The Coronation Cup Odds & The Oaks Stakes Betting Preview

Can Emily Upjohn atone for her unlucky second in last year’s Oaks by taking the Coronation Cup one year later? Check out our betting prediction and the latest The Oaks Stakes and The Coronation Cup Odds by Jazzsports.

Belmont Stakes Odds

The Oaks Stakes 2023

Grade 1 – Purse $666,000 – 1 mile 4 Furlongs 6 yards – Turf – 3-Year-Old Fillies

The Aiden O’Brien barn has three of the eleven entries, and the one at the top of the list is Savethelastdance 11/10 who annihilated her rivals to win the Cheshire Oaks by 22 lengths at Chester.

Prior to that, she had broken the maiden tag at Leopardstown when winning comfortably. This assignment needs more though. The win at Chester was achieved on much softer turf and she has to prove she can handle the quicker conditions and the unique undulations of the Epsom Racetrack.

She won’t have it all her own way, with the John and Thady Gosden barn fielding a tough foe in Soul Sister 9/4. This filly broke the maiden tag on her debut run last year when taking a maiden fillies event over the round mile at Doncaster.

She was disappointing on her seasonal debut when cutting back in distance and stepping up the class ladder in the Grade 3 Fred Darling Stakes at Newbury (last of 12) but proved that run all wrong when taking the Grade 3 Musidora Stakes over 1 mile 2 furlongs. That stretch-out certainly bought improvement and the extra two furlongs today gives plenty of upside for this strong closer.

Others to mention include the other Gosden barn inmate Running Lion 6/1 who has won four of her five starts and was last seen winning the Listed Pretty Polly Stakes when widening in the final furlong by four and a half lengths, and the Godolphin inmate Eternal Hope 10/1, who has won her last two and broke the maiden on the dirt at Chelmsford two back before stepping up the class ladder to win The Oaks Trial Stakes at Lingfield just over two weeks ago.

This will be her first time on the lawn but that should not be an issue and she is certain to stay the mile and a half.

Looking at longshots, and the one that sticks out is Caernarfon 33/1 who finished a fine fourth in the 1000 Guineas over a mile. She was closing late that day and looks sure to appreciate the stretch-out in distance. That was her first run as a three-year-old and backed up the form of her last run as a two-year-old when taking the Listed Montrose Fillies Stakes over the straight mile at Newmarket. She looks a player and could be one for exotics.

The Oaks Stakes 2023 Prediction

It’s a fascinating race with question marks on many over the ground and race distance, and although Savethelastdance should hit the board, her odds as the chalk provide no real betting value.

The selection is the longshot CAERNARFON whose run in the 1000 Guineas showed she had progressed from two to three years old and the stretch-out in distance gives a major upside to her chances. If she was with one of the bigger barns she would be shorter odds

Both Running Lion and Eternal Hope can be fighting it out for a slice underneath.

The Oaks Stakes Odds

HORSEJOCKEYODDS BY JAZZSPORTS
Savethelastdance Ryan Moore+110
Soul Sister Frankie Dettori +225
Running LionOisin Murphy +600
Eternal Hope William Buick +1000
Heartache TonightCristian Demuro+2000
Be Happy Seamie Heffernan+3300
Caernarfon Connor Beasley+3300
Red Riding Hood Wayne Lordan +3300
Sea Of Roses Rob Hornby+4000
Maman Joon Kevin Stott +5000
Bright Diamond Clifford Lee+6600

The Coronation Cup 2023

Grade 1 – Purse $516,000 – 1 mile 4 furlongs 6 yards – Turf – 4-Year-Olds and Up

An elite field of nine runners goes to post for this Grade 1, and the chalk for this race is last year’s Derby runner-up Westover 2/1.

He has already shown he is in good nick when finishing second behind the Japanese sensation Equinox in the Grade 1 Dubai Sheema Classic in March. His form is very high level having been an unlucky second in last year’s Derby before going on to win the Irish Derby by seven lengths.

We mentioned Emily Upjohn 11/4, and the Gosden barn inmate gets a useful 3lb weight allowance from the Colts. She was beaten just a short head in last year’s Grade 1 Oaks Stakes over this track and trip.

She then ran disappointingly at Royal Ascot in the Grade 1 King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes, but that came after just a short break from the run in the Oaks. Emily Upjohn then took a layoff and returned to win the Grade 1 British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes in October.

She goes well fresh and has the class to make her presence felt against these foes.

One of the big dangers has to be Hurricane Lane 7/2 from the Appleby barn. He was third over this track and distance in the Grade 1 Derby Stakes in 2021 and followed that with wins in the Grade 1 Grand Prix De Paris at Longchamp and the one the 1 mile 6 furlong Grade 1 St Leger Stakes.

He ended that 2021 campaign by finishing a strong closing third in the Grade 1 Prix De L’Arc de Triomphe.

2022 saw a different horse and he looked a shadow of his 2021 glories but he came back to the track this year to take out the Grade 2 Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket just over three weeks ago, winning easily by six lengths. He will stalk and aim to attack and close late.

Apart from the top three on the board, the one still with plenty of upside is Point Lonsdale 7/2 from the Aiden O’Brien barn who was a very exciting two-year-old but was injured on his first run as a three-year-old and missed the rest of the campaign. O’Brien has been patient with the son of Australia and he has come back this year with back-to-back wins, winning the Grade 3 Alleged Stakes at The Curragh before stepping up the class ladder and taking the Grade 2 Huxley Stakes.

This requires a jolt of improvement but O’Brien’s patience could be rewarded.

It is difficult to see any of the other five runners making an impact, although, for exotics players, the German raider Tunnes 16/1 might be worth including in boxed exactas and trifectas.

The Coronation Cup 2023 Prediction

A fascinating race and on the balance of form, Westover deserves to be the chalk and could make up for his unlucky loss on this course in last year’s Derby.

The main selection though is POINT LONSDALE who looked like a real stayer when taking a Grade 2 last time and he has the most room for improvement in this field.

Both Emily Upjohn and Hurricane Lane are serious foes and should not be underestimated.

The Coronation Cup Odds

HORSEJOCKEYODDS BY JAZZSPORTS
WestoverRob Hornby+200
Emily UpjohnFrankie Dettori+275
Hurricane LaneWilliam Buick+350
Point LonsdaleRyan Moore+350
TunnesRene Piechulek+1600

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