Sky Sports Racing presenter Hayley Moore gives the lowdown on every horse in Saturday’s Fillies & Mares Stakes


Sky Sports activities Racing’s Hayley Moore talks us by way of Saturday’s Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes on British Champions Day.

Albaflora (Ralph Beckett)

Albaflora was final seen coming second to Snowfall again in August within the Yorkshire Oaks. Her run within the Buckhound Stakes is an enormous constructive and she or he runs effectively recent. A few of these fillies and mares have been busy however she has had a pleasant break.

Tribal Craft (Andrew Balding)

Tribal Craft is certainly one of two Andrew Balding runners she has had a busy season and run with credit score. She was ninth within the Ebor, with out getting the clearest of runs. Final day out she was fairly eager within the Park Hill, it was a greater effort again in Might at York when she received the Group Three Bronte Cup effectively and she or he settled that day.

Her greatest run was at Goodwood when second to Great Tonight within the Lillie Langtry. A return to a smooth floor may show key to her being concerned on the end.

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Eshaada (Roger Varian)

Eshaada is an fascinating, unexposed runner. She flopped badly when final seen at York within the Yorkshire Oaks so must bounce again from a foul run, but when she will be able to then her type from her earlier run – when second to Loving Dream within the Ribblesdale – may convey her in to the combination.

She did race keenly that day and nonetheless ran with credit score so I might fear about her being too recent as the nice Ascot run was only a month after her victory at Newbury, though that was off a break too. However that is one other step up into Group One firm.

Eshaada (blue and white) wins at Newbury in May
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Eshaada (blue and white) wins at Newbury in Might

Invite (Andrew Balding)

Invite additionally represents Andrew Balding now and she or he stepped up in journey to over 12 furlongs for the primary time at Chester final month when touchdown a Listed occasion. This will likely be an enormous step up at school.

She was fifth within the Italian Oaks however the additional journey at Ascot ought to swimsuit her on her first go to to the observe.

Woman Hayes (Roger Varian)

Woman Hayes must be revered on a few of her efforts this season, even with out a victory. Her run within the Lancashire Oaks behind Alpinista is the apparent one to give attention to after what that filly has gone on to realize.

Woman Hayes put in a powerful efficiency in Group Two firm on smooth when out-running her odds behind the favorite. I am pleased to forgive her final run on the sounder floor again down in journey, so again up in distance and smooth floor may see her to good impact as soon as once more.

La Joconde (Aidan O’Brien)

La Joconde must bounce again after disappointing within the Satisfaction Stakes final day out. I used to be anticipating extra from her after a good effort within the Prix Vermeille behind Teona. She has additionally had a really busy, lengthy season however Aidan does make his fillies hardy.

Ben Curtis riding Mystery Ange
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Ben Curtis driving Thriller Angel

Thriller Angel (George Boughey)

Thriller Angel has had a really busy yr. Her second within the Oaks is the perfect type she holds. Her final run within the Group Three at Newmarket was wonderful, main earlier than weakening late on. I do not suppose she comes into this with ok type to land a Group One.

Snowfall
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Snowfall within the Irish Oaks

Snowfall (Aidan O’Brien)

Snowfall has put in some unbelievable runs this season, profitable the Musidora, the Oaks, the Irish Oaks and the Yorkshire Oaks. She nonetheless ran effectively in defeat when a shock second to the effectively thought-of and progressive Teona at Longchamp.

Snowfall encountered the heaviest floor of her profession when sixth final day out within the Arc. If she comes again to what we noticed earlier on this season then she is to be feared, however she has had a busy season.

Hayley’s Verdict

Within the absence of Love and the progressive Free Wind, the decision goes to earlier course and distance winner ALBAFLORA. Ralph Beckett’s filly has the good thing about freshness on her facet, and which may be sufficient to see her reverse Yorkshire Oaks type with Snowfall, who comes into this on the again of a heavy marketing campaign.



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