2023 Park Hill Stakes Betting Odds at Doncaster racecourse

Thursday, 14 September 2023

Shamida has secured three successive victories coming into the St Leger meeting and there is plenty to recommend a filly who is trained by Dermot Weld. The three-year-old looks to be favourably weighted for an encounter which looks wide open from a betting point-of-view, with Lumiere Rock and Sea Theme also among the leading protagonists.

This is a Group 2 encounter over a relatively long distance and much will come down to which runner stays the best over good ground at Doncaster Racecourse. Lumiere Rock catches the eye from an each-way point-of-view although the plain fact is that the horse has struggled to improve on second this season.

2023 Park Hill Fillies' Stakes Tips

Shamida is trading as the marginal favourite to land a victory in the 2023 Betfred Park Hill Fillies' Stakes, with Dermot Weld training a horse that has experienced the winning feeling on three consecutive occasions. The runner was most recently successful in the Irish St Leger Trial Stakes when obliging as the 5/4 favourite.

Previously at Leopardstown, there was a win in the Group 3 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Stanerra Stakes, with the horse potentially the one to beat although there’s not a great deal of difference in the prices between the market leaders. Backing Lumiere Rock comes down to whether the horse can finally break her duck after a number of runner-up performances.

The Joseph O’Brien-trained runner finished second in three of her past four encounters before a recent victory at The Curragh on 10 September. Sent off at 6/1 over one mile and two furlongs, the horse was able to win by three lengths and will make a swift return to the track in search of more prize money, with her racing odds shortening.

Sea Theme also merits respect and there have been consecutive wins for the three-year-old, with William Haggas saddling a horse who claimed a win at Doncaster in July before obliging at York a month later. In the latter race, the runner was able to score by a head when fending off the challenge of One Evening over one mile and four furlongs.

We’re counting down to the 2019 St Leger meeting, with three days of first-class Flat horse racing action at Doncaster which culminates in the final Classic of the season.

However, the St Leger isn’t the only attractive race throughout the three days and Thursday’s card is peppered with intriguing encounters. There are currently eleven runners entered in the Park Hill Stakes on Thursday 12 September.

This is a race that is run over one mile, six-and-a-half furlongs, with fillies and mares battling it out in this Group 2 encounter and the horse likely to go off favourite is Enbihaar. She’s likely to take all the beating based on previous races.

The John Gosden-trained charge is having a wonderful season and she’s won three of her previous four races this campaign, with the four-year-old getting off the mark when winning a Listed Fillies’ Stakes at Goodwood in early May.

She then finished second to Dramatic Queen in a Group 3 race at York before franking the form to beat her adversary in early July. That victory in the Lancashire Oaks at Haydock was particularly eye-catching, beating her American rival by a neck.

Better was to come at the Glorious Goodwood meeting when Enbihaar claimed a five-length victory in the Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes, with Jim Crowley holding the horse up in the last pair before pushing into the lead from two furlongs out.

Owner Hamdan Al Maktoum's racing manager Angus Gold was very taken with that particular performance and will want the ground at Doncaster to be as fast as possible.

He said after that race: "I was really impressed with her. I'm a real fan of this filly. She was quite hot and fizzy as a two-year-old but she has absolutely settled down now and loves her work. She stays surprising well for a Redoute's Choice, and she handles this fast ground. It was a really good performance with a penalty.

"She's got a magnificent stride on her, and she must be about 16.3hh, but she was light framed when we bought her and has just really developed. I'm delighted for Sheikh Hamdan, who kept her in training."

This impressive win means that she’s regarded as the one to beat in this Doncaster clash, with the horse currently trading at 11/8 with William Hill although there are others in the race who could offer stiff opposition.

This includes Dame Malliot who is trading as the 5/2 second favourite and this is also a horse that has experienced that winning sensation on more than one occasion during the 2019 Flat season.

Jockey Frankie Dettori will be on board hoping to continue an amazing 2019 Flat horse racing season, with the charge having finished second in her seasonal reappearance when running well on the all-weather track at Chelmsford.

However, better was to come in July when Dame Malliot won a Listed Race at the July Festival at Newmarket, claiming the spoils at odds of 11/2 and the Ed Vaughan-trained charge ran beautifully under jockey Hollie Doyle.

Dame Malliot’s next engagement took her to France and a first ride under Dettori, with the fillie obliging at odds of 7/5 favourite to claim victory in the Group 2 Darley Prix de Pomone.

It was a narrow short head victory over Japanese horse Love So Deep, although the layers believe that she could be in the frame for Thursday’s race at Doncaster which should be an intriguing tussle.

There is one other horse trading at single figure odds, with Manuela De Vega trading at around odds of 7/1 and Ralph Beckett will send out the horse for the sixth time this Flat season.

The three-year-old is yet to experience a victory during her five runs, although she has mainly been keeping esteemed company and ran well twice at Goodwood during the month of August.

Indeed, the horse finished second to Enbihaar in the Lillie Langtry Stakes and now has five lengths to find on the race favourite, with the horse then finishing third in the Ladbrokes March Stakes when finishing behind Sir Ron Priestly.