2023 May Hill Stakes Betting Odds at Doncaster racecourse

Thursday, 14 September 2023

There are lots of top quality horse races at the St Leger meeting and the Day One racecard includes the Betfred May Hill Stakes, with Darnation, Romanova and Hard To Resist among the favourites to secure a victory. Much comes down to whether punters can find a runner to oppose the favourite with and there are lots of viable candidates.

Meribella and See The Fire are also trading at single figure betting odds, with a clutch of horses available at a similar price. This Group 2 encounter is one of the highlight races of the 2023 St Leger meeting and it’s Darnation who is the only candidate who has achieved an overall rating that tops a century coming into this contest.

2023 May Hill Stakes Tips

Darnation should be capable of running well over a mile at Doncaster Racecourse on Thursday, with the two-year-old beginning her career with a third-placed finish at Haydock Park. Better was to follow at the end of July where the horse was able to beat eleven other runners at Thirsk Racecourse, with a victory then coming at Goodwood.

A victory in the William Hill Prestige Fillies’ Stakes was a Group 3 success, with the 5/2 favourite obliging by two lengths on that occasion. That came nineteen days previously, although the odds suggest that a horse can emerge from the pack to land a victory. Romanova might have more to prove although the runner claimed a recent win at Salisbury.

Sent off as the 5/2 favourite in a Maiden Fillies’ Stakes, the horse was able to score by over seven lengths, with Hard To Resist available at similar odds and the royal-owned charge has secured a victory from three encounters this term. A win in a Fillies’ Novice Stakes on the July course at Newmarket means that the runner has to be one for the shortlist.

Meribella and See The Fire could be the other horses to consider from an each-way point-of-view. The former has only run once for trainer Ralph Beckett this season but landed a victory at Newmarket towards the end of August and will bid to land a quickfire double. See The Fire has similarly managed one win from one appearance.