2023 September Stakes Betting Odds at Kempton Park racecourse

Saturday, 09 September 2023

There are four leading horses set to line up in the Unibet September Stakes, with Israr the one which has been most heavily backed this week. John & Thady Gosden’s charge has finished in the first two in all three outings to date and the smart money could be on a runner who is carrying more weight than the other three main contenders.

Bay Bridge has failed to win any of his three outings this season, although the Sir Michael Stoute-trained runner has the credentials to run a big race over one mile and four furlongs, while New London is also among the favourites despite a fifth-placed finish in the last outing. Candleford was a winner last time out and could go well for trainer William Haggas.

2023 Unibet September Stakes Tips

Israr has been backed from 4/1 to 2/1 at the time of writing, with punters warming to the four-year-old despite carrying more weight than the majority of runners in the field. Two months ago, the horse won the Princess of Wales’s Stakes at Newmarket over one mile and four furlongs, with the runner beating 1/3 favourite Adayar into second place.

Previously to this, there was a second-placed finish behind Quickthorn in the Race to the Ebor Grand Cup Stakes, with the horse finishing second in the Al Rayyan Stakes at Newbury when finding Haskoy too strong for him. Bay Bridge could be the one that proves too strong this time around and the five-year-old has some solid credentials.

Sir Michael Stoute saddles a runner who was disappointing last time out when finishing fifth out of six horses in the Princess of Wales’s Stakes. However, we can make excuses considering that the horse stumbled at the start of the encounter, with the horse previously finishing second to Luxembourg in the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh.

New London’s previous performance was in Germany when running at Hoppegarten in the Westminster 133rd Grosser Preis von Berlin, with the horse finishing fifth in a competitive Group 1 race. The horse ran previously at Newmarket when finishing third as the 11/10 favourite in the Fred Archer Stakes and perhaps we can oppose that selection.