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Timonium Distaff Stakes Betting Preview

August 26, 2023


The 2023 Timonium Distaff Stakes promises an exhilarating display of elite racehorses, offering an enticing opportunity for your wagering excitement. Additionally, this occasion will showcase various other horse racing events amidst the vibrant atmosphere of the Maryland State Fair.


  • Date / Track: 08/26/2023 Maryland State Fair Race Track in Timonium, Maryland

  • Post Time: 4:03 PM ET

  • Distance: 6 1/2 furlong (Dirt)

  • Purse: $75,000

Timonium Distaff Stakes Betting Preview

Fillies and mares that are three and up will be competing in this event. There are two turns in the 6 ½ furlong track, with plenty of experience from the field of 11 horses to handle this.

If the horses are too close to call, you should consider looking at the jockeys. They will have an impact with their success, with some looking more promising than others.

A lot of popular names are competing, such as Malibu Beauty, Princess Kokachin, and Self-Isolation. These horses have a quality chance to succeed, but the field is stacked and anything can happen.

Horses with Best Chance to Win

Looking at the field of potential contenders, these selections stand out as strong options poised for success in the upcoming 2023 Timonium Distaff Stakes. If not the outright winner, consider adding a few of these to exactas or trifectas.

Princess Kokachin 5/2

Princess Kokachin placed fourth in the Skipat LS, but this was nearly two months ago. She has had plenty of time for rest and training, which should allow her an edge compared to others that have raced less than a month ago.

Response Time 9/2

Response Time is arguably a good bet based on her recent success, which was a runner-up finish at the Alma North LS. Jockey Jeiron Barbosa has a few wins under his belt in the month of August and has succeeded with other horses here.

Malibu Beauty 6/1

Malibu Beauty is coming off of a fourth place finish back in the Dashing Beauty Stakes. This was an unusual finish for her, but she has an opportunity to get back on track and to live up to her hype.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The following odds from MyBookie reveal some betting favorites of horses for the 2023 Timonium Distaff Stakes.


  • Semble Juste: 10/1

  • Malibu Beauty: 6/1

  • Response Time: 9/2

  • Princess Kokachin: 5/2

  • Self-Isolation: 2/1

Self-Isolation 2/1

Self-Isolation has had a successful 2023 season so far with three victories out of seven starts. Last year, she won half of her 12 starts and is already on pace to break that.

Jockey Angel Cruz has been dominant this year, as he has 80 first place finishes, 90 runner-ups, and 74 third place results. These two together make an incredible recipe for success.

Final Pick: Take Self-Isolation 2/1 to Win

Written By: Andrew Leatherbury