2023 Lonsdale Cup Betting Odds at York racecourse

Friday, 25 August 2023

Gregory has multiple entries for the Ebor Festival and it will be interesting to see whether the horse lines up in the Great Voltigeur Stakes or alternatively runs in the Lonsdale Cup Stakes. At present, the John & Thady Gosden-trained charge is trading as the favourite to claim a win, although perhaps they will reroute the horse for the other race.

After all, Courage Mon Ami could line up in this encounter and the four-year-old would have serious claims when it comes to this horse race. Vauban is another interesting runner after performing well on the National Hunt circuit and we might see a rare Flat winner for trainer Willie Mullins, while Quickthorn and Coltrane could also be a big contender.

2023 Lonsdale Cup Tips

The 2023 Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup Stakes takes place over two miles and half a furlong, with Gregory a potential entrant for a long distance encounter. The horse would be favourably weighted carrying 8-7 although it’s possible that the three-year-old will run in the Great Voltigeur Stakes and perhaps stablemate Courage Mon Ami is a better contender.

Trading at a similar price, the four-year-old is more likely to run in this encounter and there have been wins at Goodwood and Ascot thus far. A memorial handicap victory as the 6/4 favourite was followed by a strong performance in the Royal Ascot Gold Cup where the horse was able to score over favourite Coltrane by less than a length.

Vauban is an interesting runner, with the Willie Mullins-trained horse having enjoyed a decorated career in the National Hunt world. There was a victory over one mile and six furlongs in the Copper Horse Handicap, with the runner obliging by a big distance when beating Absurde by over seven lengths.

Quickthorn could record a consecutive hat-trick of wins by recording a victory in this Ebor Festival encounter. The six-year-old was able to triumph in the Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup Stakes when obliging at betting odds of 16/1. Beating Emily Dickinson into second place, the winner was further ahead of the favourite Courage Mon Ami on that occasion.

York Racecourse is one of the most prestigious in Great Britain and the Knavesmire hosts a wide range of horse races throughout the Flat racing calendar. This includes the Lonsdale Cup which is run over two miles and this distance means that you need to back a horse that is going to have the stamina to compete all the way to the end.

In 2022, there was a total purse of £250,000 and this attracts some star performers. We saw the legendary Stradivarius achieve some notable successes in this race. The John Gosden-trained runner claimed a victory as a four-year-old in 2018, with the horse then returning to the track to win twelve months later.

The York betting odds were a lot shorter when Stradivarius lined up in 2021 before delivering a third victory. There have also been a couple of recent five-year-olds who have achieved a win, with Enbihaar obliging in 2020 and it was Quickthorn in 2022 that was able to emerge victorious.

For those punters looking for Best Odds Guaranteed at Goodwood Racecourse, there are lots of bookmakers who have this concession available for the Lonsdale Cup. There is also the chance to get York horse racing live streaming once you have placed a bet on the action, with the odds sometimes available on an antepost basis.

Make sure that you always study the form and work out which long-distance runners are performing the best of all. It’s an encounter which has had Group 2 status since 2004 and this forms part of the York Ebor Festival racecard, with the heat taking place on Day Three of the meeting.