The 2020 Shadwell Dick Poole Fillies’ Stakes takes place over 6-furlongs at Salisbury Racecourse on Thursday 3 September. It has attracted a field of 14 runners, the joint-biggest of any edition of the race this century.
Alcohol Free, Alicestar, and Pornstar Martini are the only three fillies with unbeaten records, but all three have raced just once so far. Only the winners of the 2008 and 2012 editions of the Shadwell Dick Poole Fillies’ Stakes have done that century, with most winners being much more experienced.
Pornstar Martini could be the pick of that trio, as her trainer Henry Candy won the 2015 renewal with the twice-raced La Rioja. She also looks to have a decent draw in stall-3, with nine of the last 10 winners being drawn no higher than stall-6, including the last seven winners.
Some of the more fancied runners have also been drawn unfavourably, and Time Scale (8), Happy Romance (11), and Fairy Dust (13) will have to prove a cut above their rivals from those draws. Papas Girl (9), Boora Ban (12), Amor De Mi Vida (10), and Deise Blue (7) also need to improve on their current form.
Rhythm needs to improve on ratings and her trainer Richard Hannon probably hopes that his more fancied runner Happy Romance had been given her draw in stall-5. Illykato has stall-1, where two of the last six winners have been drawn, but she needs to take another step forward after winning a class-5 at Windsor last time.
Scarlet Bear is drawn in stall-6 and this is a drop-in-class after running in Group 2s in her last two races. She finished fifth and sixth in those contests and shouldn’t be faraway, but she’s yet to get any closer than within 2¾ lengths of the winner in any of her races so far and getting her head in front is a different ball game.
Dickiedooda is our tip for the Shadwell Dick Poole Fillies’ Stakes. It looks significant that Jessica Harrington sends her runner over from Ireland and she has the beating of several of her rivals on a form-line using a horse called Miss Amulet. Already the winner of two of her four races, she looks ready for this step-up to 6-furlongs and should have enough early speed to take advantage of her drawn in stall-2.
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