2023 Royal Lodge Stakes Betting Odds at Newmarket racecourse

Saturday, 30 September 2023

We’ve got some talented two-year-olds lining up when it comes to the 2023 Royal Lodge Stakes, with Aidan O’Brien having a couple of leading contenders for this race. Capulet is likely to be a warm order, with Los Angeles and Cambridge also capable of making an impression, although there are several runners with a lively chance.

Aablan boasts an unbeaten record and is bidding for a third straight win for trainer Charlie Appleby, while Al Musmak also has to be respected based on previous form. There are likely to be increased place terms for this Newmarket showdown considering the number of runners who are lining up and you should also look out for price boosts.

2023 Royal Lodge Stakes Tips

Capulet has been installed at the head of the market for the Royal Lodge Stakes, with the horse finishing second out of seven runners last time out. Having been sent off at odds of 9/1, the runner was able to finish just half a length behind 8/15 favourite Diego Velazquez, having previously won an opening race when obliging at Dundalk.

Perhaps it’s worth chancing a runner at a bigger price and Aablan ticks a number of boxes, with a smart win coming at Newmarket back in July. This was a Maiden Stakes victory which was followed up by a triumph in the Solario Stakes at Sandown Park over seven furlongs. The Charlie Appleby-trained charge was able to prosper by a neck on that occasion.

Al Musmak is a genuine contender and there have been two victories in the three outings so far this season, with the first of these coming at Ascot when winning a Novice Stakes at racing odds of 9/1 under the ride of David Egan. The horse was then able to finish second in a Listed Race at Ascot before a victory in the Ascendant Stakes at Haydock Park and this runner certainly has claims.

Los Angeles has only had one outing this term although that ended in a victory and there was a two length win in a Maiden Stakes at Tipperary, with more to potentially come from this runner. Ghostwriter could also go well for trainer Clive Cox and obliged as the 10/11 favourite in a recent Novice Stakes encounter at Ascot.

Lusail Betting Favourite to Win 2021 Lodge Stakes

Lusail has had a brilliant flat racing season and it wouldn’t be a big surprise if the Richard Hannon-trained runner was able to secure a fourth consecutive victory, with the two-year-old having already triumphed twice at Newmarket when winning at the July course, while there was a further win in the Gimcrack Stakes at York Racecourse.

That win took place on 20 August under the ridership of Pat Dobbs and Lusail is likely to be a warm order, with the bookies offering an attractive each-way price about a horse that looks reasonably likely to make the frame in this encounter.

Who Are the Other Favourites for Lodge Stakes 2021?

Austrian Theory hasn’t won any of his past three races although it should be borne in mind that the Mark Johnston-trained charge has been pitched in higher grade encounters, with the horse running a big race at 18/1 in the recent Solario Stakes at Sandown Racecourse which was a Group 3 contest.

Similarly, Joe Fanning rode the horse to a credible third placed finish where the horse was sent off at 16/1 and it’s clear that the runner has the ability to run a big race here, with the bookies clocking on to the fact that he has been running in esteemed company.

Bayside Boy only has a couple of runs under his belt this season although the Roger Varian-trained runner has bagged a victory at Newbury in a ten-runner race before moving up in class before narrowly losing to Masekela in a listed race.

It was the second win of the season for Masekela after winning a Novices’ Stakes at Goodwood back in May, with the horse having also finished second in the bet365 Superlative Stakes at Newmarket when running on the July course and he could be set for a big race here.