Saturday 15 June 2019

The English Fillies Contenders Royal Ascot 2019 (Plus The Saturday Trixie)

In my earlier posts this week I wrote about the Godolphin and the Irish fillies heading to Royal Ascot this year. Now I think it's time to see what firepower we have to offer because to be honest, we have won the Queen Mary Stakes the last two years and the Albany Stakes in 2018 and won’t be giving up our title without a dam good fight. Here are just a few nice fillies that will be in with a shout of taking home the decent prize money on offer. 

Good Vibes for David Evans brings the solid form to the table. This Due Diligence filly was bought by Paul and Clare Rooney for £35.000, which looks like a bargain at the minute. She's had three runs already this season and won twice, her latest run in the Langleys Solicitors British EBF Marygate Fillies' Stakes at York was her most impressive, she was nibbled at that day from 12/1 to 10/1 and came with a strong late run to beat Mighty Spirit by one and a half lengths. Looks a nice strong type. 

Current RPR 100 (8/1 BO Queen Mary Stakes) 

Flippa The Strippa for the Charlie Hills yard. This Outstrip filly looks to be the bargain of the season so far, purchased by owner Christopher Wright last September for £10,000 she has already paid her fee back when winning the £17,000 National Stakes at Sandown in May. The form looks decent enough with the 91 rated Mark Johnston filly Jm Jackson in second place. 

Current RPR 95 ( 16/1 BO Queen Mary Stakes) 

Raffle Prize for the Mark Johnston yard. This Godolphin bred Slade Power filly looks to have plenty of speed to burn. Her only two races this season have been over six furlongs. Her second race at Chester seen her start off like a bat out of hell, you would 've thought she would tire but seemed to change legs and drew further clear, the form of that race doesn't look much, but she couldn't have been more impressive. 

Current RPR 88 ( 20/1 BO Queen Mary Stakes, 16/1 BO Albany Stakes) 

Daahyeh for the Roger Varian yard. This Bated Breath filly cost £75,000 and couldn't have been more impressive on her debut run. The well-backed 3/1 joint-favourite was held up by David Egan in midfield before putting the race to bed inside the last furlong. The second Raffle Prize went onto win a Class 2 at Chester next time out. Daahyeh looks a nice filly, and I am looking forward to seeing how much she improves in this season. 

Current RPR 85 (20/1 BO Albany Stakes)

LIberty Beach for the John Quinn yard who won the Queen Mary Stakes last year with Signora Cabello. This Cable Bay filly is another bargain at £16,000. Winner of her two races this season, the latest was the Hilary Needler Trophy Fillies' Conditions Stakes at Beverley last week. Not one to be ruled out despite the big price.

Current RPR 84 (25/1 BO Queen Mary Stakes, 20/1 BO Windsor Castle)

These are just a handful of the English fillies on show at Royal Ascot this year. I know there is also a few potentially very good 2-year-olds that I haven't even mentioned here, plus the Ward speed machines from the other side of the pond that won't be coming over here to just make up the numbers. Overall the fillies races look top class this year and I for one can't wait. I will be reviewing my trackers in my next post as time is running out and the bed is calling. 


16:05 York 15 Jun 2019: Historic for the S Bin Suroor yard. Ran a pleasing debut last month when backed from 10/1 to 6/1 before the off. This Shamardal homebred colt has been given a 6f Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Group 1) (Entire Colts & Fillies) (2yo) and will hopefully show an improved performance today with that experience under his belt.

The Saturday Trixie: 

Week 3 

Aaron: Loch Ness Monster - 3.15 Sandown, Brings some good early season form into this race, when finishing 3rd over course and distance a couple of runs back, never had much of a chance last time after being hampered early, gets in off bottom weight with Cieren Fallon claiming 7lb lively each way chance , (8/1) 

Sam: 2:35 Sandown - Fantasy Keeper. Drop back in trip might not suit but is the clear form pick in what looks a week handicap. SDS on board again as the pair look to go 1 better than last time out! 15/8 bet365. 

Craig: 14.10 Chester - Know No Limits. With no trackers, this weekend worth betting on it’s a tough call but Know No Limits has a nice draw in stall 2 (Lexi the One is in stall 1 but been slowly away last 3 races). I will be hoping Kingscote can get her out quickly and hang on for dear life. Not a confident selection but I will take 5/1 each way. 

Good luck and thanks for reading.

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