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Horse Racing Best Bets: “Shared Belief” and “Whitney Stakes” Breakdown – Sports Illustrated

SI Gambling insider Frankie Taddeo handicaps this weekend’s Shared Belief & Whitney Stakes from Del Mar & Saratoga, including the latest odds and best bets.

The SI Gambling Horse handicapping experts had a great win several weeks ago in the Blue Grass Stakes as Art Collector (6.60) came through in dominating fashion; helping us hit the Exacta (12/1), Trifecta (60/1) and Superfecta (443/1). Now, the boys are back with some sharp opinions from Del Mar for this Saturday.

This weekend, racing fans are treated to two outstanding stakes races being run at two of the most iconic tracks in the country: Del Mar and Saratoga. The two great stakes races, set to be run minutes apart on opposite coasts on Saturday, are the Whitney and Shared Belief Stakes.

Race 9 on the Saratoga card is the 92nd running of the Grade I $750,000 Whitney Stakes which is part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series. The race has drawn an ultra competitive field of five. The cast is led by morning line favorite Tom’s D’Etat (6/5), who has won four consecutive stakes races . He heads into the Whitney off an impressive effort in the Grade II Stephen Foster Stakes at Churchill Downs back on June 27.

Among the chief rivals are By My Standards (9/2), who finished second to Tom