Darley Dewhurst Stakes
|Group 1, Newmarket 14:55
7f, Class 1
1 Native Trail 5/6F
2 Dubawi Legend 12/1
3 Bayside Boy 9/1
8 ran Distances: 2l, ½l, 1¾l
Time: 1m 24.82s (slow by 1.52s)
Native Trail is outstanding in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes and makes it a superb treble on the day for Charlie Appelby and Godolphin.
Hugely impressive on his racecourse introduction at Sandown in June, Oasis Dream colt had since edged a thrilling renewal of the Superlative Stakes on Newmarket’s July Course before successfully graduating to Group One level in the National Stakes at the Curragh.
The brilliant Pinatubo completed the National Stakes-Dewhurst double for Appleby, jockey William Buick and the Godolphin team two years ago to confirm his status as 2019’s champion juvenile – and Native Trail was the 5-6 favourite to follow suit on the Rowley Mile.
It was not entirely straightforward for the market leader, with Dubawi Legend proving why he is held in such high regard by trainer Hugo Palmer with a bold effort from the front.
Buick had to get to work with a couple of furlongs still to run – but once angled out to challenge Dubawi Legend, Native Trail picked up smartly and was ultimately well on top as he passed the post two lengths to the good.
Champagne Stakes winner Bayside Boy was just half a length further away in third.
Dubai Dewhurst Stakes (Group 1)
£500,000 added, 2yo only, 7f, Class 1
POS. (DRAW) DIST HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY SP
1 (5) Native Trail 2 9-1 Charlie Appleby William Buick 5/6F
2 (6) 2 Dubawi Legend 2 9-1 Hugo Palmer James Doyle 12/1
3 (7) ½ Bayside Boy 2 9-1 Roger Varian David Egan 9/1
4 (3) 1¾ Berkshire Shadow 2 9-1 Andrew Balding Oisin Murphy 22/1
5 (1) 2 Dhabab 2 9-1 John & Thady Gosden Frankie Dettori 12/1
6 (4) ½ Glounthaune 2 9-1 A P O'Brien Ryan Moore 20/1
7 (2) ¾ Go Bears Go 2 9-1 David Loughnane Rossa Ryan 11/1
8 (8) ½ Straight Answer 2 9-1 G M Lyons Colin Keane 6/1