2017 York Nunthorpe Stakes Ante-Post Betting Preview

We have recently launched our live ante-post betting market, for the G1 Nunthorpe Stakes (Friday, August 25th, York). Here are 3 horses that are all seen as having a good chance of winning.

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Lady Aurelia (USA)

Age: 3 (Foaled January 27th, 2014)

Sex: Bay Filly

Breeding: Scat Daddy (USA) – D’ Wildcat Speed (USA) (Forest Wildcat (USA))

Trainer: Wesley Ward

Owner: Stonestreet Stables/g Bolton/p Leidel

She excelled as a 2-year-old and there looks to be no stopping Wesley Ward’s filly, as she competes in her Classic campaign. Victory at Keeneland was followed by an emphatic 3-length win in the King’s Stand Stakes, only last week. The Scat Daddy-sired horse is in danger of upstaging Her Majesty herself, in terms of being the Queen of Royal Ascot (Lady Aurelia also won the 2016 Queen Mary Stakes, by 7 lengths), but can she walk the walk at York?

Harry Angel (IRE)

Age: 3 (Foaled February 8th, 2014)

Sex: Bay Colt

Breeding: Dark Angel (IRE) – Beatrix Potter (IRE)

Trainer: C G Cox

Owner: Godolphin

Clive Cox’s inmate has had an impressive start to 2017, which began with runners-up spot in the Pavilion Stakes. The colt pulled hard in that race, but jockey Adam Kirby had no problems with him in the Sandy Lane Stakes where he was far too good for William Haggas’ Second Thought. He then finished less than a length behind the mighty Caravaggio, in the Commonwealth Cup, so this is clearly another Godolphin 3-year-old that demands a lot of respect.

Marsha (IRE)

Age: 4 (Foaled March 16th, 2013)

Sex: Bay Filly

Breeding: Acclamation – Marlinka (Marju (IRE))

Trainer: Sir Mark Prescott

Owner: Elite Racing Club

The Irish 4-year-old now has a great deal of experience on the big stage and her victory in the relatively low-key City Walls Stakes last season proves that she also knows how to win at York. She took the notable scalp of Aidan O’Brien’s Washington Dc, when winning the Palace House Stakes at Headquarters and was arguably held-up a little too long by Luke Morris when 3rd in the King’s Stand Stakes. All of the last 5 Nunthorpe champions have been aged 4 years or more.

Other horses that are attracting bets include Limato, Heartache, Profitable and Happy Like A Fool.

Race Details

This is a G1 encounter for runners aged two years and above. Just five furlongs need to be covered, over a straight turf track and the purse is £340,000. The Nunthorpe Stakes is part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series, which means that the winner gets an automatic entry to the even-more prestigious Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint.

It is rare to find a G1 contest that allows juveniles to compete against much older runners. The last two year-old to triumph in the Nunthorpe was the super-talented Kingsgate Native, back in 2007. Some superb horses have won the Nunthorpe Stakes, over the years. These include Sole Power, Stravinsky, Pivotal, Lochsong, Sharpo and Mecca’s Angel (triumphant in the last 2 renewals).

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