Futurity Trophy Stakes Runner-By-Runner Guide


Magna Gracia - 7/4 FAV

Trainer: A P O’Brien

Jockey: TBA

The best chance of the eight O’Brien runners. Galileo colt who narrowly missed out in Group 3 last time out. Pair clear. Needs to take to softening conditions. Trainer won this last year.

Turgenev - 11/4

Trainer: John Gosden

Jockey: Frankie Dettori

Won Class 4 last time out with ease and proven on soft ground. This a big jump up in class and will be interesting to see how he fares. Has a great chance with Dettori.

Phoenix Of Spain - 11/2

Trainer: Charles Hills

Jockey: Jamie Spencer

Won Group 3 in July. Only found Too Darn Hot too good in Group 2 last time out which looks a big performance. Chance.

Japan - 7/1

Trainer: A P O’Brien

Jockey: TBA

Did well to overcome trouble to win Group 2 at Naas in September. Any improvement since then would make this a real possibility.

Broome - 10/1

Trainer: A P O’Brien

Jockey: TBA

Only victory has come in Maiden but only went down a neck in Group 1 at Longchamp at start of month. Arguably the best form in this race. Player.

Kadar - 10/1

Trainer: K R Burke

Jockey: TBA

Won debut at Haydock in fine fashion but form of race has not worked out particularly well. Will need improvement to be on terms here but nothing to say the colt can’t.

Norway - 10/1

Trainer: A P O’Brien

Jockey: TBA

Win at Listed level showed willing attitude after overcoming trouble in running. Improving with every run.

Circus Maximus - 14/1

Trainer: A P O’Brien

Jockey: TBA

Well held by Magna Gracia last time out and hard to see him reversing that form here. Unlikely.

Kick On - 14/1

Trainer: John Gosden

Jockey: Kieran O’Neill

Shed maiden tag at second time of asking in big field maiden. This big ask and definite stable second string.

Raakib Alhawa - 14/1

Trainer: David Simcock

Jockey: Andrea Atzeni

Out run odds to win on debut at Newbury over same trip. Kingsman Colt who’s Jockey has won four of the last five runnings.

Cape Of Good Hope - 16/1

Trainer: A P O’Brien

Jockey: TBA

Has held own in Group company since maiden victory. This markedly tougher and well down stable pecking order. Behind Sydney Opera House in September.

Dashing Willoughby - 16/1

Trainer: Andrew Balding

Jockey: David Probert

Two-year-old out of Nathaniel. Marginally beaten by Raakib Alhawa last time out and even more on plate here.

Great Scot - 16/1

Trainer: Tom Dascombe

Jockey: Richard Kingscote

Proved liking for testing conditions winning on Heavy at Haydock in Listed Company last time out. More needed and probably wants rain.

Stormwave - 16/1

Trainer: Ralph Beckett

Jockey: Harry Bentley

Nothing to dislike about debut victory. Could be anything. Not the strongest bred of the candidates.

Sydney Opera House - 16/1

Trainer: A P O’Brien

Jockey: TBA

Most experienced runner in race. Well behind stablemate Broome in September. Extremely disappointing last time out when a distance behind Norway at Listed Level.

King Ottoker - 20/1

Trainer: Charlie Fellowes

Jockey: TBA

Only had the one run when scraping home in Newbury Class 4. Likely to enjoy conditions and improve but will need to.

Kuwait Currency - 25/1

Trainer: Richard Hannon

Jockey: TBA

Looked good prospect when winning Listed race at Salisbury but put into place at Group 1 level last time out. Needs more.

Fox Tal - 33/1

Trainer: Andrew Balding

Jockey: TBA

Needs to settle in races. Almost three lengths behind Kuwait Currency on most recent run and impossible to see victory here.

Western Australia - 33/1

Trainer: A P O’Brien

Jockey: TBA (33/1)

Looks potential pacemaker for stablemates. Beaten by number of those opposing already this season. Chances almost zero.