The Feilden Stakes (Tuesday 18 April, 16:05) is a 1-mile 1-furlong Listed Race for 3-year-olds run over Newmarket’s Rowley Mile, and it has been run in honour of former starter Sir Randle Feilden since 1982.
Two of the last 4 winners have gone on to Derby success, with 2013 winner Intello winning the French Derby, and 2015 Winner Golden Horn winning the English Derby.
Winners have been drawn 1, 3, 4, 6 and 8, though 7 winners have come out of stalls 3 and 4
6 winners won last time out
Winners ran 32 to 278 days previously
SPs ranged from 15/8 to 8/1
Mark Johnston has trained 2 of the last 9 winners
Frankie Dettori has trained 2 of the last 6 winners
Winners had run 1 to 5 times previously
Law And Order
Listed winner who has won 2 of 6 starts, however this race is probably on a par with some of the group-3 races he came-up short in last season.
Didn’t look up to much befoe he won a handicap off just 79, but then seemed to excel himself when finishing runner-up in a Listed contest at Pontefract. Only time will tell if that was a fluke, but still has a bit to find with the principles if it wasn’t.
Less-exposed than most of the runners, and there was plenty to like about his maiden win on the July Course here at Newmarket, and also his Listed win afterwards, Only fourth in a group-3 on his final start, but one that catches the eye due to some of the big-races he has been entered in later in the season.
Frankie Dettori takes the ride, though he’s actually 0 from 2 on him so far. Won a maiden and a class-2 handicap on his final starts as a 2-year-old, and decent third o seasonal comeback over 10½-furlongs. Only runner to have had a race this season, but the last winner to have had a run already that season was in 2008.
Took him 3 attempts to break his duck, but the for of that win is nothing to write home about. Only had 4 starts, so open to more improvement than some, but others ar emore compelling.
Mark Johnston trained 4-time winner, who is officially the third highest-rated horse in the line-up. Already has a Listed success to his name over a mile, but came-up short in group-company afterwards.
Top-rated by 6lb, but won only 2 of his 9 starts last season before running creditably against the likes of National Defense and Rivet. Likely winner if nothing has improved past him, and the booking of Ryan Moore suggests a big-run is expected.
2017 Feilden Stakes Summary
This could be as easy as backing the top-rated Salouen with Ryan Moore on board. However, Apex King looks to have plenty of room for improvement, and is drawn in stall-4. Judging off his big-entries, connections obviously hold him in high-regard, and Andrea Atzeni is onboard after steering him to Listed success on his only previous ride on him.
Apex King – 1pt win @ 5/1 William Hill or PaddyPower