2021 Royal Lodge Stakes Betting Odds at Newmarket racecourse

Saturday, 25 September 2021

The Royal Lodge Stakes was originally held in 1946 and it was actually hosted by Ascot Racecourse, with the encounter named after a royal residence in Windsor Great Park. It has been a one-mile distance since 1948 and was exclusively created for colts and geldings in 1987.

While the Royal Lodge Stakes first took place at Newmarket in 2005, it was permanently shifted to the Suffolk course in 2011 and has been frequently included to be part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series, with this race taking place on the final day of the three-day Cambridgeshire meeting.

Legendary jockey Lester Piggott has been victorious in this race on eight occasions, with the first of these triumphs coming in 1957 aboard Pinched, with the rider steering home Dunbeath in 1982, while Noel Murless training many of these runners and he also has eight winners on the board.

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.