Punters to expect Emotionless and Low Key victories in the feature races at Newmarket this afternoon
The Group One Dewhurst and the second leg of the autumn double the Betfred Cesarewitch make for a mouthwatering card for punters at Newmarket.
The Dewhurst (3.10) is certain to set the 2016 Classics markets alight when the highly regarded Air Force Blue and brilliant Emotionless clash to settle who is to be crowned champion two-year-old. O’Brien’s horse has done nothing wrong and has already picked Group One prizes. However, there seems to be something very special about the bloodless victories of Emotionless. Talk is that he is one of the best if not the best Godolphin have had in recent years. The colt’s victory over the classy Ibn Malik would suggest that is true.
The Cesarewitch (3.50) looks to be a vintage renewal with many of the great handicap plotters represented. The favourite Low Key was an impressive winner of the Trial a few weeks ago and punters should not overlook the confidence behind the horse from the stable. A low weight and talented Marquand onboard will see him go very close. There are dangers a many in the form of the Irish challengers (Quick Jack and Bayan to name a couple) and form the battalions of Sir Mark Prescott. Another to consider is the classy performer Oriental Fox for Mark Johnston who has done everything to suggest a bold show.
Chepstow’s inaugural Jumps Festival is a much welcomed innovation that will see the National Hunt season 2015/6 start with a bang this afternoon. With the big outfits sending out their teams expect the well respected Lanzarote winner Tea For Two to take the feature Silver Trophy in what is a competitive contest.
CROCKFORD’S DEAD CERT – EMOTIONLESS (NEWMARKET 3.10)
Emotionless was such a facile and impressive winner of the Champagne Stakes on St Leger Day that he had to enter everyone’s notebook. The colt is probably the best that Godolphin have had for sometime especially if he continues to improve and deliver on his work on the gallops. Expect a win and him to be favourite for the Guineas by 3.30.
CROCKFORD’S WHISPER – LOW KEY E/W (NEWMARKET 3.50)
Trainer David Pipe told ATR viewers this week that the horse was his best chance of a winner this weekend and with that confidence behind him he should not be overlooked. Good winner of the Trial and plenty more to come.
ARCHER’S SELECTION – A YEAR TO REMEMBER (LIMERICK 2.40)
Archer would not have missed that the talented Joseph O’Brien stays in Ireland for this ride. On his debut he was heavily backed but failed to deliver. However, the booking suggests more to come.
LUCKY CHANCER – KAREZAK E/W (CHEPSTOW 3.55)
This Lucky Chancer contested many of the big prizes in his division last season without being disgraced. A winner at the course he is worth a punt at big prices.
Crockford’s Betfred Cesarewitch Day Gambles:
Newmarket – Make Fast e/w (2.00), Beacon Rock (2.35), Emotionless (Dewhurst 3.10), Low Key e/w, Bayan e/w and Oriental Fox e/w (Cesarewitch 3.50) and Landofhopeandglory (4.25)
Chepstow – Altior (2.10), Regal Encore e/w (3.20), Karezak e/w (3.55), The Liquidator e/w and Tea For Two e/w (4.30) and Sausalito Sunrise (5.05)
York – Persun e/w (1.45), Memorial Day (2.15), George Bowen e/w (3.25), Tadaawol (4.00), Navajo Chief e/w and Camagueyana e/w (5.10)
Hexham – Far From Defeat (1.50), Present Flight (2.25) and Miss MacNamara (4.10)
Limerick – A Year To Remember (2.40) and Tadaany e/w (3.45)
Fairyhouse – King Of The Picts (3.30)
(Featured photograph – Newmarket Rowley Mile by Stuart Rice)