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Ben's Cat Stakes Betting Preview

September 16, 2023


Plenty of horse racing action will be at Pimlico Race Course, where the sixth installment in Baltimore, Maryland's planned series of eleven exciting races features the 2023 Ben's Cat Stakes. This is set to deliver a thrilling array of betting opportunities, showcasing a diverse group of contenders. 


  • Date / Track: 09/16/2023 Pimlico Race Course

  • Post Time: 3:04 PM ET

  • Distance: 5 furlongs (turf)

  • Purse: $75,000

Ben's Cat Stakes Betting Preview

The much-awaited 2023 Ben's Cat Stakes, scheduled at the Pimlico Race Course, promises to present a formidable lineup of ten outstanding horses, each boasting remarkable recent achievements that distinguish them from the others. Yet, one lingering question remains: How remarkable is the caliber of this group of contenders?

Within this group of ten participants, four horses have secured a top-three finish in their recent events, but none of them have tasted victory lately. This sets the stage for an intensely competitive field where any one of them has the potential to emerge victorious.

Horses with Best Chance to Win

Anticipate a gathering of exceptionally skilled competitors stealing the limelight at the 2023 Ben's Cat Stakes. Within this preview, we present the standout contenders poised for success, offering valuable insights to enhance your exacta or trifecta wagers.

Sky’s Not Falling 5-2

Sky’s Not Falling is coming off of a sixth place finish at the Find Stakes back in the middle of August. He has been solid this year, posting a win and a runner-up in seven races.

Overall, he has put together six wins, five runner-ups, and four third place finishes out of 25 races. He has a good shot among anyone if he can get a good jump from the start.

Commanding General 5-1

Commanding General is returning to action after a third place finish at the Aoc in Monmouth Parast month. This was his second third place event, in addition to a win, out of 10 starts this season.

His career totals are appealing, as he has eight wins, eight runner-ups, and seven third place results out of 44 starts. This event seems like a good fit for him with recent positive momentum.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

Betting aficionados are encouraged to explore the thrilling array of wagering opportunities available exclusively through MyBookie for the 2023 Ben's Cat Stakes.


  • R B’s The Boss: 15-1

  • Prince Pere: 30-1

  • Sky’s Not Falling: 5-2

  • Commanding General: 5-1

  • B Determined: 8-1

  • Golden G: 30-1

  • Witty: 9-5

  • Matta: 6-1

  • Showtime Cat: 30-1

  • Boss Man J J: 12-1

Witty 9-5

Witty has yet to taste victory this season, but he has gotten close in seven tries. He has five runner-ups this year, making him a deadly threat to eventual break out with a win.

Over the course of his 16 career starts, he has four wins and seven runner-ups. This has been a remarkable year for him and now he has an opportunity to win against a solid field.

Final Pick: Take Witty at 9-5 to Win