14:20 Newbury Geoffrey Freer Stakes Racing Odds & Tips – 14th August 2021

A look at the Group 3 Geoffrey Freer Stakes horse racing betting from Newbury

Geoffrey Freer Racing / Hukum ©IMAGO / Shutterstock 08/14/2021

We turn focus on to the Geoffrey Freer Stakes Racing Odds from Newbury on Saturday.

This is a Group 3 fixture going at a 1m 5f trip and the race is open to 3-year-olds and above.

There are 8 declared runners for the contest and heading up the market as the strong favourite is HUKUM.

Will he justify his odds-on favouritism in horse racing betting? We look at his chances in the Geoffrey Free Stakes racing odds.

Geoffrey Freer Stakes Racing Odds

Hukum 10/11
Golden Pass 6/1
Red Verdon 8/1
Rodrigo Diaz 9/1
Pablo Escobarr 10/1
Without A Fight 12/1
Recovery Run 12/1
Sleeping Lion 12/1
* (odds recorded at 23:47 GMT on 12th August 2021 at William Hill)

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Hukum the 10/11 FAV in Geoffrey Freer Stakes Odds

If the horse racing odds run true to form then this could be a routine victory for HUKUM on Saturday at Newbury.

He is a quote of 10/11 odds-on in racing betting* (odds recorded at 23:47 GMT on 12th August 2021 at William Hill).

That looks to be fully justified after cruising to a win in the Group 3 Silver Cup Stakes at York last month.

It was a win by almost two lengths on that occasion and it added to a win that he posted at Goodwood earlier this campaign as well.

On top of all that, Hukum won last year’s edition of the Geoffrey Freer Stakes and comfortably won that. There is a strong chance that he will produce a repeat performance.

Last year’s winning jockey Jim Crowley stays in the saddle as Hukum goes for a title defence.


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Golden Pass should make his presence felt

There is likely to be a strong challenge coming in from GOLDEN PASS at a quote of 6/1* (odds recorded at 23:47 GMT on 12th August 2021 at William Hill).

Place claims are definitely there for him, even if she finds Hukum too hot to handle. But Golden Pass has some positive form of her own.

Golden Pass has won two of her three runs this season and the latest of those was as the 2/1 FAV at Newmarket.

That came a month ago on a shorter 1m 4f trip. It was a win by less than a length. The other success for Golden Pass this season was at Thirsk.

The step up in trip is interesting for her in this one, and she looks strong enough to get the win under her belt.

Can veteran Red Verdon get in the frame

Veteran RED VERDON will need to buck a little bit of a trend in this one. Three of the last four renewals of this fixture have been won by a 3-year-old.

Coming in as an 8-year-old, that suggests that this could be a tough ask for Red Verdon, but he is a quote of 8/1* (odds recorded at 23:47 GMT on 12th August 2021 at William Hill).

The last time that any runner above the age of six won the Geoffrey Freer Stakes was in 2007 when 7-year-old Mubahtaker scored.

Red Verdon brings winning form to the table having scored at 2m at Newmarket on his latest run. He has been improving his form this season.

The experience there and he will benefit from having Hollie Doyle booked. But anything other than place claims could be a stretch.

Rodridgo Diaz brings solid form

RODRIGO DIAZ went off as the favourite on his last run, which was a month ago here at Newbury.

He was a close second by half a length to Scaramanga in a rich contest. That was on a longer 2m trip and having a little distance trimmed here could see him pose a threat.

Rodrigo Diaz has been in the top three in each of his last six runs and he has won four times between 1m 3f to 1m 6f in similar conditions.

He was a winner at a 12f distance in Doncaster in early June in a smaller field. There is enough in his current form to have a place finish firmly in mind.

There is a current quote of 9/1 on him for the victory* (odds recorded at 23:47 GMT on 12th August 2021 at William Hill).

Rest Of The Runners

PABLO ESCOBARR was last seen at Group 3 in the Glorious Stakes at Goodwood on a slightly shorter trip last month.

That was 15 days ago and hasn’t gotten a score on the board this season from four runs. Place claims exist, but others are slightly more persuasive.

SLEEPING LION was a fair way behind Scaramanga here on a 2m trip last month. He also had Rodrigo Diaz well ahead of him on that trip.

Sleeping Lion took a win on his reappearance, and needs more.

WITHOUT A FIGHT was in a winning mood last campaign, but since his reappearance, he hasn’t gotten one on the board.

He was fourth in the Group 3 Glorious Stakes at Goodwood last month. He’s another who may have too much to find.

RECOVERY RUN falls into that positive trend of being a 3 year old. But he was only the third last time out in action in a Goodwood handicap.

He will need to make a big step forward for Andrew Balding to get heavily involved.

Predictions & Tips for Geoffrey Freer Stakes Racing Odds

The obvious selection is the 10/11 FAV HUKUM for this contest* (odds recorded at 23:47 GMT on 12th August 2021 at William Hill).

It’s hard to see anyone producing enough to take him down. Included in his credentials was a victory in this race last year.

We would expect GOLDEN PASS to fill out one of the places. She has been improving well and appears to be in a very good heart at the moment.

Along with Golden Pass, it is RODRIGO DIAZ who gets on the shortlist as well. We have a slight preference for him over veteran RED VERDON to get in the money.

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