2022 Whitney Stakes Odds and Predictions

2022 Whitney Stakes Odds and Predictions

Four major events blanket the day from Saratoga Race Course. The $250,000 Grade 2 Glens Fall Stakes to the $1 million Saratoga Derby Invitational lead the way in the Grade 1 Whitney. All of Saturday’s major graded cards factor in on the excitement.

The Glens Fall Stakes features War Like Goddess as a favorite. The five-year mare has won six of the eight races she completed. The Longines Test Stakes is a collection of three-year fillies running a seven furlong in dirt. The leading filly is Under The Stars.

The favorite in the Saratoga Derby is Classic Causeway. On July 7, he had a winning performance in the Grade 1 Belmont Derby. Annapolis, Emmanuel and Sy Dog are top contenders.

2022 Whitney Stakes Picks

When: Saturday, August 6th 2022

The top contenders in the Whitney are Hot Rod Charlie, Olympiad, Happy Saver and Life Is Good. Three ‘in the money’ and ‘one to watch’ are listed for those to see.

Win: Hot Rod Charlie

The four-year colt has been seasoned by success. He was second in the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. After turning three, he won the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby and placed in the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes.

His fourth year is going great for capturing first or second with every race he enters. Hot Rod Charlie has been in the money in 11 of 13 races. The son of Oxbow is primed for moments like this in the Whitney Stakes.

Place: Olympiad

This colt is a Kentucky-bred four-year old. This year, his races have all been a winning result. The Churchill Down Grade 2 Stephen Forster Stakes back to the Allowance Claimer at Gulfstream Park each ended in victories.

Olympiad has worked its way into the money in nine of the 10 races. He has finished in first in six of the last seven events. Sired by Speightstown, he has lived up to the gender.

Show: Happy Saver

Trained by Todd Pletcher, the Kentucky-bred five-year horse placed second in the Grade 1 Metropolitan Stakes over at Belmont Stakes. He was second four times in a row going back to the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup in the fall of 2021.

Happy Saver as finished first, second or third in every race since Day 1. He has ridden from a seven-furlong sprint to a 1¼. As a son of Super Saver, his ability and grit complete the field.

One to Watch: Life Is Good

The four-year-old colt is ‘one to watch’ in a crowned field. Life Is Good is a step behind Happy Saver as Pletcher trains them both. Sired Into Mischief, he led the way in seven of the last nine he started.

The Whitney Stakes is just a piece of show. The Breeders’ Cup Classic or Dirt Mile is on the card in Saturday early November for Life Is Good.