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Albany Stakes 2021 Racecard

The Albany Stakes is a Group 3 race run over six furlongs and open to two-year-old fillies. It is scheduled to take place each year in June, on the Friday of Royal Ascot.

2:30 Fri 18 Jun ALBANY STAKES

Distance: 6f 0y Age: 2yo O Prize: £38,480 Going: Soft

Analyst's Verdict

FLOTUS created a tremendous impression when making a successful start to her career at Goodwood last month, and although the bare form is just useful, she has to be marked down as a most exciting prospect. She gets the vote over Hello You, who impressed equally when scoring by a wide-margin on her debut at Wolverhampton. Eve Lodge has a bit about her and makes each-way appeal at bigger odds.

ENTRY
FORM
SILKS HORSE
JOCKEY & TRAINER
AGE
WGT
ODDS
1
jockey silks 1. ANADORA
J: Adam Kirby
T: Kevin Ryan
2
9-0
Made a winning debut in one of the first 2-y-o races of the season at Newcastle (5f) in April, despite missing the break, but could run to only a similar level at Newmarket next time.
2
jockey silks 2. CACHET (IRE)
J: Nicola Currie
T: George Boughey
2
9-0
Aclaim filly who made a successful debut in clear-cut fashion at Newmarket (6f) 34 days ago, looking very professional. Open to improvement.
3
jockey silks 3. ELLIPTIC (IRE)
J: G. M. Ryan
T: Donnacha Aidan O'Brien, Ireland
2
9-0
Overcame greenness to score in good style on debut at Tipperary in April. Unlucky to bump into an above-average newcomer in her bid to defy a penalty at the Curragh and remains with potential.
4
jockey silks 4. EL MAGA (IRE)
J: Rowan Scott
T: Phillip Makin
2
9-0
Mehmas filly who was backed at long odds and made a winning start in 6f maiden at Redcar 17 days ago. Open to improvement but this is a big ask.
5
jockey silks 5. EVE LODGE
J: Jamie Spencer
T: Charlie Fellowes
2
9-0
Eye-catcher on debut behind Get Ahead and won weak Lingfield event in the mud in a canter 27 days ago. Could do even better.
6
jockey silks 6. FLOTUS (IRE)
J: Frankie Dettori
T: Simon & Ed Crisford
2
9-0
Well backed and made a taking winning debut in 6f maiden at Goodwood 27 days ago. She's an exciting prospect open to significant improvement. One to take very seriously.
7
jockey silks 7. GYPSY LADY
J: Hollie Doyle
T: Gay Kelleway
2
9-0
Found some more improvement in first-time cheekpeices to get off the mark in 6f maiden at Chelmsford 15 days ago, but that was a weak race and she'll surely be outclassed here. Blinkered.
8
jockey silks 8. HELLOMYDARLIN (IRE)
J: Daniel Tudhope
T: George Boughey
2
9-0
Galileo Gold filly who had a bit in hand when scoring by a narrow margin on debut at Goodwood (6f) last week. More needed.
9
jockey silks 9. HELLO YOU (IRE)
J: James Doyle
T: Ralph Beckett
2
9-0
€350,000 Invincible Spirit filly who created an excellent impression when scoring by a wide-margin on debut at Wolverhampton 25 days ago. Open to plenty of improvement. Respected.
10
jockey silks 10. LADY AYRESOME (IRE)
J: Tom Eaves
T: Kevin Ryan
2
9-0
Built on debut run when landing 10-runner novice event at Beverley in April. Progressed significantly to follow up in the Hilary Needler back there last time and has earned a shot at this level.
11
jockey silks 11. OSCULA (IRE)
J: Mark Crehan
T: George Boughey
2
9-0
Headed close home on debut at Kempton and put that experience to good use when making all at Brighton. Progressed again to follow up in the Woodcote Stakes at Epsom and open to more progress.
12
jockey silks 12. PRETTIEST (USA)
J: Ryan Moore
T: Aidan O'Brien, Ireland
2
9-0
Bred in the purple and knew what was required when making all in 9-runner maiden at Naas (5.7f) on debut 19 days ago. Sure to progress and win more races.
13
jockey silks 13. SANDRINE
J: David Probert
T: Andrew Balding
2
9-0
Bobby's Kitten filly who showed fairly useful form in making a winning start in 6f novice at Kempton 30 days ago. That effort is backed up by the clock and she's open to improvement.
14
jockey silks 14. SOWS (IRE)
J: Sean Levey
T: Richard Hannon
2
9-0
Overcame inexperience and a trip that looked on the sharp side to make a winning debut at Nottingham (5f) 16 days ago. Will improve for this step up to 6f.
15
jockey silks 15. SUNSTRIKE (IRE)
J: Oisin Murphy
T: John & Thady Gosden
2
9-0
390,000 gns Dark Angel filly who was held back by inexperience when fourth to Hello You on debut but made no mistake at Kempton (6f) next time. Open to further improvement.

Betting Forecast : 7/2 3.5 FLOTUS, 11/2 5.5 HELLO YOU, 8/1 8 PRETTIEST, 9/1 9 CACHET, 12/1 12 OSCULA, 14/1 14 ELLIPTIC, 14/1 14 SANDRINE, 18/1 18 SOWS, 20/1 20 LADY AYRESOME, 20/1 20 SUNSTRIKE, 22/1 22 EVE LODGE, 28/1 28 HELLOMYDARLIN, 50/1 50 EL MAGA, 66/1 66 ANADORA, 80/1 80 GYPSY LADY

Established in 2002, the Albany Stakes originally held Listed status and was run as the Henry Carnavon Stakes. It was given its present title the following year and promoted to Group 3 status in 2005, when La Chunga provided the race’s leading jockey, Jamie Spencer, with the first of his four wins. Spencer has also won the race on Nijoom Dubai (2007), Samitar (2011) and Kiyoshi (2013).

Mick Channon trained both Nijoom Dubai and Samitar, and, having also won the race with Silca’s Gift in 2003, the former England footballer holds the distinction of being the most successful trainer in the history of the Albany. Samitar went on to win the following year’s Irish 1000 Guineas, demonstrating that the race is not just a source of precocious two-year-olds, but also one that produces horses who go on to enjoy successful three-year-old seasons.

The race has typically been dominated by British yards, but that has changed in more recent years. Aidan O’Brien became the first trainer based in Ireland to win the race courtesy of Brave Anna in 2016, while Matthieu Palussiere provided France with its first win in the race 12 months later, when Different League held off the challenge of Alpha Centauri to maintain her unbeaten record.

Although she was beaten in the Albany, Alpha Centauri is arguably the best horse ever to have run in the race. She went on to win four Group 1s as a three-year-old, with her most impressive performance coming when returning to the Royal meeting for the Coronation Stakes, which she won by six lengths.

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Albany Stakes 2021 FAQs

What distance is the Albany Stakes?

6 furlongs

What day of the Royal Ascot meeting is it on?

Friday

What time is the Albany Stakes?

14:30

What weights are carried in the Albany Stakes?

9 st

What is the purse for the Albany Stakes?

£45,000 (2020)

Who is the leading jockey in the Albany Stakes*?

Jamie Spencer, with four wins

Who is the leading trainer in the Albany Stakes*?

Mick Channon, with three wins

Who won the Albany Stakes?

You can check out our Albany Stakes results page here to see a List of previous winners.

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