2021 Two-Year-Old Trophy Tips - Boughey's filly the one to beat at Ripon
- We've published our guide to the 2021 Two-Year-Old Trophy
- This Listed race will be run at Ripon on Monday 30th August
- Hellomydarlin, Taf Alriyadh and Mot The Messer lead the way in the betting
- Hellomydarlin is our best bet at 4/1
Hellomydarlin (right) finishing third behind Flaming Rib at York. (Getty)
A decent crowd will be drawn to Ripon on bank holiday Monday, where the Two-Year-Old Trophy headlines the action. Plenty of good horses have won this Listed race during their juvenile campaigns. The most famous winner being Invincible Spirit, who went on to win the Sprint Cup at Haydock three years later.
We've taken a look through the runners in this year's Two-Year-Old Trophy and picked out our best bets.
2021 Two-Year-Old Trophy Odds
|Mot And The Messer||6/1|
*Odds taken on 28/8/21*
2021 Two-Year-Old Trophy Tips
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18 of the last 20 winners at Ripon were priced 6/1 or shorter, and only one horse in that time has come from outside the top four slots in the betting to win. So it's a race where the classier juveniles tend to come to the fore.
Fillies haven't enjoyed much success in this Listed contest. You have to go all the way back to 2002 to find the last filly who upset the colts. This will cause many punters to side with either the unbeaten Taj Alriyadh or Tom Dascombe's Mot And The Messer, who both enter with solid claims.
Yet, despite their poor winning record, fillies have run very well in this race in recent years, finishing second on a number of occasions. HELLOMYDARLIN is the highest rated in the field and brings the best form to the table, so the fact that she's a filly shouldn't put punters off.
George Boughey's filly beat a future two-time Group winner Zain Claudette on debut, before finihsing down the field in the Albany. Hellomydarlin then finished a close second to Gimcrack runner-up, Gis A Sub at Pontefract, before running on from the rear to finish third in the Group Two Prix Robert Papin.
Boughey then tried his filly over seven furlongs, but she didn't seem to take to that extended trip. A drop in distance followed at the Ebor Festival, where Hellomydarlin shouldered top-weight in a big Nursery Handicap, and returned to form with an excellent third-place finished.
Hellomydarlin has held her own against the boys on a number of occasions this season and, although she hasn't won since making a winning debut at Goodwood, she's shown enough to suggest she should make the grade at Listed level.