Darley Dewhurst Stakes
Group 1, Newmarket 14:55
£500,000 added,
2yo only,
7f, Class 1   
Saturday 10th October 2020

1 St Mark's Basilica 10/1
2 Wembley 15/2
3 Thunder Moon 11/4F
14 ran Distances: ¾l, 1¾l, nk
Time: 1m 25.24s (slow by 2.94s)

Just 24 hours on from an embarrassing mix-up in the Fillies' Mile, normal service was resumed for O'Brien as the National Stakes form came to the fore.

On softer ground than the Curragh Group One St Mark's Basilica reversed the form with both stablemate Wembley and Joseph O'Brien's Thunder Moon to ensure a seventh Dewhurst for O'Brien.

The half-brother to 2000 Guineas winner Magna Grecia clearly enjoyed the extra emphasis on stamina and he's now 10/1 from 25s for the first Classic of the season with Coral.

In a race traditionally seen as the juvenile championship with countless champions produced down the years, this season’s field looked well up to scratch.

Richard Hannon fielded two unbeaten contenders in Chindit and Etonian, while Marcus Tregoning had supplemented Mill Reef winner Alkumait.

None of those could get involved, though, with the result in stark contrast to the fortunes of O’Brien on Friday, when it emerged his two runners in the Fillies’ Mile had carried the wrong saddle cloths and were ridden by the wrong jockeys.

O’Brien had also been forced to pull out all his runners at ParisLongchamp on Arc day last weekend due to issues surrounding contaminated feed.

Tebwin

Dubai Dewhurst Stakes (Group 1)
£500,000 added, 2yo only, 7f, Class 1
14 ran
Going: Soft

POS. (DRAW) DIST HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY SP
1 (12)      St Mark's Basilica 2 9-1 A P O'Brien Frankie Dettori 10/1
2 (2)
¾ Wembley 27 2 9-1 A P O'Brienn Ryan Moore 15/2
3 (5)
Thunder Moon 2 9-1 Joseph O'Brien Declan McDonogh 11/4F
4 (11)
nk Devilwala 21 2 9-1 1 Ralph Beckett Rossa Ryan 100/1
5 (7)
Cadillac 2 9-1 Mrs John Harrington Shane Foley 4/1
6 (3)
nk Albasheer 2 9-1 Owen Burrows Dane O'Neill 20/1
7 (4)
shd Fivethousandtoone 2 9-1 Andrew Balding Silvestre De Sousa 9/1
8 (10)
Devious Company 2 9-1 Tom Dascombe Richard Kingscote 80/1
9 (13)
¾ Chindit 2 9-1 Richard Hannon Pat Dobbs 9/2
10 (14)
¾ Poetic Flare 2 9-1 J S Bolger Kevin Manning 25/1
11 (9)
Tactical 2 9-1 Andrew Balding Oisin Murphy 40/1
12 (8)
3 Etonian 2 9-1 Richard Hannon Tom Marquand 18/1
13 (1)
Decisive Edge 2 9-1 Brian Meehan William Buick 100/1
14 (6)
7 Alkumait 2 9-1 Marcus Tregoning Jim Crowley 12/1