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Good Friday Horseracing: Fillies' and Mares' StakesPublished April 3, 2015 by Amir G
Top favorite Fresles faces tough competitors at today's Fillies' and Mares' Stakes horse race at Lingfield Park (13:40 UK time).
This Good Friday sees the British Champions Fillies' and Mares' Stakes horse race at Lingfield Park, in the frame of the All-Weather Championships Day (race shoots off 13:40 UK time). Part of October's British Champions Day at Ascot, the Fillies' and Mares' Stakes is run over 1 mile and 4 furlongs, open to fillies and mares three years and older. With last year's impressive purse of £607,500 (£238,550 to the winner), this race attracts a lot of attention from horse racing fans and punters alike.
Fresles to Win?
One of the notable runners today will be the four-year old Fresles who won the Listed Prix Satamixa in December, and managed to finish second at the Unibet Golden Rose Stakes back in November. Trainer Pia Brandt was confident of her horse's readiness, saying that everything is going well with Fresles. Sports bookies seem to agree with the notion, placing Fresles as a strong favorite – Winner Sports gave her 3/1 to win.
But to reach gold, Fresles will need to deal with some tough competitors today, specifically the four-year old Lamar trained by James Tate. Lamar did not go below the second position at the last four races in which she participated: She won two consecutive races, the Coral Condition Stakes at Wolverhampton in January and the totepool Fille's Conditions Stakes at Chelmsford City one week later.
Lamar received 11/2 in odds. Three other big competitors are Khatiba (3/1), Don't Be (4/1) and Maiden Approach (10/1), the latter having won her last two races is a good bet despite the slightly larger odds.
Watch and Bet Live
Winner Sports will have live coverage of today's Fillies' and Mares' Stakes with updated odds and markets up until the race gets under way. Tune-in Winner today and get into the spirit with a wager – it's going to be a fascinating race.