It’s race day! This Saturday, Del Mar Racetrack in California will play host to the 2023 Pacific Classic. There’s a lot on the line for the 11 horses competing with the Pacific Classic being a G1 race with a million dollar prize pool and a ‘win and you’re in’ spot in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.
Geaux Rocket Ride, Arabian Knight, and Defunded are the three favorites in the eleven horse field with 4-1 or shorter odds each.
In this article I will provide the morning line odds for the 2023 Pacific Classic and also give you my winner pick for the race. At the bottom of the page you will also find a simple 3 step guide to getting your bets placed on the Pacific Classic this Saturday if you live in the USA.
2023 Pacific Classic Odds
Here are the morning line odds (and post positions) for this years Pacific Classic. The odds will change throughout race day depending on the amount of money that comes in on each horse.
- Geaux Rocket Ride 5-2
- Katonah 20-1
- Stilleto Boy 8-1
- Tripoli 20-1
- Defunded 4-1
- Order and Law 30-1
- Slow Down Andy 8-1
- Senor Buscador 10-1
- Arabian Knight 3-1
- Piroli 20-1
- Skinner 10-1
I think the five horses with 8-1 and shorter odds are legitimate contenders to win the Pacific Classic. This should be an exciting race with several contenders with the ability to get the win.
I’m taking Stilleto Boy at odds of 8-1. He is an experienced horse who has shown a lot of speed on some occasions. His most recent win was at the Santa Anita Handicap in May, at the same 1 1/4 mile distance as the Pacific Classic. His time to win that race was 2:01.96 which is a fairly fast time for that distance. He also defeated Defunded in that race, who is 4-1 in the morning line odds for the Pacific Classic. If Stilleto Boy can find the same form as the Santa Anita Handicap he has the ability to earn the win over this field.
I believe Stilleto Boy is a legitimate contender to get the win on Saturday, so at these odds I’m willing to take him to win.
Play: Stilleto Boy 8-1
Here’s a look at Stilleto Boy winning the Santa Anita Handicap last March.
How To Bet On The Pacific Classic In The USA
Follow these three steps to get your bets placed on the Pacific Classic this Saturday.
Step #1. Open a Bovada.lv Account
Bovada is the best sportsbook online for American residents. They have a very easy to use racebook that takes bets on all the top racetracks from across the United States, including Del Mar Racetrack. Bovada is fully focused on providing the best betting product available in the United States. Their committment to the USA players, first and foremost, shows through in their betting options, promotions, banking options and customer service.
After clicking on the link above, select ‘Join’ and fill out the registration form to open an account.
Step #2. Deposit
Bovada accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, bitcoin and ethereum deposits. Each of these deposit methods are quick and easy for US residents, and cash outs are also dealt with in a very timely manner.
Bovada.lv is currently offering new players a sign up bonus equal to 50% of your first deposit, up to a maximum of $250.
Step #3. Bet on the Pacific Classic
It’s now time to bet on the horse race!
Once on the Bovada website, select ‘Horses’ from the top menu bar and then select ‘Del Mar’ under the ‘All Tracks’ menu.
Scroll down to the Pacific Classic (race #10) and find the horse(s) you want to bet on. Select your bets, add them to the bet slip, enter your risk amounts, and click ‘Place Bets’ to lock in the wagers.
**All bets placed in the Bovada Racebook use the parimutuel betting system. You can also bet on the race winner at fixed odds in the Bovada Sportsbook.
Select ‘Sports’ from the top menu bar, open the ‘All Sports (A-Z)’ drop down menu and select ‘Horse Futures & Props’. Select ‘Pacific Classic FO’ from the trending competitions menu to see the fixed winner odds for the race. Select your bet, enter your risk amount on the Bet Slip, and click ‘Place Bets’ to bet on the race winner.
Here’s a screenshot of the fixed winner odds for the Pacific Classic (odds taken the morning of the race – September 2nd):
Check out our horse race betting info page for all the details about the various wagers you can make.
I think that’s it. Are you ready to bet? Click here to visit Bovada.lv.