2023 Nassau Stakes Odds & Betting Predictions

Thursday at the Goodwood Festival sees one of the most anticipated clashes of the week with the 2022 Grade 1 Nassau Stakes winner Nashwa coming up against Blue Rose Cen, the darling of French Racing, who has now won five races on the spin, and gets a handy 8lbs weight for age allowance. Here the 2023 Nassau Stakes Betting Preview!

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Nassau Stakes

Grade 1 – Purse $100,000 – 1 mile 1 furlong 197 yards – Turf – 3-Year-Olds and Up

Blue Rose Cen is the chalk here, and she has been sensational this year, winning the Grade 3 Prix de La Grotte on seasonal debut before stepping up the class ladder to take the 2023 Grade 1 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (French 1000 Guineas) in May with a devastating turn of speed.

She likes to stalk the speed and should get a nice run into the race with Above The Curve sure to try and blast from the gates and go gate to wire.

Next up was the 2023 Prix de Diane Longines (French Oaks) which she dominated to win by four lengths. There are few chinks in the armor here and her closing kick will suit this speed track very well.

The big danger is Nashwa who won this race last year and comes into this in top form having demolished her rivals in the 2023 Grade 1 Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket where she easily beat Remarquee (has run well since) by five lengths.

She too has a ton of speed so this could turn into a very tactical battle and she stays this mile-and-a-quarter distance as proven by her board finish in the 2022 Grade 1 Oaks Stakes over a mile and a half last year.

Outside the two superstars, we have a very classy field including the 2023 G1 1,000 Guineas fourth and 2023 Grade 1 Oaks Stakes third Caernarfon

She met traffic problems last time at Ascot and is better than that run, and at the huge odds, she is an across-the-board play.

The very classy Above the Curve and Al Husn are the others to focus on with a preference for the latter who has won four from five, including when winning her first stakes race last time in the 2023 Grade 3 Hoppings Fillies Stakes where she had Nashwa a half-length back in second.

The longshot Neverendingstory looks outclassed here.

2023 Nassau Stakes Odds

HorseJockeyHorse Betting Odds by Jazzsports
Blue Rose CenAurelien Lemaitre+120
NashwaHollie Doyle+200
Al HusnJim Crowley+900
Above The CurveRyan Moore+1100
CaernarfonConnor Beasley+2200
Never Ending StoryTBA+3300

This looks like a two-horse race on paper and it will probably play out like that in what may turn into a very tactical battle. Both Blue Rose Cen and Nashwa should hit the board, and a slight preference is for last year’s winner NASHWA.

Both Al Husn and Caernarfon are serious horses and it would not be the biggest shock if one of them could take the top two’s scalps.

If either, then Caernarfon who was a little unlucky at Royal Ascot last time could be the surprise package at what looks like very generous odds at 22/1

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