2023 Park Stakes Betting Odds at Doncaster racecourse

Saturday, 16 September 2023

Many betting customers will be putting their faith in Spycatcher when it comes to the Betfred Park Stakes, with the favourite trained by K R Burke although there has only been a 40% success rate this season. Perhaps Audience is a viable opponent although the John & Thady Gosden-trained runner has failed to win either of the past two races.

Sandrine lines up for Andrew Balding and the four-year-old is carrying three pounds less than the front two in the betting, with Biggles a potential winner of the race at a bigger price. Ralph Beckett trains a horse that was successful in his penultimate race before falling flat last time out, with the runners competing over seven furlongs.

2023 Park Stakes Tips

Spycatcher has been running in France over the past two occasions and the five-year-old was second in a race in Deauville last time out. Sent off as the 8/5 favourite in the Arc Prix Maurice de Gheest, the horse was beaten by a short head over six and a half furlongs. It should be borne in mind that the ground was very soft on that occasion.

Previously to this came a win in the Prix de Ris-Orangis, with Clifford Lee giving the horse a smart run, with that being a three-length win and it’s little surprise that the bookmakers are giving Spycatcher a short price although there are other viable contenders here. Audience looks to fit the profile when it comes to the race winner.

The four-year-old is trained by John & Thady Gosden and the horse produced a smart performance at York last time out. There was a second-placed finish at the Knavesmire where the horse was sent off at massive odds of 20/1 before finishing less than a length behind favourite Kinross. This sort of form could end up being beneficial.

Sandrine was third in that particular race and was sent off at an even bigger price of 28/1. Indeed, there was little between him and Audience, so there could be merit in backing these two horses in a reverse forecast if you want to oppose favourite Spycatcher. Biggles was disappointing last time out in an International Stakes race at Ascot.

Many betting customers are looking to take advantage of horse racing price boosts when they scan through the Doncaster racecards. There are meetings at this south Yorkshire track throughout the flat racing season, including the St Leger, although another big race takes place in the form of the Park Stakes.

This is a Group 2 flat horse race and this has been in operation for well over forty years, with this being a fairly short-distance encounter of seven furlongs. Horses aged three or older are allowed to enter and there are penalties in place for any runners who have previously experienced success in Group 1 or Group 2 races.

The Doncaster Park Stakes betting odds are generally available in the build-up to the race, with this having had Group 2 status since 2004. Indeed, this forms part of the St Leger racecard as it takes place during the four-day meeting and therefore has a high profile when it comes to bookmakers pricing it up.

There have been three successful horses in the Park Stakes who have managed to land a victory on two occasions. Bishop Of Cashel was able to score a victory in 1995 and 1996, while Iffraaj was able to do the same thing in 2005 and 2006 before Arabian Gleam claimed the spoils in 2007 and 2008.

The Park Stakes is also a race where jockey Frankie Dettori has been successful and the Italian has achieved five wins and counting. Green Line Express was a winner in 1990 to give Dettori his first success, with Handsome Ridge, Wichita and Kinross among the victors for the top jockey.