May Hill Stakes – Our 1-2-3 Prediction For The Group 2 At Doncaster

The May Hill Stakes has been won by some high class Fillies in the past, including Laurens and last year’s winner Inspiral. We’ve studied all ten runners chances to give our 1-2-3 prediction for the first of the two Group races on the Doncaster card.

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1st – Dance In The Grass (6/5)

Charlie & Mark Johnston’s DANCE IN THE GRASS has won both races so far, and it’s her most recent win in the Listed Star Stakes that was the more impressive of the two.

Both her and Fairy Cross pulled six lengths clear from the field, and she stayed on strongly to get past her in what was a hugely impressive performance. Fairy Cross has since made all to win the Group 3 Prestige Fillies’ Stakes at Goodwood last month to further boost that form.

She faces some high-class rivals in here, but Dance Is The Grass looks a highly promising filly and with the red-hot William Buick on board, everything points towards a big performance here. We expect her to win this before going on to bigger and better things!

2nd – Frankness (4/1)

Andrew Balding’s FRANKNESS hasn’t looked back since his debut third and has run out convincing winners in her following two races. It was difficult not to be impressed by her taking performance at Chester last time out and she will undoubtedly go close here. 

She convincingly beat the favourite Endeared on her second appearance, and that runner won next time out to boost that form. Her next run was the most eye-catching though. Sent off as 30/100 favourite, she was as you’d expect an odds on favourite to, pulling clear some way out to win eased down by over six lengths. 

Her form isn’t as impressive as Dance In The Grass, but the way she won last time out suggests she could be something special and the Frankel filly looks the most likely to chase our selection home.

3rd – Mottisfont (12/1)

Hughie Morrison’s MOTTISFONT has been running well in Group company in her last two races and is well up to finishing in the places here. She has already finished ahead of some good fillies in those races, and she’s entitled to improve too, so she rates a lively danger to our selection. 

After winning on debut, she was pitched straight into Group company in the Sweet Solera Stakes. She wasn’t expected to be much of a challenge, but outran her 16/1 odds to finish third behind Lakota Sioux and Dandy Alys. She was comfortably clear of Novakai that day (lines up in this), and we see no reason for that form to reverse here. 

She finished fourth on her most recent run in the Prestige Fillies’ Stakes at the end of last month, three lengths behind the winner Fairy Cross. The form with Fairy Cross (Dance In The Grass beat her previously) suggests she may not be up to the level of winning this, but she’s run well in a couple of good races and can run into a place here.


1st – Dance In The Grass

2nd – Frankness

3rd – Mottisfont

*Odds correct at time of posting – 3:45pm Wednesday 7th September*

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