2023 Churchill Stakes Betting Odds at Lingfield Park racecourse

Saturday, 18 November 2023

Eight-year-old Regal Reality could be the horse to beat when it comes to the Churchill Stakes, with Richard Kingscote on board a runner who is likely to go off favourite for an encounter over one mile and two furlongs. However, there’s little to separate the leading contenders in the ratings and some will consider Blue Trail as better value.

Foxes Tales runs for trainer Andrew Balding and the five-year-old has previously turned in some impressive performances, with Forest Of Dean also respected on efforts so far. There are nine runners set to go to post and there are likely to be price boosts available along with extra places when it comes to each-way betting.

2023 Churchill Stakes Tips

Regal Reality has turned in some bright performances this season and the eight-year-old has been installed as favourite to win Saturday’s Churchill Stakes. Towards the end of September, the Sir Michael Stoute-trained runner was able to finish second in the Al Basti Equiworld, Dubai Joel Stakes at racing odds of 16/1 and only narrowly behind Mutasaabeq.

This came after finishing third in the Superior Mile Stakes at Haydock a few weeks previously although the bookmakers think it’s a wide open encounter. At the age of four, Blue Trail has the ability to come on leaps and bounds, with the horse finishing fifth out of seven in the competitive Earl Of Sefton Stakes in the middle of April.

That was after a victory at Meydan back in February where the horse was able to win the Palm Jumeirah over one mile and two furlongs, with an eleven-length win really cementing the runner’s credentials. Foxes Tales is another one to watch and the five-year-old returns to the track after finishing tenth in the competitive Wolferton Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Forest Of Dean has run plenty of times on the all-weather during his career and was able to score at Newcastle Racecourse at the start of the year. Since then, there have been outings at Lingfield and Newcastle although more improvement is needed to feature here. Sir Busker is the other runner trading at single figure odds.