Malibu Stakes 2018: Post positions, odds and more – Horse Racing Nation

Malibu Stakes 2018: Post positions, odds and more

Wednesday’s Grade 1, $300,000 Malibu Stakes represents the final opportunity of the season for current 3-year-olds to compete in a race restricted to their age group, and horsemen responded as an overflow field singed on to go seven furlongs on opening day at Santa Anita.

Bob Baffert trains four runners entered into the main body of the field led by McKinzie, the morning line favorite cutting back after a flop in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. He’ll be joined by Axelrod, another Breeders’ Cup runner, plus shippers such as Steve Asmussen-trained Copper Bullet and Seven Trumpets from Kentucky.

Here’s a look at the field with the morning line:

1. Calexman (30-1)
2. Majestic Dunhill (30-1)
3. Copper Bullet (6-1)
4. Still Having Fun (20-1)
5. Identity Politics (12-1)
6. Axelrod (10-1)
7. Seven Trumpets (12-1)
8. Nero (12-1)
9. Ax Man (5-1)
10. Bobby’s Wicked One (10-1)
11. Greyvitos (20-1)
12. Kanthaka (6-1)
13. McKinzie (7-2)
14. Solomini (10-1)
AE. Super Sol (20-1)
AE. Cool Bobby (20-1)

Tune In

Post time for the Malibu is approximately 7 p.m. ET in Arcadia, Calif.
TVG will carry the race with on-site coverage and handicapping, or you can live stream it through advanced deposit wagering services such as NYRABets.

Wednesday’s undercard

First post at Santa Anita is 2:30 p.m. ET, with stakes action beginning not long afterward.

Race 4: Lady of Shamrock Stakes (4:07 p.m. ET)

Race 6: Grade 1 La Brea Stakes (5:15 p.m. ET)

Race 7: Grade 2 Mathis Brothers Mile (5:50 p.m. ET)

Race 8: Grade 2 San Antonio Stakes (6:25 p.m. ET)

Race 9: Grade 1 Malibu Stakes (7 p.m. ET)

Malibu Stakes handicapping

 Horse Racing Nation staff picks and predictions

 How to bet the late Pick 4 on a budget

 Guaranteed Tip Sheet’s full card Santa Anita selections

 Why handicapper Justin Dew is on Kanthaka

 5 value plays to consider on Wednesday’s card

 Analysis: McKinzie, Axelrod look playable in Malibu

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