2022 Falmouth Stakes Betting Odds at Newmarket racecourse

Friday, 08 July 2022

John Gosden’s first ever Falmouth Stakes winner was in 1997 when Ryafan claimed the spoils and he had to wait until 2013 for another triumph in this race, with Elusive Kate winning the Coral Eclipse Stakes. The handler then scored with Nazeef in 2020 and looks to have serious claims when it comes to Inspiral.

There will be some punters that want to oppose the unbeaten horse although it’s easy to understand why the best horse racing betting sites have her as an odds-on shot. Compare the latest racing odds on the favourite and consider an each-way bet on the Eclipse Stakes.

Falmouth Stakes 2022 Tips

Inspiral has raced five times and claimed five victories. It’s therefore no surprise to find the runner trading at odds-on with the top horse racing betting sites when it comes to the Coral-Eclipse Stakes. There have been a succession of wins and the latest of these came at Royal Ascot on 17 June.

The horse was a more backable 15/8 when being sent off as favourite to win the Group 1 Coronation Stakes, with this filly able to land the honours despite being slowly away in this one mile encounter, with a victory of nearly five lengths being registered over second-placed Spendarella.

The victory came after a hiatus of several months, with the horse having signed off for last season with a win in the bet365 Fillies’ Mile in October. The runner was able to secure a winning margin of two-and-a-half lengths, with the horse having previously triumphed in the May Hill Stakes at Doncaster.

When it comes to the horse that can beat Inspiral, perhaps Homeless Songs is the runner that might attract the most each-way interest. Dermot Weld will feel as though his three-year-old can run Inspiral into the ground, with the horse having looked visually impressive when scoring a victory in the Irish 1,000 Guineas.

The runner was trading at backable odds for this clash, with Chris Hayes having given the filly a tremendous spin when obliging in the 1,000 Guineas Trial Stakes, with the runner now bidding to secure a third consecutive win.

Dreamloper is also bidding for a three-timer and Ed Walker is the trainer of a five-year-old who could be a good each-way horse racing bet. This horse is a Group 1 winner of the Prix d'Ispahan on 29 May, with the horse winning over one mile and one furlong, while there was previously a victory in the Betfair Exchange Dahlia Stakes at Newmarket.

The Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes is one of the leading races at the Newmarket July Festival, with this Group 1 encounter featuring a maximum of twenty fillies and mares who will do battle on the July track.

Hermosa is one of the favourites and the Aidan O’Brien filly is likely to be a warm order, although Laurens is on a par with her on the ratings and owner John Dance is hopeful that we’ll see the best of this horse later in the month.

The four-year-old had a strong start to her 2019 flat racing season when finishing second in the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes where Laurens was narrowly beaten by Mustashry.

However, she was then sent off at 11/2 for the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot where Laurens found the field too hot to handle and could only muster sixth place in the opening race of the meeting.

The horse actually led that race with two furlongs left before being swallowed up by the field, with Laurens simply not maintaining the sort of pace required to keep up with winner Lord Glitters, while Beat The Bank and One Master were other horses that passed her in the final furlong.

Nevertheless, Dance is optimistic of a big run in the Falmouth Stakes and pointed out that his horse has an impressive track record at Newmarket which bodes well for this encounter.

"PJ McDonald is coming in later in the week to do a bit of work with Laurens and it's all systems go for the Falmouth," Dance said in comments to the Racing Post.

"It will be her first time on the July course but we have happy memories of Newmarket as she has won two Group 1s and finished second in the Guineas on the Rowley Mile."

Indeed, Laurens won a Group 1 race at Newmarket last October when winning the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes, while it was only shock winner Billesdon Brook who was too good for the horse in the 2018 renewal of the 1000 Guineas.

"I was a bit disappointed as she looked like she was travelling all over them, only to weaken fairly meekly in the last furlong and a half," Dance said when asked about her performance in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot.

"It might be Ascot just doesn't suit her and her prominent style of racing. She's a big, long-striding filly and it's possible those last two furlongs don't bring out the best in her."

Dance added: "She's not run a bad race and I could never be disappointed with her after what she's achieved.

"It's probably the first time we've been a bit more selfish about things but going to Royal Ascot with a chance like that was a once in a lifetime opportunity."

Hermosa will be bidding for a third victory of the season and the three-year-old has done little wrong in 2019, winning two races at Newmarket and The Curragh respectively before attending Royal Ascot.

The Irish raider lined up in the Coronation Stakes and was sent off as even money favourite, with Hermosa drawing level with the front-running Watch Me with two furlongs remaining only to be outpaced in the final run-in.

Hermosa and Laurens could be involved in an exciting tussle at the end of the race, while I Can Fly, Rawdaa and One Master are also horses that need to be watched.

One Master is a William Haggas-trained horse who was third in the Queen Anne Stakes and the fact that she had the beating of Laurens at Royal Ascot means that we should consider her if she’s trading at a larger price.