Sly eyes Rose Bowl season finale for Eileendover

Eileendover may try to end her year on a high in the Listed Rose Bowl Stakes at Newmarket next week.

Trainer Pam Sly will then draw stumps with her talented four-year-old filly for the campaign, because there are no more suitable races on the Flat for her in 2021.

Eileendover, who began the year when taking her unbeaten record in bumpers to three in a Listed contest at Market Rasen in January, has shown smart form since concentrating on the Flat.

She opened her account in a mile-and-three-quarter handicap at Newmarket last month and was a creditable fourth behind Free Wind in the Group Two Park Hill Stakes at Doncaster last week – for which she has been put up 3lb to a mark of 99.

“She ran all right – she gave 10lb to the winner and the third,” said Sly.

“It’s a lot of weight. The three-year-olds get a serious amount of weight off them.

“I’ve only got one race left for her this season. It’s a week on Thursday at Newmarket, a Listed race over 16 furlongs.

“She’s had a few days out and will get ridden tomorrow.

“I do the entry for that on Friday and I’m hoping she’ll be OK. It will be her last run this year, and we’ll put her away for next year.”

Bond Chairman seeks Listed breakthrough at Newbury

Bryan Smart’s Bond Chairman bids to make it third time lucky at Listed level in the Ire Incentive, It Pays To Buy Irish Rose Bowl Stakes at Newbury.

Bond Chairman was fourth of 27 in the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot last month – a performance which persuaded Smart a move up to this trip of six furlongs may be in order.

The Kodiac colt, a winning debutant at Musselburgh in April, had to settle for a near five-length fifth in Sandown’s National Stakes on his second career start.

But his North Yorkshire trainer saw enough when he significantly outran odds of 66-1 at Ascot to have high hopes of a big run on Friday.

“He looks in good form, we’re very happy with him,” said Smart.

“After his Ascot run, we thought it looked like he should get six (furlongs), so I’m hoping he’ll run a big race for us tomorrow.

“You don’t know until you run them, do you? You think they’ll get it but they don’t always, but that’s the thing – if you don’t run them you won’t know.

“We’ll have to do it at some stage of the season, so we’re going to go tomorrow and see how we go.”

Clive Cox’s Caturra will also line up, in a field of nine, having last been seen at the Royal meeting – over this trip when seventh in the Group Two Coventry Stakes.

“He ran very respectably in the Coventry,” said Cox.

“He’s a really nice colt, and this looks like a positive way forward at this moment in time.

“He’s a colt we’ve always liked, and I feel he’s progressing and becoming more confident.”

Martyn Meade’s Detail has just one previous run under his belt, a winning debut at Newmarket in late June.

The gelding was slowly away but led late on to prevail by a neck.

Manton trainer Meade said: “I was really pleased with the way he won at Newmarket – he missed the break and was pretty green on his first time out, but he managed to weave his way through the entire field and won quite well.

“I thought we might as well double-jump him (in grade) and put him in at the deep end to see how good he is.

“Obviously it’s a huge step up – but on that run it’s difficult to assess just how good he is, because he had such a disadvantage to start with.

“If that was as bad as I thought, then he’s got to have a good chance tomorrow.”

Richard Hannon is represented by Goldilocks, a course-and-distance winner last time in a fillies’ novice.

Andrew Balding’s Frankella seeks her second career success after showing some of the ability of her stately parentage when victorious in a Newmarket maiden last week.

Ian Williams’ Oneforthegutter and Charlie Hills’ Orazio both put the credentials of their winning debuts on the line – while Robert Cowell’s Little Earl bids for a second victory in six starts.

Newmarket TV Trends: Thurs 24th Sept 2020

This midweek the ITV racing cameras head to Newmarket racecourse to take in the three-day Cambridgeshire Meeting.

On Thursday, there are four LIVE ITV races, with the Group Three Tattersalls Stakes (3.00) the feature - a race that ALL of the last 10 winners have been drawn in stalls 2, 5 or 7!

We take a look at the LIVE races from a trends and stats angle - use these to find the best winning profiles of past winners.


Newmarket Free Racing Tips & Trends (Thurs 24th Sept)


1.50 – Bentley Motors Nursery Handicap Cl2 (2yo) 1m ITV4

10/10 – Ran in the last 4 weeks
10/10 – Foaled in Feb or later
9/10 – Placed in the top three last time out
9/10 – Won between 0-2 times before
9/10 – Never raced at the track before
8/10 – Carried 8-10 or more in weight
8/10 – Won over 6f or 7f before
8/10 – Returned 10/1 or shorter in the betting
7/10 – Foaled in March or later
6/10 – Rated between 80-85 (inc)
6/10 – Placed favourites
3/10 – Trained by Charlie Appleby
3/10 – Winners from stall 9
3/10 – Ran at Doncaster last time out
3/10 – Won last time out
2/10 – Ridden by William Buick
1/10 – Winning favourites
1/10 – Winners from stall 1
The average winning SP in the last 10 runnings is 13/2

2.25 – British Stallion Studs EBF Premier Fillies’ Handicap Cl2 (3yo+ 0-105) 6f ITV4

1 previous running
Trainer Andrew Balding won this race last season
Trainer Michael Dods is 2-from-4 with his 4+ year-olds at the track


3.00 – Tattersalls Stakes (Registered as the Somerville Tattersall Stakes) (Group 3) Cl1 (2yo) 7f ITV4

10/10 – Had won over 6f or 7f before
10/10 – Ran in the last 4 weeks
10/10 – Drawn in stalls 2 (3), 5 (4) or 7 (3)
10/10 – Won between 1-3 times before
9/10 – Foaled in Feb or later
9/10 – Returned 8/1 or shorter in the betting
8/10 – Finished in the top 3 last time out
7/10 – Favourites placed in the top 3
4/10 – Winning favourites
4/10 – Ran at Doncaster last time out
2/10 – Trained by Mark Johnston
2/10 – Irish trained
2/10 – Won by the Richard Hannon yard
1/10 – Winners from stall 1
The average winning SP in the last 10 years is 6/1



3.35 – Jockey Club Rose Bowl Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo+) 2m ITV4

9/10 – Placed favourites
9/10 – Had run in the last 5 weeks
8/10 – Didn’t win last time out
8/10 – Had run at the course before (3 won)
7/10 – Drawn in stalls 5 or lower
7/10 – Won 3 or more times
7/10 – Returned 9/2 or shorter in the betting
7/10 – Had won over at least 1m6f before
7/10 – Aged 5 or 6 years-old
5/10 – Winning favourites
4/10 – Trained by John Gosden
3/10 – Ridden by William Buick
2/10 – Ridden by Frankie Dettori
Withhold (10/11 fav) won the race in 2019
The average winning SP in the last 10 runnings is 13/2