2023 Earl Of Sefton Stakes Betting Odds at Newmarket racecourse

Tuesday, 18 April 2023

We’re counting down to the 2023 Earl of Sefton Stakes where the runners and riders will compete in this bet365-sponsored encounter. The going is predicted to be soft and Ottoman Fleet has scored three consecutive third-placed finishes this season. Trainer Charlie Appleby has more than one horse with a lively chance.

Blue Trail won last time out in the Godolphin colours, with Reach For The Moon running in the royal colours. It’s fair to say that every horse entered for the race has a chance of making the frame and it’s worth looking for extra places in order to try and get the best each-way value for a race that takes place over one mile and one furlong.

2023 Earl of Sefton Stakes Tips

Ottoman Fleet has yet to land a victory at three attempts this season, although the bookies make the four-year-old most likely to win the Earl Of Sefton Stakes, with Charlie Appleby training a runner who has been running in high grade encounters this season. The most recent of these was the Group 3 Dubai Millennium Stakes on 17 February.

That took place over one mile and two furlongs, with the horse also finishing third at Meydan when running in the Singspiel Stakes, while it was a similar finishing position when also coming home behind winner Valiant Prince in a Group 2 turf race in mid-January, with a nagging doubt that the horse might not be the winner here.

Poker Face hasn’t been in action since October where the Simon & Ed Crisford-trained charge was able to score at Pontefract and this came after a win at the same course before a triumph on the all-weather at Newcastle. Blue Trail is another Charlie Appleby-trained horse who won last time out when scoring at Meydan in the Palm Jumeirah.

Chindit has had a lengthy absence away from the track and runs for trainer Richard Hannon, with Reach For The Moon having been underwhelming when finishing well down the order at Saint-Cloud although there were previously smart performances last year when the horse was able to finish second in the Hampton Court Stakes and Coral Heron Stakes.