EP Taylor Stakes 2018

EP Taylor Stakes 2018

One of the most anticipated races of the year in Canada, the Grade 1 EP Taylor Stakes field is set, and that means it's time for bettors to get down to the business of picking winners before these 9 turf fillies and mares enter the starting gate Sat, Oct.13 at Woodbine (6:18 EST post).

This field appears to be one full of steady performers with the possibility of a couple horses on the rise. How deep is this bunch? 7 of the 9 runners have a group or graded stakes victory to their credit. Only two, however, have ever won a race at Woodbine. Before I dig into the handicapping nuances of this 1 1/4-mile event, let’s met the field.

Betting Tips

Capping the field

Pollara (6/1) is a lightly-raced filly making her North American debut after a three-race career in France where she captured 2 of 3 starts, including the Group 3 Prix de Royaumont at Chantilly. Chad Brown will take over the training duties and that’s always a positive indication as Brown connects at an astounding 21% clip with North American debut runners and 26% with runners making their first start under his watch.

  • 1-Sky Full of Stars 15/1
  • 2-Santa Monica 5/2
  • 3-Pollara 6/1
  • 4-Sheikha Reika 12/1
  • 5-Golden Legend 4/1
  • 6-Summer Luck 20/1
  • 7-Starship Jubillee 8/1
  • 8-Elysea’s World 7/2
  • 9-Proctor’s Ledge 8/1

Pollara
EP Taylor Stakes Odds
6/1

For all the depth and talent in this renewal of the EP Taylor, Starship Jubilee is the horse-for-course. She’s won 4 of 8 career starts over the Woodbine lawn, and brings a two-race winning streak into Saturday’s tilt. At her 8/1 morning line price, she is likely the most undervalued horse in the field.

In addition to the aforementioned Pollara, Chad Brown will also saddle the morning line favorite Santa Monica (5/2) as well as the second choice in Elysea’s World (7/2). While both are classy runners, neither offer much in the way of upside or betting value.

When it comes down to Canadian horse racing, the EP Taylor is as good as it gets. Don’t miss a chance to bet online with one of our preferred wagering partners below:





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