2023 Guineas Festival Handicap Betting Odds at Newmarket racecourse

Sunday, 07 May 2023

There could be a maximum of twenty-five runners lining up in the Guineas Festival Handicap, with lots of horses having lively each-way chances to score a success. While Israr and Cemhaan are among the favourites, our eyes are drawn to the form of Halic who has been a winner on two recent occasions and also finishing second last time out.

HMS President finished second for trainer Alan King when last appearing, with the six-year-old operating at a similar price to Teumessias Fox and trainer Andrew Balding saddled the horse to a soaring success in the previous race, with Bandinelli a Charlie Appleby-trained runner who could go well.

2023 Guineas Festival Handicap Tips

Halic is the runner that looks the best betting odds to land a victory in the 2023 Guineas Festival Handicap, with the five-year-old finishing second in the All-Weather Vase Marathon Handicap at Lingfield last month, with Robert Eddery expecting big things from a horse that appears to be trading at a backable each-way price.

This came after a win at Chelmsford in the Peggy Steeden Handicap over one mile, five and a half furlongs. However, there’s a reason why Israr is trading as the favourite and the four-year-old finished midfield at Doncaster in November, although this was a competitive encounter over one mile and four furlongs on heavy ground.

Israr was previously successful at the same track when winning the Stockbrokers Handicap, with Cemhaan also appearing in that November Handicap and also finishing well down the order. However, the runner did get a taste of victory when scoring in a handicap race at Newmarket when winning on the July course.

HMS President finished runner-up in the Rosebery Handicap over one mile and three furlongs on the all-weather at Kempton Racecourse. Rossa Ryan gave the horse an excellent spin considering that it was regarded as a 28/1 outsider and there have been some previously strong performances that means each-way value could be had.