Sign in to your account
Forgot / Reset Password? Click here
Not registered with The Irish Field? Register now to read 5 Field+ articles for FREE
Just one final step...
You must confirm your email address by clicking on the link we’ve sent to your email address.
You are only one short step away from reading 5 free Field+ articles.
Stratum heads strong Willie Mullins team for Cesarewitch
Register now to read five Field + articles
for free per month.
Only takes a second!
Already registered with The Irish Field? Sign in
By registering an account you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
Stratum heads strong Willie Mullins team for Cesarewitch
on 08 October 2018
The Dewhurst Stakes on the same card is also shaping up into a cracking race

Ante-post favourite Stratum heads a formidable team of seven from the Willie Mullins stable left in next Saturday's Dubai £500,000 Cesarewitch at Newmarket following the five-day confirmation stage.

Should he take his chance, Stratum would be attempting to make amends for an unlucky run in the Ebor at York, where he was a well-backed 3/1 favourite.

Limini, Low Sun and Uradel are other Mullins’ contenders towards the head of the betting, while Whiskey Sour, Law Girl and Meri Devie complete the trainer’s entry.

Aidan O’Brien has left in St Leger third Southern France, while Tony Martin is two-handed with Golden Spear and Newcross.

Top-weight Scotland heads 52 remaining entries and the seven-year-old could have his first run for Jonjo O’Neill. He was formerly-trained by Andrew Balding, who has two acceptors in Cleonte and Night Of Glory.

Just In Time, Top Tug, Vis A Vis and Stars Of The Sea are also among the list of possibles for the two-and-a-quarter-mile heritage handicap.

However, Iain Jardine is unlikely to ask Bedrock to take his chance after the five-year-old ran out an emphatic winner of a Grade 3 hurdle race at Tipperary on Sunday.

“It was a good result. He won well, so I was really pleased,” said the Carrutherstown handler. “He seems all right and we just left him in as a precaution. I doubt if he’ll run.

“I have to speak to the owners, so I don’t know what we’ll do. He’s probably better over hurdles, as he’s shown. We’ll keep our options open.”


Too Darn Hot, Anthony Van Dyck and Sangarius feature among 12 confirmations for the Darley Dewhurst Stakes on the same card.

John Gosden’s Too Darn Hot is certainly bred for the top as a brother to Lah Ti Dar and So Mi Dar, but he has been more precocious than those two, winning three times already.

Sangarius is two out of two for Sir Michael Stoute, who is looking to win the seven-furlong contest for the first time since Ajdal way back in 1986.

The Group 1 showpiece has provided an endless stream of future stars, with Frankel, Dawn Approach, Churchill and US Navy Flag all striking in the last 10 years alone.

As revealed in The Irish Field on Saturday, Aidan O'Brien plans to run Anthony Van Dyck in the Dewhurst rather than Middle Park Stakes winner Ten Sovereigns.

The Ballydoyle trainer can also call on Cape Of Good Hope, Christmas, Mohawk, Sydney Opera House, Van Beethoven and Western Australia.

Martyn Meade’s Advertise is the only previous Group 1 winner to stand his ground, having won the Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh last time out. Richard Hannon’s Kuwait Currency completes the potential field.


Related tags
Get full unlimited access to our content and archive.
Subscribe to The Irish Field
Unlimited access to The Irish Field via your computer, mobile device, tablet or newspaper delivered to your door.
Already a subscriber? Sign in