2023 Classic Trial Betting Odds at Sandown Park racecourse

Friday, 28 April 2023

Arrest returns to the track after a 200-day lay-off and there is everything to like about his chances. The three-year-old was impressive during a juvenile career which saw the horse in the winners’ enclosure on more than one occasion. Flying Honours is trading at a similar price and Charlie Appleby will have high hopes of saddling the winner based on previous performances.

Continuous runs for Aidan O’Brien and has to be considered seriously for a race where the horse should be suited to the distance, with Circle of Fire running in the royal colours and Sir Michael Stoute will hope that his charge returns with a bang on his seasonal reappearance. Salt Bay and King Of Steel come next in the betting.

2023 bet365 Classic Trial Tips

Arrest could be all the rage for the bet365 Classic Trial, with the three-year-old having been impressive thus far and there have been two victories to date. The first of these came at Sandown in early August, with a Maiden Stakes success coming over one mile on good to firm ground, while it was simple enough to win at Ffos Las.

Then came a tougher encounter at Saint-Cloud when the charge ran in the Criterium de Saint-Cloud and the 23/10 favourite was touched off by a head. That was over one mile and two furlongs on heavy ground and perhaps Arrest will be better suited to firmer ground, although there is Flying Honours who has to be respected for this race.

The Godolphin horse was successful on three occasions last season and Charlie Appleby saddled the charge to victory in the Zetland Stakes in early October when sent off as the 10/11 favourite. William Buick will once again be on board a horse who did suffer a blip when losing as the big odds-on favourite in the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes.

Continuous has won both of his races so far during a fledgling season, with the three-year-old having scored at The Curragh and Saint-Cloud last term. The former success was in a maiden over seven furlongs, while the latter was achieved in the Prix Thomas Bryon Jockey Club de Turquie when the horse was sent off as the 2/1 favourite.