2023 Fred Archer Stakes Betting Odds at Newmarket racecourse

Saturday, 01 July 2023

We’ve got a maximum of eleven runners lining up in the 2023 Fred Archer Stakes at Newmarket Racecourse, with New London returning to the track after some impressive runs last year. It’s hard to know exactly the sort of shape the horse will be for this one mile and four furlong contest, although Al Aasy has had a lengthier absence and might also need the run at Newmarket.

Should the first two in the betting flatter to deceive, Kemari could be there to pick up the pieces and Charlie Appleby therefore has two darts to throw at this race. The same applies to William Haggas who runs Candleford and the five-year-old is another to have enjoyed a more recent run, while Phantom Flight is trading at similar odds.

2023 Fred Archer Stakes Tips

New London has been away from the track for nearly a year, with the four-year-old having been out of action since September. However, the horse was able to finish third in the St Leger Stakes on that occasion when being sent off as the 11/8 favourite. This came after a third-placed finish in the Gordon Stakes and it could be that the horse has too much class.

After all, New London won the bet365 Handicap in early July last year and has the credentials to post another victory at this track, with Al Aasy having been out of action since May 2022 when the horse was able to win at Ascot. A victory at a listed race over one mile and four furlongs suggests a strong run could be on the cards here.

Kemari has not landed a victory in any of his previous eleven races and is therefore hard to back for a win here, although the horse has been afforded plenty of respect. There was a decent showing in the Al Rayyan Stakes when finishing fifth in a competitive encounter and the horse was also running well at Meydan earlier this year.

Candleford runs for William Haggas and the trainer will hope that the horse can build on that third-placed finish at Goodwood in June where the 6/4 favourite was unable to oblige although Phantom Flight is worth another look and James Horton trains a runner who ran impressively in the William Hill Festival Stakes.