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Open Mind Stakes Betting Preview

September 16, 2023


The 2023 Open Mind Stakes is coming up soon in Louisville, Kentucky at Churchill Downs. As the sixth event on the day, it offers bettors an exciting opportunity as the events are heating up to this point.


  • Date / Track: 09/16/2023 Churchill Downs

  • Post Time: 3:18 PM ET

  • Distance: 6 furlongs (dirt)

  • Purse: $300,000

Open Mind Stakes Betting Preview

2023 Open Mind Stakes, poised to grace the prestigious Churchill Downs, is shaping up to be an outstanding clash with six exceptional equine contenders. Several of these contenders boast remarkable recent achievements that distinguish them in the field.

Within these six competitors, one of the six are returning from first place finishes. Others in the field will need to step up their efforts if they want a shot at winning.

Horses with Best Chance to Win

For the 2023 Open Mind Stakes insiders' view, we present a meticulously curated lineup of exceptional racehorses. Among them, we introduce the top-tier contenders poised for success, offering invaluable insights to enhance your exacta or trifecta wagers.

Fire On Time 7-2

Fire On Time is third in gate position and boasts a resume to support her potential success here. She is the daughter of Not This Time and is coming off of a fourth place result at the Saylorville event. 

She has one top three placing each out of five starts. In addition, her career shows six wins, a runner-up, and three third place results of 13 starts.

More Than Vows 12-1

More Than Vows is the daughter of More Than Ready and is entering her first race of the season. She had a quality win at the CD Allow race back in September of last year, but hopefully she has shaken any rust off. Her career stats show two wins out of five attempts, where she was a dominant horse in both of her victories.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie currently has the betting options for the 2023 Open Mind Stakes. Check out the complete field value of these exciting horses and see which one best suits your betting goals.


  • Yuugiri: 3-1

  • Wicked Halo: 3-5

  • Fire On Time: 7-2

  • More Than Vows: 12-1

  • Ten Rings: 30-1

  • Sharp Hero: 12-1

Wicked Halo 3-5

Wicked Halo, daughter of Gun Runner, has been on fire lately with her recent performances. She is coming off of a victory at the Twin Bridges event, which boosted her year totals to two wins and two runner-ups in all the events she has been in.

Looking at her career starts, she has eight wins, two runner-ups, and four third place finishes out of 15 events. With only one event not being in the top three, she is arguably the best bet here.

Final Pick: Take Wicked Halo at 3-5 to Win