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Cardinal Stakes Betting Preview

November 23, 2023


The G3 Cardinal Stakes at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, scheduled for Thursday, November 23, showcases seven impressive horses competing for a portion of the $300,000 purse. Juncture leads as a favorite with 5-2 odds in the 10th race on a 1 ? mile turf track.


  • Date / Track: 11/23/2023 Churchill Downs

  • Post Time: 3:53 PM ET

  • Distance: 1 ? mile (turf)

  • Purse: $300,000

Cardinal Stakes Betting Preview

Seven horses will be featured, with many carrying significant momentum. Some of them bring valuable experience from previous races at this venue, increasing their chances of winning.

Joyful Applause is the only horse coming off a recent win, while five of the seven horses in total have recently placed in the top three. This should come down to a tight finish since many horses in the field have great momentum heading in.

Horses with Best Chance to Win

Discover a variety of betting opportunities for the 2023 Cardinal Stakes, showcasing seven horses for you to tailor your bets. Explore potential exacta or trifecta wagers with these available choices specifically picked below.

Juncture 5-2

Juncture is a heavy favorite for a good reason. She is trained by Brad Cox and is coming off a third place finish at the Rodeo Drive Stakes G2 event. Overall, she has four wins, four runner-ups, and two third place finishes in 14 career races that show she has the ability to run with the best and potentially come out on top.

Lovely Princess 3-1

Lovely Princess is having a great year and arguably has better momentum over a handful of horses here. She has a win and three second place finishes in five events this year.

She returns to racing after a fourth place finish at the Dowager G3 event at Keeneland in October. Overall, she has three wins and four runner-ups out of 12 events.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie presents the betting odds for the 2023 Cardinal Stakes, giving you a range of options to consider. Assess the horses with favorable odds and integrate them into your betting approach.


  • Joyful Applause: 8-1

  • Star Fortress: 12-1

  • Lovely Princess: 3-1

  • Walkathon: 4-1

  • Take a Stand: 30-1

  • Juncture: 5-2

  • Saffron Moon: 2-1

Joyful Applause 8-1

Joyful Applause has yet to fall out of the top three in all six events that she has entered this year. In this season alone, she has recorded two wins, a runner-up, and three third place finishes. 

She is coming off a win at the Horseshoe event back in October. Looking at her career totals, she has three wins, four runner-ups, and six third place finishes in 15 starts. Based on her consistent performances, she has a great shot at winning.

Spooky Express Pick: Joyful Applause at 8-1 to Win