2023 Dewhurst Stakes Betting Odds at Newmarket racecourse

Saturday, 14 October 2023

The bookies are running scared of City Of Troy when it comes to the Dewhurst Stakes and much comes down to whether punters will want to wade in when it comes to this odds-on shot. The horse returns after a three-month absence when the runner triumphed by six and a half lengths in the bet365 Superlative Stakes as the 4/6 favourite.

However, there are other quality runners in the race and that includes Iberian who has claimed two victories in the past three outings. Charles Hills saddles a runner who has a high official rating, while Alyanaabi is another horse that has solid claims after winning two of his own races, with Owen Burrows having high hopes for this charge.

2023 Dewhurst Stakes Tips

City Of Troy has ticked all the right boxes so far, with the two-year-old now odds-on to win the Dewhurst Stakes on Saturday. There’s every chance that this horse will prove too strong for the field at Newmarket, with Aidan O’Brien saddling a runner who scored at the Curragh in July before following up this victory with a win at Newmarket two weeks later.

The latter win came in the Superlative Stakes where the horse overperformed even at racing odds of 4/6. The manner of the victory saw City Of Troy record a six and a half length win over seven furlongs, with this coming after a win at the Curragh where the horse obliged as the 6/4 favourite to claim the spoils in a maiden race.

Iberian has been successful for trainer Charles Hills on two occasions this season, with the campaign starting with a Novice Stakes victory over six-and-a-half furlongs at Newbury. There was then a runner-up performance in the Vintage Stakes at Goodwood Racecourse before winning the Betfred Champagne Stakes at the St Leger meeting.

Alyanaabi runs for Owen Burrows and can definitely have a say in the outcome, with the bookmakers reporting plenty of each-way bets for a runner who won the Tattersalls Stakes at Newmarket at the end of September. That came after a solid showing in the Pat Eddery Stakes at Ascot, with punters recommended to look out for price boosts on the day.

2022 Dewhurst Stakes Tips

Naval Power has racked up a series of wins during the 2022 Flat season, with a win coming at Yarmouth in May. Then came a victory at Leicester before scooping the honours at odds-on when landing a win in a Listed race in July. Another triumph came at Haydock and it’s hard to pick holes although the horse will be up against stiffer competition for this one.

Blackbeard has also been a serial winner this year and the two-year-old is going for a fourth consecutive triumph, with Aidan O’Brien knowing what it takes to win a Dewhurst Stakes. The six furlong victory in the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes saw Ryan Moore edge the horse clear to win by two lengths on that occasion.

There have also been triumphs in Deauville and Chantilly, with Chaldean also catching the eye after three straight wins. The victory in the Coral Champagne Stakes saw Frankie Dettori give the horse a decent spin. That followed the Tattersalls Acomb Stakes where Chaldean was able to win this Group 3 encounter.

Stablemate Nostrum has secured back-to-back wins including a recent success at Newmarket, with O’Brien also having a couple of second string horses who can run into a place. Aesop’s Fables and Auguste Rodin are both a backable each-way price and it will be interesting to see how the market pans out.

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.