Future Champions Day 2013: Racecard for Dewhurst and Cesarewitch at Newmarket

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Future Champions Day 2013: Racecard for Dewhurst and Cesarewitch at Newmarket
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The Dubai Future Champions Day over the Rowley Mile at Newmarket on Saturday will feature some of flat racing's best up-and-coming talents, with the age limit for many of the races just two years.

With going set to be good to firm and six Class 1 races to look forward to—as well as the two-mile, two-furlong Cesarewitch—it promises to be a fine day of racing at the Suffolk racecourse as the end of the flat season approaches.

Newmarket Saturday Racecard
Time Race
14:05 Dubai Challenge Stakes (Group 2) (3yo+, Class 1, 7f, 10 runners)
14:35 Vision.ae Middle Park Stakes (Group 1) (2yo, Class 1, 6f, 13 runners)
15:10 Dubai Dewhurst Stakes (Group 1) (2yo, Class 1, 7f, 6 runners)
15:50 Betfred Cesarewitch (Heritage Handicap) (3yo+, Class 2, 2m 2f, 34 runners)
16:25 Vision.ae Rockfel Stakes (Fillies' Group 2) (2yo, Class 1, 7f, 9 runners)
16:55 Autumn Stakes (Group 3) (2yo, Class 1, 1m, 9 runners)
17:25 Darley Stakes (Group 3) (3yo+, Class 1, 1m 1f, 18 runners)

Sporting Life

 

7f Class 1 Dubai Dewhurst Stakes

The Dewhurst Stakes is the most prestigious race of the flat season for two-year-old colts and fillies, with many runners set to compete in next year's Classics.

Past winners include Frankel and Rock of Gibraltar, both of whom went on to be renowned as two of the best flat racehorses of recent years. Indeed, according to Timeform ratings, Frankel is regarded as the best flat racehorse of all time.

15.10 Dubai Dewhurst Stakes
No. Form Horse Age Wt Trainer Jockey
1 (3) 811 Anjaal 93 2 9-1 R Hannon P Hanagan
2 (4) 412432 Cable Bay (IRE) 16 2 9-1 C Hills J P Spencer
3 (1) 221144 Friendship (IRE) 27 2 9-1 p1 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan
4 (6) 121 Outstrip 28 2 9-1 C Appleby M Barzalona
5 (2) 4213 Stormardal (IRE) 16 2 9-1 I Mohammed N Callan
6 (5) 1131 War Command (USA) 49 2 9-1 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien

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The Aidan O'Brien-trained War Command will begin the race as favourite with most bookmakers, per Oddschecker, with Bet365 offering odds of 6-5 on a success for the US-owned horse.

With J.P. O'Brien in the saddle, the colt was a convincing winner in the Coventry Stakes at Ascot and also in the Futurity Stakes at Curragh.

His major competition for the win is expected to come from Godolphin-trained Outstriped, who is the only entry from Sheikh Mohammed's stables.

Outstriped was a 13-8 winner in the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster last month and, per Bet365, is currently priced at 7-4 for the Dewhurst Stakes.

Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned Anjaal is third favourite, according to the bookies—currently priced at 6-1 per Bet365—but has not been seen since winning the Newmarket July Stakes more than three months ago per Racingbetter.co.uk.

 

2m 2f Class 2 Betfred Cesarewitch

The giant Cesarewitch Handicap takes place each October, finishing over the Rowley Mile, and is the longest race of Future Champions Day.

Only open to thoroughbreds aged three and over, it is one of just two races on the card not to be restricted to two-year-olds.

15.50 Betfred Cesarewitch
No. Form Horse Age Wt Trainer Jockey
1 (30) 132-121 Tiger Cliff (IRE) 49 4 9-10 Lady Cecil T P Queally
2 (20) 203501 Oriental Fox (GER) (ex4) 21 5 9-10 M Johnston J P Murtagh
3 (34) 124-711 Thecornishcockney 226 4 9-8 t J Ryan S Donohoe
4 (1) 25-5136 Chiberta King 29 7 9-8 p A M Balding Oisin Murphy (5)
5 (7) 4/111-3 Pallasator 35 4 9-6 Sir Mark Prescott L Morris
6 (16) 201-012 Domination 48 6 9-1 C Byrnes F M Berry
7 (5) 612-27 Earth Amber 164 4 9-0 N J Henderson R Hughes
8 (22) 116160 Broxbourne (IRE) 21 4 9-0 M Johnston William Buick
9 (21) 152111 Platinum (IRE) (ex4) 35 6 9-0 p P A Kirby R Kennemore
10 (2) 1-13632 Clowance Estate (IRE) 35 4 8-13 R Charlton G Lee
11 (14) 17-3714 Smoky Hill (IRE) 27 4 8-11 M Delzangles U Rispoli
12 (32) 13-2132 Lieutenant Miller 73 7 8-11 N J Henderson R L Moore
13 (17) 343573 Brockwell 21 4 8-11 h Tom Dascombe Jason Hart (3)
14 (15) 926624 Moidore 22 4 8-10 J J Quinn Daryl Byrne (5)
15 (36) 11510/8 Big Easy (GER) 116 6 8-10 P J Hobbs J P Spencer
16 (35) 7-14333 Seaside Sizzler 34 6 8-8 vt R M Beckett Jim Crowley
17 (18) 725604 Scatter Dice (IRE) 13 4 8-8 v1 M Johnston S De Sousa
18 (6) 1/5-7324 Waterclock (IRE) 39 4 8-8 p1 R Charlton Joey Haynes (5)
19 (19) 083614 Cosimo De Medici 21 6 8-7 H Morrison P Hanagan
20 (8) 72-8725 Albert Bridge 21 5 8-7 R M Beckett W M Lordan
21 (27) 163727 Cousin Khee 35 6 8-7 H Morrison Andrea Atzeni
22 (31) 031600 Nanton (USA) 21 11 8-5 J S Goldie B McHugh
23 (4) 515110 Poyle Thomas 35 4 8-4 p1 R M Beckett Martin Lane
24 (33) 413510 Eagle Rock (IRE) (ex4) 21 5 8-4 p T P Tate A Mullen
25 (3) 15500/9 Recession Proof (FR) 34 7 8-2 p J J Quinn C R King (5)
26 (28) 461674 Taglietelle 81 4 8-0 A M Balding David Probert
27 (24) 02-5708 Sohar 45 5 8-0 J A R Toller Catherine Gannon
28 (13) 2716-85 Los Nadis (GER) 22 9 8-0 J S Goldie Jack Garritty (7)
29 (26) 421820 Flashman 22 4 8-0 R A Fahey D Fentiman
30 (12) 3-10455 Sign Manual 25 4 8-0 h M L W Bell J Quinn
31 (25) 7-19431 Swinging Hawk (GER) (ex4) 14 7 8-0 Ian Williams
32 (9) 746047 High Office 21 7 8-0 R A Fahey K T O'Neill
33 (11) 122666 Merchant of Dubai 13 8 8-0 J S Goldie Joe Doyle (7)
34 (23) 374023 Jonny Delta 14 6 8-0 J S Goldie Shelley Birkett (5)
35 (29) 224416 Capellanus (IRE) 107 7 8-0 B Ellison Reserve 1
36 (10) 320570 Aleksandar 21 4 8-0 J S Goldie Reserve 2

Racing Better.co.uk

Per Oddschecker, the early pre-race favourite is Pallasator, who holds early odds of 7-1 according to Bet365.

Per Sky Sports, the Sir Mark Prescott-trained four-year-old has won three of five recent outings but was defeated last time out at Haydock last month.

The main competition, per the bookmakers, is expected to come from French raider Smokey Hill and Irish horse Domination, who won convincingly over three miles in Cork per RacingBetter.co.uk.

Much attention, though, will be on the Nicky Henderson-trained duo of Lieutenant Miller and Earth Amber, as Henderson attempts a third win in the race.

Henderson told the Racing Post on Wednesday:

Lieutenant Miller has had a very good summer and this looks a good race for him. This has been the plan for some time. After his runs at Royal Ascot and Goodwood, it seemed the natural thing to do.

If it stays as it is, he will be suited by the ground. But there is some rain forecast, which Earth Amber will appreciate.

Bet365 has Lieutenant Miller at 12-1 in the early odds, while Earth Amber is currently further out at 16-1 despite the forecast showers.

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