Can Inspiral give Frankie Dettori his 288th Grade 1 winner at the HQ of British Racing? Here the Sun Chariot Stakes Betting Preview & Racing Picks!
Sun Chariot Stakes
Grade 1 – Purse $327,000 – 1 mile – Turf – 3-Year-Olds and Up
Inspiral, is the chalk on the morning line odds and she has been in top form this season, including last time when she was a convincing winner of the 2023 Grade 1 Prix Jacques Le Marois at Deauville, a race she was winning for the second time.
Her opening run this year was a fine second in the Grade 1 Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot, and the Gosden training team has certainly picked her races carefully this season. She is the top-rated runner here, rated at least 11 lbs superior to her seven foes.
If there is one to beat her, then it could well be the French-trained filly Mqse De Sevigne, who has improved with every start and is yet to finish outside the places this season.
She has to step forward again here but that is not impossible considering she has won her last two in this spot, including the 2023 Grade 1 Prix Rothschild Stakes and the 2023 Grade 1 Prix Jean Romanet, both at Deauville.
It is no coincidence that both those wins have come since cutting back in distance, and she will prove a tough foe for the Gosden-trained mare.
Next on the morning line odds is the O’Brien-trained Meditate who has to go down as somewhat disappointing this season after winning the 2022 Grade 3 Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot, and when taking the 2022 Grade 1 Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.
She was sixth on her first start this season in the 2023 Grade 1 1000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket but has failed to hit the winner’s circle in five starts this year.
However, two of those runs have come against superstar filly Tahiyra, so there is room for optimism, considering her best form last year was shown during the fall
The other runners are much bigger prices but one we like for exotics is Heredia 10/1 from the Richard Hannon barn, a filly that has blossomed on her last two runs.
She got her first black type win in the 2023 Listed Dick Hern Stakes at Haydock two back and then showed a jolt of improvement to take the 2023 Grade 3 Atalanta Stakes at Sandown last time.
She likes to close, and with a fast pace likely from Random Harvest, she should get an ideal race setup.
Sun Chariot Stakes Odds & Racing Predictions
|Horse Racing Odds by Jazzsports
|Mqse De Sevigne
Inspiral deserves to be the chalk and should hit the board but at 5/6 she represents little value from a betting perspective.
The vote goes to MEDITATE who although not having won this season, has performed well at the top level, and there is a feeling she is a fall (Autumnal) filly.
Both Mqse De Sevigne and Heredia will be tough foes and should be battling for a slice underneath.
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