|Leading St Leger Meeting Races – May Hill Stakes|
Day three of the St Leger Festival is almost an embarrassment of riches for racing fans, with the Doncaster Cup and Flying Childers Stakes providing a great contrast and joining the party on the same card is the May Hill Stakes, making it three Group 2 contests on the day. Those looking for Horse racing tips love this race.
The May Hill is contested by two-year-old fillies over a distance of one mile, starting life as a Group 3 contest when it was established in 1976 and attained Group 2 status in 2003. The May Hill suits the more staying type of two-year-old filly and can if conditions are testing provide a thorough test at a young age especially up the long Doncaster home straight.
The race was named after a filly called May Hill who was successful around Doncaster and whose main victory came in the Park Hill Stakes which takes place on the Thursday of the meeting.
Of late no one trainer has dominated the race, although there must be every chance of the leading trainer in the race – Sir Henry Cecil adding to his 12 wins in the race very soon. His last win came with Half Glance in 2001 and his recent training resurgence probably means that he will be targeting one of his favourite races again, so it could pay to keep a close eye on his runners in the race this year.
The race has been won by some great fillies during its time, such as Height Of Fashion and the Oaks winners Midway Lady and Reams Of Verse, so it always pays to take a good look at the winner of this race with a view to the future. Last year’s winner White Moonstone went on to take the Fillies Mile at Ascot but after that win has not been seen on a racecourse again. Fans of Horse Racing betting will be watching closely.The May Hill usually produces a quality filly and the race fits perfectly into the triumvirate of Group 2 events on the penultimate day of the Doncaster St Leger meeting.