Tattersalls Stakes 2019 Analysis
15:35 at Newmarket on 26th September
The Tattersalls Stakes is a Group 3 run over 7 furlongs that is restricted to 2-year-olds. Past winners have included Elarqam, who was the second shortest-priced winner in the last decade at 11/8. But the race has produced its fair share of shocks in that period with winners at 25/1 and 33/1.
The last 10 editions have contained between six and nine runners and the winners had emerged from stall seven on five occasions, with three winners berthed in stall-five, and two in stall-two.
Nine winners had run between 12 and 23 days prior to their success, with the other absent from the track for 35 days. Eight winners had run at least three times but two of the last three winners had only run either once or twice.
The Hannon stable has trained four of the last 10 winners but it’s Mark Johnston who is looking for a hat-trick this year after saddling the last two winners.
Mark Johnston saddles Monoski this year but he’s earned his mark of 101 by finishing well-beaten in the Group 1 National Stakes last time. He was struggling in handicaps before that and doesn’t look an obvious winner. The Richard Hannon pair Manigordo and Oh Purple Reign also have a bit to find on their fourth and tenth runs.
Despite being drawn in stall-7, Ropey Guest has also wasted easier chances to break his duck. Persuasion blotted his copybook in the Acomb last time and was a big price when he won at Glorious Goodwood. He could still be a good colt but his stable isn’t in the best of form.