Latest Coral sponsored Racing Post podcast looks ahead to 2016 Classics
In the latest edition of the Racing Post podcast “Postcast”, proudly sponsored by Coral, our very own David Stevens joins Alastair Down, Bruce Millington and Nick Watts to look at how the weekend’s two-year-old races at Newmarket shape the betting for next season’s Classics.
Among the horses discussed this week as the 2015 flat season enters its final month, is Middle Park Stakes victor Shalaa, with comment and opinion on whether he should run in the 2016 2000 Guineas, the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot or even both races.
Coral offer the John Gosden trained colt at 16/1 for next year’s 2000 Guineas, while Shalaa is also a very early 3/1 favourite to bag the Commonwealth Cup.
Potential 2016 Epsom Derby runner Foundation, meanwhile, comes in for scrutiny with the panel asking whether winning the Royal Lodge Stakes at Newmarket is any barometer of quality. Also trained by flat specialist Gosden, he’s 14/1 joint second favourite to land the premier Classic next year with early indications suggesting he’ll bypass the Guineas.
Next month’s Dewhurst Stakes over the Rowley Mile at Newmarket is another topic, with Jim Bolger trained colt Sanus Per Acquam (16/1) way behind Emotionless (11/8 favourite) and Air Force Blue (13/8) in the current betting, raising doubts over the former’s involvement in that race.
Winning Cheveley Park Stakes filly Lumiere also has the run ruled over her, and is among those fancied for next season’s 1000 Guineas alongside Ballydoyle and Minding, joining them as the early 8/1 joint-favourites for that Classic.
The panel also discuss whether odds-on 4/5 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe favourite Treve can win the big race at Longchamp this coming Sunday (October 4th) for a third time? Can Gosden colt Golden Horn prevent the hat-trick with conditions set to be fine and dry on the outskirts of Paris?