2023 Challenge Cup Betting Odds at Ascot racecourse

Saturday, 07 October 2023

The horse racing bookmakers make the Howden Challenge Cup a wide open encounter and you can back any horse from an each-way perspective. Baradar has been in the winners’ enclosure in the past two races, with many latching on to this runner one of the highest rated runners in a big field.

Popmaster landed two runner-up spots before winning last time out, with Ed Walker expecting big things from his five-year-old, while Quinault has been able to land a number of wins this season. Fresh and Ramazan are other contenders in what should be a keenly-fought contest over seven furlongs.

2023 Howden Challenge Cup Tips

There are plenty of horses from a field of eighteen runners who have solid credentials when it comes to the Howden Challenge Cup. Baradar was able to oblige at odds of 100/30 at Doncaster in the middle of September, with the runner previously impressing at Ascot. There was a great win in the International Stakes at odds of 16/1.

Popmaster has been in the first two in the previous three races, with the horse runner-up over seven furlongs at Newbury Racecourse. In the bet365 Handicap at Ascot came a second-placed performance by the short distance of just a neck, with the best effort coming in a recent encounter in the Dubai Duty Free Cup Stakes at Newbury.

Quinault was able to beat Popmaster at Ascot and there is plenty to recommend the Stuart Williams-trained runner who could be more progressive at the age of three. Indeed, this horse has won six of his seven efforts this term and has to be considered each-way value. There was a third-placed finish in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Handicap.

Fresh hasn’t been successful in any race this term although sixth place out of twenty-two runners at The Curragh, with this horse running well on good ground over six furlongs. There was also a fifth-placed finish out of seventeen in the Constantine Handicap, with Ramazan having finished second in the Ayr Gold Cup Handicap on 23 September.