Betting Preview: ITV Horse Racing 10th October
Betting on Newmarket Races 10/10/2020
After a pulsating weekend of action in France, the ITV cameras move back to England this weekend as there are three group races from Newmarket. The action will be headlined by the Group 1 Darley Dewhurst Stakes, while two interesting Group 3’s will also capture the imagination.
14:55 The Darley Dewhurst Stakes
There will be one eye on the future at Newmarket this weekend, as the most prestigious race available to juveniles is run in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes. The race is a good indicator for the horses that we could expect to see challenging for the Classics next season and is open to two-year-old fillies and colts. This race is run over seven furlongs.
Previous winners of the race include Nijinsky and Churchill, who both went on to win the 2,000 Guineas. A number of horses could be in contention to win this race, with high prices currently available for Tactical (20/1) and Devious Company (33/1). However, it’s unlikely that either will declare for this race, which means the front runners will be the ones that gamblers are keeping an eye on.
Thunder Moon, Battleground and Alkumait all come into this race with proven pedigree over this distance and have all won their last race. However, it’s incredibly hard to look any further than the favourite in the betting at present. Chindit has won on all three previous starts for trainer Richard Hannon, and all those successes have come over this distance. She is yet to run at Newmarket, but that shouldn’t be a problem for this classy two-year-old.
13:45 Godolphin Flying Start Zetland Stakes
This first group action of the afternoon will come in the Godolphin Flying Start Zetland Stakes. The race was upgraded to Group 3 last year after it was deemed a Listed race from 2015. There have been some illustrious winners of this race over recent years, with winners including Kew Gardens and Coronet.
The race is run over one mile and two furlongs and is typically a wide-open affair. Aidan O’Brien has trained the winner of two of the previous three in this race, with Norway being his most recent success in 2018. The three market leaders are all from his yard, and all come into the race with wins in their last race. Kyprios is the most intriguing of them, as he won fantastically over this distance at Galway in early September.
However, none of the market leaders have raced at Newmarket in the past, which means gamblers could look elsewhere in the market. Mystery Angel (20/1) could be one of the most intriguing, as he won at Newmarket on the 26th September, but that was over seven furlongs. If he can manage the step up in trip, then he could be a good each-way bet.
14:20 The Emirates Autumn Stakes
The exciting 70-minutes of action on ITV will also include The Emirates Autumn Stakes. This Group 3 race is open to two-year-old horses and is run over one mile. Notable winners of this race include Persian King and Ghaiyyath, who have both gone on to have huge success after winning this.
William Buick has a good record in this race, as he has won two instalments in the past five years. He will ride either Dhahabi or One Rules for trainer Charlie Appleby. Both horses come into this after not winning last time out, but both are quality horses that gamblers will have an interest in. Van Gogh will also be in contention, but the Aidan O’Brien horse has entries for this race as well as the Zetland Stakes.
Royal Champion and Akmaam both come into this after wins last time out, with Royal Champion’s win coming in the Maiden Stakes at Newmarket in September. The pick for this will be Lost In Space (10/1), who has won over this distance already at Newmarket this season in the Nursery Handicap. The John Gosden-trained horse has also won his last three, with two of these wins coming at Newmarket.