2023 Gordon Richards Stakes Betting Odds at Sandown Park racecourse

Friday, 28 April 2023

Adayar and Anmaat head the betting for the 2023 Gordon Richards Stakes, with the two five-year-olds potentially battling it out for success at Sandown. However, Sir Michael Stoute has Bay Bridge lining up and perhaps there could also be claims for other runners including Francesco Clemente who comes into the race off the back of some impressive form.

The winner of this race probably comes from the first four runners in the betting, with three outsiders making up the field and tactics are sure to play a part here. Adayar is regarded as having a greater than 50% probability of success for the race, although much depends on the form continuing after demonstrating plenty of class as a four-year-old.

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.