2022 Duke of York Stakes Betting Odds at York racecourse

Wednesday, 11 May 2022

The Duke of York Stakes is a Group 2 horse race which has been in operation since 1968, with this being run over a distance of six furlongs and there is a maximum of twenty-two runners who can line up at the Ebor Racecourse in a bid to secure the substantial prize money that is up for grabs on an annual basis.

The Duke of York Stakes has been a Group 2 encounter since 2003, with this race taking place on the opening day of the three-day Dante Festival at York Racecourse, with Handsome Sailor the only horse who has won this race on more than one occasion.

Hard Water won the first ever running of this flat horse race in 1968, with Tasleet, Invincible Army and Harry Angel among the more recent winners, with trainer Barry Hills having experienced huge success in this race and he has trained seven winners of the race including Prime Defender in 2010.

Bookies Can’t Work Out 2021 Duke of York Stakes Favourite

The betting is wide open for the 2021 Duke of York Stakes and if you compare the latest horse racing odds, you will find that there are lots of horses trading at around the 6/1 mark which is great from an each-way basis.

Dream of Dreams is trading as favourite to win this Group 2 encounter, with the Sir Michael Stoute-trained charge having enjoyed an impressive 2020 which saw the seven-year-old win the Betfair Sprint Cup at Haydock Racecourse on 5 September.

However, the horse then ran below par to finish eighth in the Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes and it will be interesting to see if the horse has progressed as we line up for the 2021 flat season.

Art Power, Oxted and Starman Betting Favourites to Win

Tim Easterby could have a cracking four-year-old on his hands in the form of Art Power, with the horse finishing a credible fourth place in the Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes, with the horse not far away in the Betfair Sprint Stakes and it might be that his age will work to his benefit.

Oxted runs for trainer Roger Teal and the horse recently went off as odds-on favourite in the bet365 Abernant Stakes which was a Group 3 encounter although Summerghand was the horse to beat him and some punters might be wary of piling in at the prices.

Starman was off colour when running in the Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes, with the horse having previously won the Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Garrowby Stakes at York Racecourse and perhaps we should read plenty into that performance when weighing up the chances of the Ed Walker-trained charge.