Who To Follow At Newmarket On Saturday - 08/10/22

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Newmarket - October 07 2022
Newmarket 14:00
Richard Kingscote


J: Richard Kingscote
T: Sir Michael Stoute
Age: 2
Weight: 9-3
OR: 112
Days: 16

The big Group One event of the afternoon at Newmarket is the Darley Dewhurst Stakes and we can't get away from the well backed Nostrum, who just oozes class.

Still unexposed when looking at the field for Sir Michael Stoute in the Juddmonte colours, there is more than a thought he could be the yards and owners next superstar.

A winner on his first start over 7f at Sandown when bolting up by close to four lengths, he was then saved for the Group Three Tattersalls Stakes over course and distance at Newmarket and in a talented four runner affair he showed a great turn of pace to win easily in the end.

Although a fairly quick turn around he looks highly progressive and a Group One winner in waiting but he will need to be better than ever in this field full of superstars.


Trainer To Follow - Charlie Appleby

Leading trainer Charlie Appleby will be looking to put the trainers championship beyond doubt on Saturday at Newmarket with some superb runners across the day.

The first comes in the opener with Flying Honours looking to get back to form in the Group Three Zetland Stakes after an average run in the Group Two Royal Lodge.

In the Group Three Autumn Stakes Silver Knott is another on a redemption mission after a less than impressive performance last time out but on better ground could go close again.

Naval power looks to be one of the star two year old horses for Godolphin and Appleby and will be looking to prove that in the Group One Dewhurst.

Other nice runners across the card for the yard include Desert Order and Modern Dancer in the Nursery Handicap and Royal Fleet and Ottoman Fleet in the Group Three Darley Stakes.

Jockey To Follow - Benoit De La Sayette

A rider that has a big chance of landing the champion apprentice title this season has a handful of nice rides across Saturday and could be the man to follow.

His first ride of the afternoon comes in the feature Cesarewitch Handicap and he rides the Hughie Morrison trained Vino Victrix who if getting over his draw of stall 2 looks a big player off 92.

In the Nursery Handicap, De La Sayette sits on the William Muir & Chris Grassick trained Mustajaab who drops from a Group Two into a handicap.

The youngster heads into the weekend sporting a strike rate of 19.44% for the last two weeks, having managed to land seven winners from 36 rides.