2023 Princess Margaret Stakes Betting Odds at Ascot racecourse

Saturday, 29 July 2023

We’re all set for a quality Ascot racecard on Saturday, with Soprano being installed as the short-priced favourite for this two-year-old encounter. The George Boughey-trained charge has looked impressive and looks set to go off at a short price, although each-way backers might be more taken by the prospect of backing Pretty Crystal.

Kairyu has landed back to back wins and there could be more to come from a horse trading among the favourites for this six furlong encounter, with Needlepoint running for Amy Murphy and this is another runner who comes into the race off the back of a victory. The same applies to Symbology and the Clive Cox-trained runner should go well.

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Soprano finished third last time out, although this was in the competitive Albany Stakes at the 2023 Royal Ascot meeting, with the George Boughey-trained runner finding two horses too strong for him and there’s still a question mark over the distance. Previously to this, Soprano was able to land a victory in a Maiden Fillies’ Stakes over five furlongs.

Pretty Crystal was fifth in the Albany Stakes and that was more of a surprise considering that the horse was sent off at odds of 33/1. Richard Fahey’s two-year-old could therefore be competitive and the runner is trading at a more attractive each-way price than the favourite, with Kairyu also operating at a short price.

It’s been successive wins for the Irish raider, with the horse claiming a victory in the Anglesey Stakes on 22 July at the Curragh, with the horse able to overcoming odds-on favourite Pearls And Rubies. There was previously a win in a Fillies Maiden at Naas and the runner will therefore be bidding for a hat-trick in his first run in England.

Needlepoint has only had one outing and that was an 11/1 success in the Prix de la Reine Blanche Longines Soutenu par les Echos Weekend, with this win coming at Chantilly. Amy Murphy trains a runner who could also have Komat for company, with the latter finishing sixth in the Albany Stakes and capable of a big run.