Queen Mary Stakes Betting Guide
Queen Mary Stakes (Group 2) 5f
The Queen Mary Stakes is a race for 2 year old fillies over the sprint trip of 5f. It is now a Group 2 contest since being upgraded in 2004 and attracts horses from far and wide. In 2009 Wesley Ward brought Jealous Again over from America to win the race and the Irish have landed the prize twice in recent years.
Due to the age of the runners it can be tricky to work out the race as many have yet to fulfil their potential and it’s not unusual for fillies to be given their racecourse debuts in this race. Fancied runners have done pretty well despite only a couple of clear favourites succeeding, plenty of horses high up in the betting have won but in saying that we had a 20/1 and a 25/1 winner in 2007 and 2008.
Richard Hannon has won the race five times and Mick Channon three times so it’s worth noting who they nominate from their vast stables full of lovely two year olds, you could do a lot worse.
It’s important to remember the Queen Mary is a stepping stone for many of these fillies and often they go on to better things and a few have been victorious in the Lowther Stakes at York later in the season. It remains an intriguing race and when we get more of a picture of how the race is shaping up we will have a closer look at the runners.
Queen Mary Stakes Previous Winners 2001
2012 Ceiling Kitty 20/1 Dascombe, T
2011 Best Terms 12/1 Hannon, R
2010 Maqaasid 9/4 Gosden, J H M
2009 Jealous Again (USA) 13/2 Ward, Wesley
2008 Langs Lash (IRE) 25/1 Quinlan, M G
2007 Elletelle (IRE) 20/1 Lyons, G M
2006 Gilded (IRE) 11/2 Hannon, R
2005 Flashy Wings 4/1 Channon, M R
2004 Damson (IRE) 11/2 Wachman, David
2003 Attraction 13/8 Johnston, M
2002 Romantic Liason 16/1 Meehan, B J
2001 Queens Logic (IRE) 13/2 Channon, M R
Queen Mary Stakes Trends
11 out 12 winners had won last time out.
Only 2 clear favourites have won in the last 12 years.
English based trainers have won 19 out of the last 22 years.
Trainers M.Channon and R.Hannon are worth following.
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