Cheveley Park Stakes Tips and Free Bets
Cheveley Park Stakes Betting Tips, Offers and Enhanced Odds Promotions
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 2019 Betting Tips and Race Preview
The Cheveley Park Stakes is one of a number of high class races for two-year-olds at the back end of the flat racing season. This Group 1 is open only to fillies and is always won by horses who have already got the job done over the 6 furlong trip or further. It’s produced a couple of 1000 Guineas winners over the last 15 years but shocks are possible so this is a race to keep a close eye on.
Raffle Prize the One to Beat
Raffle Prize goes into the Cheveley Park Stakes as the fairly strong favourite with the bookies. That was the case for her most recent outing in the Prix Morny and although she was narrowly beaten by Earthlight in Deauville there really was very little wrong with her performance.
Mark Johnston’s charge quickly looked to take charge from the front and everything looked good for the majority of the race. Although she was unable to hold off the fast finishing winner, it was a performance of such quality that a repeat would surely get the job done on Saturday.
The Prix Morny is far from the only impressive performance we’ve seen from Raffle Prize so far. She won both the Queen Mary and Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes over 5 furlongs and it wasn’t a lack of stamina that got her beat in Deauville. She is perhaps the most likely of this lot to go on and have success in the Guineas next season and can show just how good she is by winning a first Group 1.
Can Cheveley Park Win Their Own Race?
Cheveley Park is one of the best known and successful studs in British racing. As well as having a large number of famous horses over the years they invest in the sport by sponsoring races such as this one. Cheveley Park are always hopeful of a win in their own race and they have an outside shot with Dark Lady.
At a best price of 14/1 with bet365 it’s clear that the bookies aren’t overly worried about Dark Lady’s chance of winning this race. The way that she tracked the leader before pouncing late on last time out in the Dick Poole Fillies’ Stakes suggests that she has a real each way shot though.
Dark Lady looks well suited to the drop back down to 6 furlongs. She got the better of Millisle last time out and should get the better of her again but beating the horses towards the top of the betting for the Cheveley Park Stakes remains to be seen. Her each way chances should be respected at 14/1 with bet365 though.
It’s Raffle Prize who is the one all the others have to beat. She is the fair favourite at decent odds of 11/10 with Ladbrokes, has a pair of Group 2 wins under her belt already and ran very well last time out so should justify her strength in the market.
Previous Race Winners
- 2018 – Fairyland – jockey Donnacha, trainer Aidan O’Brien
- 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.