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15:00 Newmarket

Darley Dewhurst Stakes (Group 1) (Class 1)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £528,750 added
  • Winner: £299,854
  • 2nd: £113,681
  • 3rd: £56,894
  • 4th: £28,341
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 22.54s
  • Off Time: 15:00:14
  • 7 Ran
1st
Silk -
5/2

    1(4)
    Silk - Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap
    • Form 114
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-3
    • Official Rating 111

    midfield, pushed along 2f out, went fourth over 1f out, made no impression final furlong

    2(5)
    Silk - Green, Pink Sash, White Sleeves

    Chaldean

    27 D
    5/2
    • Form 5111
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-3
    • Official Rating 115

    missed break, soon led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on gamely

    3(1)
    Silk - Emerald Green, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green spots
    14/1
    • Form 11
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-3
    • Official Rating 104

    awkward leaving stalls, midfield, headway to chase leaders 4f out, niggled along over 2f out, faded over 1f out

    4(2)
    Silk - YELLOW, BLACK epaulets

    Marbaan

    27 D
    25/1
    • Form 31116
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-3
    • Official Rating 111

    steading start, dropped in rear, pushed along 2f out, plugged on one pace final furlong

    5(6)
    Silk - Royal blue
    4/1
    • Form 1111
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-3
    • Official Rating 110

    prominent, pushed along and lost place 3f out, weakened over 1f out

    6(3)
    Silk - Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves

    Nostrum

    16 DCD
    5/2
    • Form 11
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-3
    • Official Rating 112

    chased leaders, went second 3f out, nudged along over 2f out, lost second inside final furlong, kept on

    7(7)
    Silk - Pink, emerald green chevron, halved sleeves, emerald green and pink quartered cap
    • Form 41315
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-3
    • Official Rating 110

    quickly away, soon restrained in midfield, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on to go second inside final furlong, ran on well

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    Aesop's Fables and Royal Scotsman are both Group 2 winners but the former failed to land the odds in the National Stakes at the Curragh on his latest start while the latter disappointed in the Gimcrack at York in August. Marbaan was behind Aesop's Fables at the Curragh but reportedly didn’t handle the soft going. Naval Power, Isaac Shelby and NOSTRUM all defend unbeaten records but the latter is probably the most interesting of that trio. The Kingman colt has won both starts with the proverbial ton in hand and should take this step up in grade in his stride, even though he’s likely to prove even better at three. Chaldean has done nothing but improve since making his debut at Newbury in June and can’t be dismissed out of hand.

    Formwatch

    Aesop's Fables (IRE) 8-13fav (9-5) Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, pushed along and led narrowly 2f out, ridden and joined 1f out, headed over 100 yards out, no extra, 4th of 6, 3l behind Al Riffa (9-5) at Curragh 7f Grp 1 stks (1) sft in Sep.

    Chaldean 2-1 (9-2) Made all, ridden over 1f out, clear final furlong, eased close home, won at Doncaster 7f Grp 2 stks (1) sft in Sep beating Indestructible (9-2) by 3 1/2l, 3 ran.

    Isaac Shelby 3-1 (9-3) Led early, chased leader, led 2f out, hung left just over 1f out, hard pressed inside final furlong, held on, won at Newmarket 7f Grp 2 stks (1) gf in Jul beating Victory Dance (9-3) by hd, 5 ran.

    Marbaan 7-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, pushed along and closer 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, last of 6, 6 3/4l behind Al Riffa (9-5) at Curragh 7f Grp 1 stks (1) sft in Sep.

    Naval Power 1-3fav (9-7) Prominent, took keen hold, pushed along 3f out and short of room, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Haydock 1m lst stks (1) gf in Sep beating Dancing Magic (9-4) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.

    Nostrum 7-4 (9-2) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden and ran on, won at Newmarket 7f Grp 3 stks (1) gd in Sep beating Holloway Boy (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 4 ran.

    Royal Scotsman (IRE) 5-2 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway from 2f out, kept on final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 12, 8l behind Noble Style (9-2) at York 6f Grp 2 stks (1) gd in Aug.