How to bet the 2023 Noble Damsel Stakes
Update: Aqueduct has canceled live racing on Saturday due to the adverse weather forecast. The $150,000 Noble Damsel S. (G3) will be postponed to next Friday, Sept. 29.
A total of 12 fillies and mares have been entered, with five being of the main-track only variety, in the $150,000 Noble Damsel S. (G3) at Aqueduct on Saturday. Conditioner Chad Brown has a trio of the seven entered on the lawn for the affair, and he holds a strong hand in the contest.
Noble Damsel Wager
- $10 trifecta key 6 with 4,5,7 ($60)
#6 Gina Romantica concluded her three-year-old campaign with a victory in the Queen Elizabeth II S. (G1) at Keeneland and comes off a very good runner-up effort in the Beverly D. S. (G1) at Colonial Downs last time out. The Into Mischief filly was second best in her lone prior try on the Aqueduct green in anticipation of Saturday, and she could deliver a peak performance while making her third run off the break. I expect the tempo to be pretty quick early, which will aid the late-running filly under the guidance of turf ace Flavien Prat.
Grade 2 heroine #7 Gerrymander is intriguing in the affair while making her first run on the grass in her lifetime. Also from the Brown shedrow and by Into Mischief, the four-year-old is kin to a pair of turf winners and she will bring a good measure of pace to the field from the outside. Klaravich color bearer has been solid from a trio of races in 2023 and will be of good value with Jose Ortiz taking the reins.
Christophe Clement’s #4 Malavath has been empty in both of her outings since joining this shedrow in the spring, but she has too much back class to ignore while coming in fresh. A closing fifth in the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) to cap her sophomore season, the daughter of Mehmas was very good at both two and three, and the $3.3 million December purchase surely has more to offer than what we have seen in two tries this season. I like her chances to show vast improvement beneath Joel Rosario.
The hard-trying #5 Fluffy Socks was a head second in the recent Ballston Spa S. (G2) and is a must use for the exotics, at the very least, for Brown. Slumber five-year-old was second in her lone run on this lawn in the past, and she figures to run well in her third run since May, as well. Manny Franco will pilot the Kentucky-bred and will have her making her move at the top of the lane.