Pretty Polly Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Guineas Festival)

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See which trainers and jockeys have performed well in this fact-packed blog for the Pretty Polly Stakes. This is a race that is hosted at Newmarket during the Guineas Festival with the race being run over a distance of 1m2f, see which trends the past winners of the Pretty Polly Stakes have set for this year.

Pretty Polly Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Guineas 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 Pretty Polly Stakes Preview

Not to be confused with the Irish Pretty Polly Stakes which is run at the Curragh, this Pretty Polly Stakes is a listed race run at Newmarket during the Guineas Festival and is restricted to three-year-old fillies only and is run over a distance of one mile and two furlongs.

Keep an eye on any fillies who perform well in this race and then head to the Epsom Oaks, in 2014, Taghrooda won this race and then went on to win the Epsom Oaks too.

Pretty Polly Stakes Information:

To see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are tipping throughout the card that includes this race, head over to the Newmarket tips on the day of the race, do they agree with the runners on the trend shortlist or are they predicting other runners? You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information during the Guineas Festival, head down to the Other Principal races during the Newmarket Guineas Festival section for links to these. In addition to those, we also cover numerous races at Newmarket during the flat season, you can find links to those here.

How competitive is the Pretty Polly Stakes market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2005 when the race had an over-round of 109%. The race in 2012 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 121%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Pretty Polly Stakes, the over-round has been 114%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £114 which is bet.

Pretty Polly 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 Pretty Polly Stakes next time out then you would have backed a total of 3 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of +9.67. Remember to bookmark the racing tips page so you can get easy access to the OLBG racing picks daily.

Over the last 20 renewals, it was Run Wild, trained by John Gosden and ridden by Oisin Murphy who set the fastest winning time in the Pretty Polly Stakes, the runner won the race in a time of 2:01.87 when winning the race in 2020. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer Sir Michael Stoute and jockey Mick Kinane with Riyalma who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 2:10.34 in the 2006 renewal.

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

  1. Run Wild (2:01.87) in 2020
  2. Take The Hint (2:01.93) in 2009
  3. With The Moonlight (2:02.57) in 2022

Pretty Polly Stakes Past Winners

Here are the Pretty Polly 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 Pretty Polly Stakes as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
2024
2:03.22
Friendly Soul (GB)
3yo 9-2 (4 of 8) 10/1
Kieran Shoemark
John & Thady Gosden (GB)
2023
2:05.86
Running Lion (GB)
3yo 9-2 (1 of 9) 100/30
Oisin Murphy
John & Thady Gosden (GB)
2022
2:02.57
With The Moonlight (IRE)
3yo 9-0 (3 of 7) 3/1
William Buick
Charlie Appleby (GB)
2021
2:05.19
Mystery Angel (IRE)
3yo 9-0 (4 of 8) 13/2
Ben Curtis
George Boughey (GB)
2020
2:01.87
Run Wild (GER)
3yo 9-0 (7 of 8) 11/2
Oisin Murphy
John Gosden (GB)
2019
2:05.23
Maqsad (FR)
3yo 9-0 (4 of 7) 5/4F
Jim Crowley
William Haggas (GB)
2018
2:04.26
Lah Ti Dar (GB)
3yo 9-0 (5 of 6) 1/1F
Frankie Dettori
John Gosden (GB)
2017
2:04.60
Horseplay (GB)
3yo 9-0 (6 of 6) 11/2
David Probert
Andrew Balding (GB)
2016
2:05.40
Swiss Range (GB)
3yo 9-0 (8 of 9) 6/4F
Frankie Dettori
John Gosden (GB)
2015
2:03.50
Jazzi Top (GB)
3yo 9-0 (10 of 9) 5/2
Frankie Dettori
John Gosden (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

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

  • GB: 20 winners with an additional 28 placings from 147 runners
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 2 placings from 4 runners

Pretty Polly Stakes Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Pretty Polly Stakes over the last 20 renewals is John Gosden who has won the race six times with those six winners coming from Take The Hint (2009), Taghrooda (2014), Jazzi Top (2015), Swiss Range (2016), Lah Ti Dar (2018) and Run Wild (2020). The only other trainer to have recorded multiple wins in the Pretty Polly Stakes is John & Thady Gosden (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Pretty Polly 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):

TrainerR-W-PWinEW
John Gosden14-6-7+11.00+4.46
John & Thady Gosden6-2-3+9.33+5.70
Charlie Appleby11-1-2-7.00-6.62
Ralph Beckett7-1-6+5.00+7.24
William Haggas5-1-3-2.75-1.62
Andrew Balding4-1-2+2.50+1.01
Sir Michael Stoute4-1-1+0.50-0.81
William Muir3-1-1+5.00+2.38
Ed Dunlop3-1-1+0.50-0.44
George Boughey1-1-1+6.50+3.90

Pretty Polly Stakes Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Pretty Polly Stakes over the last 20 renewals is Frankie Dettori who has won the race four times with those four winners coming from Marie De Medici (2010), Jazzi Top (2015), Swiss Range (2016) and Lah Ti Dar (2018). Other jockeys who have recorded multiple wins in the Pretty Polly Stakes are Jim Crowley (2 wins) and Oisin Murphy (2 wins). There is one jockey who has not had the best of times in the Pretty Polly Stakes, Ryan Moore has ridden a total of 12 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Pretty Polly 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):

JockeyR-W-PWinEW
Frankie Dettori12-4-8+0.50+2.93
Jim Crowley6-2-3+8.25+4.51
Oisin Murphy3-2-3+7.83+4.87
William Buick11-1-2-7.00-6.62
Jamie Spencer7-1-3-3.50-2.14
Mickael Barzalona4-1-1+3.00+0.60
David Probert2-1-1+4.50+2.44
Kieran Shoemark1-1-1+10.00+6.00
Ben Curtis1-1-1+6.50+3.90
Ryan Moore12-0-1-12.00-11.20

Pretty Polly Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +14.18 is when runners ran on Good To Firm ground on debut. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners were 5th in the betting market, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-24.

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

  • 2024: Winner in 4 (2,7) [8 Runners]
  • 2023: Winner in 1 (5,4) [9 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 3 (6) [7 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 4 (3,2) [8 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 7 (5,4) [8 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Pretty Polly Stakes is Newmarket (Rowley), there has been a total number of 7 winners of this race who ran at Newmarket (Rowley) last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is Kempton (AW), there has been a total number of 4 winners of this race who ran at Kempton (AW) last time out.

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Pretty Polly Stakes, that stallion Cape Cross has produced 2 winners (2017,2008).

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have been disappointed with multiple attempts but no wins in the Pretty Polly Stakes, that stallion is Teofilo who has failed to produce a winner from 6 runners.

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Talent in 2013, winning for Ralph Beckett at odds of 11/1 under the guidance of Jim Crowley. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there have been 6 winning favourites in the race. Before placing your bet on the 2025 Pretty Polly Stakes head over to see which other runners today are being backed by the best racing tipsters today.

Other Principal races during the Newmarket Guineas Festival

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

Friday at the Guineas Festival

The highlight on Friday is the Jockey Club Stakes, a group 2 contested over one mile and four furlongs.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
14:25 Newmarket
King Charles II Stakes
Boiling Point (IRE)
3yo - 11/8
Roger Varian
James Doyle
15:00 Newmarket
Newmarket Stakes
Caviar Heights (IRE)
3yo - 7/1
K R Burke
Clifford Lee
15:35 Newmarket
Jockey Club Stakes
Outbox (GB)
9yo - 50/1
Archie Watson
Hollie Doyle

Saturday at the Guineas Festival

Saturday's highlight is the 2,000 Guineas, part of the British Champion Series, we see the 3-year-old runners compete over a mile.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:45 Newmarket
Rowley Handicap Stakes
Desert Cop (GB)
4yo - 22/1
Andrew Balding
Oisin Murphy
14:20 Newmarket
Suffolk Stakes
Liberty Lane (IRE)
4yo - 9/1
K R Burke
Clifford Lee
14:55 Newmarket
Palace House Stakes
Seven Questions (IRE)
3yo - 33/1
George Scott
Callum Shepherd
15:35 Newmarket
Qipco 2000 Guineas
Notable Speech (GB)
3yo - 16/1
Charlie Appleby
William Buick

Sunday at the Guineas Festival

Sunday is all about the fillies with the 1,000 Guineas taking centre stage, the three-year-olds will compete over a mile trip.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:50 Newmarket
Pretty Polly Stakes
Friendly Soul (GB)
3yo - 10/1
John & Thady Gosden
Kieran Shoemark
14:25 Newmarket
Dahlia Stakes
Stay Alert (GB)
5yo - 5/1
Hughie Morrison
David Egan
15:40 Newmarket
Qipco 1000 Guineas
Elmalka (GB)
3yo - 28/1
Roger Varian
Silvestre De Sousa

Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this Pretty Polly Stakes Preview are at hand, Andy and Darren. 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.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

Darren has worked in the horse racing industry for decades bringing to OLBG for the last 20 years a wealth of knowledge, creating much of our content on these sports. Darren also manages our Grand National Guide and is the go-to font of knowledge for the world's greatest steeplechase.
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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