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Winterbottom Stakes Tips - Viddora and $51 chance appeal in Ascot feature

  • Who will win the Ascot Group 1?
Joe Bowditch riding Viddora

On times, mapping and form, Lloyd Kennewell’s mare, Viddora, looks hard to beat in Saturday’s Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot. 

She won last year’s Winterbottom in 1:10.06, and only one of Saturday’s rivals have been able to run that sort of time at Ascot – but we’ll get to him later. 

Prior to her Winterbottom win, Viddora was runner-up in the Moir Stakes (1000m) in a time of 58.30 which was followed by a 4th placing in the Manikato Stakes (1200m).

This preparation she won the Moir Stakes in 57.70 but failed on a Heavy track in The Everest (1200m).

So, there is no reason to suggest she isn’t going as good as last year, and after drawing barrier 5, she gets her chance to go back-to-back. 

Runson should ensure a solid tempo which will string them out and give every horse their chance, and with Viddora boasting two Group 1 wins and two Group 1 placings, she’s the best horse in the race.

For those looking for one at odds that can run a big race, local hope Belter has won four from six at the track and distance with his best time being 1:10.08 where he led throughout and carried 57kg from the inside gate.

He tried to lead all the way in the Colonel Reeves Stakes (1100m) when first-up from a spell but was collared in the final few strides by Durendal who finished 3rd to Viddora in the Winterbottom.

Belter is likely to sit hot on the heels of Runson and get a nice cart into it, and if he’s taken benefit from the first-up run, he could battle away to hold a placing at big odds. 

However, the race does look set up for Viddora, and she should be winning.

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Winterbottom Stakes Tips - Viddora and $51 chance appeal in Ascot feature

On times, mapping and form, Lloyd Kennewell’s mare, Viddora, looks hard to beat in Saturday’s Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot.

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