2024 Middleton Stakes Betting Odds at York racecourse

Thursday, 16 May 2024

There are several horses trading at single figure betting odds for the Middleton Fillies' Stakes, with Free Wind clearly favourite to win this Group 2 encounter on Thursday 18 May. The horse has enjoyed a succession of wins and she’s the highest rated runner in the field, although there are others that can go well in this encounter over one mile, two and a half furlongs.

Sea Silk Road was able to collect a couple of wins last season and Aristia was successful last time out, with Toskana Belle also respected at the odds. The ground is drying out nicely for what should be a fast-run affair at the Knavesmire, with Stay Alert and Poptronic also in contention and it will be interesting to see where the money goes.

2023 Middleton Fillies' Stakes Tips

Free Wind has won five of her past six encounters, with the horse most recently winning the bet365 Lancashire Oaks, with this coming over one mile and four furlongs on soft ground. The horse won by over two lengths with Robert Havlin on board and it will now be Frankie Dettori who provides the ride, with the horse having previously landed notable wins in 2021.

The filly won the Prix Minerve at Deauville in August, while there was also a success in the Group 2 Park Hill Stakes, with Sea Silk Road potentially the horse that will give the favourite most to think about. After a long absence away from the track, there’s an element of unpredictability about this horse although previous form has been strong.

The horse was third at Newmarket in the Dubai Stakes over one mile and four furlongs, while the William Haggas-trained runner was able to win a listed race at Goodwood back in May over one mile and two furlongs. The only question mark is whether she would be suited to softer ground considering that win came with cut in the ground.

Aristia won at Deauville in his past horse race, with the Richard Hannon-trained charge was able to oblige over one mile and two furlongs. This was a success in the Darley Prix Jean Romanet and this Group 1 encounter featured plenty of other runners, with the horse previously pulling off an impressive run when finishing second in the Nassau Stakes at Goodwood.