2020 Prestige Stakes - Melnikova to prove she’s a star of the future

Melnikova is out to prove that she's the most promising horse going around in the UK
Goodwood
The Prestige Stakes runs at Goodwood and Melnikova has been tipped to win


2020 Prestige Stakes Tips & Betting Predictions


The Group 3 is open only for two-year-old fillies and is worth over £28,000 for the winner.

Established in 1974, the Prestige Stakes is now a Group Three for Fillies with some real top talent winning it down the years, most notably the 2018 1,000 Guineas winner, Billesdon Brook.

There is a similar level of quality this time around with entries coming from the yards of Sir Michael Stoute, Richard Hannon and Andrew Balding to name just a few.

2020 Prestige Stakes Best Bet – Melnikova @ 5.50


Trained by Sir Michael Stoute, this Frankel-filly is set for a bright future.

Already holding an entry for the Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket in October, she is clearly highly rated by connections, despite only one trip to the racecourse so far.

That came just a few weeks ago on the all-weather at Kempton, when she kept on well under pressure to lead close home and pip the 11/8 favourite Stylistique by a neck.

She’ll obviously need to come on again from that run, but she looks like the type to keep on improving and there’s no reason why she can’t do that at Goodwood.

Melnikova
Melnikova could be a rising star in the UK thoroughbred ranks

2020 Prestige Stakes Best Each Way – Walk In Marrakesh @ 8.00


Middleham-based trainer Mark Johnston is well known for his love affair with Goodwood, and considering you’d be +128.08 from backing all his horses to a level stake there over the years, he’s well worth following.

He runs Walk In Marrakesh in this, and despite only being a two-year-old, she might be able to make her experience count with five races already under her belt, including her latest start in a Group Two for Fillies at Deauville in France.

She could only grab third of four that day, but she has already won three times from her five races with her best return coming in a Fillies’ Listed race at Sandown in July.

2020 Prestige Stakes Best Roughie – Vividly @ 9.00


Khalid Bin Abdullah hasn’t seen his famous green and pink silks carried to success in the Prestige Stakes since Sense of Joy’s victory back in 2007, so surely he is due a change of luck.

Enable has been his star filly of late, and although it would be wrong to put Vividly in that class, she could be the one who brings Mr Abdullah some glory at Goodwood on Saturday.

The two-year-old got off the mark at this course earlier in the month when she was a short head winner over seven furlongs at 16/1.

Like many of these, she’ll need to improve from that last run, but at another outside price, she could run into a place.

Verdict

Melnikova is clearly highly rated and victory here would surely make sure she takes up that Group 1 entry in October. 

Mark Johnston’s Walk In Marrakesh could be the one to challenge her with experience on her side, while Vividly in an interesting runner in the famous Abdullah silks.

Best Bet: Melnikova @ 5.50 at bet365 - 3 Units
Best Each Way: Walk In Marrakesh @ 8.00 at bet365 - 2 Units
Best Roughie: Vividly @ 9.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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Betting Slip | 24 Aug 2019

Prestige Stakes

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Bet 3 Win 16.50
Melnikova

Best Each Way

Bet 1.5 Win 12.00
Walk In Marrakesh

Best Roughie

Bet 1 Win 9.00
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