Tuesday 16 April 2019

Chasing Dreams Hot Favourite at Newmarket for Charlie Appleby

4:10 Newmarket - 

5f (Row) bet365 British EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes (Plus 10 Race) (Class 4) (2yo)

Arasugar is the only significantly-entered juvenile in the field. Seamus Mullins bay daughter of Arakan was sent off a 100/1 shot when making her debut in the Brocklesby Stakes at Doncaster. She showed good pace before tiring in the closing stages when finishing fifth behind Show Me Show Me who looks a fair type for Richard Fahey. The form of the Brocklesby has been franked by the third-placed Zulu Zander winning at Leicester, while the sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth have been placed on their next starts. Arasugar isn't without ability, but this looks a tough heat with a very expensive horse in opposition. 

If money talks, Chasing Dreams, trained by Charlie Appleby, should take all the stopping. This chestnut filly is sired by Starspangledbanner out of a winning mare. She cost 750,000 gns at the yearling sales.