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Tapit Stakes Betting Preview

August 31, 2023


The 2023 Tapit Stakes is coming up soon in Franklin, Kentucky at the Kentucky Downs. Horses that are three and up will be competing, making them a good betting option to consider.


  • Date / Track: 08/31/2023 Kentucky Downs

  • Post Time: 5:54 PM ET

  • Distance: 1 mile and 70 yards (turf)

  • Purse: $250,000

Tapit Stakes Betting Preview

The one-mile and 70-yard Tapit race is open to three-year-olds and older horses who have yet to secure a stakes victory in 2023. The prize money is augmented by Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund supplements benefiting registered Kentucky-bred horses, with just two Tapit entrants exempted from this category.

Each event that takes place here will be competing in grass. Some horses competing have little experience, which could make an impact on the outcome. They are expected to have 16 horses competing for this event.

Horses with Best Chance to Win

Among the potential contenders, these choices emerge as robust candidates with the potential for triumph in the upcoming 2023 Tapit Stakes. Even if they fail to secure the top spot, contemplating some of these selections for your exactas or trifectas might prove to be a prudent decision.

Play Action Pass 30/1

Play Action Pass has a victory at the Gun Runner Stakes, but this was six races back and needs to get back in the groove of things. This is a bit of a long shot, but quite appealing since he had a few victories under his belt.

Kitodan 20/1

Kitodan has had nearly a year off and a lot of training to be better. His last victory was a Dueling Grounds Derby (G3), which should have given him a positive boost for training. He also won six events last year, showing that he could break out.

English Bee 9/2

Last year showed seven wins out of 32 events, while this year shows one victory out of five. He recently placed third in the Saratoga Kelso. This could be the year that shows hard work paying off.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The following odds from MyBookie reveal these odds for this event. These are a few of the betting favorites of horses for the 2023 Tapit Stakes.


  • Portfolio Company: 3/1

  • Speaking Scout: 6/1

  • English Bee: 9/2

  • Strong Quality: 6/1

  • Flavius: 6/1

Portfolio Company 3/1

Portfolio Company has won twice at Belmont through allowances, which were his last two races in the month of July and May before getting third at the Lure. He raced well at the Lure Stakes, coming away with a third place finish.

Trainer Chad Brown is feeling confident, which does not bode well for others. With the positive momentum heading into this race, it offers a great betting opportunity.

Final Pick: Take Portfolio Company at 3/1 to Win

Written By: Andrew Leatherbury