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Lowther Stakes preview

One great day of racing at York down (how impressive were Cracksman and Ulysses?!), three to go. The juvenile feature of the day is the Lowther Stakes for the fillies, and stepping in with a preview is David from Allweatheranalysis, @AWAnalysis.

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Sky Bet Lowther Stakes
Group 2 for 2yo Fillies, 6f, £250k
1425 local, 2325 AEST


No really strong trends but horses returning from a decent break have a good record here with those returning from 61-90 days absence having a profitable 26% strike rate.

Last time out winners have won 15 of the last 19 races but are unprofitable to follow as are horses having their fourth run yet they have a 21% strike rate.

Only one horse fits the absence criteria and that is Happy Like A Fool but the ground and step up in trip have to be a major concern with the two-year old progeny of Distorted Humour failing to win over 6 furlongs on good to soft ground in eight attempts.

Actress is my Today PF Top Rated but struggled last time out when stepped up to Group 1 company although will find this a little easier.

Natural is having only her fourth run but has already finished 2¼ lengths behind Madeline on good to soft ground.

Runners stepping up in trip for the first time have a 19% strike rate and are just about profitable so Special Purpose has to be considered having won his only two starts both over 5 furlongs the latest on good to soft ground.

Her sire’s two-year olds have a 15.2% strike rate over 6 furlongs.

W Haggas is also very profitable to follow here with his two-year old fillies at this time of year with a 62% strike rate.

Madeline won a Listed Race on good to soft ground in style last time out and tops my ratings so just edges my vote so my play will most likely be a forecast.

SELECTION : MADELINE
DANGER : SPECIAL PURPOSE

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