2023 Coral Challenge Betting Odds at Sandown Park racecourse

Saturday, 08 July 2023

Awaal was distinctly underwhelming when finishing dead last on his penultimate race at Longchamp, although the horse was much better when finishing third in a big field at Royal Ascot, with this runner potentially the one to beat in the Coral Challenge. Indemnify was the winner last time out and this four-year-old could go well for Alice Haynes.

William Haggas will have strong claims when saddling Al Mubhir and this is actually the highest-rated horse in the field after a win, a third and a fifth this season, while Dutch Decoy has back to back runner up performances to suggest that Charlie Johnston’s charge has decent claims to grab a win at Sandown Racecard.

2023 Coral Challenge Tips

Awaal has run to a high level in recent weeks, with the four-year-old finishing third in the Royal Hunt Cup at the 2023 Royal Ascot meeting. Jimi Hendrix and Sonny Liston were the only horses in front of a runner who has been installed as favourite to claim the spoils and there were twenty-seven who finished behind this horse at the prestigious meeting.

However, perhaps punters will be looking beyond the market leader for a bigger price and there was a last place finish in the Prix Jacques Laffitte at Longchamp which means that there is a question mark over the horse, with Indemnify having run really well for Alice Haynes when lining up at Sandown Park.

Al Mubhir is not without a chance and the horse was recently sent off as the 13/8 favourite when finishing third in the Pertemps Network Spring Trophy Handicap. Over seven furlongs, the horse found two too good but there’s a decent chance of victory based on the even money win in the King Richard III Handicap at Leicester Racecourse.

Dutch Decoy will hope to shake off the runner-up tag received over the past two races when going up at Sandown in the Coral Challenge, with the horse recently finishing second at the same track in the Aspall Cyder 1728 Handicap, with this coming after a runner-up position at Epsom Racecourse and perhaps this means the horse is a good each-way shout.