Belmont Park may have the eyes of the horse racing world this Saturday with the Jockey Club Gold Cup taking place, but let’s not forget about the Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita Park. McKinzie, who has shown the potential to be one of the fastest horses in the world, will be the big favorite in this race. McKinzie is coming off a win at the Whitney-G1 last month, but this is a horse that also has plenty of second place finishes on his resume.
It will be interesting to see if McKinzie can put those second place finishes to lesser horses behind him and emerge as a favorite for the Breeders’ Cup Classic in November.
2019 Awesome Again Stakes Betting Odds
Here are the morning line odds and post positions 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.
- Higher Power 3-1
- Draft Pick 8-1
- Seeking the Soul 10-1
- McKinzie 3/5
- Mongolian Groom 10-1
- Isotherm 30-1
McKinzie is obviously the class of this field, but he is still a risky play considering his 3 second place finishes in his last 5 races. That said, this distance is right in his wheel house and the fact that he’s finished top 2 in 11 of 12 career races shows that he is an elite race horse.
Higher Power is coming off an impressive win at the Pacific Classic, but that was his first win since his maiden (in his first race) and he has never run a 1 1/8 mile race before.
Draft Pick and Seeking the Soul are both threats to get this win, but I still cannot get past the fact that McKinzie is obviously the best horse in this field.
I think McKinzie will string his first back to back wins together of the season and head into the Breeders’ Cup Classic looking to prove he’s #1.
Play: McKinzie 3/5
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 ‘Racebook’ from the top navigation bar to go to the horses section of the site.
You should then select ‘Santa Anita’ from the left sidebar under the ‘American Thoroughbred’ header. The Awesome Again Stakes is the 10th race on Saturday’s card and has a post time of around 8pm 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.