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P.G.Johnson Stakes Betting Preview

August 30, 2023


Coming up Wednesday, the prestigious Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York, will host the highly anticipated 2023 P.G. Johnson Stakes. This thrilling event will showcase a select group of talented two-year-old fillies, promising exciting prospects for bettors.


  • Date / Track: 08/30/2023 Saratoga Race Course

  • Post Time: 5:44 PM ET

  • Distance: 1 1/16 m

  • Purse: $150,000

P.G. Johnson Stakes Betting Preview

The P.G. Johnson Stakes has one of the strongest fields in recent memory. Eight out of the 11 horses that are racing were victorious in their racing debuts.

Weather could be a big issue, as the rain is expected to be a downpour. However, bettors should still factor in the best horse since the weather may not be set in stone.

Horses with Best Chance to Win

Looking at possible contenders, these selections stand out as strong candidates poised for success in the upcoming 2023 P.G. Johnson Stakes. Even if they do not claim the top position, considering a few of these picks for your exactas or trifectas could be a wise move.

Gala Brand 7/2

Gala Brand is earning a lot of attention since famous horse trainer William Mott has been guiding her. Mott has amassed over 5,000 wins in his career (5,338 as of this writing) and will likely continue to move along with quality horses like Gala Brand. She is coming off of a victory at the Saratoga MSW on August third.

Miz Sense 3/1

Miz Sense only has one start on the year, which was a month ago (7/30) at Saratoga for a MSW. She came away victorious at that event and is aiming for a second straight.

Brocknardini 9/2

Brocknardini has an excellent bloodline, hailing from legendary horses Personal Ensign and My Flag. If she can mimic any of that success, this will be an excellent event for her. She also won at Saratoga at the beginning of this month (8/2) in a MSW.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The following odds from MyBookie reveal some betting favorites of horses for the 2023 P.G. Johnson Stakes.


  • Gala Brand: 7/2

  • Brocknardini: 9/2

  • Miz Sense: 3/1

  • Dancing Spirit: 4/1

  • Cyane: 6/1

Cyane 6/1

Cyane is coming off of a 10th place finish at the Royal Ascot. This will be the first two-turn event for her, but recent form earlier this year indicates this could be her time to shine.

Her bloodline is one of the best in the field, coming from a legendary horse known as Burning Arch. This will be her debut in the states and has had plenty of time to train for a big event.

Final Pick: Take Cyane at 6/1 to Win

Written By: David White