2023 Vintage Stakes Betting Odds at Goodwood racecourse

Tuesday, 01 August 2023

Haatem has run plenty of times this season and the bookmakers are respecting the chances of the Richard Hannon-trained charge. The two-year-old has only won once this season and perhaps there could be a viable alternative in the form of Iberian. The Charles Hills-trained runner has much less experience but shone brightly on a previous outing.

Golden Mind has also won this year and could be worthy of consideration, with Mountain Bear having also been in the winners’ enclosure. Even Thunder Blue and Witness Stand can’t be discounted and there could be a decent run from outsider Soldier’s Gold, with the bookies having competitive odds for this nine-runner race.

2023 Nicholson Gin Vintage Stakes Tips

Haatem is among the favourites to win the Nicholson Gin Vintage Stakes, with Richard Hannon hoping to see his two-year-old claim another victory. The horse performed really well when recently finishing second to favourite City Of Troy in the bet365 Superlative Stakes, with the horse runner-up by six lengths over seven furlongs at Newmarket.

There was also a strong performance when sent off at odds of 28/1 in the Coventry Stakes and there was a Maiden Stakes win at Bath before finishing third when sent off favourite in the Woodcote Stakes at Epsom over six furlongs. However, some might be prepared to take a chance on Iberian instead and this horse looked flashy last time out.

The two-year-old has only been seen on one occasion, with Charles Hills saddling a runner who won the BV Group Novice Stakes over six and a half furlongs. Rossa Ryan gave the charge a tremendous spin and helped the horse to a two length victory, with some punters perhaps wanting to choose a runner who has enjoyed more experience.

Golden Mind has bagged a win this season from three outings, with the Richard Fahey-trained runner having finished third in the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot and that came after a Maiden Stakes win over six furlongs at Leicester. Mountain Bear was a Maiden winner at the Curragh and over the same distance at the end of June.