York Dante Horse Racing Betting
There is always serious interest in York’s Dante meeting betting, as the three-day fixture often proves to be the most informative guide for upcoming classics.
The meeting is named after the historic Derby trial, which has been won by some top-class colts. Indeed, the Dante betting has featured many Derby heroes with nine winners going on to win the blue ribbon event at Epsom.
Dante meeting bets on Derby follow up?
The Dante betting usually reflects what a hot race it is and there have been few freak results over the years.
Three times in the last five years the winner has landed plenty of Dante meeting bets at the Knavesmire, before going on to land a stack more at Epsom in the Derby.
North Light, Motivator and Authorized have all achieved the Derby/Dante betting double since 2004, and last year Tartan Bearer only narrowly failed to maintain the sequence.
Punters who prefer to base their Dante meeting bets on trends will monitor the Dante betting for confidence around any Sir Michael Stoute-trained horse. The veteran trainer has seen his runners justify their Dante meeting odds three times in the last eight years.
Dante meeting odds reflect quality in Musidora
The Musidora Stakes, a Group 3 trial for the Oaks, is the Dante meeting betting highlight on day one. The race invariably attracts quality fillies who command a flurry of Dante meeting bets on the day and in the ante-post market for the second fillies’ classic at Epsom. Henry Cecil has a particularly good record in the race which is reflected in the Dante meeting odds being offered on his representatives
Cup attracts Dante meeting bets on stayers
The third day Dante meeting betting highlight is the Group 2 Yorkshire Cup, a two mile contest that normally offers a competitive market and has produced a number of winners at generous Dante meeting odds in recent times.
The Yorkshire Cup is an established stepping stone to the betting bonanza that is the Ascot Gold Cup in June, and often has a significant impact on the odds for that feature race of the Royal meeting.