile
- Purse: $1 million
- Track: Woodbine Race Course
- Date: September 18
- Post Time: 6:12 PM (ET)
- Live: Woodbine Mile Odds: Click Here
2021 Woodbine Mile Handicapping
The racing focus turns north this Saturday for world-class international turf racing at Woodbine Race Course just outside of Toronto.
The Saturday card features two $1 million Grade 1 events, including the Woodbine Mile for horses age three and older. The race has drawn an excellent field of 10 entries, both North American and European based. In addition to the lion’s share of the purse, the winner will also gain automatic entry into the 2021 Breeders’ Cup Mile.
Odds listed here are provided by the Woodbine track handicapper.
2021 Woodbine Mile Free Pick & Handicapping: Raging Bull Race Odds: 2-1
French-bred but North American based, Raging Bull is taking his second shot at the Woodbine Mile, having finished a close-up fourth – but placed third after a DQ – in 2019.
Since then he’s put a pair of Grade 1, one-mile wins on his resume, most recently when he won the Maker’s Mark Mile at Keeneland back in April. Overall he has made 14 starts at the distance with four wins and 10 in-the-money finishes in those.
He’s trained by Chad Brown, while European star jockey Frankie Dettori comes over to ride.
2021 Woodbine Mile Free Pick & Handicapping: Set Piece Race Odds: 5-2
An ultra-consistent UK bred, Set Piece has been first or second in seven of his last nine races, with five wins in that span. Two back he picked up the first graded-stakes win of his career when he took the (G2) Wise Dan Stakes at Churchill Downs.
Last out he was second by 1 1/2 lengths in the (G1) Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga, just behind multiple Grade 1 winner Got Stormy and ahead of another Grade 1 winner in Casa Creed. He has won six of 10 at the distance and will be making his Woodbine turf debut.
The trainer is Brad Cox. The red-hot Joel Rosario, who won 17 races over just six days last week at Kentucky Downs gets the call to ride.
2021 Woodbine Mile Free Pick & Handicapping: Ride A Comet Race Odds: 5-1
After racking up four straight wins to close 2020 and open 2021, Ride A Comet has struggled a bit lately, failing to find the winner’s circle in his last four with one runner-up and one third-place finish in that span.
Playing in his favour is the fact he’s two-for-two on the Woodbine turf course, and has won three of five at the distance with one runner-up finish.
Trainer Mark Casse won the race in both 2016 and 2017. Antonio Gallardo is the jock.
2021 Woodbine Mile Free Pick & Handicapping: March To The Arch Race Odds: 8-1
Second in this race last year, March to the Arch is still looking for his first Grade 1 win in his 29th lifetime start, but has nonetheless put just shy of $1 million in the bank for his career so far.
A Florida-bred, he’s another that has shown some affinity for the Woodbine turf course, never finishing out of the money in five starts on the surface with three wins. It is notable, however, that he only has one win in 10 starts at the distance.
He’s the second of three in the race for trainer Casse. Veteran Woodbine jockey Patrick Husbands won the race way back in 2001.
Here’s My 2021 Woodbine Mile Free Pick.
While he’s probably the horse in the race with the most back-class, Raging Bull is turning into one of those horses I just can’t trust to bet at low odds. He’s been the beaten favourite in his last two and three of his last seven, has only two wins in eight races through all of 2020 and so far in 2021.
That being the case, I’m going to look elsewhere and play Ride A Comet for the win at a bit better value. He seems to relish the atmosphere at Woodbine where along with his unbeaten record he has been putting in some excellent works. With long shot Town Cruise really the only speed in the race, he should be able to sit a good trip and make his move in the long Woodbine stretch.
Full Field: Woodbine Mile Odds
(By post position)
- #1 – Town Cruise 20-1
- #2 – Olympic Runner 10-1
- #3 – March to the Arch 8-1
- #4 – Ride A Comet 5-1
- #5 – Set Piece 5-2
- #6 – Change of Control 20-1
- #7 – Raging Bull 2-1
- #8 – Avie’s Flatter 15-1
- #9 – Duke of Hazzard 15-1
- #10 – Space Traveller 12-1
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