Horse Racing

Markel Richmond Stakes 2023 Betting Tips and Predictions

The second race on day three of the Glorious Goodwood meeting, hosted at Goodwood Racecourse in Sussex, will be the Markel Richmond Stakes, which is a very competitive two-year-old race.

Tips for Day 3 Glorious Goodwood
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As mentioned above, this is a two-year-old race it is a Group 2 contest, so we might just see a star of the future emerge from the pack. 12 runners have been declared, while £99,242 is on offer to the winning connections.

Our Betting Tips and Predictions for the Markel Richmond Stakes

Finding the winner of a two-year-old race is never easy, so buckle up. Below are our best predictions and tips for Markel Richmond Stakes:

Our Best Prediction: Vandeek to Win @ 2/1

Vandeek, trained by Simon and Ed Crisford, arrives here for just his second start, but he made a very promising debut and with many of the chief protagonists dropping out of this race, presumably because of the ground, he looks the best bet.

The colt got the job done in pleasing fashion on debut, despite being very slowly away. He didn’t exactly make it easy for himself by losing lengths at the start, but he traveled strongly, made good headway and ran on powerfully to win by the best part of a length. Realistically, he was good value for a wider margin win, while he beat a horse who has since gone on to run very well at this meeting. Should take all the beating.

Our Each Way Prediction: Asadna (each-way) @ 11/1

For those not interested in getting involved at the front of the market, Asadna could be the each-way answer here. The mount of James Doyle could not have won more impressively than he did on debut, when he drew clear of his five rivals to win by a wide margin at over this trip at Ripon. He wasn’t disgraced in the 20-runner Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot either, running respectably in midfield.

The colt has since moved stable to join Alice Haynes, who has saddled a few winners recently. On first run for his new yard, he ran with plenty of credit to finish third of nine at Newbury in a race not dissimilar to this. There will of course be question marks over the ground, but he’s not been one of the many to be pulled, which could be quite telling. This is a horse who has hinted at better things to come, so it wouldn’t be the greatest surprise if he got heavily involved at the finish.

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