2023 AW Easter Classic Betting Odds at Newcastle racecourse

Friday, 07 April 2023

Forest Of Dean runs for trainer John Gosden in this encounter and the seven-year-old has to be respected in this middle distance race. James Doyle will be on board a runner who was only sixth in his last race but previously made the winners enclosure. Harrovian finished fourth in the same race last time out and was previously third.

Trainer David Marnane saddles Freescape and he has yet to make the frame in three outings this season, with Base Note also out of the places on the previous two races, so there is definitely scope for considering all of the runners lining up. That includes Notre Belle Bete and United Front is the big outsider.

2023 Easter Classic Middle Distance Championships Tips

Forest Of Dean could only finish sixth out of eight runners in his previous race, although the horse racing betting sites make him favourite to win the BetUK All-Weather Easter Classic Middle Distance Championships Conditions Stakes and it must be admitted that this previous encounter was a competitive tussle which was won by talented favourite Lord North.

Forest Of Dean was previously the winner when obliging in a fast-track qualifier to be lining up in this race, with Collen Storey riding the charge to victory out of six different runners and that included a win against Harrovian who is also lining up as one of the favourites in this Newcastle all-weather race, with the bookies finding it hard to split the two horses.

The latter has followed a similar journey to arrive in this race, with John Gosden also having this runner which gives the legendary trainer a very strong chance of success. However, jockey James Doyle has opted to ride the race favourite, with Robert Havlin on board Harrovian and hoping to get his tactics right when it comes to the off.

Freescape has plenty to prove on the evidence of the most recent outings, with these all coming in competitive races at Meydan. However, there were a succession of performances at the all-weather track at Dundalk racecourse, with the eight-year-old capable of a sound race for trainer David Marnane, with Base Note having finished fifth on the past two outings.