2021 Dewhurst Stakes Tips & Predictions


DateSaturday October 9, 2021
TrackNewmarket
Distance7f
ClassGroup 1
Race TypeSet weights
Prize money€500,000
Age2YO 

2021 Dewhurst Stakes Odds


Name
Odds
Native Trail8/11
Bayside Boy5/1
Straight Answer6/1
Angel Bleu9/1
Glounthaune12/1
Bar18/1

*Odds taken on 5/10*

2021 Dewhurst Stakes Tips

We're yet to publish our guide to the 2021 Dewhurst Stakes. 

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Time
Track
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

Dewhurst Stakes History

The Dewhurst Stakes is the most prestigious juvenile race in Britain and it has been a high-quality race since its inception in 1875. 

The first four winners of the race went on to win one or more of the Classic races the following year and that trend has continued throughout time. 

Featuring on the aptly-named Future Champions Day, past winners of the Dewhurst Stakes have become some of Britain's finest middle-distance horses.
Recent winners include unbeaten colt Frankel, 2000 Guineas winner Churchill and many more stars for the big stables. 

It is also an important race for the stud career of the colts. Names such as Rock of Gibraltar, Shamardal, Sir Percy and Teofilo have all won the Dewhurst Stakes before becoming stars in the breeding barns. 

Lester Piggott won the race 10 times during his amazing career, but the most successful jockeys in recent history include Kevin Manning, who rode five winners in a seven-year span. 

Ryan Moore has won three consecutive races with Air Force Blue, Churchill and US Navy Flag – all trained by Aidan O'Brien. 

Too Darn Hot handed John Gosden an overdue Dewhurst victory the following season. The 2019 Dewhurst Stakes went the way of Charlie Appleby and Godolphin, as star juvenile Pinatubo won in good style.

Aidan O'Brien celebrated a 1-2 in the 2020 Dewhurst, as St Mark's Basilica held off stablemate Wembley to win on the Rowley Mile.

Dewhurst Stakes Betting Guide

Favourites tend to do well in the Dewhurst Stakes and there have been some short-priced favourites win over the last 10 years. 

Dawn Approach scored at 30/100 in 2012 for Jim Bolger and jockey Kevin Manning, who teamed up to win five Dewhurst Stakes' victories. 

War Command backed up that win for punters at 10/11 in 2013 to give Joseph O'Brien a popular win for his Dad in the saddle. 

The two-year-old only had to beat five rivals on that occasion and Aidan O'Brien again trained the winner in 2015 with Air Force Blue, which defeated only six rivals. 

It's not a great race in terms of numbers. Churchill defeated only six runners and the 2017 edition attracted nine runners. 

This is likely due to the dominance of the global stables, but it still remains a popular betting race and punters get to see some of the best thoroughbred talent in the world.

One of the best fields to line up was in 2009 when Beethoven scored the upset at 33/1 for Aidan O'Brien. The two-year-old upset the likes of Xtension and Pure Champion, which would later become Group 1 winners in Hong Kong and New Zealand respectively.

Dewhurst Stakes Winners


Year
Race Winner
2020St Mark's Basilica
2019Pinatubo
2018Too Darn Hot
2017US Navy Flag
2016Churchill
2015Air Force Blue
2014Belardo
2013War Command
2012Dawn Approach
2011Parish Hall
2010Frankel
2009Beethoven
2005Sir Percy
2004Shamardal
2003Milk It Nick
2002Tout Seul
2001Rock Of Gibraltar
2000Tobougg
1999Distant Music
1998Mujahid
1997Xaar
1996In Command
1995Alhaarth
1994Pennekamp
1993Grand Lodge
1992Zafonic
1991Dr Devious
1990Generous
1989Dashing Blade
1988Prince Of Dance/Scenic