Man o' War Grade 1 Stakes 2023 Field, Odds and Picks for Saturday 5/13/23
A trio of big graded stakes races headline the Saturday, May 13 card at Belmont Park.
- Race 5 - $600,000 Grade 1 Man o' War Stakes at 1 3/8 miles on inner turf
- Race 6 - $200,000 Grade 3 Peter Pan Stakes at 1 1/8 miles for 3-year-olds
- Race 9 - $175,000 Grade 3 Runhappy Stakes at 6 furlongs for older horses
Bettors looking to cash in a bigger score on FanDuel Racing can add a Man o' War / Peter Pan double by picking the winner of both races.
The Man o' War is at 3:07 p.m. ET, Peter Pan at 3:40 p.m. ET and Runhappy at 5:18 p.m. ET.
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Man o' War Field and Odds
Irad Ortiz, Jr.
Warren Point (GB)
Soldier Rising (GB)
Man 'o War Pick
The top win contenders, according to Horse Racing Nation's Super Screener are:
- Warren Point (9/5) - Most reliable board hitter
- Howe Street (8/1) - Top value
- Verstappen (6/1)
This is a pretty wide open marathon affair to be contested 11 furlongs over the Belmont Park Inner Turf course which, historically, has been quite kind to closers. Warren Point is a lightly raced 4-yr-old gelding who has never missed the Trifecta in 8 lifetime starts including 7 Exacta finishes (1st or 2nd).
Warren Point is a mid-pack runner with a strong turn foot so he’ll inherit a perfect stalking trip and will get first jump on the deeper closers. He's the horse to beat, but Howe Street can track a more moderate pace than his Grade 2 finish (6th) a month ago when it was too fast, but allowed Verstappen to rally and win at 16/1 odds a neck in front of off-the-pace runner Red Knight going 1 1/2 miles.
Man o' War Picks: Warren Point and Howe Street
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.