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Mother Goose Stakes Betting Preview

October 28, 2023

At Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, an exciting opportunity awaits bettors with the upcoming 2023 Mother Goose Stakes G2 event. This event marks the eighth race of the day, featuring top-tier horses competing for a share of the $250,000 prize.

  • Date / Track: 10/28/2023 Belmont Park

  • Post Time: 3:48 PM ET

  • Distance: 1 ? miles (dirt)

  • Purse: $250,000

Mother Goose Stakes Betting Preview

The upcoming Mother Goose Stakes showcases a strong ensemble of just seven horses, laying the groundwork for a highly competitive race. In this graded stakes event, many horses have recent experience leading up to this, making them a strong contender to win or place in the top three.

Xigera is the only horse with a recent under her belt from their last race. In total, there are three horses that have placed in the top three from their last race, which makes this a tight contest.

Horses with Best Chance to Win

The 2023 Mother Goose Stakes showcases a formidable assembly of seven horses, offering a wide range of thrilling betting prospects. You have the chance to consider wagers such as exactas and trifectas, and with this diverse array of competitors, you will find numerous opportunities to shape your betting strategy.

Xigera 6-5

Xigera has been dominant this season, with three wins out of four events. Her most recent win was back at the Seneca Overnight LS. Her career totals now shape up to be four wins, a runner-up, and a third place finish in eight events. 

Defining Purpose 5-1

Defining Purpose recently placed fifth at the Cotillion G1 event and a few spots back from fellow competitor Occult. While this was not the intended finish, she still did well against a tough field and can carry that over to this event.

While she might not win against some better opponents in the field, she could still place well. Her career totals now stand at four wins and two third place finishes in 11 events.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie showcases the wagering odds for the 2023 Mother Goose Stakes, highlighting the strong winning prospects of each horse. You have the flexibility to devise your betting approach by choosing different horses based on your performance predictions.

  • Foggy Night: 15-1

  • Peak Popularity: 20-1

  • Julia Shining: 6-1

  • Undervalued Asset: 8-1

  • Occult: 5-2

  • Xigera: 6-5

  • Defining Purpose: 5-1

Occult 5-2

Occult has two wins and two third place finishes out of five events this year. She is coming off a third place finish at the Cotillion G1 event, which is the toughest among the field of recent horse races.

With solid performances this year and positive momentum, she has a good opportunity to win. Her career totals are appealing, as she now has three wins and two third place finishes.

Spooky Express Pick: Occult at 5-2