2023 City of York Stakes Betting Odds at York racecourse

Saturday, 26 August 2023

Kinross is a talented six-year-old who has been installed as the favourite to win the City Of York Stakes, with Ralph Beckett having high hopes that the runner can perform well over seven furlongs. However, the horse has not had the winning habit this season and perhaps Isaac Shelby could perform well at a bigger price.

Brian Meehan trains a runner who has been in the first two three times out of four races, with Al Suhail also landing two victories this season. Charlie Appleby will hope that the Godolphin-trained runner can perform well and the same applies to Sacred, with Mutasaabeq bidding to return to form for trainer Charles Hills.

2023 City of York Tips

Kinross and Isaac Shelby were engaged in a close encounter in the World Pool Lennox Stakes, with the former able to claim a narrow victory by a neck. With Frankie Dettori on board, the horse travelled strongly over seven furlongs on good to soft ground. The horse was arguably always doing enough but this could be another close encounter.

Isaac Shelby was only a neck behind Kinross in the Glorious Goodwood encounter, with the horse opening the season in April with a victory. The runner then performed well when finishing second in the Emirates Poule d'Essai des Poulains and then came a credible fourth-placed finish in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Kinross was previously third in the July Cup Stakes when finishing third over six furlongs and that came after a seventh-placed finish in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes over six furlongs. However, Al Suhail could be able to perform well at bigger odds and the Charlie Appleby-trained runner has landed two victories this term.

There were back to back wins for the Charlie Appleby-trained charge at Meydan before finishing third in the Al Quoz Sprint as the 11/4 favourite, with the horse then performing well in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at odds of 14/1. It’s worth noting that this put the runner ahead of Kinross on that occasion.

2022 City of York Stakes Betting Tips

There is going to be some interesting price movements leading into this race, with the early betting suggesting that Sacred could be the one to beat. Don’t be misled by the fact that the four-year-old has recorded two fifth-placed finishes this season considering that the first of these took place at Royal Ascot in a Group One encounter.

The horse produced a solid performance when finishing fifth in the Platinum Jubilee Stakes over six furlongs and that form continued when the runner was able to run a decent race when landing the same position in the World Pool Lennox Stakes at Glorious Goodwood, with the race being won by Sandrine.

Sandrine will line up in this race and there was plenty to like about that performance on the Sussex Downs, with the three-year-old seemingly coming to the boil after falling short in his first three outings of the flat season, with the horse keeping on well over seven furlongs and will go over the same distance at the Knavesmire.

Kinross was second in that particular race and only lost by a neck, so this horse has to enter the reckoning on this occasion. He went second in the final strides of the World Pool Lennox Stakes and we should see the Ralph Beckett-trained runner prominent in the field when this race takes place on Saturday.