Thanks to Arena Racing Company (ARC), and the Racehorse Syndicates Association (RSA), Newmarket Racing Club have a race title this Friday at Doncaster! 

The race will take place at 1.20pm on Friday 26th June, and is named:

In celebration of this, we have taken a much closer look at the race and have posted a full in depth analysis in the expectation of pointing you in the direction of the winner… of our very own race! See below!

Friday 26th June – Doncaster 1.20pm

The Newmarket Racing Club Novice Auction Stakes over six furlongs is a race for 2yos who have been bought at public auction for less that £30,000 so although there may be some nice sorts in here, it is not the type of race that will attract the real blue bloods from the top stables in the country.

However, there are one or two nice sorts in the field including, of those that have raced, Mark Johnston’s Branston Lion who is  by The Last Lion and a half brother to a couple of decent performers, Eagle Spirit and Global Hunter. He has had a run and although not showing a great deal on that occasion can be expected to strip fitter here. Among the unraced horses are a few who really catch the eye, however…. 

In particular, we like the Karl Burke trained, Bright Apparition and the yard, fresh from their excellent success with Dandalla at Royal Ascot are expecting a big show from him first time up. He is by Charm spirit, out of a mare who won first time out in Katies Diamond who won for the yard at Redcar before going on to win a listed event at Newmarket and then contest a Group One race in France where she was only beaten 2 1/2 lengths. So he could be anything. 

Calanais, by Camacho out of an Inchinor mare is trained by Archie Watson and is a nice sort who will be winning races further down the line. That brings us nicely to the pair trained by Richard Fahey and both are nicely bred. Fev Rover is out of a decent mare who won for George Baker and will have a race or two in her but the one of Faheys that takes the eye is the one by Equiano, called Blades Equal, out of a mare who has already produced two first time out 2yo winners. This filly is reported sharp but whether she gets the six furlongs remains to be seen.  

The likely favourite for the event is Martyn Meade’s Method who is a colt by Mehmas but he doesn’t appear particularly preciously bred but is the subject of good messages. However, overall, while respectful of the horses that have run, we feel the winner will come from one of the unraced horses and, in this respect, Method, Bright Apparition and Blades Equal are the main candidates and we would expect ew support of Blades Equal to pay dividends here at around 10/1. Karl Burke’s Bright Apparition, the danger.

Good luck!