Nassau Stakes 2021: Your Tipping Guide To This Year’s Nassau Stakes Stakes
Glorious Goodwood enters the third day of top-class horse racing action where an eight-race card awaits punters with the Group 1 Nassau Stakes spearheading the Thursday fixture.
Boasting a first prize in excess of £340,000 the top-class contest goes to post at 3.35pm as the fourth race of the day at the Sussex Downs and the field will each have an eye on the big prize in what promises to be another cracking renewal of this prestigious contest.
The current Nassau Stakes betting list is finding it difficult to split Love and Audarya – horses that finished first and second in last month’s Prince Of Wales’s Stakes. Not far behind them in most lists is the three-year-old Snowfall, who looks at this stage the best middle-distance filly of her generation.
With such a mouthwatering race in prospect, it is perhaps no surprise that the Nassau Stakes odds are so compact at the top of the market, and as such, there is plenty of bookmakers offers focused on the Nassau Stakes for punters to get stuck into.
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What to expect at this year’s Nassau Stakes
The Nassau Stakes betting list is currently a congested one, with over ten horses currently available at single-figure odds.
Bookmakers currently anticipate the Nassau Stakes being a repeat of last month’s Prince Of Wales’s Stakes, where Group 1 winners Love and Audarya fought out a brilliant finish.
The aforementioned Love got the better of her rival that day, but with such a narrow margin of victory, it is no surprise to see bookmakers finding it difficult to split the two.
Love is far from the only possible representative for trainer Aidan O’Brien, however, with the Ballydoyle maestro responsible for four of the next five horses in the Nassau Stakes betting market. All of those are three-year-old’s, and runners from that age group have traditionally been the ones to side with in recent years.
Perhaps the most interesting three-year-old entrant, however, isn’t even berthed in Aidan O’Brien’s stable, with Snow Lantern marking herself down as a filly of great potential when winning the Group 1 Falmouth Stakes last time out.
History of The Nassau Stakes
The Nassau Stakes had its inaugural renewal back in 1840, but it was not until 1911 that the race was run over its current distance of 1m2f.
Promoted to Group 1 classification in 1999, Sir Henry Cecil is currently the most successful trainer in the race’s history having trained eight winners from 1975-2011. The most famous of those being the mighty Midday, who took three consecutive renewals from 2009-2011. Midday’s three Nassau Stakes victories make her the most successful horse in the history of the race.
Despite being opened up to horses aged four or older back in 1975, three-year-old’s have dominated the Nassau Stakes. Six of the last eight renewals of the Nassau Stakes have gone the way of three-year-olds, and from 1993-2003 every renewal of the race went to a three-year-old.
Nassau Stakes Winners of The Last 15 Years