May Hill Stakes Tips 2020

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When is The May Hill Stakes 2020?

The May Hill Stakes takes place on the second day of the St Leger Festival, which in 2020 is on Thursday 10th September.

It's scheduled as the second race of the day, getting underway at 1.50pm.

This Group 2 race is a one miler open to fillies aged two years. The May Hill Stakes was inaugurated in 1976. 

The winner is usually entered into the Fillies Mile at Newmarket a month later. 2017 was the last time that the same horse won both races when Laurens won in 2017.

Glorious Goodwood - 2019

May Hill Stakes Results

Here's some facts about this race
Top Jockey: Willie Carson & Frankie Dettori (4 wins each)
Top Trainer: Henry Cecil (12)
Fastest time: 1:35:40 in 2004 – Playful Act under Jimmy Fortune.
Prize purse was £70,000 in 2019 with the winner taking £39.697.
Last year's winner was the Hugo Palmer trained horse Powerful Breeze under James Doyle.

May Hill Stakes Tips 2020

The declarations are in and after whizzing though the stats my shortlist is the four last time out winners that have the lowest draws, ZABEEL PRINCE, GREAT VIBES, LILAC ROAD and STAR OF EMERATY.

My final choice for this race will be sent to VIP available for VIP members on the morning of the race.

May Hill Stakes Stats and Trends

Keith uses a lot of factors to decide on his selections, including the stats and trends over the previous years.

May Hill Stakes 12 year Trends and Statistics 2008 – 2019

  • Age – Race for 2 year olds only.
  • Sex – Restricted to fillies.
  • Country – 6 of the last 12 winners were bred in Ireland and 3 in the USA, 2 in Great Britain and 1 in France.
  • Colour – 10 of the last 12 winners were bay (b), 1 each were chestnut and grey.
  • Starting Price (SP) – 9 of the last 12 winners returned an SP of 6/1 or less, the other three were between 9/1 and 14/1.
  • Starting Price Rank – 5 of the last 12 winners started as the SP favourite. 9 of them came from the first 2 in the betting.
  • Headgear – None of the last 12 winners wore any headgear. 
  • Draw –All of the last 12 winners were drawn 7 or less but stalls 1, 2 and 7 have fared best..
  • Days Since Last Run – All of the last 12 winners had run between 12 and 56 days ago.
  • Last Run Form – 7 of the last 12 winners had won on their previous start and 10 had finished in the first 3 last time.
  • Flat Form – All of the last 12 winners had run at least once in the past and all of them had won at least once.
  • Distance Form – Just 2 of the last 12 winners had run at least once at 1m and only 1 of them had won at the trip. 
  • Group Wins – 4 of the last 12 winners had won a Group race, all of them were at Group 3.

May Hill Stakes Previous Winners

DateTrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORStallDays
Doncaster1mGood To Firm926/19-00120d
Doncaster1mGood To Soft8211/49-00456d
Doncaster1mGood To Soft7211/108-12104734d
Doncaster1mGood To Firm7214/18-1283514d
Doncaster1mGood To Firm1229/48-120524d
Doncaster1mGood To Firm824/18-13100233d
Doncaster1mGood To Firm9211/28-90133d
Doncaster1mGood To Firm1225/48-901113d
Doncaster1mGood To Firm12213/28-90527d
Doncaster1mGood To Firm923/19-00920d


Other St Leger Festival Races 

Wednesday 9th September 2020

TimeRace NameAgeClassDistance
1.15pmDoncaster Nursery Handicap2Class 27f
1.50pmBritish Stallion Studs Ebf Maiden Stakes2Class 2One mile
2.25pmScarbrough Stakes2+Listed5f
3.00pmMondialiste Leger Legends Classified Stakes3+Class 5One mile
3.35pmSceptre Stakes3+Group 37f
4.05pmSky Sports Racing Hd Virgin 535 Handicap3+Class 21m 2f
4.35pmVisit Attheraces.com Handicap3+Class 45f

Thursday 10th September 2020

TimeRace NameAgeClassDistance
1.20pmBritish Stallion Studs Ebf 'carrie Red' Fillies' Nursery Handicap2Class 26 1/2f
1.50pmMay Hill Stakes2Group 2One mile
2.15pmWeatherbys Racing Bank 300,000 2-y-o Stakes2Class 26 1/2f
3.00pmPark Hill Fillies' Stakes3+Group 21m 6 1/2f
3.35pmWatch Free Race Replays On Attheraces.com Handicap3Class 27f
4.10pmDoncaster Handicap3+Class 36f
4.40pmSky Sports Racing Sky 415 Conditions Stakes3+Class 21m 2f

Friday 11th September 2020

TimeRace NameAgeClassDistance
1.20pmFlying Childers Stakes2Group 25f
1.50pmMallard Handicap3+Class 21m 6 1/2f
2.25pmDoncaster Cup3+Group 22m 2f
3.00pmBritish Ebf Premier Fillies' Handicap3+Class 21m 4f
3.35pmAttheraces.com Handicap3+Class 26 1/2f
4.05pmFlying Scotsman Stakes2Listed7f
4.40pmSky Sports Racing Hd Virgin 535 Maiden Stakes2Class 37f

Saturday 12th September 2020

TimeRace NameAgeClassDistance
1.15pmSky Sport Racing Hd Virgin 535 Handicap3+Class 21m
1.50pmChampagne Stakes2Group 27f
2.25pmPortland Handicap3+Class 25 1/2f
3.00pmSt Leger Stakes3Group 11m 6 1/2f
3.35pmPark Stakes3+Group 27f
4.05pmSky Sports Racing Sky 415 Nursery Handicap2Class 21m
4.40pmAttheraces.com Handicap3+Class 21m 4f

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