2017 Sun Chariot Stakes Preview And Tip
The Sun Chariot Stakes (Saturday 2.40) was first run in 1966, having been named in recognition of the 1942 Triple Crown winner Sun Chariot. It is run on Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Course, and is open to fillies and mares aged 3 or older having been elevated to a Group 1 in 2004.
Winners have been aged 3 to 6, with four 3-year-old winning
Winners have been drawn in stalls 1 to 8
Only 3 winners had won last time out, though that includes the last 2
Winners ran between 21 and 56 days ago
Aidan O’Brien has trained 2 of the last 9 winners
Ryan Moore has ridden 2 of the last 3 winners
Esoterique was the shortest-priced winner at 11/8
Saphresa (2009) and Majestic Roi (2007) were the longest-priced winners at 16/1
Could only finish tenth in the 1,000 Guineas in 2016, her only previous run in a Group 1, but her form at a mile reads 1/1/2/1 since. Won a Group 3 in taking style by 3 lengths from Nathra last time, and could easily be involved if taking another step forward.
Dawn Of Hope
1 of 5 runners rated below 110, and she’ll struggle to get involved on all known form.
Won three times at Newmarket, the last of those in a Listed Race, but she looks vulnerable to some of the proven Group horses here.
Her second to Aclaim at Doncaster last time was boosted when that horse won a Group 2 in France, but her best form has come on soft ground. Unlikely winner unless the rain arrives.
Won 5 on the bounce in last season before finishing second in the Group 1 Matron Stakes. Behind the likes of Roly Poly and Qemah in France on seasonal debut, but finished in front of that pair when again placed in the Matron Stakes last time. Only had two runs this season, and every chance.
Royal Ascot winner in both of the last 2 seasons, but has finished behind persuasive in the last two Matron Stakes. May not be at her best in the Autumn.
Finished third behind Roly Poly earlier in the season, where she was in front of Persuasive and Qemah, and is 5lb better off here with Roly Poly. Only fourth in last year’s renewal of this race, but looks to have improved since.
In great form last season up until flopping in the Falmouth Stakes here at Newmarket, and not been at her best since. Won a Listed Race last time, but needs to find more.
Listed winner, but hasn’t made much impression in Group Races. Possible pacemaker for Roly Poly.
Group 3 winner, but twice beaten by Roly Poly this season, including over course and distance.
In great form in the spring and summer, when finishing runner-up in the Irish 1,000 Guineas and at Royal Ascot before bagging two Group 1’s. Disappointed at Leopardstown last time but, having won at Newmarket before, she could easily bounce back here.
Likeable sort who looked to have a decent chance at Doncaster last time where she finished third, but not good enough on that form.
Roly Poly and Persuasive both have big claims, but the each-way play goes to Siyoushake.
Tip : Siyoushake Each-Way @ 12/1 Ladbrokes (4 places)