Queens' Plate 2021 Betting Predictions

Queens' Plate 2021 Betting Predictions

Category : News - Fri 20/08/2021 - 11:34 EDT

The most important and famous horse race of the year in Canada, the Queen’s Plate, is coming up on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at Woodbine Racetrack. The race drew a field of 13 Canadian-bred three-year-olds to vie for the first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown, a place in horse racing history, and a $1,000,000 purse.

The most important and famous horse race of the year in Canada, the Queen's Plate, is coming up on Sunday, August 22, 2021, at Woodbine Racetrack. The race drew a field of 13 Canadian-bred three-year-olds to vie for the first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown, a place in horse racing history, and a $1,000,000 purse.

The Queen’s Plate winner can then pursue the Canadian Triple Crown, which continues with the Prince of Wales Stakes on the Fort Erie dirt course on September 14, and concludes with the Breeders’ Stakes over the turf at Woodbine on October 3.

Let’s check out the experts’ 2021 Queen's Plate betting picks.

Queen's Plate Betting Online

With such a large and competitive field, the Queen’s Plate offers some of the most exciting finishes and biggest payouts in all of Canadian horse racing. Fortunately, you can bet it from the comfort of your own home! It is important to select the right online sportsbook for your Queen's Plate wagers. One of the best suggestions is Bovada.

In addition to the best odds, many sportsbooks offer special bonuses, money-back guarantees, and rebates to players, so choose the one whose offers suit you best and start betting the Queen’s Plate with confidence!

Queen's Plate Field

This is the official field for the 2021 Queen's Plate including post positions, trainers, jockeys, and morning lines:

  1. Safe Conduct (Phillip Serpe/Irad Ortiz, Jr.) - 5-1
  2. Harlan Estate (Kevin Attard/Kazushi Kimura) - 12-1
  3. Haddassah (Kevin Attard/Gary Boulanger) - 10-1
  4. Take a Chance (Catherine Day Phillips/Keveh Nicholls) - 20-1
  5. H C Holiday (Kevin Attard/Luis Contreras) - 15-1
  6. Munnyfor Ro (Kevin Attard/Justin Stein) - 9-2
  7. Riptide Rock (Sid Attard/David Moran) - 6-1
  8. Keep Grinding (Tino Attard/Rafael Hernandez) - 4-1
  9. Go Take Charge (Breeda Hayes/Sahin Civaci) - 30-1
  10. Dance Some Mo (Graham Motion/Patrick Husbands) - 12-1
  11. Avoman (Don MacRae/Antonion Gallardo) - 8-1
  12. Tidal Forces (Gail Cox/Emma-Jayne Wilson - 12-1
  13. Derzkii (Carlos Grant/Jason Hoyte) - 30-1

The morning lines are just the track’s best estimate for what the odds will become race day. Your best shot to get the best online odds for the Queen’s Plate will come if you sign up for a top online sportsbook and lock in the best odds there.

Best Queen's Plate Contenders

The top selection in the 2021 Queen’s Plate is #6 Munnyfor Ro. She comes into the Queen’s Plate off of a strong victory in the Woodbine Oaks, and regular rider Justin Stein opts to keep the faith instead of sticking with morning-line favorite Keep Grinding. Fillies often beat males in the Queen’s Plate, and Munnyfor Ro’s improving form makes her a serious threat.

Munnyfor Ro does her best work as a closer. That style ought to suit this race. With most of the field preferring to run on or near the lead, Munnyfor Ro should get an honest pace to finish into. Since she merely needs an honest pace to run a winning race and not a total collapse, she should be well primed to make herself known down the Woodbine stretch.

#7 Riptide Rock takes a significant step up in distance, from six furlongs last out to ten furlongs in this race. He should nonetheless be well suited. In his allowance win last out he proved that he handles the Woodbine Tapeta beautifully. He also has two-turn form at the tough Oaklawn winter meet and a solid distance pedigree, meaning that this longer trip on the Tapeta may be where he belongs.

#8 Keep Grinding is the morning line favorite. Though it is a concern that he loses regular rider Justin Stein to Munnyfor Ro, he does get a top-notch replacement in Rafael Hernandez, a jockey who has shown up in big races at Woodbine for years now. Coming off a good second in an open stakes last out, Keep Grinding may be able to return to peak form third off the layoff.

Best Queen's Plate Longshots

In a field of thirteen, it’s not all about the shorter-priced horses, of course!

#10 Dance Some Mo has an excellent chance in the Queen’s Plate, his stakes debut. The Graham Motion trainee has been holding his own in open allowance company at good tracks, usually, a positive sign leading into Canadian-bred stakes. His pedigree also shines: being by Uncle Mo from the family of Dance Smartly and Dancethruthedawn, a mile and a quarter should suit him perfectly.

Though Dance Some Mo drew toward the outside, he should be able to use his tactical speed to carve out a good trip. That especially holds true in the hands of his jockey Patrick Husbands, who is one of the most experienced riders at Woodbine and who already has two Queen’s Plate wins to his credit.

#12 Tidal Forces can also improve in the Queen’s Plate. He may go unnoticed on the tote since he has to turn the tables once a few of these from the Marine (G3) last out. But, he is tactical enough to carve out a trip from the outside gate. His nine-furlong win shows that he has some stamina, and being by Malibu Moon from the close family of long-winded turf mare Irish Mission, this further step up in the trip gives him even more upside.

2021 Queen's Plate Free Picks

  • $20 to win - #6 Munnyfor Ro
  • $5 win/place/show - #10 Dance Some Mo
  • $1 exacta box -  #6 Munnyfor Ro, #7 Riptide Rock, #10 Dance Some Mo
  • $1 trifecta box - #6 Munnyfor Ro, #7 Riptide Rock, #10 Dance Some Mo, #12 Tidal Forces
  • 20 cent superfecta box - #6 Munnyfor Ro, #7 Riptide Rock, #8 Keep Grinding #10 Dance Some Mo, #12 Tidal Forces
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