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Del Mar Mile Betting Preview

September 2, 2023


The Del Mar Mile (G2) in California is coming up soon for bettors. With a competitive field to look at, featuring three-year-olds and up, anything can happen as there are a handful of favorites to consider.


  • Date / Track: 09/02/2023 Del Mar

  • Post Time: 4:37 PM ET

  • Distance: 1 m (turf)

  • Purse: $300,000

Del Mar Mile Betting Preview

The 2023 Del Mar Mile will feature a handful of exciting horses that are fresh off of victories or close finishes in recent races. Many of them are coming over from the Shoemaker Mile, Eddie Read Stakes, and the Wickerr Stakes, presenting positive momentum. Bloodline and jockeys will also make a difference, but recent momentum might be a good indicator.

Horses with Best Chance to Win

Examining the field of potential rivals, these selections emerge as formidable candidates with a promising outlook for triumph in the forthcoming 2023 Del Mar Mile. Beyond just aiming for the top spot, it is worth contemplating some of these choices for your exacta or trifecta wagers, as they might prove to be shrewd selections.

Irideo 10/1

Irideo placed second in the Shoemaker mile, which was next to the winner Exaulted. After that, he came in sixth at the Wickerr so he definitely needs to get back on track here.

Du Jour 4/1

Du Jour had a great showing in the Wickerr, winning the event by a solid margin. However, he has had mixed results lately but now is the time for him to break out of his slump.

I'm A Gambler 8/1

I’m A Gambler is racing in his third event in the US. He has a handful of graded stakes in Great Britain and was third in the Wickerr event recently.

Count Again 4/1

Count Again’s last race was a fourth place finish at the Eddie Read (G2). This was his first race since his victory at the Shoemaker Mile back in 2022.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The following odds are provided by MyBookie for the 2023 Del Mar Mile. Below features the full projected lineup of horses for this event.


  • Du Jour: 4-1

  • Sumter: 15-1

  • Count Again: 4-1

  • Exaulted: 3-1

  • Balnikhov: 6-1

  • Visitant: 12-1

  • I'm A Gambler: 8-1

  • War At Sea: 10-1

  • Twist: 12-1

  • Irideo: 10-1

Exaulted 3/1

Exaulted is earning his 16th start of his career and has been a consistent presence in each race he has competed in. So far, he has five victories, three runner-ups, and four third place results.

He has yet to lose on turf and has not lost with jockey Juan Hernandez. This is a competitive situation for a horse that thrives in this environment, so expect him to do well here.

Final Pick: Take Exaulted at 3/1 to Win