Keying Mother Mother in the Starlet Stakes

Mother Mother winning the Rags to Riches Stakes - Coady Photography At first glance, the December 8th $300,000 Starlet Stakes (gr. I) at Los Alamitos isn’t the most appealing race from a betting perspective—with just six starters, payoffs could be on the small side. But then again, the 1 1/16-mile Road to the Kentucky Oaks prep race is packed with quality, so it’s not like there’s an overwhelming favorite towering over the field. And if we can beat the [...]

Keying War Heroine in the Starlet Stakes

War Heroine winning her debut at Del Mar (Benoit Photo) The $300,000 Starlet Stakes (gr. I) might be a Grade 1 race, but from a handicapping perspective, the December 9th feature at Los Alamitos hasn’t come up very tough. Just five fillies have turned out to contest the 8.5-furlong race, with the likely favorite being the experienced #2 Piedi Bianchi. Trained by Doug O’Neill, the daughter of Overanalyze has already run in three Grade 1 races, running second in [...]