Middle Park Stakes 2019 Analysis
15:00 at Newmarket on 28th September
This Group 1 race is run over 6 furlongs and is restricted to 2-year-olds. Ten Sovereigns landed odds-on last year to give Aidan O’Brien his third winner in eight years but there have been plenty of shock winners including ones at 22/1, 25/1, and 25/1 in the last eight years. Eight winners had won their previous race, which had come between 13 and 55 days earlier.
The 2019 Middle Park Stakes looks potentially the best edition for many years, and it will be disappointing if either Earthlight, Siskin, Threat or Mum’s Tipple doesn’t prove a cut above the opposition.
It could be a good day for Andre Fabre who trains Earthlight and his form could receive a boost if Raffle Prize wins the Cheveley Park.
Siskin could also prove himself the leading Irish-trained 2-year-old colt by taking his winning streak to five, but the horses that finished behind him have yet to significantly boost his form.
Threat won the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster last time over 7 furlongs, so it’s debatable as to whether this step back in distance is ideal.