Nassau Stakes Tips & Betting Predictions


DateThursday August 2, 2018
TrackGoodwood
Distance1991m
ClassGroup 1
Race TypeSet weights
Prize money£600,000
Age3YO fillies and mares

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 day betting card 2018


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

Nassau Stakes betting selections & tips


We will have expert tips for the Nassau Stakes available when the final-field markets are released by bookmakers.

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.

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 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.