Lockinge Stakes Betting Odds Comparison - Newbury

15/05/2021 15:35:00

The 2021 Lockinge Stakes takes place at Newbury Racecourse on 15 May 2021, with the bookies having had antepost horse racing odds for this Group 1 encounter for the past few weeks and the racecard is now developing as we look ahead to an encounter which can feature a maximum of twenty runners.

The Lockinge Stakes forms part of the British Champions Series and there’s nearly £200,000 of prize money awarded to the winning connections, with this one-mile encounter attracting entries from high-class runners and there’s one horse that currently sticks out a mile.

Palace Pier a Big Betting Favourite for Lockinge 2021

Palace Pier is a talented four-year-old who has already has the bet365 Mile under his belt after winning this Group 2 encounter on 23 April, with the horse only having to beat three other horses in that encounter although there is plenty to like about a runner that is trained by John Gosden.

Last season, Palace Pier finished third in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes despite being sent off at odds-on favourite, although more is expected of a horse that previously won the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot and the bookies think he’s more likely to triumph in this race than miss out.

Lope Y Fernandez Second Favourite in the Betting

Aidan O’Brien is rarely far away when it comes to having a lively runner or two for the Group 1 flat horse races and the Irishman has an interesting contender in the form of Lope Y Fernandez, with the horse having run in the Breeders' Cup Mile back in November and finished a credible third in that race.

The four-year-old has since won the Heritage Stakes at Leopardstown and it was a pretty comfortable when being sent off at odds of 4/6, with more to come from a horse who has bags of experience and might run well at Newbury Racecourse.

Who Are the Other Lockinge Stakes Betting Favourites?

Aidan O’Brien has the next two in the 2021 Lockinge Stakes betting, with Order of Australia having to be respected considering that he won that Breeders’ Cup Mile when causing a stir and landing the spoils at an incredible 40/1, with that victory being a fantastic result for the bookies at the time.

It’s far from certain whether that was a freak performance, although Armory is another interesting runner and a second-placed finish behind Sir Dragonet suggests that the horse has good form coming into this encounter.