2023 Steventon Stakes Betting Odds at Newbury racecourse

Saturday, 22 July 2023

Al Aasy was underwhelming at Newmarket Racecourse in his most recent outing, although the six-year-old was returning after a long lay-off and the bookmakers afford the horse plenty of respect for the Steventon Stakes. This bet365-sponsored encounter will feature as many as fifteen runners, with Highland Avenue and Cadillac also among the favourites.

Epic Poet makes a seasonal debut and the four-year-old wasn’t usually out of the frame in the previous campaign, with Alessio a winner on a previous outing. Phantom Flight also has a similar rating and perhaps this encounter is more wide open than the race betting odds suggests. Get the best horse racing odds for this Newbury showdown.

2023 Steventon Stakes Tips

Al Aasy could be set to go well over one mile and two furlongs in this Steventon Stakes, although the six-year-old will have to bounce back after a disappointing performance at the beginning of July. The horse finished dead last in the Fred Archer Stakes at Newbury, with the horse over twenty lengths behind eventual winner Kemari.

However, there has been previous evidence that the horse could be a likely winner of this race. The runner was coming back from a long lay-off and much comes down to whether Al Aasy can get back to the same level that saw the charge claim a victory in the Buckhounds Stakes over one mile and four furlongs on 7 May 2022.

Highland Avenue looks like a capable performer and turned out at Royal Ascot earlier this summer, with the horse sent off at betting odds of 18/1 in the Wolferton Stakes on 20 June. Charlie Appleby’s charge was previously 2/1 favourite for the Betfred Diomed Stakes when losing out to Regal Reality at Epsom over one mile, half a furlong.

Cadillac was less impressive at Royal Ascot when finishing second last in the same race, with the Alice Haynes-trained runner having won the Betfred Handicap over one mile and two furlongs at Epsom Racecourse. Epic Poet has been running well in France and could be a good leftfield pick for Freddie & Martyn Meade.