2017 Millie Fox Stakes Tips and Betting Preview

February 17th, 2017

Thirteen mares have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s 2017 Group 2 Millie Fox Stakes (1300m) at Royal Randwick; offering punters excellent value from a betting perspective and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Artistry is our tip to win Saturday's 2017 Millie Fox Stakes at Rosehill Gardens. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Artistry is our tip to win Saturday’s 2017 Millie Fox Stakes at Rosehill Gardens. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Denmagic remains an outright $5.50 favourite for success in 2017 Millie Fox Stakes betting markets with Ladbrokes.com.au, ahead of Euro Angel ($6) In Her Time and Artistry; currently sharing the third line at generous $8 quotes.

Will Denmagic justify favouritism and win the 2017 Millie Fox Stakes, or will one of her talented rivals post an upset?

1st

Artistry ($8)

Artistry has been a standout performer for Peter and Paul Snowden through recent seasons and she appears in line for a strong return in the Millie Fox Stakes. Winner of the Group 3 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap (1350m) most notably in autumn, the Shamardal mare resumed in spring for a close second in the Group 3 Nivison Stakes (1200m) before returning to winning form in the Group 3 Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes (1400m) most recently on November 1st. Artistry probably requires some luck in running from barrier 12, but is sure to receive a gem of a ride by in-form hoop Kerrin McEvoy.

2nd

Heavens Above ($10)

Heavens Above is one of the class mares of the 2017 Millie Fox Stakes field and will be right in the finish of the race, if she can overcome the outside barrier. Capping her 2016 autumn preparation a close second behind Azkadellia in the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m), Heavens Above resumed in spring for a credible fourth in the Group 3 Toy Show Quality (1300m) before returning to winning form in the Group 3 Sheraco Stakes (1200m). While tapering off somewhat following those runs, Heavens Above’s fresh form is excellent and she should have no issue performing to a high standard with 55.5kgs in tow.

3rd

Euro Angel ($6)

Euro Angel delivered Team Hawkes several strong results in 2016 and should be well suited to the Millie Fox Stakes first-up this time. Having resumed for second in the TAB Rewards BM78 (1400m), Euro Angel stormed home to beat a classy field to the line in the Group 3 Ladies Day Vase (1600m) at Caulfield on October 12th. While failing to fire in the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) most recently on October 29th, the Rip Van Winkle mare has trialled well in the lead-up to the Millie Fox Stakes and could receive the run of the race from barrier 3.

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