2021 Dewhurst Stakes Betting Odds at Newmarket racecourse

Saturday, 09 October 2021

The Dewhurst Stakes is a historic horse race which has been in operation since 1875, with this encounter taking place on the Rowley Mile course at Newmarket Racecourse. This is a seven furlong encounter which is open to two-year-old colts and fillies, with the prize money likely to be around £500,000 every time the race comes around.

The Dewhurst Stakes is widely regarded as the most prestigious encounter when it comes to juvenile horses. It is a race which will provide plenty of pointers when it comes to the classic races in 2022, so it’s worth paying attention to the star performers and how that affects the overall horse racing odds for the antepost and future markets.

Many horses have gone on to achieve classic success after winning the Dewhurst Stakes and this includes St Mark’s Basilica who won the Poule d'Essai des Poulains and Prix du Jockey Club in 2021. The famous Lester Piggott managed to engineer ten different victories on a spate of talented horses between 1956 and 1982.

Point Lonsdale Could Be Horse to Beat in 2021 Dewhurst Stakes

Point Lonsdale is the early betting favourite to win the Dewhurst Stakes, with this horse trained by the legendary Aidan O’Brien and the two-year-old has already been impressing racing fans with a succession of wins along the way. Things started with a maiden victory at The Curragh, while that was convincing enough for the runner to be sent off as odds-on favourite in the Chesham Stakes at Ascot which was also won.

The horse was incredibly strong favourite to win the Japan Racing Association Tyros Stakes before his latest victory came at The Curragh in another facile race, although it’s clear that Point Lonsdale could set the benchmark when it comes to this encounter.

John Gosden Set to Have a Lively Contender in This Race

Reach For The Moon is the leading light of the John Gosden stable, with the horse having secured two runner-up and two winner positions during his two-year-old career to date. The victories have come in the previous two renewals and the horse was the 2/5 winner of the Betway Solario Stakes at Sandown Park which saw Frankie Dettori enjoy a comfortable ride over seven furlongs.

Lusail is another multiple winner and the Richard Hannon-trained horse has won four of his past five challenges, with that victory in the Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack Stakes intimating that the two-year-old could possibly be the favourite to score a success considering the calibre of the runners who were involved.