Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes
Here at betting.bet we’ll be offering the best free bet promotions and race odds available for all six races on Saturday’s much-anticipated race meeting at Ascot.
Closing the UK’s flat racing season is British Champions Day; a day to celebrate the best of this season’s race horses, trainers and jockeys alike.
The second Group 1 race of the day is arguably the toughest to call of the entire meeting. The Fillies & Mares Stakes was first contested in 1946 and is raced over a distance of 1m3f.
Frankie Dettori saddled his sixth winner of the race in 2022 as he steered Emily Upjohn to victory for trainers, John and Thady Gosden. Dettori will ride for the Gosdens again this year and has an excellent chance of landing a seventh Fillies & Mares Stakes on board race favourite, Free Wind.
Free Wind was last seen when finishing well down the field in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. However, now she’s back racing against her own sex, the five-year-old has every chance. Free Wind is still chasing a first Group 1 win but ran incredibly close in the Yorkshire Oaks in August.
Ryan Moore has won this race on five previous occasions with his two most recent wins coming for trainer, Aidan O’Brien. Moore and O’Brien team up once again this year with exciting three-year-old, Jackie Oh.
Jackie Oh lost by a neck in the Group 1 Prix de l'Opera Longines at Longchamp last time out whilst she was also second best in the Blandford Stakes over in Ireland last month. The softening ground certainly works in her favour and she is our preference out of the market’s leading pair.
Rue Boissonade is an intriguing entry for French trainer, Mikel Delzangles. The three-year-old landed the Group 2 Prix de Malleret at Longchamp in the summer whilst she was far from disgraced when fourth in two more races at the same course last month. Rue Boissonade heads to Ascot having never ran in the UK or drops back to 1m3f for the first time ever. Worth a market check at least.
Fillies & Mares Stakes Odds
- 10/3: Free Wind
- 7/2: Jackie Oh
- 5/1: Time Lock
- 8/1: Blue Stocking
- 9/1: Above The Curve
- 10/1: Sweet Memories
- 11/1: Rue Boissonade
- 20/1: Running Lion
- 25/1: One For Bobby, Stay Alert
- 66/1: Red Riding Hood
- 100/1: Sea Of Roses