Saturday’s Darley Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket has produced a plethora of Classic winners over the years, including the great Frankel in 2010. The 2020 renewal is unlikely to feature anything approaching the ability of the horse by which all others are measured. But the quality of the seven furlong Group 1 contest looks up to it’s usual high standard.
We will provide a Horse Racing tip, preview and prediction for this significant juvenile race, together with the 1m 2f Zetland Stakes and at 3.35pm, the Cesarewitch Handicap, one of the biggest betting races of the Flat season.
Our Tip for the 1.45pm at Newmarket:
The powerful Ballydoyle stable of Aidan O’Brien claimed the last two renewals of this Group 3 contest, including with the classy stayer Kew Gardens in 2017. The Irish maestro holds a strong hand once again with likely favourite Kyprios.
The son of Galileo made a winning debut at Galway last month and should come on for the run after making hard work of beating 20/1 outsider Lifetime Legend. It is last year’s winning trainer – Ralph Beckett – who is fancied to follow up however, with his Nottingham nursery scorer Fabilis.
The Frankel colt made light of top weight in that one mile contest, making all of the running without ever looking in danger of being caught. The extra two furlongs here should suit the mount of William Buick, who could take some pegging back if the same tactics are deployed.
At a double-figure price, the hat-trick-seeking Mystery Angel can prove the best outsider in the race.
Our Tip for the 2.55pm at Newmarket:
Once again, Irish-trained horses will be strongly fancied to win this important juvenile Group 1 contest for the seventh time in the last ten years. On this occasion however, it is Joseph O’Brien rather than his father Aiden, who fields the leading Irish contender in the unbeaten Thunder Moon.
The son of Zoffany showed a fine turn of foot to beat a decent field of two-year-old’s in the Group 1 National Stakes at the Curragh last month. The promising colt is a tremendous prospect but faces a formidable rival in home contender Chindit, from the Richard Hannon stable.
The mount of Pat Dobbs is unbeaten in three races and was particularly impressive in winning Doncaster’s Group 2 Champagne Stakes last month. The Wootton Bassett colt has been eating up the gallops in recent days according to Hannon, who rates Chindit as good as any of the Heritage Racing Stable stars of the past.
Our Tip for the 3.35pm at Newmarket:
Fifty percent of Cesarewitch winners this century have been trained by handlers normally associated with the national hunt game, the last two going to champion Irish jumps trainer Willie Mullins. The Closutton maestro will be fancied by many to make it three in a row, courtesy of the gambled-on Great White Shark.
While Mullins’ contender is due plenty of respect, it is another pair of jumps trainers who are fancied to make a bold bid for the 2m 2f stamina test, namely David Pipe and Alan King.
Pipe’s Leoncavallo boasts a similar profile to that of previous Pond House winners Heros Fatal and Miss Fara. The eight-year-old did well over hurdles for previous handler Dr Richard Newland, and after being beaten a nose on his first run for Pipe, has gone on to win over fences at Stratford and on the Flat at Haydock.
The Cape Cross gelding is attractively weighted off a mark of just 82 and looks sure to give jockey Andrew Mullen a good ride towards the bottom of the handicap.
At a bigger price, the each-way value bet of the race may be the Alan King-trained Coeur de Lion, winner of the Ascot Stakes at the royal meeting back in June.
The mount of talented 3lb claimer Thore Hammer Hansen will not fail through lack of stamina. The seven-year-old will be much better suited to Newmarket (finished second in the race in 2017) than when failing to get competitive at Goodwood last time.
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