2024 Woodcote Stakes Betting Odds at Epsom Downs racecourse

Friday, 31 May 2024

We’ve got a big field lining up in the 2023 Derby Festival opener, with the race taking place at 2pm on Friday 2 June. There are several talented two-year-olds who are lining up and that includes Haatem who is likely to be among the favourites. The Richard Hannon-trained runner landed a victory last time out and could triumph again.

Valour And Swagger could also go well and there’s also Balon D’Or who runs for Hugo Palmer. The fact that this is a two-year-old means there’s not a huge amount of form to go off. There are lots of opportunities to bet each-way on a race where the bookies are likely to increase the number of places along with a few price boosts.

2023 Woodcote Stakes Betting Tips

Haatem looks like a talented two-year-old and Richard Hannon will hope that his horse can perform well over the six furlong trip at Epsom Racecourse. The runner was seen most recently when running at Bath and the 4/9 favourite claimed a convincing victory over a similar trip, although this heat at Epsom looks a good deal more competitive.

Valour And Swagger looks likely to produce a strong run, with the horse kicking off his career with a win at Windsor and there has since been a credible performance in a novice race at Ascot Racecourse. Perhaps the firmer ground at Epsom will be more to the horse’s liking, while Balon D’or also has a win under his belt.

This came at Musselburgh in early April when triumphing in a novice stakes over five furlongs, with the horse then winning a conditions stakes race over five furlongs at Chester. That was a competitive tussle on 10 May where the runner had every chance in the final stages and this looks like the best each-way bet of the race to us.

Richard Hannon has more than one runner and it’s worth looking out for Mashadi, with the trainer having seen his charge record three successive runner-up spots. Sent off as favourite in a recent novice stakes encounter over five furlongs, the two year old was beaten by a neck although the horse previously ran well at York and there could be more to come.