Newmarket Saturday Preview - 02/10/21

Newmarket - October 01 2021
Newmarket 12:10
Oisin Murphy


Oisin Murphy
Andrew Balding
Age: 2
Weight: 9-5
Days: 17

The first selection of the afternoon runs in the Maiden Stakes over a mile and with plenty of newcomers heading to post we have opted for experience.

The Qatar racing owned Wolsey is a son of Kitten's Joy that cost a whopping $275,000 as a yearling and has been seen once to date.

Making his debut at Sandown over a mile on soft ground he was seen staying onto into second behind the exceptionally talented Godolphin newcomer Goldspur.

That sets the form in this race and having shown to handle soft ground it could help him this weekend.

Newmarket - October 01 2021
Newmarket 12:45
Oisin Murphy


Oisin Murphy
Sir Michael Stoute
Age: 3
Weight: 8-13
OR: 86
Days: 46

Next up is a smart Premier Fillies Handicap over 1m2f and with plenty of runners in with a shout we have decided to go for an each way stab.

That comes from the Qatar Racing owned Swoon, who has been three times to date and now making her handicap debut is seeking a hat-trick.

The three year old filly made her debut at Chelmsford in June when looking to need the experience finishing sixth of 12 runners behind some very promising newcomers.

She was then stepped up to 12f and got off the mark at Wolves in taking style and then a few weeks later made it back to back wins at Carlisle.

She enters the race off a mark of 86 which looks feasible, especially in this field and she could be something very special.

Should handle soft ground being a daughter of Frankel.

Newmarket - October 01 2021
Newmarket 13:20
Ryan Moore


Ryan Moore
Edward Bethell
Age: 2
Weight: 9-3
OR: 104
Days: 14

Another nice event on the Newmarket card is the Tattersalls October Auction Stakes over six furlongs and we have gone with the favourite Fearby.

A representative for Edward Bethell, Fearby announced his name on the juvenile sprinting scene with a bloodless display in the Dragon Stakes.

Things looked to come too fast for him on debut and he weakened out of contention tamely. He took a huge step forward for his first outing and won as he pleased in maiden company at Wetherby.

He moved up into Listed company with ease in the Dragon Stakes and left a smart field for dead with a lethal turn of foot.

His impressive performance has seen him garner a rating of 107 and off the back of that he went into the Molecomb Stakes last time out and finished a fair second behind the impressive Armor.

Seen twice more since then he has ran to a good level, finishing a close up fourth in the Gimcrack Stakes at York and then a good third last time out in the Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury behind the smart Wings Of War.

He sets the form standard in this race and although top weight should go well.

Newmarket - October 01 2021
Newmarket 13:55
Ryan Moore

Mother Earth

Ryan Moore
A P O'Brien
Age: 3
Weight: 9-0
OR: 114
Days: 21

The feature race of the weekend at Newmarket is the Group One Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes over a mile and with the rain set to fall we are siding with the Aidan O'Brien trained trained Mother Earth.

Mother Earth has been one of the stars of the mile fillies division this term running superbly in two Group One events and off the back of those she is the worthy favourite for this event.

The filly was a fair juvenile landing a Group Three event on her third start, and then towards the end of last season finishing second at the Breeders' Cup meeting in a Group One and also finishing a good third in the Group One Fillies' Mile.

The yard did not know what to expect for the daughter of Zoffany but on seasonal debut this term she managed to land the 1000 Guineas in taking style.

Off the back of that she was sent to France looking to land the 1000 Guineas double, but she could only finish second, giving another good account of herself.

Next time out the filly was seen finishing a close third behind Alcohol Free and Snow Lantern at Royal Ascot, but reversed some of the form when a narrow second in the Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket.

Looking to get back to winning ways she went to France for the Group One Prix Rothschild and beat off a strong field of 13 runners to land the event.

Seen once more, last time out she found all kinds of traffic in running and in the end had to settle for third in the Group One Matron Stakes on Irish Champions weekend, with her getting no run at all.

She is a dual Group One winner over a mile that should have too much for this field, especially handling the soft ground well.

Newmarket - October 01 2021
Newmarket 15:05
William Buick

Jasmine Joy

William Buick
James Fanshawe
Age: 3
Weight: 9-0
OR: 85
Days: 16

The final selection of the afternoon from us comes in the Premier Fillies' Middle Distance Handicap over 1m4f and the horse we like the look of Jasmine Joy for James Fanshawe.

The three year old filly looks to be very progressive having got better and better with each of her races this term and if handling the 6lb penalty could go close in this event.

Starting her career as a juvenile last term, she finished fourth of 10 in a decent race that has churned out some nice fillies.

Saved for this term, she reappeared in June at Doncaster once more finishing a bright second behind the highly talented Free Wind for John & Thady Gosden.

A lesser fourth at Leicester came next on very quick ground, but she bounced back to format Nottingham next time out when a good second in Novice company.

Upped in trip for her handicap debut at Yarmouth last time out she bolted up off a mark of 79 and there would be no surprise if she was to go well again.