Newbury Hackwood Stakes Racing Odds & Tips – 17th July 2021

Can Diligent Harry take his form onto the turf to land the Hackwood?

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We look at Hackwood Stakes Racing odds and tips in this preview of action from Newbury on Saturday.

This is one of the big fixtures from Saturday’s UK racing and it looks like being a highly competitive renewal over the 6f trip.

There are 7 declared runners for the contest and KING’S LYNN is heading up the racing betting market.

We look at his chances and cast an eye over each of the other runners in our Hackwood Stakes Racing Odds preview.

Hackwood Stakes Racing Odds

King’s Lynn 11/4
Tabdeed 3/1
Diligent Harry 10/3
Happy Romance 13/2
Royal Crusade 12/1
Method 12/1
Royal Commando 12/1
* (odds recorded at 21:25 GMT on July 16th, 2021 at Bet365)

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King’s Lynn 11/4 FAV in Hackwood Stakes Odds

KING’S LYNN will be hoping for a clear run, something that he has not managed to have in his last two.

But those two have still been very good efforts at Royal Ascot and in a Wokingham handicap.

He goes as the 11/4 favourite in this one, but will be under strong challenges* (odds recorded at 21:25 GMT on July 16th, 2021 at Bet365).

There does appear to be just enough in his form to get him close to a return to winning ways for Andrew Balding.

The latest of the wins for King’s Lynn was at Haydock in May at a 5f distance. He’s progressive enough to take this.

Diligent Harry


Can Tabdeed win the Hackwood again?

Twelve months ago it was TBDEED who took this contest and he looks to be in good shape to put in another bold effort.

There was a good recent effort from him at Newcastle in the Chipchase Stakes in which he finished fourth.

That was on his reappearance after a break of 10 months, so he’s entitled to go better here.

It was certainly encouraging enough to expect Tabdeed to be back in the thick of things here.

Tabdeed is a quote of 3/1 in Hackwood Stakes racing odds* (odds recorded at 21:25 GMT on July 16th, 2021 at Bet365).

Diligent Harry the way to go?

We think that DILIGENT HARRY offers a great option at 10/3 for horse racing betting* (odds recorded at 21:25 GMT on July 16th, 2021 at Bet365).

He makes his debut on the turf on Saturday in this one. He was in the Chipchase on his latest effort, finishing ahead of Tabdeed to take a third-place finish.

There has been superb all-weather form from Diligent Harry, winning three of five. So he has a chance here.

The move to the turf does offer a little question mark, but there is clear ability in him.

Fillies’ allowance to help Happy Romance?

Gaining an advantage with the fillies’ allowance for this contest is HAPPY ROMANCE who is a quote of 13/2* (odds recorded at 21:25 GMT on July 16th, 2021 at Bet365).

She was finishing well, nice and quick at 5f at Swandown on her latest effort. She claimed third in that contest two weeks ago.

That saw her once again in a good light and Happy Romance looks a very useful filly in the good hands of Richard Hannon.

She has won once this season and there looks to be reasonable place claims for her at Newbury on the weekend.

Can Royal Commando get back on track?

There was a victory for ROYAL COMMANDO on his reappearance. That was in March at Doncaster.

But he couldn’t follow up on that encouraging run next time out. He was disappointed in fact at Royal Ascot.

Royal Commando had been put into the Jubilee Stakes at the 6f distance a month ago and never made an impact, finishing 9th of 12.

That was a surprisingly poor run from him and he is better than that.

Royal Commando is a 12/1 quote to win this* (odds recorded at 21:25 GMT on July 16th, 2021 at Bet365).

The rest of the runners

ROYAL CRUSADE needs to prove himself a little bit more. He is lightly raced and looks to be struggling to find his range.

He was third from last in the Criterion three weeks ago after a break of three months. It’s hard to see a big enough response coming.

METHOD wasn’t ever really in the frame at the July Cup on his latest run. That was just a week ago.

But he had opened the season well with a fifth-place finish in the Sandy Lane Stakes. He’s no forlorn hope and method is a course and distance winner.

Predictions & Tips for Hackwood Stakes Racing Odds

This is another good contest for Saturday and our preference as a horse racing tip is DILIGENT HARRY at 10/3* (odds recorded at 21:25 GMT on July 16th, 2021 at Bet365).

That is trusting that he can carry over his superb all-weather form onto the turf. He looks to retain the ability to do so.

KING’S LYNN should be in the thick of this one as he is progressive but just hasn’t hit calm waters recently.

He’s been knocking around better company than this and has a chance from 11/4* (odds recorded at 21:25 GMT on July 16th, 2021 at Bet365).

The final one for the shortlist is going to be HAPPY ROMANCE at 13/2* (odds recorded at 21:25 GMT on July 16th, 2021 at Bet365).

We just think that the helping hand from the fillies’ allowance will help her get in the picture.

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