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Bing Crosby Stakes Odds, Picks & Prediction – Dr Schivel Favored In Wide-Open Race

Dave Friedman

by Dave Friedman in Horse Racing News

Updated Jul 29, 2023 · 5:59 AM PDT

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Nov 5, 2021; Del Mar, CA, USA; Horses running in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile race leave the gate during the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar Race track. Mandatory Credit: Ray Acevedo-USA TODAY Sports
  • Saturday’s Bing Crosby Stakes at Del Mar provides a Breeders Cup Sprint slot to the winner
  • A reasonable argument can be made for each of the 12 entrants, meaning you could get a nice price in the Bing Crosby Stakes odds
  • Will one of three veterans who has earned over $1 million take the Bing Crosby, or a less accomplished horse?

The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, near San Diego, was Bing Crosby’s summer hideaway. The boutique seven-week meet, “Where the Surf Meets the Turf,” includes six Grade 1 events, the first being the race named for Crosby. A $400,000 six furlong test on Saturday, it is a Breeders Cup Win and You’re In race with a berth in the BC Sprint on the line.

Trainer Mark Glatt has won the Crosby in two of the last three years, and he saddles Dr Schivel, who won this race in 2021. While Dr. Schivel is the morning line favorite, this year’s Crosby appears to be wide-open and it is advisable to take a long look at each of the dozen entrants when making your Bing Crosby picks.

Let’s examine the field carefully, and consider where we can find betting value.

2023 Bing Crosby Stakes Odds

Horse Odds
Dr. Schivel +350
Spirit of Makena +400
The Chosen Vron +400
Anarchist +400
Sibelius +600
American Theorem +800
C Z Rocket +1200
Hoist the Gold +1500
Get Her Number +1500
Kid Corleone +2000
Peaceful Waters +2000
Todo Fino +2000

The Bing Crosby Stakes dates back to 1946, when War Allies and Indian Watch dead heated for the win in the original meeting. This year’s event has logical favorites, reasonable alternatives, and a live longshot or two. At +350 odds, Dr. Shivel is the favorite and given an implied probability of 22.22 to win. Check out the top sports betting sites to make your Bing Crosby Stakes best bets this weekend.

Weather is expected to be perfect on Saturday, mid 70s with less than a 10% chance of rain. Post time is slated for 9:30 pm ET, and FanDuel TV will air the race.

Let’s look carefully at the field nad make our Bing Crosby prediction.

Bing Crosby Stakes Favorites

Dr. Schivel was on a role when he won the Crosby in 2021. It was the third of five straight wins for the then three year old.

Two years ago Dr. Schivel went on to finish second, missing by only a neck in the Breeders Cup Sprint. Last year he ran just once, finishing third in a lucrative race in Dubai. After more than a year off, he beat a lesser field at Santa Anita in May, then finished well behind Cody’s Wish in the Grade 1 Met Mile, going long last month.

Spirit of Makena has four victories in five starts and is on a three race win streak. The five year old won a Grade 3 event at Santa Anita in March, and repeated in a G2 in late May. Both races were run at seven furlongs.

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The Chosen Vron has run off seven consecutive scores, but they are all against California bred competition. He beat an open field at Turf Paradise in 2021, and won a G3 at Santa Anita in June of that year, though it was restricted to three year olds.

Anarchist finished second behind Breeders Cup winner Elite Power last month. In 10 career races, he has two wins and six seconds. An improving four year old, he has faced really good horses consistently, but his only wins are against maidens at Ellis Park, and Grade 3 horses at Woodbine on a synthetic course.

Bing Crosby Stakes Contenders

Sibelius should run well on Saturday. He put together three straight wins prior to a third place performance in June’s Aristides Stakes at Churchill Downs. That was his first race since returning from the Middle East, and often horses need some time and seasoning after that long trip.

American Theorem won this race last year.

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His three efforts since that score are declining. After finishing a solid second in a Grade 2 event at Del Mar in August, he ran poorly in the BC Sprint, and his 2023 debut was a clunky fifth in a five horse field at Santa Anita last month.

Veteran C Z Rocket has earned over $2 million. His last win was at Del Mar, just over a year ago. That came against lesser competition, and since then he has started eight times without a victory.

Bing Crosby Stakes Longshots

Hoist the Gold beat a lesser field easily at Ellis Park going seven furlongs at the start of this month. Previously, he had been facing better horses, and often been competitive.

Get Her Number is also cutting back in distance and dropping down from facing Cody’s Wish, who might be the fastest horse in the US right now. His best races, which all took place last year, would be competitive with this group.

Todo Fino had won five straight, three in Chile and two in California before debuting this year with a third place performance in a Grade 3 at Gulfstream Park. This is the best field he has ever faced.

Kid Corleone won off a layoff against lesser competition in June, and is running for the second time as a four year old. He is stepping way up in competition, but has three wins in six starts and lots of early speed.

Peaceful Waters has never faced this level of horse, but is also a developing four year old running for the second time this year and coming off a victory. He has wins at Saratoga and Keeneland, but this is his stakes debut.

Bing Crosby Stakes Prediction

The favorites are all reasonable, Dr. Schivel has done little wrong, only losing to top notch competition. However, there are prices with legitimate chances in here in the Bing Crosby odds. Sibelius is primed to run a big one, is he good enough? Four year olds Hoist the Gold and Kid Corleone have not proven they can beat this level of rival. However, both are in excellent form and worth a chance at a big number. In a wide-open field, Hoist the Gold attracts top rider Juan Hernandez.

Bing Crosby Stakes Picks: Hoist the Gold (+1500)

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