Surrey Pride – 16:10 Newmarket, Friday, Old Rowley Cup (Timeform rating 102p)
A race inaugurated in 2014 has quickly become one of the more competitive three-year-old handicaps of the season and, though the winner, Kingbrook, looks very progressive, the one to take out of the race is Surrey Pride.
He was relatively easy to back before the race, and shaped better than the bare result, left poorly placed the way the race panned out, but doing much the best of those horses who were held up. Surrey Pride left the impression that race didn’t get to the bottom of him, while also not seeming all that comfortable on the undulating track. He looked one to keep on the right side when bolting up at Chester the time before, and is best judged on that form for now, so is one to keep on side for the time being. Joseph Tuite
Long live the King 👑— Racing TV (@RacingTV) October 9, 2020
Kingbrook captures the £90,000 @bet365 Old Rowley Cup with a tough performance under @RKingscote for @ianwilliamsraci at @NewmarketRace
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Megallan – 14:20 Newmarket, Saturday, Autumn Stakes (Timeform rating 101p)
Megallan was awarded the Timeform large ‘P’ after making a winning debut on the July course at Newmarket in August, looking a good prospect as he overcame inexperience to prevail with a fair bit up his sleeve. He was undone by the shorter trip and a wide draw when turned over at odds-on at Kempton on his next start, and wasn’t seen to best effect in a tactical race at Newbury after.
There was plenty to like about his run in the Autumn Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday, though, despite things again transpiring against him. Megallan seemed to have a good draw near the stands rail, racing in touch but having no room to manoeuvre out once the race started to begin in earnest, still travelling well behind a wall of horses and having to switch out into the middle to get a run. He ran on once in the clear, but was never able to get on terms with the principals in what looked a strong renewal of the Autumn Stakes. Megallan remains a smart prospect, and he looks an ideal type for the Vertem Futurity Trophy at Doncaster later in the month. John Gosden
Thunder Moon – 14:55 Newmarket, Saturday, Dewhurst Stakes (Timeform rating 118p)
It was a fascinating renewal of the premier two-year-old race of the season, with five last-time-out pattern winners in the field, and it was Thunder Moon who had the best form following his excellent win in the National Stakes beforehand.
He couldn’t quite confirm the form of that race with the first and second, St Mark’s Basilica and Wembley, but he will likely make much more of a race of it with them in the 2000 Guineas next season. Thunder Moon again impressed with how he travelled through the race, having to do plenty of running out wide, which wasn’t ideal, and there was no shame that he tired late on in the most testing conditions he’s faced. Thunder Moon remains with plenty of potential heading into next year, and is likely to develop into a top miler in 2021. Jospeh O’Brien
🙏 St Mark's Basilica delivers— Racing TV (@RacingTV) October 10, 2020
🏇 Five runs
🥇 Two wins
🏆 G1 Dewhurst Stakes
✅ 1.3million guineas purchase
St Mark's Basilica leads home a @Ballydoyle 1-2 in the @DarleyStallions Dewhurst Stakes under @FrankieDettori at @NewmarketRace
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