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Ballston Spa Stakes Betting Preview

August 24, 2023

The 2023 Ballston Spa Stakes showcases a variety of excellent horses that can take over in this race. Will one of Chad Brown’s trained horses win again, or will a new name earn the victory?

  • Date: 08/24/2023 at 5:44 PM ET

  • Distance: 1 1/16 m (turf)

  • Location: Saratoga Race Course (G2)

Ballston Spa Stakes Betting Preview

Chad Brown, though he is not physically racing, has a lot to do with the success of the horses he trains. In his last two years at this event, one of his trained horses claimed victory. On top of that, five of the last six races have had a winner by a horse that he trained.

To be fair, four out of the nine horses entered for this event are trained by him, so there is a good chance that his name will be tied to a winner once again. The track is a 1 1/16 mile grass stakes worth $300,000 and features a variety of aged fillies and mares.

The horses that he has trained for this event include:

  • Consumer Spending

  • Technical Analysis

  • Fluffy Socks

  • Speak of the Devil

Horses with Best Chance to Win

Among the equine contenders listed, these selections stand out as strong prospects for victory in the upcoming 2023 Ballston Spa Stakes.

Consumer Spending 3-1

Consumer Spending has done well when she has races against Surprisingly. She has fared better than her in her last three races by a narrow margin. She is coming off of a first place finish at the Matchmaker Stakes G3.

Surprisingly 8-1

Surprisingly has had some issues trying to outdo Consumer Spending, which was evident in her second place finish at the Matchmaker Stakes. This is a great opportunity for her to break out ahead of Consumer Spending.

Fluffy Socks 9-2

Fluffy Socks is another name to watch, as she placed second here at this event last year. She has earned a few G2 victories, including the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile Stakes a few starts back. This is excellent momentum and a horse that can contend with Technical Analysis.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The odds from MyBookie are showing that the following five horses have a great chance to win the 2023 Ballston Spa Stakes.

  • Jumbly: 6-1

  • Consumer Spending: 3-1

  • Evvie Jets: 15-1

  • Fluffy Socks: 9-2

  • Surprisingly: 8-1

  • Technical Analysis 9-5

Technical Analysis will have all eyes on her as she takes the post. She has won four times at Saratoga in the last five events she attended, with at least one victory each time since 2021.

She is the defending champion of this event and it appears that she has a great opportunity to repeat. No matter what event she enters at this location, she seems to have good luck.

Final Pick: Take Technical Analysis to Win at 9-5 odds

Written By: Gavin Richardson