Cheveley Park Stakes Betting Tips, Offers and Enhanced Odds Promotions, 2.25 Newmarket, 29 September 2018
Newmarket’s Cheveley Park Stakes is one of the late season highlights for the juvenile fillies. Here we take a look at the best odds and racing betting offers surrounding the contest and provide our betting tips.
First run at the home of racing, Newmarket, in 1899, this 6f Group 1 contest for two year old fillies invariably attracts a number of highly promising sorts and offers a total of £180,000 in prize money. There have been some top notch winners in the past and we have some really good horses going to post this year too.
Cheveley Park Stakes Betting Tips
Odds correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.
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Cheveley Park Stakes 2018 Betting Tips and Race Preview
The Cheveley Park Stakes is one of a number of big races for two-year-olds that punters always take very seriously indeed. This Group 1 contest is a showcase for some of the best juvenile fillies in racing to show what they’re capable of over six furlongs. Although it hasn’t produced a winner of the 1000 Guineas since the 2009 renewal, some highly fancied fillies are at the head of the betting for Saturday’s race and it would be no shock to see one of them follow up a win at Newmarket with yet more Group 1 success in the 2019 flat racing season.
Favourite Sitting Pretty
At 25/1, Brave Anna, is the longest priced Cheveley Park Stakes winner in the last 10 years. Aside from the 2016 winner, 4/1 is the biggest starting price of any of the past 10 successful horses and five favourites have obliged in that time. There is a very good chance that the good record of favourites in this Group 1 will continue on Saturday as Pretty Pollyanna is already receiving plenty of support at the head of the market.
Michael Bell thought that he had something special on his hands coming into the start of the season and Pretty Pollyanna has more than lived up to those expectations already. She’s undoubtedly the best two-year-old filly in training at the moment and is the only horse in the field for the Cheveley Park Stakes who already has a Group 1 success to her name.
That Group 1 win came last time out at in the Prix Morny at Deauville. She was the favourite that day and dug deep to see off the challenge of Signora Cabello in second place. That was her second win in a row but she even impressed when finishing strongly to claim fifth in the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot despite a poor draw. Signora Cabello is the main danger again as she’s already won four times but it’s the favourites the others have to beat so make sure to snap up the 11/10 that BetVictor are quoting about Pretty Pollyanna.
Fairyland the Main Challenger
Aidan O’Brien always has a string of exciting young horses under his watch. There are a number of two-year-olds at Ballydoyle for racing fans to get excited about and Fairyland is up there with the most promising of the lot.
After two wins in her first three starts, Fairyland took a break for a month. That covered much of the period during which the Ballydoyle yard was suffering with an illness problem and Fairyland looked good when winning on her return in the Group 2 Lowther Stakes at York.
It’s fair to say that the York form is far from the strongest and that she’ll need to improve to have a chance of winning at Newmarket but she deserves credit for her earlier work. Fairyland remains a filly full of promise and she could throw down the main challenge to Pretty Pollyanna so back her each way at 7/1 with 888Sport.
Previous Race Winners
- 2017 – Clemmie – jockey Ryan Moore, trainer Aidan O’Brien
- 2016 – Brave Anna – jockey Seamie Heffernan, trainer Aidan O’Brien
- 2015 – Lumiere – jockey William Buick, trainer Mark Johnston
- 2014 – Tiggy Wiggy – jockey Richard Hughes, trainer Richard Hannon, Jr.
- 2013 – Vorda – jockey Olivier Peslier, trainer Philippe Sogorb
- 2012 – Rosdhu Queen – jockey Johnny Murtagh, trainer William Haggas
- 2011 – Lightening Pearl – jockey Johnny Murtagh, trainer Ger Lyons
- 2010 – Hooray – jockey Seb Sanders, trainer Sir Mark Prescott
- 2009 – Special Duty – jockey Stéphane Pasquier, trainer Criquette Head-Maarek
- 2008 – Serious Attitude – jockey Jimmy Fortune, trainer Rae Guest
- 2007 – Natagora – jockey Christophe Lemaire, trainer Pascal Bary
- 2006 – Indian Ink – jockey Richard Hughes, trainer Richard Hannon, Snr.
Cheveley Park Stakes History
This contest is named after the oldest stud in Newmarket, which at the time of the race’s inauguration was owned by Conservative politician and racehorse owner Harry McCalmont. First run at racing’s HQ in 1899, the race has long served as a testing ground for some of the smartest juvenile fillies in training, with the winners regularly going on to further success at the top level.
1903 winner Pretty Polly was the first to go on to record a win in the following season’s 1000 Guineas. This feat has been repeated by a number of fillies over the years, including Belle of All (1950), Zabara (1951), Night Off (1964), Fleet (1967) and Special Duty (2009).
1980 heroine Marwell went on to prove herself a seriously smart sprinter in her three year old season, winning the King’s Stand Stakes, July Cup and Prix de l’Abbaye. Much of that speed and class was seemingly transferred to her daughter Marling who followed in her mother’s footsteps by taking this in 1991 before going on to further glory in the Irish 1000 Guineas, Coronation Stakes and Sussex Stakes.
Gay Gallanta (1994), Regal Rose (2000) and Hooray (2010) are notable winners in that they were all bred by the Cheveley Park Stud after which the race is named.
Top Trainers and Best Jockeys
Having been crowned champion flat jockey no fewer than 26 times during his illustrious career, there are a few races on the racing calendar in which Sir Gordon Richards holds a record better than that of any other jockey. We have one such case here, with Sir Gordon’s nine wins between 1928 and 1953 leading the way in the all-time list.
The distinction of being the most successful trainer in the contest is shared by a gentleman from England and a lady from France. Alec Taylor, Jr.’s total of four wins was matched by Criquette Head-Maarek when Special Duty won here in 2009.