Horse Racing Picks: Forego Stakes Prediction, Preview, and Odds (Aug 26)

By Β· Updated 10 months ago
  • Forego Stakes takes place at Saratoga on Saturday
  • The Grade 1 is staged over seven furlongs on the dirt

The first Grade 1 on a big night of action at Saratoga on Saturday comes in the form of the Forego Stakes. This race will cover a total of seven furlongs, and there will be a purse of $600,000 up for grabs. You can find the latest odds and picks here.

Schedule and How To Watch

  • When: Saturday, August 26, 2023 at 3:07 p.m. ET
  • Where: Saratoga, New York
  • How To Watch: FanDuel TV

Forego Stakes Stakes

Elite Power-100
Synthesis +2000
High Oak+3000

Latest odds taken from an offshore sportsbook

Race Preview

The Forego Stakes kicks off a huge night of Grade 1 action at Saratoga on Saturday. This race covers a distance of seven furlongs, with the action taking place on the dirt. Cody’s Wish was the memorable winner of this race 12 months ago, before the four-year-old went on to land success at the Breeders’ Cup.

The top two in the betting are difficult to separate this weekend, and both hold extremely solid claims. Elite Power has looked largely progressive throughout this season, and he took his form to the next level at Saratoga in July by landing the G1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt with a speed rating of 112.

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Gunite appears to be the big danger to the favorite once again. The Steven Asmussen runner was beaten by his re-appearing rival in the G1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt last month, but that narrow finish means he shouldn’t be far away again. The four-year-old could still be improving.

Pipeline for Chad Brown could be the best of the rest this weekend. He returned to action in an allowance optional claimer earlier this month, but you can easily overlook that run as he needed the outing. He was third in the G1 Forego last year, and a repeat finish is a likely outcome.

Forego Stakes Prediction

This is a clear battle between the top two in the betting, and cases can be made for both. However, Elite Status looks clear on ratings, and he is preferred to get the best of Gunite once again on Saturday.

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