2024 Gordon Richards Stakes Betting Odds at Sandown Park racecourse

Friday, 26 April 2024

The field is taking shape for the Gordon Richards Stakes and there are lots of horses with a lively chance of success in the one mile two furlong encounter. Desert Hero makes a seasonal debut and the four-year-old has previously produced some eye-catching performances, while Israr also has the ability to go well for John & Thady Gosden.

Flying Honours runs for Charlie Appleby and the four-year-old hasn’t been seen at a racecourse for nearly a year, while Okeechobee has been regularly hitting the frame for trainer Harry Charlton. There could also be some bright showings from Checkandchallenge and Artistic Star who are trading at single figure betting odds.

2024 Gordon Richards Stakes Tips

There are several horses in with a chance of landing a victory when it comes to the Gordon Richards Stakes, with Desert Hero running in the royal colours. The four-year-old has the ability to go well for trainer William Haggas and we saw a bright performance registered at Doncaster back in September.

Finishing third in the St Leger Stakes was a strong effort over one mile, six and a half furlongs, with the horse finishing behind Continuous and Arrest. Previously to this came a victory at Goodwood where five other runners were beaten in the Gordon Stakes, while there was a surprise triumph in the King George V Stakes over one mile and four furlongs.

Israr has the ability to also go well, with the horse running in Doha back in February although he struggled to make an impression on that occasion. Previously to that outing came a second-placed finish at Bahrain in November and that was after another runner-up showing at Ascot the month before.

Flying Honours has been out of action for nearly a year and the four-year-old has the potential to land the spoils which is reflected in the latest racing betting odds. There was a last-placed finish at York back in May although that was after a win in the Godolphin Flying Start Zetland Stakes in October.

2023 Gordon Richards Stakes Tips

Adayar is trading as the short-priced favourite to win the 2023 Gordon Richards Stakes and that is despite finishing second to Bay Bridge last time out. The horses competed at Ascot back in October, with the latter edging this contest by half a length, although it’s the Godolphin horse that is anticipated to reverse the form and there is decent pedigree here.

Adayar was a facile winner of a three-runner race at Doncaster back in September, with that run coming nearly a year since being last season in the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot where the runner was able to finish fifth in a hot Group 1 encounter over one mile and two furlongs on good to soft ground. But is Anmaat better value?

Backers might look to the second favourite to place their bets, with the Owen Burrows-trained charge having been last seen running at Longchamp where the 23/10 favourite was able to win the Qatar Prix Dollar. That was on very soft ground so rain might benefit this charge, while that came after the Betfred Rose of Lancaster Stakes success at Haydock Park.

Bay Bridge looks a decent each-way shout considering this horse got the better of Adayar when the horses last met. Ryan Moore is on board a five-year-old who won the Coral Brigadier Gerard Stakes back in May, with the horse then being sent off as the odds-on favourite to win the Prince of Wales’s Stakes before finishing second.