2024 The Neom Turf Cup Betting Odds at Riyadh racecourse

Saturday, 24 February 2024

There are some high profile races that take place on the Saudi Cup undercard, with the Neom Turf Cup being a $2 million event that is set to run on 24 February. Spirit Dancer is an English raider who has been confirmed for the race, with the horse having claimed a win in the Bahrain International Trophy a few months ago.

There are bookmakers who are offering antepost racing odds for the Neom Turf Cup and we’ll see the runners compete over a mile and a half, with Studley boasting strong credentials. The favourites are all trading at a similar price and it will be interesting to see which runners end up as the market movers.

2024 Neom Turf Cup Tips

Spirit Dancer has been confirmed as a runner for the Neom Turf Cup, with Richard Fahey hoping that the Sir Alex Ferguson-trained charge can produce the goods. There had been talk of the horse actually competing in the Dubai Cup, although the winner of November’s Bahrain International Trophy will instead take his chances in the $2 million event.

The seven-year-old was able to finish fourth when running recently at Meydan, with this coming in the Jebel Matta in February, with the son of Frankel lining up against Studley who is also among the market leaders. The Japanese raider was last seen running in Tokyo towards the end of November when finishing midfield in a high-profile race.

Although Equinox was the winner of the race at short odds, Studley was able to claim eighth place despite being sent off at massive odds of 565/1, with the bookies expecting a decent showing from a horse that finished second in the Cepheus Stakes over one mile and two furlongs. It certainly looks as though the trip will suit the horse.

The Foxes is another English raider who might take his place when it comes to the 2024 Neom Turf Cup betting odds, with the horse sent off as the favourite to win the Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes before finishing second. The runner was then dead last out of four horses before a midfield finish on the all-weather at Southwell Racecourse.

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.