2023 Festival Handicap Betting Odds at Newcastle racecourse

Saturday, 01 July 2023

The bookies are anticipating a wide open encounter when it comes to the Jenningsbet Festival Handicap at Newcastle Racecourse, with a maximum of fourteen runners lining up to compete over six furlongs. This is set to be a fast-run race and Coachello could be well-weighted to go close on the all-weather surface, with Tanmawwy also available at a similar price.

There are any number of horses that can land a victory here, with Raatea successful in the last race and Julie Camacho will hope that jockey Jason Hart can give the horse a decent spin, with a number of horses trading at single figure prices. We would recommend comparing the odds among the betting sites and securing any potential price boosts.

2023 Festival Handicap Tips

Coachello was underwhelming last time out but still merits respect from the bookies when it comes to this six furlong encounter. The five-year-old finished dead last when running in the Greenlands Stakes at the Curragh, with the horse never travelling in this Group 2 encounter. However, he previously ran well over five furlongs when finishing third at Naas.

Tanmawwy is another five-year-old who could score a success here, with the horse finishing well down the order in the Howden Handicap over six furlongs at Newmarket. Sent off as the 18/5 favourite under jockey William Buick, the horse failed to deliver although a runner-up performance in the Dubai Duty Free Handicap suggests there could be more to come.

Perhaps Raatea is the value bet out of the front runners, with the six-year-old capable of repeating a previous performance, with the horse recently lining up in the Sky Bet Reverence Handicap over six furlongs at Haydock Racecourse. This came after a credible performance in the Howden Handicap where the horse was able to finish fifth.

Lethal Levi could end up being a smart four-year-old who was found wanting in the Wokingham Stakes at Royal Ascot although this was a hugely competitive race. Previously to this, there was a runner-up spot in the Churchill Tyres Handicap at York Racecourse, with the charge only touched off by Bielsa by the distance of a neck.