2023 King Charles II Stakes Betting Odds at Newmarket racecourse

Friday, 05 May 2023

There are at least six horses from a field of eight who will feel as though they have a lively chance of victory, with Majestic Pride trading as the favourite and the market leader was an impressive winner last time out. However, Shouldvebeenaring has raced a number of times this season and is perhaps a good each-way selection for this outing.

Iconic Moment will be ridden by Ryan Moore over this seven furlong trip, with Arabian Storm also looking to take his chances for trainer Andrew Balding. It will be interesting to see the Newmarket betting odds chopping and changing as we approach the off at 2.25pm, with Crystallium and Benacre also in contention.

2023 King Charles II Stakes Tips

Majestic Pride was a recent winner at Newmarket and he will now return to the same racecourse bidding to score another success. He could be well suited to the seven furlong trip after previously winning over the same distance when being sent off as the 2/1 favourite on soft ground, with Charlie Appleby’s charge securing a victory by a neck.

Shouldvebeenaring has failed to land a victory in his previous three outings, with the Richard Hannon-trained charge having finished third in the bet365 Handicap over six furlongs at Newmarket racecourse. At odds of 11/1, it was a credible outing which rewarded each-way backers but a lack of wins might be a concern.

Iconic Moment is trained by James Tate, with the horse being sent off as the 5/2 favourite in a conditions stakes on the all-weather at Chelmsford. That was on 1 April where the runner finished fourth and there was previously a victory in the Spring Cup Stakes on the all-weather at Lingfield Racecourse, with Arabian Storm another potential contender.

Andrew Balding will have high hopes that his three-year-old can run into the places at Newmarket, with the horse disappointing on the all-weather at Newcastle last time out. Having flattered to deceive in the Burradon Stakes, the runner has plenty to prove this time around and it could be worth looking at the bigger-priced runners for this one.