Sun Chariot Stakes tips and runner-by-runner guide to Newmarket 3.15 on Saturday

Can Frankie steer Inspiral to more Group 1 glory?

Inspiral and Frankie Dettori

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Frankie Dettori will bid to bring up his 500th winner at Newmarket on Inspiral in the Sun Chariot Stakes on Saturday.

The Frankel filly is gunning for her fifth Group 1 victory and faces seven rivals on the Rowley Mile including French raider Mqse De Sevigne, who will attempt to bring up a hat-trick of top-level wins.

Just Beautiful makes the trip across the Irish Sea and boasts some useful form in the book, while Coppice and Meditate represent the Classic generation in this all-age blockbuster. Goldana, Heredia, Random Harvest and Roman Mist complete the line up for the 15:15.

The latest Sun Chariot Stakes odds are on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise Timeform’s guide to the runners as well as betting tips from the racing boffins can be found below.

Sun Chariot Stakes tips

Timeform: MQSE DE SEVIGNE and Inspiral are very closely matched on Timeform ratings so the former looks the value call for a yard that won this in 2015 with Esoterique. Heredia did well to win the Atlanta Stakes at Sandown 5 weeks ago and is best of the others.

Sun Chariot Stakes runners and riders

The following horses have been declared for the Sun Chariot Stakes 2023.

Goldana

Trainer: Joseph O’Brien Jockey: Kevin Stott Age: 4 Weight: 9st 5lbs Draw: 1

Useful filly who won a Group 3 at the Curragh on return. Similar form in defeat since and has a good deal to find with the principals.

**

Heredia

Trainer: Richard Hannon Jockey: Sean Levey Age: 4 Weight: 9st 5lbs Draw: 8

Won her first 4 starts, notably the Sandringham Handicap at Royal Ascot in 2022. Has returned in good order and better than ever when resuming winning ways in listed race at Haydock. Backed that up when swooping late in Group 3 at Sandown but more needed at this level.

***

Inspiral

Trainer: John & Thady Gosden Jockey: Frankie Dettori Age: 4 Weight: 9st 5lbs Draw: 3

Very smart filly who looked better than ever when recording fourth career Group 1 in Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville last time (for second year running). Won the Fillies’ Mile over this C&D at 2 yrs and obvious claims.

****

Mqse De Sevigne

Trainer: A. Fabre Jockey: Alexis Pouchin Age: 4 Weight: 9st 5lbs Draw: 7

Thriving filly from France who is seeking a hat-trick of Group 1s having won the Prix Rothschild/Prix Jean Romanet at Deauville in recent months. Closely matched with Inspiral on those efforts so bold bid expected.

*****

Random Harvest

Trainer: Ed Walker Jockey: Saffie Osborne Age: 5 Weight: 9st 5lbs Draw: 2

Progressive last season, culminating in Group 3 victory at Milan, and has shown even better form this term, making all in the Valiant Fillies’ Stakes at Ascot in July. Struggled in Group 2 at Goodwood since, however, and will find this tough.

**

Roman Mist

Trainer: Archie Watson Jockey: Oisin Murphy Age: 5 Weight: 9st 5lbs Draw: 5

Likeable mare who proved as good as ever when resuming winning ways in Group 3 at Dresden (7f, good) 2 weeks ago but was over 3 length behind Heredia in Group 3 at Sandown the time before and likely to find a few too strong at this level.

**

Coppice

Trainer: John & Thady Gosden Jockey: Kieran Shoemark Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs Draw: 4

Landed Sandringham at Royal Ascot (8f) in June and belatedly backed up when winning listed event over C&D last week. Only fifth of 8 in the Falmouth when tried at this level in the summer, however.

***

Meditate

Trainer: Aidan O’Brien Jockey: Ryan Moore Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs Draw: 6

Last season’s Albany winner who signed off her 2-y-o campaign with victory in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. Limitations somewhat exposed when chasing home Tahiyra in 4 of her 5 starts this season, however, and others appeal more.

***

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