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.