May Hill Stakes Tips 2021

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When is The May Hill Stakes 2021?

The May Hill Stakes takes place on the second day of the St Leger Festival, which in 2021 is on Thursday 9th September.

It's scheduled as the fourth race of the day, getting underway at 3:00pm.

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

Cazoo May Hill Stakes (Fillies Group 2) (Str)
Distance: 1m (1760 yards) Prize (winner): £63799 Dir: Straight
Runners: 6    Going: Good To Firm    Class: Class 1 Group 2    Age Restrictions: 2yo
Winners Time: 1 mins 37.47s   Avg OR: 73     Median OR: 80.5     Stalls: Centre

NoPlaceDist BtStallHorseAgeWeightORTrainerJockey (Claim)Odds
21st5Inspiral29-0104Gosden, John and ThadyDettori, L2/9 (Fav)
wore hood to post, soon steadied 5th, headway far side of group over 2f out, led and hung left inside final 2f, clear when shaken up over 1f out, stayed on strongly BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 1.35
42nd3.751Prosperous Voyage (IRE)29-097Beckett, R MHornby, Rob15/2
led and set steady pace, quickened over 3f out, headed 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, no chance with winner BF IP MIN 7.2 BF IP MAX 1000
63rd1.756Rolling The Dice (IRE)29-084Kobeissi, HilalMuscutt, D80/1
raced keenly in 4th, pushed along and outpaced inside final 2f, ridden and plugged on in 3rd final 110 yards BF IP MIN 14 BF IP MAX 1000
14th0.753Banshee (IRE)29-075Orourke, BrianMurphy, Oisin40/1
chased leader until led briefly 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened hung left and dropped to 4th final 110 yards BF IP MIN 7 BF IP MAX 1000
75th5.54Speak29-00Balding, A MProbert, David8/1
raced keenly tracking leaders, shaken up 2f out, soon weakened BF IP MIN 9 BF IP MAX 1000
56thNK7Renaissance (IRE)29-077OMeara, DTudhope, Daniel150/1
steadied start, held up in rear, never on terms BF IP MIN 300 BF IP MAX 970

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 Firm622/99-0104549d
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 8th September 2021

TimeRace NameAgeClassDistance
1:45pmDoncaster Nursery Handicap2Class 27f
2:20pmBritish Stallion Studs Ebf Maiden Stakes2Class 2One mile
2:50pmMondialiste Leger Legends Classified Stakes3+Class 5One mile
3:25pmSceptre Stakes3+Class 17f
4:00pmScarbrough Stakes2+Class 1 - Listed5f
4:30pmDownload the At The Races App Handicap3+Class 21m 2f
5:00pmSky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap3+Class 45f

Thursday 9th September 2021

TimeRace NameAgeClassDistance
1:15pmSilk Series Handicap3+Class 36f
1:50pmBritish Stallion Studs Ebf 'carrie Red' Fillies' Nursery Handicap2Group 26f 111y
2:25pmWeatherbys Scientific 200,000 2-y-o Stakes2Class 26f 111y
3:00pmMay Hill Stakes2Class 11m
3:35pmPark Hill Fillies' Stakes3+Class 11m 6f
4:10pmCazoo Handicap3Class 27f
4:45pmSky Sports Racing Sky 415 Conditions Stakes3+Class 21m 2f

Friday 10th September 2021

TimeRace NameAgeClassDistance
1:15pmSky Sports Racing Sky 415 Maiden Stakes2Class 37f
1:50pmFlying Scotsman Stakes2Class 17f 6y
2:25pmFlying Childers Stakes2Class 15f
3:00pmDoncaster Cup3+Class 12m 1f
3:35pmMallard Handicap3+Class 21m 6f
4:05pmCazoo Handicap3+Class 26f
4:35pmBritish EBF Premier Fillies' Handicap3+Class 21m 3f

Saturday 11th September 2021

TimeRace NameAgeClassDistance
1:20pmNursery Handicap2Class 21m
1:50pmPortland Handicap3+Class 25f
2:25pmChampagne Stakes2Class 17f 6y
3:00pmCazoo Park Stakes3+Group 27f 6y
3:35pmCazoo St Leger Stakes3Class 1 / Group 11m 6f
4:05pmSky Sports Racing HD Virgin 535 Handicap3+Class 21m
5:10pmSky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap3+Class 21m 3f

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