City Of York Stakes Racing Odds & Tips – 21st August 2021

Space Blues the ones to beat in Group 2 York fixture on Saturday

The City Of York Stakes racing odds is the big highlight of the day for UK racing as it’s all eyes on this Group 2 affair.

This is a 7f trip with a rich purse on offer for the winner. There are 9 declared runners to look over for City Of York Stakes racing odds.

The current favourite is SPACE BLUES and we size up his chances along with the rest of the runners in the field.

City Of York Stakes Racing Odds

Space Blues 11/8
Primo Bacio 5/2
Safe Voyage 9/1
Sir Busker 9/1
Glorious Journey 11/1
Pogo 12/1
Highfield Princess 18/1
Lord Of The Lodge 33/1
Fivethousandtoone 50/1
* (odds recorded at 19:06 GMT on August 20th, 2021 at Betfair)

Horse Racing Betting at Betfair

Space Blues 11/8 FAV in City Of York Stakes Racing Odds

SPACE BLUES is the current 11/8 favourite as he looks to make a return to winning ways* (odds recorded at 19:06 GMT on August 20th, 2021 at Betfair).

Last season saw Space Blues flourish with a four-timer completed. His latest run was 25 days ago when he appeared in the Lennox Stakes at Goodwood (Group 2).

That was at this same distance and he took an encouraging fourth-place finish after a break of four months.

He is a course and distance winner and has won at the top level before.

It’s likely that the good effort in the Lennox has only served to sharpen him up for even more.



Primo Bacio set for a bold challenge

On a return to the 7f distance, PRIMO BACIO should be in good shape for a challenge on Saturday.

She is a current quote of 5/2 in City Of York Stakes racing odds* (odds recorded at 19:06 GMT on August 20th, 2021 at Betfair).

There have been good efforts in defeat for her in Group 1 efforts at Newmarket and Deauville.

Those two efforts followed a victory here at York earlier this season at the Dante meeting on a 1 m trip.

Primo Bacio has not had any luck on her side in those two defeats since that York score. But she’s definitely heading in the right direction.

Safe Voyage brings place claims

There were excuses at play for SAFE VOYAGE on his latest run, which saw him finish down the field in 8th place in the Lennox at Goodwood.

That followed success on his penultimate in a listed success at Chester. He clearly has the potential as he wasn’t totally disgraced in a July Cup effort either,

Safe Voyage made all in this very contest last year, one of a couple of Group 2 successes that he took last year.

There were three wins in total for him in 2020. He is just looking to get back on the up at the moment.

This is his favoured trip and that will help to put him right in the frame.

Safe Voyage is a 9/1 quote in horse racing betting to come up big again at York* (odds recorded at 19:06 GMT on August 20th, 2021 at Betfair).

Can Highfield Princess shine in a tougher task?

This is a tougher assignment for HIGHFIELD PRINCESS who is a quote of 18/1 in City Of York Stakes racing* (odds recorded at 19:06 GMT on August 20th, 2021 at Betfair).

She has been moving along this season in terrific form, however. She has been on the up and up and nailed a win in a handicap at Royal Ascot.

Highfield Princess scored in a listed run at Chelmsford as well this year and on her latest, went very well to take a third-place at Group 3 at Goodwood.

That latest effort was 25 days ago. This is a rise for her in terms of the challenge ahead, but she may have some place claims if she’s up to it.

Sir Busker respected

This is a fairly quick turnaround for SIR BUSKER who was at Salisbury just nine days ago in the Sovereign Stakes.

That saw him return a second palace finish, another excellent run from him. He hasn’t managed to get a win on the board in this campaign.

But he has looked very good in defeat and a notable piece of form was a third-place finish in the Queen Anne at Royal Ascot too.

He isn’t without a shout to muscle his way into the picture for a place finish from a quote of 9/1* (odds recorded at 19:06 GMT on August 20th, 2021 at Betfair).

The Rest Of the Runners

GLORIOUS JOURNEY landed the Criterion Stakes at Newmarket on his penultimate run, easily showing a big return to form there.

He wasn’t totally disgraced with a 12 place finish in the July Cup back at the venue. This is well within his scope and Glorious Journey has place claims.

LORD OF THE LODGE is no forlorn hope for this contest. The pick of his form was a good second in a Group 3 at Leopardstown.

There have been solid returns from him this season, but Lord Of The Lodge may need to find just a little bit more.

POGO earned success at Leicester in a listed contest. He’s capable and likeable as well and churned out a good fifth in the Queen Anne at Royal Ascot on his latest. He’s not as fresh as most of these, however.

FIVETHOUSANDTOONE looks to have far too much on his plate on this one. He worked hard as a two-year-old. That’s not paid off yet and hasn’t looked like he’s progressed much.

Predictions & Tips for City Of York Stakes Racing Odds

Group 1 winner SPACE BLUES has to take precedence as a horse racing tip at 11/8* (odds recorded at 19:06 GMT on August 20th, 2021 at Betfair).

There was nothing wrong with his run in the Lennox after a four-month absence, and he is likely to strip fitter for that.

PRIMO BACIO warrants big respect as she’s a good one. There has been bad luck for her on her last two runs. She should firmly be in the picture.

We can’t ignore the presence of SAFE VOYAGE in the fixture either. This is his best trip and therefore a bold bid if fully expected.