Musidora Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Dante Festival)

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Contested over a distance of 1m2½f is the Musidora Stakes which is scheduled to take place at York during the Dante Festival. Below we have detailed past winners along with both trainer and jockey records in the race and see which trends have been set based on past winners of the Musidora Stakes.

Musidora Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Dante Festival)
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Andy Powell Content Editor

Horse Racing stats man, Andy has contributed to OLBG for 18 years - An Ipswich fan and F1 fanatic, he also contributes EFL football and Motor Sport opinion.

2025 Musidora Stakes Preview

The Musidora Stakes is a Group 3 race that is run over a trip of one mile, two furlongs and fifty-six yards, the race is open to fillies only who are aged three.

The race takes place at York in May of each year during the three-day Dante Festival and is named in honour of Musidora who won both the 1,000 Guineas and Epsom Oaks in 1949.

Musidora Stakes Information:

Our dedicated York tips page will not only bring you predictions from the OLBG racing tipsters for the upcoming card that includes the Musidora Stakes but will also have predictions for each meeting at York throughout the season so be sure to head over there. You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information during the Dante Festival, head down to the Other Principal races during the York Dante Festival section for links to these. In addition to those, we also cover numerous races at York during the flat season, you can find links to those here.

How competitive is the Musidora Stakes market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2015 when the race had an over-round of 107%. The race in 2014 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 117%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Musidora Stakes, the over-round has been 111%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £111 which is bet.

Musidora Stakes Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 20 if you had followed the winner of the Musidora Stakes next time out then you would have backed a total of 4 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -3.12. Ahead of the 2025 Musidora Stakes why not head over to the racing predictions for tips on other races today?

When looking over the past 20 renewals, a time of 2:09.07 was set by So Mi Dar in 2016, which is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by John Gosden and ridden by Frankie Dettori. The slowest winning time was set in 2005 when Secret History won in a time of 2:19.43, booked to ride was Joe Fanning by the trainer Mark Johnston.

These are the top three quickest-run Musidora Stakes over the last 20 renewals:

  1. So Mi Dar (2:09.07) in 2016
  2. Aviate (2:09.14) in 2010
  3. Lush Lashes (2:09.78) in 2008

Musidora Stakes Past Winners

Here are the Musidora Stakes' past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. Also detailed is the stall where the horse came from and the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Musidora Stakes as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
Secret Satire (GB)
3yo 9-2 (2 of 7) 22/1
Oisin Murphy
Andrew Balding (GB)
Soul Sister (IRE)
3yo 9-2 (4 of 8) 18/1
Frankie Dettori
John & Thady Gosden (GB)
Emily Upjohn (GB)
3yo 9-2 (3 of 5) 4/7F
Frankie Dettori
John & Thady Gosden (GB)
Snowfall (JPN)
3yo 9-0 (7 of 7) 14/1
Ryan Moore
A P O'Brien (IRE)
Rose Of Kildare (IRE)
3yo 9-0 (4 of 6) 7/1
Franny Norton
Mark Johnston (GB)
Nausha (GB)
3yo 9-0 (2 of 10) 14/1
Andrea Atzeni
Roger Varian (GB)
Give And Take (GB)
3yo 9-0 (5 of 7) 7/2
James Doyle
William Haggas (GB)
Shutter Speed (GB)
3yo 9-0 (1 of 5) 4/7F
Frankie Dettori
John Gosden (GB)
So Mi Dar (GB)
3yo 9-0 (6 of 7) 4/5F
Frankie Dettori
John Gosden (GB)
Star Of Seville (GB)
3yo 9-0 (4 of 5) 4/6F
Frankie Dettori
John Gosden (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Musidora Stakes have been based:

  • GB: 18 winners with an additional 21 placings from 115 runners
  • IRE: 2 winners with an additional 4 placings from 17 runners

Musidora Stakes Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Musidora Stakes over the last 20 renewals is John Gosden who has won the race five times with those five winners coming from Joviality (2011), The Fugue (2012), Star Of Seville (2015), So Mi Dar (2016) and Shutter Speed (2017). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Musidora Stakes are Sir Michael Stoute (2 wins) and John & Thady Gosden (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Musidora Stakes trainer statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

John Gosden12-5-7+1.92+1.12
Sir Michael Stoute10-2-6-3.83-1.81
John & Thady Gosden4-2-2+16.57+9.16
A P O'Brien12-1-4+3.00-0.30
David Simcock5-1-1+4.00+0.80
William Haggas4-1-2+0.50-0.04
Roger Varian3-1-1+12.00+6.40
J S Bolger3-1-2+0.00+1.70
Andrew Balding2-1-1+21.00+12.75
Michael Bell1-1-1+3.00+1.88

Musidora Stakes Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Musidora Stakes over the last 20 renewals is Frankie Dettori who has won the race five times with those five winners coming from Star Of Seville (2015), So Mi Dar (2016), Shutter Speed (2017), Emily Upjohn (2022) and Soul Sister (2023). Other jockeys who have recorded multiple wins in the Musidora Stakes are Ryan Moore (2 wins) and William Buick (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Musidora Stakes jockey statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Frankie Dettori11-5-6+14.61+8.14
Ryan Moore15-2-4+1.67-1.80
William Buick7-2-4+1.88+1.02
Jamie Spencer9-1-3-5.00-3.28
James Doyle6-1-3-1.50-0.04
Oisin Murphy5-1-1+18.00+9.75
Andrea Atzeni4-1-2+11.00+7.65
Joe Fanning3-1-2+2.00+3.00
Franny Norton2-1-1+6.00+3.38
Silvestre De Sousa4-0-0-4.00-4.00

Musidora Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +47.37 is when runners had 1 career place in Flat (Turf) races. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 0 career places in Flat (Turf) races, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-23.

Here are the most recent winning draws along with the further placings in brackets:

  • 2024: Winner in 2 (6) [7 Runners]
  • 2023: Winner in 4 (1,5) [8 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 3 (4) [5 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 7 (2) [7 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 4 (2) [6 Runners]

The courses that have produced the most winners of the Musidora Stakes are Sandown, Newmarket (Rowley) and Newbury, there has been a total number of 4 winners from each of those courses.

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Musidora Stakes, that stallion Dansili has produced 4 winners (2017,2012,2010,2007).

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have been disappointed with multiple attempts but no wins in the Musidora Stakes, that stallion is Lope De Vega who has failed to produce a winner from 5 runners.

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Secret Satire in 2024, winning for Andrew Balding at odds of 22/1 under the guidance of Oisin Murphy. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there have been 7 winning favourites in the race. Remember to bookmark the best racing tipsters page so you can get easy access to the best OLBG racing tipsters.

Other Principal races during the York Dante Festival

Remember to head over to the York predictions page to see which runner the racing tipsters are supporting in the Musidora Stakes. Below are the other principal races that we cover during the Dante Festival with links to each race blog as well as information for last year's winners.

Wednesday at the Dante Festival

The highlight on Wednesday, the opening day of the Dante Festival is the Group 2 Duke of York Stakes, a race contested over six furlongs with a prize fund of £150k.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:50 York
Jorvik Stakes
Crystal Delight (GB)
5yo - 18/5
Harry Eustace
Jim Crowley
14:25 York
Churchill Tyres Handicap
Aleezdancer (IRE)
5yo - 14/1
Kevin Ryan
Neil Callan
15:00 York
Duke of York Stakes
Mill Stream (IRE)
4yo - 4/1
Jane Chapple-Hyam
William Buick
15:35 York
Musidora Stakes
Secret Satire (GB)
3yo - 22/1
Andrew Balding
Oisin Murphy

Thursday at the Dante Festival

Thursday's highlight is the Dante Stakes, a race that carries a prize fund of £180k is restricted to three-year-olds and run over an extended ten furlongs.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:50 York
Lindum York Handicap
Clarendon House (GB)
6yo - 8/1
Robert Cowell
Tom Marquand
14:25 York
Middleton Stakes
Bluestocking (GB)
4yo - 5/2
Ralph Beckett
Rossa Ryan
15:00 York
Hambleton Stakes
Point Lynas (IRE)
5yo - 6/1
Edward Bethell
Callum Rodriguez
15:35 York
Dante Stakes
Economics (GB)
3yo - 6/1
William Haggas
Tom Marquand

Friday at the Dante Festival

On Friday, the final day of the festival, the feature race, the Yorkshire Cup which is part of the British Champion Series is the highlight, with a prize fund of £180k the runners compete over a distance of one mile, five furlongs and 188 yards.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
15:00 York
Knights Solicitors Handicap
Botanical (IRE)
4yo - 5/2
Roger Varian
James Doyle
15:35 York
Yorkshire Cup
Giavellotto (IRE)
5yo - 7/2
Marco Botti
Oisin Murphy

Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this Musidora Stakes Preview are at hand, Andy and James. They both work on the Horse racing tips team team looking after the tipsters and managing the tips settlement, whilst also creating and managing all of the horse racing event previews for Flat Racing.

James Banting

James Banting

Tipster competition assistant

James Banting, a passionate horse racing enthusiast and aficionado, brings a wealth of experience to OLBG, having attended numerous race meetings over the years. His background working with the Jockey Club provides him with a unique insider's perspective on the industry.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy, a seasoned horse racing expert with over 15 years of experience, possesses a comprehensive understanding of the sport, from delving into complex statistical data for flat racing in the UK and Ireland to crafting insightful flat racing blogs for OLBG.

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