Dewhurst Stakes runner-by-runner guide to Saturday’s 2.55 at Newmarket

Get to know the eight runners that'll go to post.

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The feature on the second day of the Dubai Future Champions Festival on Saturday October 9 is the Dewhurst Stakes – a Group 1 contest for two-year-old colts over 7f that should provide some clues ahead of next year’s 2000 Guineas and Epsom Derby.

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We’ve put together the ultimate runner-by-runner guide so you’re in the know before they go to post at 2.55pm

Bayside Boy

Trainer: Roger Varian Jockey: David Egan

Looked good prospect in making a winning debut at Newbury. Beaten only narrowly in listed there but resuming winning ways in Champagne Stakes at Doncaster (7f). Well worth his place at this level.

Berkshire Shadow

Trainer: Andrew Balding Jockey: Oisin Murphy

Won first 2 starts, including Coventry at Royal Ascot. Ran a solid race in defeat in Vintage Stakes at Goodwood, but only seventh in Gimcrack last time, and plenty to find at this level. Tongue tied.

Dhabab

Trainer: John & Thady Gosden Jockey: Frankie Dettori

Made an impressive winning bow in 6f maiden at Leicester. Highly tried since, posting a respectable fourth in Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury last time, but will likely come up short again.

Dubawi Legend

Trainer: Hugo Palmer Jockey: James Doyle

Dubawi colt who looked an exciting prospect in making a winning bow at Doncaster (7f). Below expectations when only third in Acomb Stakes at York and this is a big ask, but it’s still early days.

Glounthaune

Trainer: Aidan O’Brien Jockey: Ryan Moore

Looked a useful prospect when making a successful debut in a 6f maiden at the Curragh in April. Off since but it’s interesting that connections pitch him in at the top level on just his second start.

Go Bears Go

Trainer: David Loughnane Jockey: Rossa Ryan

Smart colt who progressed again when a commanding winner of Group 2 Railway Stakes in June. Not disgraced at the top level in 2 subsequent outings and worth a try at 7f but is clearly vulnerable.

Native Trail

Trainer: Charlie Appleby Jockey: William Buick

Unbeaten in 3 starts, looking a colt right out of the very top drawer when landing the National Stakes at the Curragh last time. A top-class prospect who is sure to take all the beating.

Straight Answer

Trainer: G. M. Lyons Jockey: C. T. Keane

Landed 6f Curragh maiden on debut and looked an excellent prospect when following in Fairyhouse listed event by a wide margin. Better to come now stepping up to 7f. Supplemented on Monday.

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