2023 Breeders' Cup Distaff: Idiomatic asserts herself as new leader

2023 Breeders' Cup Distaff: Idiomatic asserts herself as new leader

Category : News - Wed 01/11/2023 - 08:10 EDT

California’s top horse race betting event of the year is the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita Park. And, one of the most exciting races of the weekend is the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) on Saturday, November 4. The 1 ⅛-mile dirt race drew the top two-turn dirt fillies and mares in the world to vie for a prize that has been won by no less than Zenyatta and Beholder.

The likely favorite in the 2023 edition of the Distaff is Idiomatic, a filly who has shown sharp improvement in her last two starts. However, she faces tough competition like perennial divisional star Clairiere, Kentucky Oaks winner Pretty Mischievous, and California divisional leader Adare Manor.

Idiomatic To win the Breeders' Cup Distaff

Keep reading to find out the best bets in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, as well as the best sites for betting the Breeders’ Cup Distaff online in California.

Where to Bet the Breeders' Cup Distaff Online

If you can’t make it out to Santa Anita for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, you can still be a part of the action by betting online. By signing up for one of the best online racebooks for California players, you can get market-leading odds and trusted payouts when you bet on not only the Breeders’ Cup, but races all year long.

Betting online is also better because online racebooks offer rich betting bonuses that you’ll never find at the track. These include deposit and sign-up bonuses, referral benefits, and even rebates that pay you back with cash and bets whenever you play the races! Let our experts show you which ones are best for your betting style, and build your bankroll by hundreds or thousands of dollars!

Breeders' Cup Distaff Field

This is the official field for the 2023 Breeders' Cup Distaff including post positions, trainers, jockeys, and morning lines:

  1. Hoosier Philly (Tom Amoss/Luis Saez) - 20/1
  2. A Mo Reay (Brad Cox/Christophe Lemaire) - 20/1
  3. Pretty Mischievous (Brendan Walsh/Tyler Gaffalione) - 8/1
  4. Idiomatic (Brad Cox/Florent Geroux) - 5/2
  5. Adare Manor (Bob Baffert/Juan Hernandez) - 4/1
  6. Search Results (Chad Brown/Irad Ortiz, Jr.) - 5/1
  7. Wet Paint (Brad Cox/Flavien Prat) - 10/1
  8. Randomized (Chad Brown/Jose Ortiz) - 6/1
  9. Clairiere (Steve Asmussen/Joel Rosario) - 4/1
  10. Desert Dawn (Phil D’Amato/Hector Berrios) - 20/1
  11. Le Da Vida (Ignacio Correas/Vincent Cheminaud) - 20/1

Keep in mind that the morning line does not guarantee on-track odds. Instead, it is just a forecast: on track, odds are not final until horses leave the starting gate. Your best bet is to play the Breeders’ Cup Distaff at an online racebook. Instead of waiting until post time, you can lock in the best price just by placing a bet, even days before the race!

Then, you can just watch the race, confident that you have the best price on your selection!

Adare Manor+400+400+400
Search Results+600+500+500
Pretty Mischievous+1000+800+800
Wet Paint+1000+1000+1000

Breeders' Cup Distaff Handicapping

You have your betting account and you’ve seen the field. Now, it is time to dive in and get to know the major contenders in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff!

Breeders' Cup Distaff Top Contenders

Idiomatic comes into the Distaff in sparkling form, and there is every reason for her to hold it in the Breeders’ Cup. Though she has won her last two on the lead and the pace looks like it will be sharply contested, she has won others from just off the pace. This means she has some versatility to work out the right trip, in addition to having the best recent form against the toughest company.

Idiomatic To win the Breeders' Cup Distaff

If anyone upsets the apple cart, look to Pretty Mischievous. The Kentucky Oaks winner faces older mares for the first time, but has been beating horses her own age in fast enough fashion to fit well. She is a versatile and reliable off-pace type, but she does not have to drop too far off, important at Santa Anita even if the pace is hot. And, she’ll probably be overlaid off a defeat when the pace set up poorly last out.

Breeders' Cup Distaff Exotics

Clairiere comes in off of a disappointment in the Personal Ensign (G1) last out at Saratoga…but that was the case last year, too, and she ran a blinder to be a close third in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. Though she often does not get all the way there, especially over speed-favoring tracks, the pace sets up beautifully for her and she should find the frame once again.

The California home team has a pair of live contenders for the exotics, too. Desert Dawn is the better-priced of them. Though she has been running second and third over and over behind Adare Manor this year, she has consistently been running well and this bigger field with a more contested pace means Desert Dawn is going to get a better setup. That could mean a place on the podium.

The aforementioned Adare Manor has been the leader of the California set all year. However, she faces a deeper field, and she will be one of the horses battling out on or near the front. What gives her a chance to hang around for exotics is the possibility that she sits near the pace; she has been able to rate. But, at such a likely short price, she will be an underlay on the win end against this deeper group.

2023 Breeders' Cup Distaff Free Picks

There’s just one more thing to do, and it’s the most fun part of all: placing your bet on the race! These are the expert best bets for Saturday’s 2023 Breeders’ Cup Distaff:

  • $20 to win - #4 Idiomatic
  • $1 exacta key -  #4 Idiomatic with #3 Pretty Mischievous, #9 Clairiere
  • $0.50 trifecta key - #4 Idiomatic with #3 Pretty Mischievous, #9 Clairiere, #10 Desert Dawn
  • $0.20 superfecta key - #4 Idiomatic with #3 Pretty Mischievous, #5 Adare Manor, #9 Clairiere, #10 Desert Dawn
Idiomatic To win the Breeders' Cup Distaff
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