2023 The Neom Turf Cup Betting Odds at Riyadh racecourse

Saturday, 25 February 2023

We’re looking forward to a night of quality horse racing, with the Dubai Cup taking pride of place on the racecard at Riyadh although there are several other heats that are also high profile. This includes the Neom Turf Cup which has a star-studded line-up. Missed The Cut is the horse which has merited the most respect from the bookmakers and could take all the beating.

Mostahdaf is another interesting runner and we could see plenty of improvement from a John Gosden-trained horse that has already demonstrated lots of quality. Sir Busker runs for trainer William Knight and the bookies also have similar betting odds available for Dubai Future and Finest Sound which could be appealing from an each-way point-of-view.

2023 Neom Turf Cup Betting Tips

Missed The Cut is a four-year-old who is going to be betting favourite to win the 2023 Neom Turf Cup and it could be that this horse takes all the beating. There have been some eye-catching performances from this charge during a relatively formative career to date, with the horse obliging as the 5/2 favourite at last year’s Royal Ascot meeting when winning the Golden Gates Stakes.

Then came a race at Deauville where the horse wound up finishing second last in the Prix Guillaume d'Ornano and perhaps one mile and two furlongs was too far for the horse. However, the Churchill Stakes at Lingfield Park saw the runner return to the winners’ enclosure on the all-weather track over one mile and two furlongs.

Mostahdaf runs for trainer John Gosden, with the horse actually running in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe over one mile and four furlongs, with the runner struggling to cope with the pace of the race. However, there had previously been a victory in the Unibet September Stakes at Kempton Park on 3 September and there is respect afforded by the bookies.

Sir Busker is definitely an interesting each-way prospect and the horse was able to finish an impressive third behind Baaeed in the Juddmonte International at York. The William Knight-trained seven-year-old has had a break since that run in August but could go well fresh and there is plenty of optimism that he can finish among the places and potentially score a win.