Plus Greenwood Cup, Turf Monster & Gallant Bob Stakes


Cotillion Stakes

To Honor and Serve, proper, with jockey Jose Lezcano aboard, heads to the end line throughout the working of the Pennsylvania Derby horse race at Parx Racing, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, in Bensalem, Pa. To Honor and Serve received, Ruler on Ice positioned second and Rattlesnake Bridge was third. (AP Picture/Alex Brandon)

  • The Cotillion Stakes Saturday at PARX has a $1 million purse
  • The most important racing day of the yr in Pennsylvania options 5 graded stakes races
  • The place can we discover betting worth Saturday close to Philadelphia?

Give credit score to the people who run PARX. Many of the yr the observe previously often known as Philadelphia Park, situated about 20 miles north of the town, is an afterthought to those that comply with the highest thoroughbreds. On Saturday, they’re the highest canine, and all eyes might be centered on them.

House owners, trainers and jockeys from throughout the nation descend on the Metropolis of Brotherly Love this weekend as a result of PARX has two $1 million races and three different graded stakes. Whereas the Pennsylvania Derby is the primary occasion, a possible prep for the Breeders Cup Traditional, the Cotillion Stakes has an equally strong purse, and every of the 5 races are essential steps on the street to the Breeders Cup.

The Cotillion is a aggressive occasion with eight three-year-old fillies going to battle. A value is definitely attainable, although favourite Clairiere has been constantly taking over the most effective of the most effective.

Let’s look rigorously on the Cotillion, briefly take into account the opposite stakes, and see the place we are able to discover betting worth.

2021 Cotillion Stakes Odds

Horse Odds
Clairiere +180
Military Spouse +300
All the time Carina +550
Maracuja +750
Compulsory +1000
Will’s Secret +1200
Allworthy +1200
Chief of the Band +1200

Odds as of Sept twenty fifth

The Cotillion is a mile-and-a-sixteenth occasion on the primary course. Run since 1969, six eclipse award winners have participated within the occasion. Shuvee, Susan’s Woman, Revidere, Ashado, Havre de Grace, and Untapable all parlayed victories within the Cotillion into yr finish honors.

TVG has tv protection of PARX all day on Saturday. The Cotillion is slated to begin at 5:02 pm ET.

Let’s look rigorously at a number of of the betting choices.


Clairiere has received simply twice in eight begins, has not completed first since February, and generally falls too far behind to make up sufficient floor. That mentioned, she is working in opposition to the highest horses, falling twice to Malathaat and as soon as to Journey Column since her final victory.

She steadied going into the primary flip final day trip, and nonetheless simply missed in opposition to Malathaat. That makes Clairiere an inexpensive favourite on this race.


Military Spouse completed simply behind Clairiere in The Alabama. She entered that race having received back-to-back graded stakes.

Her wins will not be in opposition to the highest competitors, however they’re spectacular. She is reunited with jockey Joel Rosario, who’s two-for-two on Military Spouse, on this race

It isn’t loopy to take a look at the sphere and wonder if All the time Carina may very well be free on the lead. Controlling pace could be very harmful, and there’s no doubt John Velazquez goes to the entrance with All the time Carina.

Coach Chad Brown isn’t sure whether or not All the time Carina needs two-turn races, however she was second within the Mom Goose Stakes in her solely attempt. She has two wins and a second in three-lifetime efforts.


Maracuja shocked Malathaat in July at Saratoga.

After ending seventh within the Kentucky Oaks, after which successful the CCA Oaks, she received off slowly and was a non-factor in opposition to Malathaat, Clairiere, and Military Spouse in August. Did she simply run one good race, or can we excuse the final uninteresting effort?

Like Maracuja, in an effort to like Compulsory, you must toss out her final race. She bobbled in the beginning of the Check Stakes and by no means received concerned within the severe working. Now she is second off of a layoff, and earlier than the break was working effectively.

After successful the 8Belles, she simply missed in opposition to Search Ends in the Acorn Stakes. A repeat of these two tries places her within the combine at a pleasant value on this one.

Cotillion Stakes Greatest Guess

Clairiere is the almost definitely winner, however the costs on All the time Carina and Compulsory are too juicy to move up. Each have very affordable photographs and provide vital worth. As a result of All the time Carina might be in entrance, with out a number of stress, she has the simplest path to victory.

The Decide: All the time Carina (+600)

Different Graded Races at PARX Saturday

Along with the 2 $1 million occasions, the $200,000 Grade 3 Greenwood Cup is a marathon for boys scheduled to start at 3:20 pm ET, the $500,000 Grade 3 Turf Monster Stakes is a grass dash that will get going at 3:51 pm, and the Grade 2 Gallant Bob Stakes is a $300,000 occasion for three-year-old boys sprinting on the primary course which is slated for 4:22 pm.

Greenwood Cup

Moretti has not received in additional than a yr however has been going through high competitors. He’s comfy working lengthy distances, and one thing just like his effort in July’s Suburban Stakes might get the job executed on this one.

Moretti ought to be close to the entrance early on, however how shut?

Sea Foam is untested at excessive distances however has nice pace. A winner of two straight and 4 out of six, he might be on the lead however is each stretching out and tackling more durable horses than regular.

Math Wizard additionally could also be going a bit additional than he’s used to, however is one-for-one at PARX, is second off a layoff, and may compete with this caliber of competitors.

Decide: Moretti

Turf Monster Stakes

This can be a sturdy race with a number of choices however it’s a lady, in opposition to the boys, who’s the favourite. Bobby Flay’s Caravel has received seven of 10-lifetime races together with a Grade 3 at Saratoga in July.

She tried boys final day trip at Woodbine and completed third as the favourite.

Firecrow has run 14 instances however solely three are grass races. She hasn’t run since Could however regarded terrific beating a strong group on the sod at Pimlico on Preakness Day.

Firecrow is working very well and ought to be on the lead Saturday.

Carotari is coming off a powerful second in opposition to high horses in August at Saratoga. She has six lifetime wins, and 5 are on the five-furlong distance that these horses will run at this weekend.

Decide: Carotari

Gallant Bob Stakes

Jackie’s Warrior beat Life Is Good final day trip in among the finest races of the yr. The Allen Jerkens Stakes at Saratoga was a good end in a quick time with two ultra-tough rivals.

A winner of seven of 10 profession tries, Jackie’s Warrior has by no means misplaced a one-turn race. He has two Grade 1 victories and three Grade 2 wins on his resume.

Beren has received 4 of his final 5 and coach Robert Reid mentioned he might attempt to charge in a race that appears to have a number of early pace, notably Jackie’s Warrior. Being inside shut vary of Jackie, and with the ability to get the primary run on him may very well be efficient if he doesn’t have lots left within the tank. Nevertheless, Beren has tried graded stakes competitors simply as soon as and completed fourth in a five-horse subject in New York in April.

Like Beren, Actual Discuss is taking a severe step up in school. He has received two of three and was spectacular blowing away a stakes subject at Monmouth Park final day trip. That mentioned, that is his first graded stakes race.

Decide: Jackie’s Warrior

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