Day 2 of Newmarket’s Cambridgeshire Meeting takes place on Friday 27 September and the day is known as Shadwell Day. The highlights are the Group 3 Muhaarar Stakes, the Group 2 Shadwell Rockfel Stakes, and the Group 2 Joel Stakes.
Check out our trends, analysis and Shadwell Day free tips for Newmarket.
Muhaarar Stakes 2019 Analysis
14:25 at Newmarket on 27th September
This Group 3 race is run over 12 furlongs and is restricted to fillies and mares aged three and older. The dual winner Journey is the highest-profile winner in the last decade and her two wins provided trainer John Gosden with half of his four wins in the race in the last seven years. Two of those winners were ridden by Frankie Dettori.
Four of the nine fillies in this year’s renewal have all earned marks over 100, and it’s hard to see the experienced quintet Naqaawa, Tamreer, Blue Gardenia, Simply Beautiful, and Star Terms suddenly finding the necessary improvement needed to bridge the gap.
Shadwell Rockfel Stakes 2019 Analysis
15:00 at Newmarket on 27th September
This Group 2 race is restricted to 2-year-old fillies and is run over 7 furlongs. There have been 10 different winning trainers in the last decade but Ryan Moore and Frankie Dettori have both ridden two winners in that period. Eight of the last 10 winners have been drawn between stalls four and eight, but last year’s winner spoiled that angle by winning from stall-one.
An interesting contest with last year’s winning trainer sending over the improving Blissful who is on a hat-trick but needs to find further improvement. Royal Ascot winner Under The Stars could also get back in track with her stable among the winners.
Joel Stakes 2019 Analysis
15:35 at Newmarket on 27th September
This Group 2 race is run over a mile and is open to horses aged three and older. The classic generation don’t have the best record with just two winners in the last decade but those came in the last four years. There haven’t been any major shocks in the last 10 editions, with the biggest winner being 10/1, whilst seven winners have been returned at 4/1 or less.
Benbatl heads the ratings on a mark of 123 but he’s normally better over a bit further and has been absent since October last year. That means Zaaki probably has the best chance of notching up a win for the older horses, with his form this year including a nose second to the 2017 winner Beat The Bank.