2023 Dante Stakes Betting Odds at York racecourse

Thursday, 18 May 2023

We’re looking forward to the 2023 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Dante Stakes, with Flying Honours having strong claims for a race where there’s very little to separate the first half dozen in the betting. The bookmakers will be offering lots of price boosts for a race where the runners and riders compete over one mile, two and a half furlongs for the pot.

There are many runners who won last time out and that includes Epictetus, with Passenger running for Sir Michael Stoute and there’s also each-way claims as far as Canberra Legend is concerned. Aidan O’Brien is never far away with a lively chance, with Continuous having scored back to back successes and it will be interesting to see how the market shapes up.

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.