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2023 Nassau Stakes Betting Tips, Best Bookmakers & Free Bets

The Nassau Stakes is the third of the Group 1 features during Glorious Goodwood and it's a quality race for the fillies and mares.

It has been dominated by the bigger stables in recent history, with the likes of Sir Michael Stoute, Henry Cecil and Aidan O'Brien all winning consecutive Nassau Stakes.

Always a popular betting race, the Nassau Stakes is the feature on a quality Day 3 card at Goodwood in early August.

Nassau Stakes Key Facts

DateThursday August 3rd, 2023
ClassGroup 1
Race TypeSet weights
Prize money£600,000
Age3YO+ fillies and mares

Glorious Goodwood Day 3 Card

The Richmond Stakes is also on the Day 3 card at Goodwood, but all of the attention is on the Nassau Stakes, which runs for big prize money.

Race No.
Race Name
1Class 2 Handicap
2Fillies' Stakes
3Richmond Stakes
4Nassau Stakes
5Telegraph Nursery
6Maiden Fillies' Stakes
7Class 3 Handicap

2023 Nassau Stakes Odds

No odds are available for the Nassau Stakes.

2023 Nassau Stakes Tips

We will have 2022 Nassau Stakes tips available when the field and the odds have been released.

2022 Nassau Stakes Result

1st Nashwa1/2f
2nd Arisita 40/1
3rd Lilac Road 14/1

2022 Nassau Stakes Entries

Topping the market we find Nashwa, who followed a strong third in the Epsom Oaks with an impressive victory in the Prix de Diane last time out. John Gosden could also run Inspiral, following her shock defeat in the Falmouth Stakes last time out.

Aidan O'Brien has entered up Oaks winner Tuesday, but it's likely she will be kept for an autumn campaign. Toy, Concert Hall and History could represent Ballydoyle.

William Haggas could run Middleton Stakes winner, Lilac Road and Pretty Polly runner-up, My Astra. Ed Walker has handed a Glorious Goodwood entry to Prix d'Ispahan winner, Dreamloper.

Other likely runners on Thursday include Sir Michael Stoute's duo of Ville De Grace and Lights On, Tom Clover's Rogue Millennium and Kevin Ryan's three-year-old, Fonteyn.

Nassau Stakes History

The Nassau Stakes is one of the premier fillies and mares' races in Britain and it runs on the third day of the Glorius Goodwood carnival in July/August.

It was restricted to three-year-old fillies for the first 135 years and was given Group 1 status in 1999 when Saeed bin Suroor scored with Zahrat Dubai.

There have been many champions winners since, including Ouija Board, The Fugue, Minding and Winter.

Midday was a three-time from 2009-2011 and in the process proving itself as the best female middle-distance runner in the land.

Sir Michael Stoute scored three consecutive wins with three different horses from 2002-2004 and Henry Cecil, who has a total of eight wins in the race, scored three consecutive wins with Midday.

John Gosden followed suit when lining up The Fugue, Winsili and Legatissimo in consecutive years before Aidan O'Brien scored back-to-back victories with Minding and Winter.

It has long been a favourites race with 27 favourites winning the last 70 editions and the high-quality stables target their best fillies and mares for the Nassau Stakes.

Wild Illusion made it four wins on the bounce for three-year-olds when she claimed Nassau Stakes glory in 2018.

The 2019 renewal of this great race saw Japanese punters celebrating wildly, as Oisin Murphy guided Mitsuru Hashida's 20/1 outsider Deidre to a surprise victory at Goodwood.

Donnacha O'Brien then celebrated his first Group One win on British soil, as his filly Fancy Blue stayed strong to win the 2020 Nassau Stakes. William Jarvis then claimed a maiden Group One win, as his stable star Lady Bowthorpe defeated the younger horses and claimed victory.

Nassau Stakes Betting Guide

Favourites have a great record in the Nassau Stakes, but there have been some recent upsets.

Winsili scored for John Gosden and William Buick in 2013 at odds of 20/1 and Sultanina was an 11/2 winner in 2014, but it has been a race largely dominated by the punters' elect.

Winter paid 10/11 when winning in 2017 and stablemate Minding was very short in the betting at 1/5 in 2016 when beating a field of only five.

The fields are commonly small which means the odds aren't as generous (Winsili faced a field of 15) and punters have done a good job of identifying the best horse in the race.

Despite winning the previous two editions, Midday won paying 6/4 in 2011, having won at odds of 11/2 and 15/8 in the two years prior.

Seven of the last 12 favourites have won the Nassau Stakes and eight of the past 12 winners had previous won at Group 1 level, including Midday and Minding which had five Group 1 wins a piece.

Running well leading into the Nassau Stakes is key and most winners have run in the first four prior to running at Goodwood.

Nassau Stakes Lead Up Races

Three-year-olds who run in the Nassau Stakes often run in either the 1000 Guineas or the Epsom Oaks. Sometimes even both. The Irish 1000 Guineas and Irish Oaks, along with the Pretty Polly Stakes run over this trip, are good Irish trials for the Nassau Stakes.

The French equivalent of the Oaks, the Prix de Diane is another popular lead-up race. As is the Group One Falmouth Stakes run over a mile.

Older horses who don't run in the Falmouth often take in either the Prince Of Wales's Stakes of the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot. The Coral-Eclipse is another popular race for Nassau Stakes runners.

After The Nassau Stakes

The natural progression for runners in the Nassau Stakes is to target either the Champion Fillies' And Mares' Stakes, or the Champion Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Some even go on to run in the Juddmonte International Stakes at York, or the Irish Champion Stakes.

Those who want to drop back to a mile have the Sun Chariot Stakes, or the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes to aim at.

Nassau Stakes Betting Trends

10 of the last 12 winners were aged three or four and 10 of the last 12 winners were top three in the betting market.

Only four of the last 12 winners won their most recent start before the Nassau Stakes, but six of those 12 placed.

Form on the track isn't necessary as only three recent winners had previous experience at Goodwood.

Race fitness is a must, however, as 11 of the last 12 winners had at least two previous runs that season and all 11 had at least one win that season.