How to bet the 2023 Spinaway Stakes

September 1st, 2023

A fantastic field of 10 two-year-old fillies will run seven panels on the Saratoga main surface in Sunday’s $300,000 Spinaway S. (G1). The feature attracted many of the top juvenile ladies on the grounds and figures to be a memorable dash during the penultimate day of racing at The Spa.

Spinaway Wagers

$10 trifecta: 8 with 9 with 1,6 ($20)

$3 trifecta: key 8 with 1,6,9 ($18)

50-cent superfecta: 8,9 with 8,9 with 1,6 with all ($14)

50-cent superfecta: 8,9 with 8,9 with all with 1,6 ($14)

#8 Ways and Means could not have looked much better during her tour-de-force debut win on the oval and gets the slight nod for conditioner Chad Brown. By Practical Joke, the Klaravich homebred was heavily hyped prior to her unveiling and showed us why as she waltzed home by 12 lengths while never being asked for her best. The bay came home fast in the heat and will have no issue negotiating an extra furlong on Sunday with Flavien Prat returning to the silks.

The unbeaten #9 Brightwork was ultra-impressive when drawing off by five lengths in the Adirondack S. (G3) and looms large with anything resembling that performance for trainer John Ortiz. The Outwork filly has good pace combined with a fine turn of foot, and she is another who will negotiate the seven-eighths with ease in the affair. The $95,000 weanling purchase hinted that she will run big once again following a strong half-mile morning breeze in advance of her Grade 1 bow.

#6 Alys Beach was professional and game when graduating at first asking for trainer Tom Amoss. The Omaha Beach filly defeated what appeared to be a solid cast in her first outing, and I expect her to challenge for a placing with clear sailing under the guidance of Dylan Davis. She will be rallying from off of the swift pace.

Todd Pletcher’s #1 Miz Sense defeated only five horses when taking an off-the-turf race at first asking on the oval at one mile, but it was the way in which she did it that was impressive. The $500,000 yearling purchase earned a hefty 103 Brisnet Late Pace number as she drew off with ease, and while I fear that she may get left far back in the early going, she could still rally into the top four late in a field with an abundance of speed signed on. Manny Franco has the call.