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Lure Stakes Betting Preview

October 28, 2023


The 2023 Lure Stakes is coming up soon as the ninth race of the day at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. Nine horses will be in competition for their share of the $80,000 prize pool.


  • Date / Track: 10/28/2023 Santa Anita Park

  • Post Time: 8:11 PM ET

  • Distance: 1 mile (turf)

  • Purse: $80,000

Lure Stakes Betting Preview

The forthcoming Lure Stakes presents an enticing chance to wager on top-tier horses. While the day at Keeneland promises to be action-packed, this event will provide a sneak peek at emerging talents in the world of horse racing.

While no horse has a recent win under their belt, there are three that have placed in the top three in their last race. This potentially leaves the door open to other horses that could have a good day of racing.

Horses with Best Chance to Win

The 2023 Lure Stakes presents an exciting field of nine horses, offering a plethora of thrilling betting possibilities. These wagering options can be transformed into exactas and trifectas, or customized to fit your betting lineup. Here are a couple of horses that would potentially fit the bill.

Visitant 4-1

Visitant is no stranger to winning over the course of his career. This season, he has a win and a third place finish out of four events. 

His most recent performance was a sixth place finish at the Santa Anita Championship G2 event. Out of his 22 career events, he has netted 11 wins, three runner-ups, and three third place finishes.

Easter 4-1

Easter is getting a golden opportunity to stand out among other talented horses. In this season, he has two wins, a runner-up, and a third place finish that could make the difference since he has been consistent.

He has solid momentum, with a second place finish at the Saratoga Allowance coming into this one. In 16 career races, he has earned four wins and three places each by runner-up and third place.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie furnishes the betting odds for the 2023 Lure Stakes, presenting a varied group of quality competitors. Develop your betting approach by picking different horses in accordance with your projected results.


  • Hit The Road: 8-1

  • Irideo: 6-1

  • Astronomer: 5-2

  • Visitant: 4-1

  • Easter: 3-1

  • Shortman: 50-1

  • War At Sea: 8-1

  • Bally’s Charm: 5-1

  • Cabo Spirit: 8-1

Astronomer 5-2

Astronomer recently placed second in the City of Hope Mile G2, which is the best in the field compared to other horses that just raced against him there. So far this year, he has a win and the recent runner-up out of three events.

His career totals also make him a threat to the field, especially with his consistency. In seven starts, he has three wins and a runner-up.

Spooky Express Pick: Astronomer at 5-2