Superlative Stakes Racing Tips & Odds – 3:15 pm Newmarket – 9th July 2022

A look at Saturday's Superlative Stakes horse racing action from Newmarket

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We dive into the Superlative Stakes Racing Tips for Saturday, one of the big highlights of the day.

This Group 2 contest has 5 declared runners for the 2022 renewal, with VICTORY DANCE leading the way at the head of the market.

For this Superlative Stakes Racing Tips preview, we size up each of the runners in the field, dig through the latest odds and make our predictions.

Superlative Stakes Racing Odds

Victory Dance 6/4
Lion Of War 15/8
Isaac Shelby 4/1
Dark Thirty 8/1
For A Laugh 33/1
* (odds recorded at 19:31 GMT on 8th July 2022 at Bet365)

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Victory Dance 6/4 FAV in Superlative Stakes Racing Odds

VICTORY DANCE looks a very good prospect for Charlie Appleby having landed a winning debut.

He is well-bred and he cost a pretty penny as a foal as well.

Victory Dance was at the course and distance for his debut and showed a great attitude to get himself on top at the finish.

That was three weeks ago, so will be nicely refreshed and there is clearly more to come from him.

Victory Dance arrives for a yard that has a very good recent track record in this contest. He should be right about there.

Victory Dance is the current 6/4 favourite in Superlative Stakes odds* (odds recorded at 19:31 GMT on 8th July 2022 at Bet365).

Lion Of War


Isaac Shelby can launch a big challenge

There was also a debut win for Isaac Shelby back in May, offering some encouragement for connections.

It perhaps wasn’t the strongest of races, so the form could be a little bare from it.

But it was a maiden success for ISAAC SHELBY who looks to have a lot about him.

This is much tougher, but Isaac Shelby looks to be well worth his place in the contest and is a 4/1 contender* (odds recorded at 19:31 GMT on 8th July 2022 at Bet365).

Lion Of War with claims

Perhaps the one that can give the favourite the most to think about is LION OF WAR.

He warrants plenty of respect in Superlative Stakes racing tips after winning both appearances so far.

Lion Of War kicked things off on his debut at Leicester on a 7f trip.

His follow-up was highly impressive as he delivered a win at Newcastle.

Lion Of War jumps up in class and he probably isn’t going to be out of place whatsoever.

He looks like a very hot prospect and brings big claims to the table at 15/8* (odds recorded at 19:31 GMT on 8th July 2022 at Bet365).

Dark Thirty could get in the frame

DARK THIRTY landed a victory on his debut and the form from that maiden at Newbury reads pretty good.

After that Newbury success, Dark Thirty was sent to Chesham at Royal Ascot.

That always looked a tough ask for him, but he ran with credit to take 5th in the contest.

He may not be too far away if he can find further progress.

Dark Thirty arrives at a current quote of 8/1 in Superlative Stakes odds* (odds recorded at 19:31 GMT on 8th July 2022 at Bet365).

For A Laugh with a lot to find?

There was a third-place finish that FOR A LAUGH took on his debut which was in a Sandown maiden.

It certainly wasn’t the worst of runs as he took third in the 7f contest.

For A Laugh took a little time to settle before getting up late to look competitive.

He should come forward for the effort of course.

But whether For A Laugh can come forward enough to consider for win purposes in Superlative Stakes racing tips is another matter.

For A Laugh is a distant 33/1 outsider* (odds recorded at 19:31 GMT on 8th July 2022 at Bet365).

Predictions & Tips for Superlative Stakes Racing Odds

The first selection on the table for our Superlative Stakes racing tips is LION OF WAR at 15/8* (odds recorded at 19:31 GMT on 8th July 2022 at Bet365).

Looking at the way the market is going for rival Victory Dance, Lion Of War takes a little more preference.

The impressive score that Lion Of War took at Newcastle gives him every chance of getting his nose in front on Saturday.

Of course, 6/4 favourite VICTORY DANCE is on the shortlist* (odds recorded at 19:31 GMT on 8th July 2022 at Bet365).

He looked impressive on his debut and with his yard winning four of the last six renewals is bound to be primed.

The final one to consider in Superlative Stakes racing tips is ISAAC SHELBY.

He does need to come on a bit as his Newbury maiden wasn’t the strongest. But by the same token, he’s not without a chance.

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