2024 Dante Stakes Betting Odds at York racecourse

Thursday, 16 May 2024

Ancient Wisdom enjoyed a spate of victories as a two-year-old and the horse will now bid to have another successful season, with Charlie Appleby training a runner who enjoyed four victories last term. It’s the horse with the highest rating out of any charge in the field, with Al Musmak coming next in the betting and there were some smart performances last term.

Caviar Heights is trained by Karl Burke and the runner was successful in his previous race, with Chief Little Rock having finished third last time out. Aidan O’Brien not only has this horse lining up for him but also Cambridge, with the runners and riders competing over one mile, two and a half furlongs.

2024 Dante Stakes Tips

Ancient Wisdom is unsurprisingly favourite to land a victory when it comes to the Dante Stakes, with Charlie Appleby training a runner who claimed four wins from five appearances to date. The latest success came at Doncaster at the end of October, with six other runners beaten over the distance of one mile.

This came after a victory at Newmarket over the same distance and it will be interesting to see how the horse fares over a longer trip. Back in July last year, the runner was third out of ten runners after previously recording successes at Haydock and Newmarket, with this proving to be an impressive strike rate.

Al Musmak has either been first or second in his previous four races, with the debut success coming at Ascot when winning a novice stakes, while the horse then achieved second place in the Pat Eddery Stakes where the charge finished ahead of Ancient Wisdom. The latest performance came in the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes when finishing second.

Caviar Heights was able to secure a victory in his last outing when claiming a win against four other runners at Newmarket in early May. In the William Hill Newmarket Stakes, the horse ran well over one mile and two furlongs, with this coming after a surprise third place in the bet365 Feilden Stakes at Newmarket when sent off at 50/1.

2023 Dante Stakes Tips

Flying Honours has won three of his past four races and that explains why the horse is trading as favourite for the Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Dante Stakes. There was a win in the Godolphin Flying Start Zetland Stakes last October when the three-year-old triumphed by one length, with the horse obliging as the 10/11 favourite and there were previously successes at Sandown and Salisbury.

Epictetus has been running a lot more recently, with the John & Thady Gosden-trained charge having obliged in a Blue Riband Trial at Epsom Racecourse when being sent off as the 2/5 favourite. Probably more tellingly, there was a second-placed finish in the Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes over one mile on heavy ground, with the horse coping well with the conditions.

Passenger is a lightly-raced three-year-old who won on his only outing when obliging in the bet365 Wood Ditton Maiden Stakes, with the Sir Michael Stoute-trained charge having won by three lengths over the distance of one mile and there’s every chance that the horse will benefit from a longer trip such as this race.

Canberra Legend also has an unblemished record after landing a victory on the all-weather at Newcastle before claiming a more impressive win at Newmarket in April. That was in the bet365 Feilden Stakes where it looked as though the horse was going to be outpaced before finding an extra gear. However, this is a longer trip than the one mile and one furlong.