Race Favourites Ahead of the 2021 EBF Stallions John Musker Fillies’ Stakes
Yarmouth stages this Listed race on Wednesday September 15. This is a race for fillies that are aged three years and over. Trainer John Gosden has had great success in this race with wins in each of the past two years.
The winner of this race will receive £32,327 and is run over a distance of a mile and two furlongs. The ground is forecasted to be Good and the race is due off at 2.20.
Martyn Meade runs Technique and betting experts believe a very good run is due in this race. The three-year-old won on debut in an all-weather race held at Wolverhampton in January. Six races since then have not produced another win, reports on-magazine.co.uk.
The elusive second win nearly came at Salisbury last time out, when the 2/1 favourite. Technique finished second, only a head behind Lilac Road but three lengths clear of third. Before that, this runner finished seventh in the Epsom Oaks in June and last month was fourth in the Group 1 Qatar Nassau Stakes at Glorious Goodwood. Down from those lofty heights, Technique has a good chance of success here according to the Daily Express.
Also down from Group races is the Sir Michael Stoute trained Ville De Grace. This three-year-old has also only won one race and that was in its debut on the all-weather at Kempton. A double was nearly achieve but Ville De Grace finished second a neck behind Arousing at Yarmouth last September.
2021 began with a fifth in the Group 3 Fred Darling Stakes at Newbury in April. Not a bad performance considering her odds of 66/1. Her last race was a Group 3 race over a mile at York on August 21. Ville De Grace was initially reluctant to go into the stalls, hopefully that won’t happen at Yarmouth.
In the actual race though, the Sir Michael Stoute runner did well to run on and finish third. Down in class, the view of horse betting analytics at horse.bet is that a good run is expected on Wednesday.
One horse who has had plenty of success this year is the William Haggas trained Sweet Believer. Now here’s a consistent filly with three wins and two seconds this year. The most recent outing for this three-year-old was victory in a Class 3 race at Hamilton on August 27 over a mile and a furlong. This is a step back in distance but rise in class and it’ll be fascinating to see if all of that can be handled well on Wednesday.
John and Thady Gosden have two entrants for this contest. Gloria Mundi was well behind Technique in the recent Salisbury race. A repeat of the run in a Listed race at Newbury in May would give this runner a chance of being placed. The other Gosden entry is the three-year-old Chiasma who drops back in distance hoping for a better result. It doesn’t look as if the Gosden yard will get another win this year.
Another with a chance is Cabaletta, trained by Roger Varian. This is another runner down in distance having been tried over as far as a mile and six furlongs. There have been some good results over shorter distances so this looks another interesting candidate to win this race.