2023 Joel Stakes Betting Odds at Newmarket racecourse

Friday, 29 September 2023

Mighty Ulysses is one of the field that could end up winning the race or run into a place when it comes to the Joel Stakes on Friday 29 September. Maljoom has a question mark on the basis that the runner hasn’t been seen at a track this year, with Chindit having come into the race with good form after successive wins.

Poker Face also catches the eye and it could be that the Simon & Ed Crisford-trained charge is able to make a big impression as a four-year-old, with Ancient Rome operating for Charles Hills and this is another of the field who has secured back to back wins. We’re looking forward to a Group 2 contest where any number of horses can land a victory.

2023 Joel Stakes Tips

Maljoom finally returns to action after a massive lay-off and all eyes will be on this horse to see if a victory can be landed in the Joel Stakes. There was a fourth-placed finish in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot 2022, with this coming after wins at Cologne, Kempton and Doncaster, although it’s hard to ascertain whether the horse will return to form here.

It could be worth swerving the market leader in favour of a value alternative. Chindit has been running far more recently, with the five-year-old sealing consecutive wins at Haydock and Sandown Park in the past two outings. Over one mile in the former, there was a smart performance which saw the runner secure a victory by over two lengths.

Then came a win at Sandown on soft ground over one mile, with the Richard Hannon-trained runner able to see off favourite Knight by a head. However, there are lots of other viable winners and that includes Mighty Ulysses who was able to succeed on a previous outing for John & Thady Gosden.

The four-year-old succeeded at Salisbury when beating four other runners and that came after finishing fifth out of eight runners in the Summer Mile Stakes. It was a solid enough performance in the Group 2 encounter, with Poker Face having landed back to back successes. A win at Pontefract came before a further success at Deauville.