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Statto’s will plump for Carlton House in York’s Dante Stakes

| 12.05.2011

We’ve been hyping the Dante Stakes up all week and we’re pretty sure that whatever way the race goes, we’re in for a thrilling finish.

The three Derby hopefuls are dominating the Dante betting with Carlton House just edging favouritism at 7/4 with Seville and World Domination available at 2/1.

There are three other horses in the race in Yaseer (12/1), Pisco Sour (33/1) and Ashva (100/1), but with the greatest respect to the three, this seems like a shootout between the three market leaders.

Owned by the Queen, Carlton House will attract plenty of money in the Dante Betting and the statisticians among us will be lumping on Sir Michael Stoute’s three-year-old.

Stoute will be looking to saddle his fourth winner of this race in the last 11 years and that is just one of the stats that Carlton House fulfils.

Punters should be looking for a horse that has had two to five career starts as the last 10 winners have all run at least twice heading into this race, and all of the previous 10 winners had won at least one of those starts.

Eight of the last 10 winners have won a race that was a mile in trip or further – ruling out Seville – and all of the last 10 winners made their debut over seven furlongs or a mile.

Carlton House and World Domination won on their last outing and seven of the last 10 winners entered this race on the back of a win, but Carlton House is the only horse who fulfils all of the criteria.

The Dante Stakes betting is so tight that it’s difficult to know who will go off as the favourite but Carlton House looks the pick of the three market leaders at 7/4.

A £10 stake on Carlton House winning the Dante Stakes would return £27.50. New customers can sign up here to take advantage of a free bet.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.