2023 Al Rayyan Stakes Betting Odds at Newbury racecourse

Saturday, 20 May 2023

Can Yibir deliver yet another winner for Godolphin at Newbury? The racing betting odds certainly suggest that this horse is the one to beat, with the five-year-old trading at the shortest price and much comes down to whether the going will suit a runner who won on his previous outing after being in the frame on the previous three occasions.

Haskoy can’t be ruled out immediately and Ralph Beckett could have a hot property on his hands, with Frankie Dettori taking this ride. Israr and Kemari are other runners who have a chance of securing a victory, with the former another horse making his seasonal debut, while the latter is another Godolphin runner who could be prominent.

2023 Al Rayyan Stakes Tips

Yibir is capable of running a big race at Newbury and we’re confident of seeing a stellar performance over one mile and four furlongs, with the odds shortening about a horse who was last seen winning on the Newmarket July course last summer. Sent off as the 11/8 joint-favourite in the Princess of Wales’s Close Brothers Stakes, there was lots to like about a two length victory.

Previously to this, there was a run at Belmont Park a year ago where the horse was beaten as the odds-on favourite in the Man o’War Stakes and the charge was also chinned at very short odds when being sent off at 1/4 to win the Betfair Exchange Jockey Club Stakes, with Haskoy potentially the one to challenge the market leader.

The four-year-old delivered a strong performance to finish second in the St Leger Stakes at Doncaster before being demoted to fourth, although Frankie Dettori will hope that he can steer to a victory in this race that is hopefully without any controversy. That was over one mile, six and a half furlongs, with the horse potentially capable of fireworks over a shorter distance.

Israr was last seen finishing in a midfield position at Doncaster, with the 5/2 favourite flattering to deceive in the November Handicap over one mile and four furlongs, although this was on heavy ground. Perhaps he deserves a second chance and previous form indicates that the horse has got claims for a victory here.