The Joe Hirsch Turf Classic may be the race with the highest purse taking place this weekend, but it’s the Awesome Again Stakes that is getting the most hype. A big reason for that is that Dortmund is coming out of retirement to compete in his first race since finishing fourth at the Santana Mile in April to finish off a very poor stretch for the horse that looked so promising in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes in 2015. Dortmund will not be one of the favorites at Santa Anita this Saturday in the 1 1/8 mile Awesome Again Stakes, but he will bring curious eyeballs to the race. Cupid is the favorite, as he will be using this as a tune up for the Breeders Cup Classic in November, which he is already qualified for.
2017 Awesome Again Stakes Betting Odds
Here are the morning line odds for this years Awesome Again Stakes. These odds are not fixed and will change throughout the day relative to the amount of money bet on each horse.
- Cupid 2/1
- Midnight Storm 3/1
- Mubtaahij 4/1
- Breaking Lucky 5/1
- Curlin Rules 6/1
- Donworth 6/1
- Dortmund 8/1
- Win the Space 15/1
As you can see from the odds Cupid is the favorite, but this is really anyone’s race, with any of the top 6 horses really having a good shot at the win, with Dortmund being the wildcard.
If Cupid stays at 2/1 odds then I think he is the sharpest bet on the board. I personally think that Cupid wins this thing at least 50% of the time. He’s won both of the races he’s competed in this year and has actually won 4 of his last 5 races dating back to last summer. The horse just knows how to win races, which is not something that can be said above the others in this field.
Midnight Storm hasn’t won in his last four races, Mubtaahij in his last 10, Breaking Lucky in his last 8, Donworth in his last 6, and Curlin Rules lost to Cupid in their last race of just a mile, which is Curlin Rules specialty. The other horses in this field just don’t instil a lot of confidence in me, so if I really didn’t want to bet on Cupid I’d probably punt on Dortmund before anyone else. But at these odds Cupid is a good play.
Play: Cupid 2/1
How To Bet On The Awesome Again Stakes Online
Here’s a quick 3 step guide to place your bet on this years Awesome Again Stakes online. I’m using BetOnline.ag for this step by step guide because they are our top rated betting site for Americans and they also accept players from anywhere in the world.
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Click here to visit BetOnline.ag. Then fill out the small form on the home page to open your account and click the green ‘Join Now’ button.
Next you’ll need to make a deposit to have funds with which to bet on the race. BetOnline accepts Visa, MasterCard, bitcoin, litecoin, skrill, neteller and more, so you won’t have any trouble funding your account or cashing out your winnings.
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#3. Place Your Awesome Again Bets
It’s time to bet on the race.
Once on the BetOnline website, select ‘Horses’ from the top navigation bar to go to the racebook section of the site.
You should then select ‘Santa Anita’ from the left sidebar under the ‘Tracks’ header. The Awesome Again Stakes is the 10th race on Saturday’s card and has a post time of 5:05pm EST, so find the corresponding race to those details and you will have found the betting lines for the Awesome Again Stakes race.
I think that’s it. Are you ready to bet? Click here to visit BetOnline.ag.