2023 Mettal UK Handicap Stakes Betting Odds at Newbury racecourse

Saturday, 22 July 2023

There are several horses trading at single figure betting odds for the Mettal UK Handicap, with as many as eighteen runners competing over a distance that is slightly more than two miles. The going is good to soft, with Nathanael Greene carrying 9-2 and bidding to improve after finishing fourth in the Northumberland Plate recently.

Sweet William has been successful already this season, with the four-year-old claiming a victory at Doncaster recently, while Novel Legend coming into this race after finishing in a decent position at Royal Ascot, with the horse having already been successful at Newbury this season.

2023 Mettal UK Handicap Tips

Nathanael Greene could well be sent off as the betting favourite to win the Mettal UK Handicap, with the four-year-old having run well in the Northumberland Plate on 1 July. Sent off as the 9/2 joint-favourite, the runner finished fourth and missed out by two and a half lengths, with the horse finishing fourth out of eight runners at Goodwood.

Sweet William runs for John & Thady Gosden, with the horse previously obliging as the 8/11 favourite in a Novice Stakes race at Doncaster Racecourse. The runner was also close to a victory on the all-weather at Southwell over one mile and three furlongs when finishing second, although is a race where an each-way betting selection could pay off.

Novel Legend could well build on a solid finish at Royal Ascot when finishing seventh in the Ascot Stakes over two miles and four furlongs, with it being no surprise if the horse is at the business end of the tussle. The runner was sent off as the 11/8 favourite in the Chester Plate Handicap before finishing second on 12 May.

Hadrianus ran in the Northumberland Vase Handicap when finishing seventh out of fourteen runners and trainer Charlie Johnston saw the horse finish low down the order in the Queen’s Vase although this race should be less competitive. Post Impressionist was well down the order last time out at Newcastle but is another of the favourites here.