2023 Esher Cup Betting Odds at Sandown Park racecourse

Friday, 28 April 2023

The best horse racing betting sites make the Esher Cup a wide open encounter, with Local Dynasty, Slipofthepen and Finn’s Charm among the leading contenders for this clash over the distance of one mile. Acotango, Benacre and Defence Of Fort are the other horses that have caught the eye, with some runners having had a recent outing.

With fourteen runners in the race, this could be a good each-way betting race and customers should consider securing extra places for this encounter. William Buick is on board Local Dynasty and it will be interesting to see whether the horse can rediscover the form that was wowing racing fans when he appeared as a two-year-old.

2023 Esher Cup Tips

Local Dynasty is potentially the class horse in the bet365 Esher Cup. Charlie Appleby will hope that his runner can continue to be progressive, with the horse winning a listed race at Pontefract in the middle of October. That came after a Novice Stakes win at Sandown Park when William Buick rode the charge to a facile win over one mile on soft ground.

However, a seasonal reappearance makes this a difficult betting proposition for the favourite and Slipofthepen will put his unbeaten record on the line in this race. The John & Thady Gosden-trained runner was able to recently land a victory on the all-weather track at Kempton Park and that came after winning on the same course.

Finn’s Charm runs for trainer Charlie Johnston, with Joe Fanning on board a runner that is among the betting favourites. In the Royal Mile Cup at Musselburgh on 8 April, the horse was sent off at odds of 9/1 before running a blinder. A victory by over four lengths means that there could be more to come and this looks like a good each-way shout.

Acotango and Benacre are next in the betting, with the former running for Harry & Roger Charlton, with the horse last season winning a juvenile race on the all-weather at Kempton Park. Benacre ran fairly well at Newcastle Racecourse, with Hollie Doyle on board a horse that outran his odds of 16/1 and could be one for the shortlist.