2021 Future Champions Festival Tips, Odds and News

The final major flat meeting staged at Newmarket is the Future Champions Festival.

Ten pattern races will be staged during this two-day event, including the prestigious Fillies' Mile and Dewhurst Stakes. Friday's card features the Old Rowley Cup Handicap, with the big betting race of the meeting taking place on day two, as a field of 34 top stayers battles it out in the Cesarewitch Handicap..

2021 Future Champions Festival Dates

The 2021 Future Champions Festival starts on Friday 8th October in 2021, and ends on Saturday 9th October.

2021 Future Champions Festival Day One Card

Time
Title
Status
Distance
1:15pm Maiden Fillies' Stakes Class 3 7f
1:50pm Cornwallis Stakes Group 3 5f
2:25pm Oh So Sharp Stakes Group 3 7f
3:00pm Godolphin Challenge Stakes Group 2 7f
3:35pm bet365 Fillies' Mile Group 1 1m
4:10pm bet365 Old Rowley Cup Handicap Class 2 1m4f
4:40pm Pride Stakes Group 3 1m2f

2021 Future Champions Festival Day Two Card

Time
Title
Status
Distance
1:10pm Nursery Handicap Class 2 7f
1:45pm Zetland Stakes Group 3 1m2f
2:20pm Autumn Stakes Group 3 1m2f
2:55pm Dewhurst Stakes Group 1 7f
3:35pm Cesarewitch Handicap Class 2 2m2f
4:10pm Boadicea Stakes Listed 6f
4:45pm Darley Stkaes Group 3 1m1f

2021 Future Champions Festival Preview

Friday's card kicks off with a competitive fillies' maiden, before moving into the Cornwallis Stakes, where juvenile sprinters have the chance to land a Group Three prize.

Andre Fabre has top filly Raclette entered up in the Oh So Sharp Stakes, and she'll likely go off at an odds-on price if she's confirmed in the field. Al Suhail and D'bai will then attempt to win the Godolphin Challenge Stakes for the race sponsors, but could face stiff competition from Sacred and Chindit.

A classy field of juvenile fillies will then go to post in the 2021 Fillies' Mile. John Gosden's unbeaten filly, Inspiral dominates the current betting. Mise En Scene, Wild Beauty, Magical Lagoon and Concert Hall also feature in the entries.

Injazati, Moshaawer and Siskany could all take their chance in the big betting race on day one, the Old Rowley Cup. Day one at Newmarket closes with the Group Three Pride Stakes, where Sayyida, Lilac Road and Lights On could take up their entries. 

Two-year-olds get Saturday's action at Newmarket underway in the Dubai Nursery Handicap. Potential Derby runners could then lock horns in the ten-furlong Zetland Stakes, where Charlie Appleby's Goldspur looks likely to go off as the strong favourite.

Royal Lodge Stakes runner-up, Coroebus could then fly the flag for Godolphin in the Autumn Stakes. Stablemate Native Trail will then carry a very short price into the Dewhurst Stakes, where he could square off against Champagne Stakes winner Bayside Boy, and Ger Lyon's unbeaten colt Straight Answer.

Once the two-year-old colts have departed the Rowley Mile, 34 top stayers will go toe-to-toe in the historic Cesarewitch Handicap. M C Muldoon could try to hand Willie Mullins his fourth-straight victory in the Cesarewitch. Fellow National Hunt trainer, Nicky Henderson has booked Oisin Murphy to ride Buzz. Calling The Wind, Live Your Dream, Burning Victory and Coltor also feature prominently in the ante-post betting.

Double Or Bubble will lead a field of talented fillies into the Listed Boadicea Stakes. Like day one, day two's card also closes with a Group Three race, as Mostahdaf, Maydanny and Barney Roy square off in the Darley Stakes.