By Jarrod Horak
Del Mar’s Bing Crosby Season concludes on Sunday, December 3, and I have included Matriarch Stakes 2023 picks below. The Grade 1 event for fillies and mares has a $300,000 purse and the twelve entrants will be traveling a flat mile on the turf course. It is the 7th race on closing Sunday.
Matriarch Stakes 2023 Picks & Final Time Ratings
Chad Brown has saddled the winner of the Grade 1 Matriarch in five of the last six years. He captured this event in 2020, 2021, and 2022, and he has entered four runners this year.
Surge Capacity is Brown’s first entrant and she is 3-for-4 with a runner-up finish. The two-time graded winner steps up to face older rivals and figures to stalk the pace under Joel Rosario.
Whitebeam (GB) won the Grade 3 Gallorette and Grade 1 Diana this year for Chad Brown, but she dropped both starts in this country at one mile. Flavien Prat stays put and she figures to save ground stalking the pace.
Beaute Cachee (FR) fired trifecta shots in all four starts since arriving in this country. Brown’s stalking filly picks up sharp local turf rider Umberto Rispoli.
Fluffy Socks is Brown’s final Matriarch entrant and she is 3-for-4 with a runner-up finish at one mile. In two local turf attempts, she won the Jimmy Durante (G3) in 2020 and landed the show in the Del Mar Oaks (G1) in 2021. She captured the Grade 2 Distaff Turf Mile at Churchill Downs earlier this year and hit the board in her last two graded turf routes.
Matriarch Stakes 2023 Picks
The Grade 1 Matriarch Stakes is the final video in my Del Mar Horse of the Day video series. Heading into closing day, my top choices have five wins and a trio of runner-up finishes. Check out my Matriarch Stakes 2023 picks video below.