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Pocahontas Stakes Betting Preview

September 16, 2023


The eagerly awaited 2023 Pocahontas Stakes promises a thrilling array of betting prospects, featuring a diverse field of contenders. This is one of the most competitive fields on the day of races, offering bettors with an exciting opportunity.


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

  • Post Time: 12:45 PM ET

  • Distance: 1 mile (dirt)

  • Purse: $300,000

Pocahontas Stakes Betting Preview

The field of nine promising sophomore fillies are set to compete in a one-turn mile in Pocahontas Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs. This will be part of the 2024 Road to the Kentucky Oaks challenge series and will award a cumulative 21 qualifying points for the best five finishers.

Every single horse just finished within the top three in their last event. Furthermore, six out of the nine participants are returning from victories in their recent races.

Horses with Best Chance to Win

Plenty of prospects will be on display at the 2023 Pocahontas Stakes. Below you can see potential frontrunners that are likely ready for success or a chance in the top three, which should help in creating precise exacta or trifecta bets.

Raining Sugar 12-1

Raining Sugar is coming off of her debut at the ELP MSW back in early August of this year. This was a convincing win, and as the daughter of TwirlingCandy, she has good genes to land another.

Regal Rumor 10-1

Regal Rumor just finished up the ELP MSW at the end of last month with a victory. So far, she has that win in addition to her runner-up to give her a boost heading into this event.

V V’s Dream 3-1

V V’s Dream also has a pair of races that she performed well at, with a victory and the recent runner-up finish at the Debutante LS at Ellis Park in July of this year. She has had plenty of time to train for this event and to come away with a victory. She is arguably the one to beat here, especially with her posting out of the gate and current jockey Brian Hernandez, Jr. 

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

Betting enthusiasts should consider looking into the 2023 Pocahontas Stakes. Thanks to MyBookie, they offer a tempting selection of betting options, all conveniently presented below.


  • Empire Island: 6-1

  • Peignoir: 15-1

  • Riperton: 8-1

  • Raining Sugar: 12-1

  • Regal Rumor: 10-1

  • V V’s Dream: 3-1

  • Youalmosthadme: 4-1

  • Courbe: 8-1

  • Hot Beach: 7-2

Hot Beach 7-2

Hot Beach is certainly capable of winning here, especially after her recent victory at the Ellis Park Debutante LS. This increased her career outlook, with one win and one runner-up so far on her resume. She will need to cleanly start out of the gate in order to have a chance to win.

Final Pick: Take Hot Beach at 7-2 to Win