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2021 Tattersalls Stakes Tips - Appleby's colt can take down the favourite at Newmarket

  • Tips and odds for the 2021 Tattersalls Stakes
  • This Group Three headlines day one of the Cambridgeshire Meeting at Newmarket on Thursday 23rd September
  • French raider Trident tops the betting on even money
  • Modern Games is our best bet at 9/2
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William Buick riding Modern Games (blue) win The Take The Reins Nursery at Doncaster. (Getty)
Jon Vine 22 Sep 2021
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The opening day of action at the Cambridgeshire Meeting is headlined by the Tattersalls Stakes. Registered as the Somerville Stakes, this Group Three was first held on the Rowley Mile in 1977, and juveniles who pass this test often go on to run in the Dewhurst Stakes staged here at Newmarket in October.

We've taken a look through the betting for this year's Tattersalls Stakes and picked out our best bets.
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2021 Tattersalls Stakes Odds

Modern Games9/2
Ring Of Beara14/1
Claim The Crown16/1

*Odds taken on 22/9/21*

2021 Tattersalls Stakes Runners

Trident2021 Tattersalls Stakes FavouriteGET EVENS HERE
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Legendary French trainer, Andre Fabre won this Group Three with Tertian back in 1991. He sends Trident over to Newmarket, after watching his star finish second behind Perfect Power in the Prix Morny. 

While Perfect Power, third-place Armor and fourth-placed Asymmetric all look set for a run in Saturday's Middle Park Stakes, Fabre has decided to step Trident up in trip and that runner-up finish in Group One company sees him dominate the market.

Charlie Appleby has been in irrepressible form of late and he thrusts Modern Games into Thursday's feature. William Buick's mount kicked clear to win a Nursery Handicap in excellent style at Doncaster the last day, and he looks worthy of this step up in grade.

Having impressed on debut, Ribhi ran into traffic problems when attempting to challenge in the Flying Scotsman last time out. He could be a player, as could Harrow, who's strung together three straight victories, including lucrative wins at York and Doncaster.

Cresta defeated Modern Games when they met at Leicester back in August, and this has been the target for Martyn Meade's star since he was withdrawn from the Solario Stakes. Ryan Moore rides Ring Of Beara for Richard Hughes, with Roger Varian's Claim The Crown rounding off the field.

2021 Tattersalls Stakes Tips

Modern Games2021 Tattersalls Stakes TipGET 9/2 HERE
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While he was no match for Perfect Power, Trident made a good impression as he picked up from the rear to finish second in the Prix Morny. That is comfortably the best form on offer here. However, even-money looks exceedingly short when you consider the ground is drying out and Trident has never travelled before.

I'll be siding against the favourite on day one of the Cambridgeshire Meeting and, while Ribhi and Harrow are greatly respected, 9/2 about MODERN GAMES looks a lovely price to me.

Charlie Appleby's colt has winning form at Newmarket, albeit on the July Course, having opened his account in a maiden here in July. Buick's mount was then edged out of it by Cresta at Leicester, but Modern Games was giving nine pounds to the winner at the weights that day and was maybe a little inconvenienced by the juicy ground.

On a much quicker surface at Doncaster, Modern Games ran out a convincing winner of what should have been a competitive Nursery Handicap. The second and fourth placed horses that day are fancied to win a two-year-old handicap earlier on Thursday's card, and the third-placed horse, Bullet Force holds a Group One entry, so Appleby's charge didn't thrash a far inferior field.

All of Modern Games' runs this season have come over seven furlongs, he's improved with each of his four starts and his stable could hardly be in better form.


With Trident offering little value at even-money, I'm going to take him on with Modern Games, who'll bid to hand Charlie Appleby yet another pattern race success in 2021.

2021 Tattersalls Stakes Tips: Modern Games Straight Win $5.50 at Ladbrokes Australia - 15 Units

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