Saturday 17th September 2016, 2.15pm – Mill Reef Stakes (Sat)
There is a terrific late season card to enjoy at Newbury on Saturday afternoon with the Mill Reef Stakes the highlight as we get to run the rule over some exciting young horses. The Mill Reef is a Group 2 contest run over a trip of 6f at the Berkshire course and this year we have some nice types involved with one or two of these 2YO horses holding potential Classic ability for 2017.
- Richard Hannon Sr trained the Mill Reef winner four times during his career – Richard Hannon Jr has Legendary Lunch here
- Heavy rain at Newbury on Thursday night saw a whole host of runners withdrawn from the Friday card
|Saturday 17th September – 2.15pm||Odds||Won/Lost||Bet|
|Mill Reef Stakes|
| Sutter County to win
|@ 8 / 1||
Open Betting Following Rain Fall
Ante-post favourite Mokarris was declared a non runner on Friday morning following heavy rain at Newbury and that has thrown the race wide open in terms of the betting.
Any number of the field are now in with a chance according to the market and Global Applause is certainly one who falls into that category. The Ed Dunlop trained horse has been mixing it with all the best 2YO horses all season and he will surely be right in the frame if he can run up to his best.
His defeat of Mehmas from earlier this summer is top draw form and although he hasn’t been able to get his nose in front since, Global Applause is clearly a strong individual who will appeal to some at 5/1 with Paddy Power.
Legendary Lunch (7/2) will attract plenty of money just because of his name but he does have a chance here on form with Richard Hannon looking to win a race for the first time, which his father did four times during his career. He is another one with plenty of experience and his run last time out when 2nd in the Flying Childers means he has to be respected here.
Sutter County is another one to consider with his run at Newbury set to be just his 4th start of the year and he is one that should have more to come for Mark Johntson, who we know is an excellent trainer of young horses. His 4th place at York last time out was a little disappointing but he shaped well that day down at 5f and he clearly needed the run which means he is worth a second look in the Mill Reef at 8/1 with Bet365.
There are also a pair of Angels in the field to be wary of with both Perfect Angel and Harry Angel more than capable of running big races this weekend. Perfect Angel (7/1) has a little bit of weight in her favour due to her sex allowance and has run well on three starts so far, whilst the once raced Harry Angel (8/1) should have bundles of improvement in him after beaten a nose on debut at Ascot for Clive Cox which makes him interesting.
The weather at Newbury saw a whole host of horses withdrawn from the card on Friday and that could happen again on Saturday which does make it tough for punters. Having said that, the one we like here is the exciting Sutter County who had his first run since April at York last month and with loads of improvement to come and a step up in trip in his favour, he carries our money in the Mill Reef as long as he handles the cut in the ground.
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