Handicapping the Breeders’ Cup Distaff: Expert Picks and Predictions 🏆

This edition of the $2 million Distaff (race 7, post time 5:10 p.m.) features one of the most competitive fields in years.

Idiomatic, riding a four-race winning streak for trainer Brad Cox, is the 5-2 morning-line favorite in a field of 11 fillies and mares going 1 1/8 miles.

Our team of six came up with four different winners in a group that also includes Clairiere (a four-time G1 winner) and Adare Manor, winner of five in a row for Bob Baffert. Both are 4-1.

Below are the picks from the team at usracing.com

Breeder’s Cup Distaff: Picks, Predictions and Odds

The Professor:

1 Pretty Mischievous 2 Idiomatic 3 Randomized

“The Kentucky Oaks winner (Pretty Mischievous) was compromised by the slop most recently in the Cotillion; she gets the slight nod here in a hugely competitive race.”

Mr. Tout:

1 Clairiere 2 Randomized 3 Adare Manor

“Clairiere is training well and is the best closer in a field filled with lead-to-lead types.’’


1 Idiomatic 2 Adare Manor 3 Wet Paint

“Another Curlin offspring capable of getting the job done.”


1 Adare Manor 2 Clairiere 3 Idiomatic

“A daunting presence with 5 wins in a row, four of them at Santa Anita; and she’s ready to defend her territory.”


1 Adare Manor 2 Randomized 3 Idiomatic

“Winning wager could put a stay at her namesake hotel in Ireland within reach.’’

Harriet ‘Capper:

1 Adare Manor 2 Idiomatic 3 Clairiere

“This giant filly (Adare Manor) has a standout record over the track and is in top form.”


2023 Breeders’ Cup Distaff Odds and Post Positions

PP Horse Odds Trainer Jockey
1 Hoosier Philly 20-1 Thomas M.Amoss Luis Saez
2 A Mo Reay 20-1 Brad H.Cox Cristophe Lemaire
4 Idiomatic 5-2 Brad H.Cox Florent Geroux
5 Adare Manor 4-1 Bob Baffert Juan Hernandez
6 Search Results 5-1 Chad C.Brown Irad Ortiz Jr.
7 Wet Paint 10-1 Brad H.Cox Flavien Prat
8 Randomized 6-1 Chad C.Brown Jose Ortiz
9 Clairiere 4-1 Steve Asmussen Joel Rosario
10 Desert Dawn 20-1 Steve Asmussen Hector Berrios
11 Le Da Vida 20-1 Ignacio Correas Vincent Cheminaud
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