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St Nicholas Abbey Odds

St Nicholas Abbey Odds

If there is a talented horse that has been largely frustrating in recent seasons then St Nicholas Abbey is a prime candidate. Dominant as a two-year-old, St Nicholas Abbey was installed as an ante-post favourite in the Epsom Derby odds, but never even made it to the course.

Staying races now look best for St Nicholas Abbey odds

After St Nicholas Abbey’s three-year-old career was virtually written off, he did return to show some of his class of old at four. Victories in the Chester Cup and Coronation Cup were a start, before reasonable runs in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

However, what these performances did show was that the horse does not have the necessary speed to win the big races over 1m4f. He travels well into races, but often takes too long to pick up and hit top speed. He is far more suited to races without fast finishers where two horses can go toe-to-toe in the final furlong and ensure a grandstand finish. These races are far more common in the staying division.

Could be time for St Nicholas Abbey odds to take on Fame And Glory

Although Aidan O’Brien already has Fame And Glory as the head honcho of the staying division, he may want to boost his chances of staying at the head of the long distance contests by also running St Nicholas Abbey. Previous performances suggest he should stay further and the Ascot Gold Cup may be the best place for St Nicholas Abbey odds in the future.

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