2024 Huxley Stakes Betting Odds at Chester racecourse

Friday, 10 May 2024

We’re looking forward to the 2024 Huxley Stakes and there are nine horses competing over one mile, two and a half furlongs in this encounter. There are four runners trading at single figure racing odds, with Passenger running for Sir Michael Stoute and the four-year-old returns to the track after a lengthy absence bidding for a Chester success.

Israr is a five-year-old who also has solid claims and the John & Thady Gosden-trained runner comes ahead of Hans Andersen in the betting market. Aidan O’Brien’s runner looks like a solid each-way pick, with Royal Rhyme also respected by the layers and the four-year-old won on several occasions last season.

2024 Huxley Stakes Tips

Passenger has the potential to go well for trainer Sir Michael Stoute when it comes to the Huxley Stakes, with a couple of victories being landed last season. The latest success came at Windsor in August, with five other runners being beaten on that occasion, although the horse could only finish twelfth out of a field of fourteen in the Epsom Derby.

The same horse had previously been sent off as the 9/2 favourite in the Dubai Dante Stakes before finishing fourth in this encounter, with the season having opened with a win in the bet365 Wood Ditton Maiden Stakes. Perhaps Israr can produce a solid run of his own, with the five-year-old looking like a decent each-way contender.

The horse has the highest rating out of any runner in the field, with the charge having last been seen finishing third out of seven in the Gordon Richards Stakes at Sandown Park towards the end of April. Last year, the horse performed well when finishing second in the Cumberland Lodge Stakes at Ascot over one mile and four furlongs.

Hans Andersen was a winner last time out and the four-year-old will be bidding to build on that performance when it comes to this race. The horse was sent off as the 4/6 favourite in a six-runner race at Dundalk Racecourse before obliging with a victory, with Royal Rhyme coming next in the pecking order and the four-year-old won three times last season.

2023 Huxley Stakes Tips

Point Lonsdale heads the betting market although there’s a school of thought that the bookies want to keep this horse onside due to the fact that he’s trained by Aidan O’Brien. The horse won at The Curragh on 16 April, with the runner beating Visualisation into second place and obliging as the 6/4 favourite, with this taking place over one mile and two furlongs on heavy ground.

Previously to this, the horse looked out of his depth when finishing well down the order in a competitive race by the name of the 2000 Guineas. However, there was no disgrace in finishing tenth when you consider the quality of the field lining up, with this runner likely to be popular with punters despite its relative short price.

Foxes Tales is a five-year-old who was able to triumph on the all-weather surface at Kempton Park last time out, with the horse trained by Andrew Balding and there was a successful three-length win in the Magnolia Stakes, with the horse previously finishing third to Lord North at Lingfield in another competitive race.

Visualisation could be set to run well and there have been two recent victories either side of finishing second to Point Lonsdale, with Joseph O’Brien’s charge finishing less than two lengths behind the race favourite, while more recently we saw a win over one mile and two furlongs at The Curragh.