2024 Saudi Cup Betting Odds at Riyadh racecourse

Saturday, 24 February 2024

White Abarrio is a horse with strong credentials who heads the betting market for the 2024 Saudi Cup, with the runner having scored a recent success at Santa Anita in early November and the American raider looks a solid contender. There was a notable win at Saratoga in August and the Richard Dutrow Jnr-trained charge will take some beating.

Derma Sotagake is a lively contender and the Japanese horse has to stand a decent chance considering his track record on native soil, with National Treasure looking like a runner who could also fare well at a good each-way price. There is a case to be made for several of the horses who are lining up and we’re excited for this contest.

2024 Saudi Cup Tips

White Abarrio has put together a couple of smart performances this season and that could set up the American horse for a victory in the Saudi Cup. The five-year-old already collected an enormous amount of prize money when winning the Breeders’ Cup Classic, with the horse coming away with a victory when obliging as the 13/5 favourite.

On that occasion, White Abarrio claimed a one length win over Derma Sotagake, with the latter surprising plenty of racing fans when the Japanese raider was able to oblige at betting odds of 26/1 to secure the runner-up berth. White Abarrio was previously successful when claiming the spoils in the Whitney Stakes at Saratoga Racecourse.

Derma Sotagake is a talented four-year-old who could end up usurping his rival this time around in Saudi Arabia, with the horse having previously finished sixth out of eighteen runners at Churchill Downs in the Kentucky Derby which was a fairly credible performance given the circumstances.

National Treasure runs for legendary trainer Bob Baffert, with the horse narrowly missing out on victory in the Breeders’ Cup Mile when losing to eventual winner Cody’s Nose. The runner was previously able to secure fourth place in the Awesome Again Stakes, with Saudi Crown likely to put up a strong showing in this encounter.

2023 Saudi Cup Betting Tips

Taiba could the horse that they all have to beat in the world’s richest race, with the four-year-old set to go off as the betting favourite with the top racing bookmakers when it comes to the Saudi Cup. The four-year-old won the Malibu Stakes when sent off as the 2/5 favourite and the manner of the victory suggests that there is more to come from a horse that won by a comfortable margin.

Taiba also ran in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland Race Track on 5 November, although the horse was no match for the odds-on favourite, with Flightline triumphing by a considerable distance. However, it’s worth noting that the former had difficulty leaving the stalls and actually did well to hit the frame by the end of the race.

County Grammer is another interesting runner and this was also a successful winner at Santa Anita on the Boxing Day card. Frankie Dettori was actually on board the horse on that occasion, with Bob Baffert saddling a runner who was able to oblige as the odds-on favourite in the San Antonio Stakes and the distance was four and a half lengths.

The horse was sent off as a 14/1 outsider in the Saudi Cup twelve months ago and produced an excellent performance. Indeed, connections couldn’t believe their eyes when witnessing 50/1 rag Emblem Road triumphing by half a length, although perhaps the horse can go one better this time around. It is noticeable how many runner-up spots he has had though.