Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate Tips and PredictionsRacing Post experts predict the likely big players and identify the each way value in the Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate as well as analysing the trends and predicting the winner.

Form Guide and Prediction

Established in 1951 and traditionally known as the Mildmay of Flete, this race has been the biggest graveyard for favourites over the years but Nick Williams’ Siruh Du Lac became the second consecutive winner at single-figure odds when he scored as 9-2 second favourite last year (chased home by 3-1 favourite Janika and Spiritofthegames at 6-1). He was the shortest-priced winner since Salut Flo (also 9-2) in 2012. Nicky Henderson went close last year with Janika and has a good record, with two winners, a second, a third and a fourth from his last 19 runners. David Pipe has had three of the past ten winners and his stable’s runners are always to be respected (his father Martin won four times from 1997 to 2002). Venetia Williams is another trainer to note, having won three times in the last 13 runnings. Some of the bigger stables struggle to get runners at the lower end of the handicap and Paul Nicholls has not won in 32 attempts.