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John C. Mabee Stakes Betting Preview

September 9, 2023


Get ready for a riveting spectacle at the iconic Del Mar Racetrack in the charming Del Mar, California, as the highly awaited 2023 John C. Mabee Stakes unfolds as the electrifying seventh race. Prepare to be captivated by a remarkable display of top-notch horse racing skills, promising exciting betting opportunities.


  • Date / Track: 09/09/2023 Del Mar Racetrack

  • Post Time: 7:30 PM ET

  • Distance: 1 ? mile (turf)

  • Purse: $250,000

John C. Mabee Stakes Betting Preview

The upcoming John C. Mabee Stakes promises an exciting array of face-offs, guaranteeing an enthralling spectacle on the track. Among the six contenders, a select group of horses has consistently impressed with their outstanding year-round achievements.

Horses with Best Chance to Win

Every horse boasts its own promising chance for victory, some more enticing than the rest. Take a look below to discover the contenders for victory or a potential spot in the top three, as we provide insights for your exacta and trifecta wagers.

Closing Remarks 9-5

Closing Remarks will have a lot of attention from the gate, despite not having the most consistency among other competitors. This Carla Gaines-trained mare is a strong contender in turf races in California over the past two years, especially recently winning the Grade 2 Yellow Ribbon and has been successful at the Grade 2 level this year. Out of a smaller field with potentially two other favorites, she is the front runner to win.

Neige Blanche 5-2

Neige Blanche is an experienced mare with a strong track record, as she has been victorious in 10 out of 23 career starts. She recently returned from an eight-month break to win the Possibly Perfect race in June.

While she was not successful in her last Del Mar race, she still performed well under trainer Leonard Powell. Despite a cutback in distance from 11 furlongs, her experience makes her capable of handling the task.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie is thrilled to showcase a diverse range of thrilling betting options in anticipation of the highly awaited 2023 John C. Mabee Stakes. Delve into the remarkable roster of formidable challengers preparing for this fiercely competitive racing spectacle.


  • Paris Peacock: 8-1

  • Free And Humble: 15-1

  • Oakhurst: 4-1

  • Closing Remark: 9-5

  • Neige Blanche: 5-2

  • Turnerloose: 5-2

Turnerloose 5-2

This Nyquist-bred filly has a strong track record, winning stakes races on both turf and dirt despite facing tough competition. She recently made a comeback after a break, showing some initial enthusiasm in the Yellow Ribbon race but finishing 2 1/4 lengths behind Closing Remarks.

Furthermore, in a race lacking early pace, she has the potential to dictate the speed. Now under the guidance of trainer Phil D’Amato, she is poised to perform well against California's turf female competitors, making her a compelling option.

Final Pick: Take Turnerloose at 5-2 to Win