Middle Park Stakes Tips: Hannon to pose serious Threat

The Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket could attract a stellar field this weekend
The Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket could attract a stellar field this weekend

The Middle Park Stakes is the big race at Newmarket on Saturday, and Sean Raymond has picked out an each-way contender for the exciting Group 1 contest...

The great and good of the Flat racing world will descend on Newmarket this weekend for one of the best late-season cards in the sport, with the Middle Park Stakes the highlight for many.

The Cambridgeshire will be the big handicap race of the day as punters look to unpick a tough puzzle, but for quality it is the Middle Park which will rightfully take centre stage.

The Group 1 race over six furlongs is a massive prize in its own right, but it also acts a key pointer for the future, as we get to see some of the best two-year-old horses in training stake their claims for super-stardom. We are sure to see one or two classic contenders emerge this weekend at HQ, with Oasis Dream (2002), Dream Ahead (2010) and US Navy Flag (2017) among the better winners on the recent roll of honour.

It remains to be seen which horse follows in those illustrious hoof-prints in 2019, but the five-day declarations were eye-catching on Monday, which suggests that we can look forward to a top-class renewal.

Earthlight is the ante-post favourite after a thrilling run of results in France, which has seen the Shamardal colt win all four of his starts so far for Andre Fabre. The Godolphin star has certainly taken the eye, including when winning a Group 1 contest at Deauville last time out, and although this represents his toughest ask yet, the betting would suggest that he is the one to beat.

Mums Tipple would offer an almighty test of those claims, however, having produced a simply astonishing display to win at York last month. Punters who took that display even remotely seriously given the winning distance will be itching to see the Richard Hannon horse take his chance at this level, and it will be fascinating to see if Mums Tipple can back that display up on the Rowley Mile.

Meanwhile, Siskin defeated Monarch Of Egypt in the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh last time out by less than a length, and both could rematch at Newmarket.

Siskin is unbeaten in four outings to date, and is clearly held in high regard by Ger Lyons, while the Aidan O'Brien-trained runner-up will be looking to give Ballydoyle a third consecutive win in the race after US Navy Flag won in 2017 and Ten Sovereigns scored 12 months ago.

This has the feel of a vintage renewal of the Middle Park Stakes, and it would be no surprise to see a number of these take order in the top races in 2020, either up in trip in the 2000 Guineas or in races such as the Commonwealth Cup for those colts who perhaps have a little bit more speed in the locker.

There is every chance that Mums Tipple, Siskin or Earthlight are above-average, and we could see that proven this weekend, but this will be the toughest test that any of that exciting trio have faced so far, and from a betting point of view there is one horse that sticks out at a double-figure price.

The majority of punters will be focusing on the so-called first string for Richard Hannon in the form of Mums Tipple, but the popular handler could also run Threat on Saturday - and he could prove to be rather over-looked.

The Footstepsinthesand colt has shown plenty of talent in five starts in 2019, with three wins to his name during that spell, and there are bullish reports about him from connections ahead of the big race in Suffolk. He's come out on top in successive Group 2 races the last twice, including last time out at Doncaster Races, and although this will be much tougher, there is no doubt that there's plenty of each-way value in his current price.


Saturday 28th September 2019 - Middle Park Stakes - Threat each-way @ 12/1

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