2023 Craven Stakes Betting Odds at Newmarket racecourse

Thursday, 20 April 2023

The bet365 Craven Stakes is the highlight race of the Newmarket meeting and Mysterious Night could be the horse that they all have to beat. The three-year-old has been tipped by several experts to win the encounter and his biggest danger could come in the form of Naval Power, with the latter the horse’s stable mate.

Knight comes next in the betting for trainer Simon Crisford, while Mostabshir is trading at a similar price. There are several horses trading at single figure odds for this encounter and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top over the distance of one mile, with the ground set to be on the soft side which means that stamina could be an issue.

2023 Craven Stakes Tips

The number 11 and 12 horses are likely to be all the rage for the 2023 Craven Stakes, with Mysterious Night having the chance to follow up some impressive wins with another victory in this big money race. The three-year-old has every chance when you consider the wins that were registered at Deauville and Woodbine, with these taking place in the summer and autumn of 2022.

In France, the horse was the facile winner of the Circus Maximus Prix Francois Boutin when being sent off as the 2/5 favourite. The Pattison Summer Stakes victory then followed at Woodbine which was a Grade 1 encounter and this was a sizeable win, with the horse also finishing third in the Vintage Stakes at Goodwood last summer.

Naval Power was successful in his last outing and the runner was able to score in the Jumeirah Classic when landing the spoils at betting odds of 1/2. The horse made little to no impact in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes on 8 October, with Charlie Appleby having a strong chance of success by virtue of having the front two in the race.

Knight and Mostabshir come next in the betting and the former has secured back to back wins when scoring at Yarmouth and Newbury, with the latter victory taking place in the Horris Hill Stakes. Meanwhile, Mostabshir has landed one win in a fledgling career and it’s hard to determine how good that four length win at Kempton on the all-weather actually was.