Dewhurst Stakes (Class 1) (Group 1) (7f)
The Dewhurst takes centre stage this weekend over at Newmarket as this year’s flat season draws closer to it’s conclusion and it’s headed by a horse who looks sure to be one of the stars of next year’s flat campaign in Expert Eye for Sir Michael Stoute.
He heads affairs here at a very skinny best priced of 4/6 which has been cut even further in other places since the removal of Jim Bolger’s Verbal Dexterity. Expert Eye comes here of the back of a pretty outstanding showing when hacking up at Gooodwod where he has subsequently earned himself favouritism in classics of next season. Most believe this should be somewhat of a straight forward task for him here however i’m going to go against him. Yeah, i’ve built him hugely in the introduction to only say i’m having something else because at the end of the day is there any point in me spending time doing a blog post making you read through all of this just to say ‘Im having the 4/6 favourite’ at the end. Where’s the fun in that? Well yeah there’s probably quite a bit if you lump on and he wins, but there you go.
The one I like here as an alternative the market leader here is Emaraaty for John Gosden and Jim Crowley. He comes here on the back of a win in albeit a much lower grade contest but it was a win he did in fine style and with the minimal of fuss. He cost an absolute fortune and i’m certainly not one to question John Gosden’s judgement when it comes to whether he thinks horses are up to competing at the top level or not. He’s best priced at around 9/2 which you could just about have an each way chance on if you dont fancy wagering all of your missus Christmas present fund on the favourite.
Selections: Emaraaty 9/2 E/W