The Sweet Solera Stakes is a Group Three race run at Newmarket over seven furlongs for two-year-old fillies and is often regarded as a leading trial for the 1000 Guineas.
Named in honour of Sweet Solera, who won the 1000 Guineas and Oaks in 1961, this race is now targeted by trainers who are looking to use the race as a stepping stone to Classic glory the following season. Even though it is run on Newmarket's July course, it still gets the fillies accustomed to flat headquarters and several have used this as a springboard to Group One victory.
Later on in the season, the winners of the race can often be seen competing in the May Hill Stakes or even the Fillies Mile and the roll of honour certainly houses some classy performer with 2002 winner Soviet Song catching the eye.
James Fanshawe's starlet may not have bagged Classic glory during her three-year-old season, but wins in the Fillies Mile, Falmouth Stakes, Sussex Stakes and Windsor Forest Stakes highlight her class at Group level and she is arguably one of the finest winners of the Sweet Solera Stakes.
John Gosden's Rainbow View was another who bagged this event before going on to bag Group One glory at the end of the season in the Fillies Mile, whilst the Godolphin team have had a fine recent record in the race with Long Lashes, White Moonstone and Discourse all storming to victory for the boys in blue.