2023 Sapphire Stakes Betting Odds at Curragh racecourse

Saturday, 22 July 2023

We’ve got eleven runners going to post in the 2023 Sapphire Stakes, with the majority of the field trading at single figure odds. Go Athletico runs for Adrian McGuinness and the horse could perform well over five furlongs at the Curragh, with Ladies Church also successful on the previous outing and Jonny Murtagh will be confident of a repeat.

Art Power has been in the winners’ enclosure this season and White Lavender was also successful last time out. This Group 2 encounter should be a combative tussle over the shortest of distances and much depends not only on the draw but also the type of start that each of the runners encounter.

2023 Sapphire Stakes Tips

Go Athletico has enjoyed back-to-back victories ahead of the Barberstown Castle Sapphire Stakes, with Adrian McGuinness now hoping to see another win for this five-year-old. In the middle of June, the horse was able to oblige at Cork Racecourse when sent off as the 2/1 joint-favourite in a Sprint Stakes and we could get another big performance here.

Previously to this, there had been a victory in the Prix Cor de Chasse, with Ladies Church having run strongly in the Sole Power Sprint Stakes at Naas at the end of May, with the runner now set to line up as one of the favourites at the Curragh. It was a convincing three length victory and there could be more to come from the Jonny Murtagh-trained charge.

Art Power was recently fourth in the July Cup Stakes at Newmarket and ran well at betting odds of 14/1, with Tim Easterby encouraged by a performance which saw the horse finish less than three lengths behind eventual winner Shaquille. The horse previously ran in the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes and finished twelfth.

Mitbaahy was last seen running at Royal Ascot when finishing a credible eighth in the King’s Stand Stakes when being sent off at odds of 22/1. Roger Varian will hope that the horse can build on that performance in a less competitive outing in Ireland, with the horse previously outpaced two furlongs out although we might get a bright showing here.