2020 Pat Day Mile Stakes Race Favorites, Longshots and Predictions
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
2020 Pat Day Mile Stakes Race – Three-year-old thoroughbred horses will try to secure honor and recognition in the 2020 edition of the Pat Day Mile Stakes Race. The one-mile (1.609-kilometer), USD50,000 race starts on Saturday, September 5 at 3:35 PM ET. The venue takes place at the Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Nine horses, who prefer a shorter distance than the Triple Crown, are scheduled to take part in the ninth race of the Kentucky Derby day. The American Grade 3 thoroughbred horseracing spectacle will be held without spectators to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and online horseracing betting sites are looking for the best bet possible in the race.
2020 Pat Day Mile Stakes Race
When: Saturday, September 5, 3:45 PM ET
Formerly the Derby Trial Stakes, the Pat Day Mile Stakes Race was initiated in 1924 and was originally held a week before the Kentucky Derby. The race was held annually with the exception in 1928. In 2010, the event was renamed to Cliff’s Edge Derby Trial and it was run in that name until 2012. Three years later, the event was renamed to the Pat Day Mile Stakes in honor of Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day. The race was moved to the undercard of Kentucky Derby day and the purse was increased to USD200,000. In 2016, the prize money was hiked to USD250,000. The first winner of the race was Black Gold and Mr. Money emerged victorious in last year’s race.
Betting on Horse Racing at the 2020 Pat Day Mile Stakes Race
Nine horses are looking to take home this year’s edition of the Pat Day Mile Stakes. Among the entries, Echo Town will be the prohibitive favorite with a 7/2 odds. The three-year-old colt was impressive in his last race, the H. Allen Jenkins Memorial, as he edged past Tap It to Win and Shoplifted. Aside from this, he has a pair of second-place finishes and a winner of the six-furlong race in May. Cezanne, Tap It to Win, and Rushie will challenge Echo Town.
Cezanne looks to bounce back from a dismal fourth-place finish in the Shared Belief Stakes. He ran the mile in July and won. Meanwhile, Tap It to Win came in second behind Echo Town in the H. Allen Jenkins Memorial. Rushie placed third in his last two races at the Blue Grass Stakes and the Santa Anita Derby. Other entries include Shashashakemeup, Vertical Threat, Digital, No Parole, and Sonneman.
2020 Pat Day Mile Stakes Race Entries
* – favorite
Top horseracing bookies favor Echo Town in this one-mile race. However, he will be in for tough challenges from Cezanne, Tap It to Win, and Rushie. No Parole and Vertical Threat are capable of surprising everyone in this race while Digital, Sonneman, and Shashashakemeup will make things interesting in this horseracing slobber knocker.