2024 Belmont at Saratoga: Acorn Stakes Odds, Picks, Predictions for Friday

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(Photo by Horsephotos/Getty Images) Thorpedo Anna, with Brian Hernandez aboard, wins the G1 Kentucky Oaks.

The Belmont Stakes Racing Festival continues Friday at Saratoga. The racing action Friday is headlined by the Acorn Stakes, with Thorpedo Anna favored to win at 8-5.

2024 Acorn Stakes Odds

POST POSITION HORSEODDS
1Becky's Joker30-1
2Power Squeeze12-1
3Leslie's Rose5-1
4Just F Y I5-2
5My Mane Squeeze12-1
6Where's My Ring8-1
7Regulatory Risk12-1
8Gun Song12-1
9Thorpedo Anna8-5

Odds via TwinSpires as of Thursday, June 6.

2024 Acorn Stakes Picks, Predictions

Race 9 — To Win: No. 6 Roses for Debra
Race 9 — Pick 4: 6 | 4,7 | 3,6,10 | 9
Race 10 — To Win: No. 7 Whitebeam
Race 11 — To Win: No. 10 War Like Goddess
Race 11 — Exacta box: 3,6,10
Race 11 — Double: 3,6,10 | 9
Race 12 — To Win: No. 9 Thorpedo Anna

Race 9

Top Pick

No. 6 Roses for Debra (6-5) is the class of the field and ran a 101 Beyer Speed Figure, which was the highest last out. When she found her stride in the stretch, it was over. She has proven she can run over a turf course with moisture in it, which is important with the forecast. More importantly, she is a perfect 2-for-2 at Saratoga, both on a good turf course.

Race 10

Top Pick

No. 7 Whitebeam (5-2) has a stalking style, which is key in here given there isn’t much speed. She pressed the pace last time out, only to get run down late. It’s her second start off the layoff for trainer Chad Brown. He wins at 28% in these situations.

Underneath

No. 4 Coppice (3-1) most likely needed her last race, as she was coming off a six-month layoff. Granted, there’s not as much pace today, but it would be easy for her to flip the script on Chili Flag. And back in October, she ran fourth to Inspiral, who won the Breeders Cup Filly and Mare Turf.

Race 11

Top Pick

No. 10 War Like Godess (4-1) has run against the boys in her last two starts. She’s been off for seven months. In addition to proving she can win off the long layoff, she has won in this scenario before — facing the boys and then coming back off the layoff to face the girls. She absolutely lovse Saratoga, with three wins and two seconds from five career starts.

Underneath

No. 3 Didia (9-2) didn’t seem to have much of an excuse last time out, but she’s shown she has a turn of foot and versatility, which makes her dangerous here. Trainer Ignacio Correas wins at 17% second off the layoff.

No. 6 Fev Rover (8-1) is one of the only speed horses in the race. She may try to take the field gate to wire in here. She has proven she can win off the long layoff. Her Beyer Speed Figures put her right in contention.

Race 12

Top Pick

No. 9 Thorpedo Anna (8-5) has four wins from five career starts. She has a great turn of foot and knows when it’s time to use it. She has run against the track bias in her last two starts. While her post position may be an issue given she will won't have much time to get over before the first turn, trainer Kenny McPeek has remained extremely high on her. He said if Mystik Dan wasn’t running in the Belmont, he would run Thorpedo Anna in there.

2024 Acorn Stakes Expert Picks

Race 9 — To Win: No. 6 Roses for Debra
Race 9 — Pick 4: 6 | 4,7 | 3,6,10 | 9
Race 10 — To Win: No. 7 Whitebeam
Race 11 — To Win: No. 10 War Like Goddess
Race 11 — Exacta box: 3,6,10
Race 11 — Double: 3,6,10 | 9
Race 12 — To Win: No. 9 Thorpedo Anna

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