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Albany Stakes 2022 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 17 Jun ALBANY STAKES

Distance: 6f 0y Age: 2yo O Prize: £59,200 Going: Good to Firm

Analyst's Verdict

MEDITATE put up a useful performance to maintain her unbeaten record in a Group 3 at Naas last month and, with that form having a solid look to it, she must be considered the one to beat, especially with further improvement on the cards. Mawj looks the most interesting in opposition having made a sparking winning debut at Newmarket, while Queen Olly and Fully Wet are others to note.

ENTRY
FORM
SILKS HORSE
JOCKEY & TRAINER
AGE
WGT
ODDS
1
jockey silks 1. BEAUTIFUL AISLING
J: David Egan
T: Simon & Ed Crisford
2
9-2
Havana Gold filly who has found only one too good both starts to date, looking totally unsuited by the track at Chelmsford (5f) last time. Return to a straight course will suit but a fair chunk of improvement required stepping up to 6f.
2
jockey silks 2. BEAUTIFUL EYES
J: Joe Fanning
T: Charlie & Mark Johnston
2
9-2
Made a winning debut at Ayr (5f, good) and took a sizeable step forward when defying a penalty at Kempton, proving way too speedy for her rivals. Ran creditably in York listed event since but had no excuses.
3
jockey silks 3. BELIEVING (IRE)
J: James Doyle
T: George Boughey
2
9-2
Showed plenty when runner-up to Mawj at Newmarket on debut and then overcame difficulties (lost about 10 lengths at start) to go one better at Wolverhampton (6.1f) 25 days ago. Remains capable of better.
4
jockey silks 4. CATHY COME HOME
J: Daniel Tudhope
T: K. R. Burke
2
9-2
Expert Eye filly who made a winning start in taking fashion in 6-runner maiden at Musselburgh (5f, good) 39 days ago, despite being slowly away. Bred to stay 6f and seems sure to progress.
5
jockey silks 5. DOUBLE O (IRE)
J: Silvestre De Sousa
T: David Loughnane
2
9-2
Made the most of her experience to get off the mark in 6f maiden at Pontefract (good) 11 days ago but is firmly up against it now hiked in grade.
6
jockey silks 6. ELVENIA (IRE)
J: Andrea Atzeni
T: Kevin Ryan
2
9-2
Dark Angel filly who is bred to be useful and made a winning start in 5-runner event at Newcastle (5f) 24 days ago, well on top finish. Better to come, so worth a look up in grade.
7
jockey silks 7. FULLY WET
J: Frankie Dettori
T: John & Thady Gosden
2
9-2
Kodiac filly who looked a good prospect when landing a 10-runner maiden at Goodwood (6f) on debut 27 days ago. Sure to go on to better things.
8
jockey silks 8. IBIZA LOVE (IRE)
J: Ben Curtis
T: Hugo Palmer
2
9-2
Left debut form well behind when making all in 9-runner maiden at Doncaster (6.5f, good to firm) 13 days ago, keeping on well. Looks vulnerable now upped up in grade, though.
9
jockey silks 9. IVORY MADONNA (IRE)
J: Hollie Doyle
T: Richard Spencer
2
9-2
An expensive purchase at the breeze-ups who made a promising start to her career when 2¾ lengths third of 10 to Fully Wet in 6f maiden at Goodwood (good) 27 days ago, not quicken inside final 1f. Sure to improve but this is a big ask on only her second start.
10
jockey silks 10. LADY BULLET (IRE)
J: Kieran O'Neill
T: Alice Haynes
2
9-2
Has a useful sprinting pedigree and knew enough to make a winning start at Doncaster (5f) in April. Put that experience to good use to follow up at Ripon but needs more at this level.
11
jockey silks 11. LAND OF SUMMER (IRE)
J: Pat Dobbs
T: Richard Hannon
2
9-2
Cheap purchase who got the hang of things sufficiently enough late on to make a winning start at Brighton (5.2f) in late April. Ran to a similar level in defeat under a penalty at Kempton but others more persuasive now upped in grade.
12
jockey silks 12. MAWJ (IRE)
J: Ray Dawson
T: Saeed bin Suroor
2
9-2
Exceed And Excel filly who looked a good prospect when making a sparkling winning debut at Newmarket (6f) 34 days ago, storming clear. Open to plenty of improvement, so highly respected up in trip.
13
jockey silks 13. MEDITATE (IRE)
J: Ryan Moore
T: Aidan O'Brien, Ireland
2
9-2
No Nay Never filly who showed a willing attitude to make a successful debut at the Curragh in April and built on that with a useful performance when following up in Group 3 at Naas (5.9f) 33 days ago. Will go on improving and has leading claims.
14
jockey silks 14. MISS MAI TAI
J: S. P. Davis
T: Robert Cowell
2
9-2
Maiden steadily going the right way but will surely be outclassed here.
15
jockey silks 15. POWERDRESS (IRE)
J: Sean Levey
T: Richard Hannon
2
9-2
Dandy Man filly who made a winning debut in 5f Newmarket maiden back in April, staying on to lead close home. Will improve.
16
jockey silks 16. QUEEN OLLY (IRE)
J: Rossa Ryan
T: David Loughnane
2
9-2
€300,000 yearling, No Nay Never filly who looked potentially useful when scoring on debut at York (6f) 36 days ago, well on top finish. Sure to improve.
17
jockey silks 17. SHE'S HOT
J: Jim Crowley
T: Paul & Oliver Cole
2
9-2
Sioux Nation filly who produced a promising first effort when second in a 5f Kempton novice back in March. That form is only ordinary, but she's bred to be suited by this step up to 6f and can improve.
18
jockey silks 18. SYDNEYARMS CHELSEA (IRE)
J: William Buick
T: Charles Hills
2
9-2
Sioux Nation filly who overcame greenness to make a winning debut in 11-runner maiden at Newbury (6.5f, good to soft) 17 days ago, pushed out. Will improve.

Betting Forecast : 11/4 2.75 MEDITATE, 7/2 3.5 MAWJ, 10/1 10 QUEEN OLLY, 12/1 12 FULLY WET, 22/1 22 POWERDRESS, 22/1 22 SYDNEYARMS CHELSEA, 22/1 22 CATHY COME HOME, 28/1 28 BELIEVING, 28/1 28 BEAUTIFUL AISLING, 28/1 28 ELVENIA, 33/1 33 BEAUTIFUL EYES, 33/1 33 LADY BULLET, 33/1 33 IVORY MADONNA, 40/1 40 SHE's HOT, 50/1 50 LAND OF SUMMER, 50/1 50 IBIZA LOVE, 125/1 125 DOUBLE O, 300/1 300 MISS MAI TAI

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 2022 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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