2 Year Old Stakes Watch- Victorian Queen

Victorian Queen Stakes

theyre-backThis Saturday, October 11th, we have the $125,000 Victorian Queen Stakes for two year old fillies. The Victorian Queen Stakes will feature a field of 8 two year old fillies traveling 6 furlongs. Before we jump into this 2 year old stakes watch, I want to offer up my sincerest apologies for the lack of coverage on HHR as of late. There are a ton of excuses I could put out there that have caused the decline in our articles for this site recently, but the bottom line is that due to an onslaught of projects and personal matters, dad and I have dropped the ball on Handicap Horse Racing and for that I truly apologize. But as the little girl from Poltergeist was best known for saying- We’re baaaaacccckkk! Now let’s take a look at the Victorian Queen Stakes and see if we can get this handicapping train back on track.

Woodbine’s Victorian Queen Stakes

Eff Bee EyeThis will be the 8th race on the card for Woodbine on Saturday. The morning line favorite at 7/5 is Pohdi Pohdi. Pohdi Pohdi has only been out once before and she scored a runaway victory in her debut, winning by 9 ¼ lengths in a 5 furlong event. The additional furlong here should not be a problem for her and with Patrick Husbands in the irons, she will be the one to beat. But like Pohdi Pohdi, the majority of this field is going to fight for that early lead. For value here, I’m giving the nod to Eff Bee Eye at 5 to 1 on the morning line. Eff Bee Eye ran third in her last outing, missing the win by 2 ¼ lengths in the Muskoka Stakes back in August. That event was at 6 ½ furlongs, so the shorter distance here will be to her advantage. The race prior to the Muskoka was her win in the Nandi by 3 ¼ lengths (at 6 furlongs). She stalked the pace in that one and I believe that style should suit her well here. For my longshot play, I’m looking at Indiantown Sunrise at 8 to 1 on the ML. She won her debut at Gulfstream on September 6th by 3 ¼ lengths drawing away. That race was on turf, so we’ll have to see how she adjusts here. Her speed figure for that race is compatible with the rest of this field and she gets Justin Stein in the irons here. Her works look good and she may very well spring an upset in this race. Good luck everybody!




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Mike Jr, eldest son of Mike Lane Sr, is co-lead author at and was raised on thoroughbred horse racing and handicapping. Although father and son often butt heads on their selections, they both have much love and admiration for the sport. Mike Jr. brings a new, fresh perspective to horse racing and is often in search of new angles to try.

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