Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Amber Is Ready to Go in Ces Test

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Amber Is Ready to Go in Ces Test

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Byline: Tanya Stevenson Channel 4's Betfair lady

SOME of the most exciting juveniles in training will be in action on Future Champions' Day at Newmarket.

Aidan O'Brien's leading 2000 Guineas fancy WAR COMMAND (3.10) is currently the 5-4 favourite for the Dewhurst Stakes.

Market leaders have a terrific record in the Group 1 contest but the small field may lead to a muddling pace which would not suit the son of War Front.

Godolphin's Outstrip was a good winner of the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster but he has not shown the same level of form as his Ballydoyle rival.

Thus, War Command is likely to become the sixth Irish-trained winner of the Dewhurst in the last seven years.

O'Brien is going for an amazing fifth win in the Middle Park Stakes with Great White Eagle.

Deauville before easing to victory in Kempton's Sirenia Stakes.

Pallasator will bid to improve Sir Mark Prescott's lacklustre record in the Cesarewitch.

The gelding looks well-drawn in stall 7 and he was a solid third to Pallasator in the Old Borough Cup at Haydock.

Newmarket will suit him and any cut in the ground would greatly help his cause.

Lady Cecil's Ebor winner Tiger Cliff was favourite until he was given a wide draw in stall 30.

The gelding was previously just ahead of Lieutenant Miller when runner-up to Well Sharp in the Ascot Stakes.

Big Easy made eye-catching late headway to claim eighth in that race but he has a terrible draw in stall 36 today.

Charles Byrnes' Domination was an impressive winner of the Cesarewitch Trial over course and distance last year.

He has been thriving over hurdles recently and stall 16 isn't a major disadvantage.

Smoky Hill has been a leading fancy for the race for months and boosted punters confidence when fourth in a Group 3 event at Longchamp last month.

However, Les Beaufs let the form of that race down badly when flopping on Arc Day.

Nicky Henderson's EARTH AMBER (3.50) showed some decent form in France and has Richard Hughes in the saddle. …

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