2022 Sun Chariot Stakes Betting Odds at Newmarket racecourse

Saturday, 01 October 2022

The 2022 Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes is an eagerly-awaited horse race that takes place over one mile at Newmarket Racecourse. This is a race for fillies and mares, with this race taking place on the Rowley Mile and it’s a stiff test of speed for runners aged three or older.

Saffron Beach looks to have the strongest credentials for this encounter, with the four-year-old carrying more weight than some of the other betting favourites. Prosperous Voyage and Homeless Songs could be dangerous three-year-olds and we also can’t rule out a big run from Aidan O’Brien’s Tuesday.

01/10 14:42Best Odds
Bet365
Unibet
888sport
betiton
Saffron BeachSaffron Beach
betiton9/4
6/45/411/89/4
Homeless SongsHomeless Songs
betiton4/1
5/25/25/24/1
LaurelLaurel
betiton9/1
6/111/211/29/1
Prosperous VoyageProsperous Voyage
888sport15/2
7/17/115/26/1
Grande DameGrande Dame
Bet36520/1
20/116/116/116/1
Lights OnLights On
betiton25/1
25/120/120/125/1
FonteynFonteyn
Bet36533/1
33/128/128/120/1
Mrs FitzherbertMrs Fitzherbert
Bet36540/1
40/128/128/133/1
By All MeansBy All Means
Bet36550/1
50/140/140/140/1

2022 Sun Chariot Stakes Tips

Trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam saw Saffron Beach thwarted when she finished second in the Coolmore America "Justify" Matron Stakes at Leopardstown, with 16/1 shot Pearls Galore able to oblige by three lengths over one mile on soft ground, although the former had previously won the Prix Rothschild over a mile at Deauville.

She was previously able to oblige in the Duke of Cambridge Stakes when being sent off as the 5/2 joint-favourite. Prosperous Voyage is another runner who is prominent in the betting and she has had a succession of races against Inspiral this season which probably explains why the form guide doesn’t look too flattering.

However, the filly was sent off at 16/1 when beating the above horse in the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes, with this being a shock result considering that Inspiral was sent off as the 1/7 SP favourite. The horse then finished mid-table when Inspiral bounced back to win the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques le Marois.

Homeless Songs was in the same race as Saffron Beach when finishing fourth in the Leopardstown race on 10 September. Dermot Weld’s horse could certainly benefit from the weight allowance that a three-year-old gets for the race and there was a lovely win in the Irish 1,000 Guineas.

That was achieved by a distance of over five lengths and the runner could be reunited with jockey Chris Hayes. Pearls Galore could well feature in this race and some punters could be puzzled why the runner is twice the odds of Saffron Beach considering that she was able to score a victory last time out.


2020 Sun Chariot Stakes Race card

The 2020 Sun Chariot Stakes will take place on Saturday 3 October, with some of the most talented fillies and mares in the UK and Ireland competing for success in this Group 1 encounter.

The Rowley Mile course at Newmarket will play host to this race, with Alpine Star the horse that is currently trading as marginal favourite. The Jessica Harrington-trained charge has run three times this season and the three-year-old’s seasonal bow was in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot where Frankie Dettori steered her to success.

Since then, there have been runner-up spots at Chantilly (where the horse was beaten into second by Fancy Blue) and Deauville (where Palace Pier ridden by Dettori claimed the spoils) although there’s no doubting her calibre and she deserves to be among the favourites for an encounter which is run over one mile.

Aidan O’Brien is no stranger to success in this race after previously saddling Alice Springs and Roly Poly, with the legendary Irish trainer likely to have a few darts to throw in this race and the sharpest probably comes in the form of Fancy Blue.

The filly looks a nice big each-way price considering that Ryan Moore rode her to victory in the Qatar Nassau Stakes at the Glorious Goodwood meeting, with the horse making a slow start to that particular race but finishing the heat strongly.

The other horse that catches our eye on the Sun Chariot Stakes racecard is Veracious and we’ve not seen a great deal of the Sir Michael Stoute-trained horse over the past few months although there was everything to like about her win in the BetVictor British EBF Dick Hern Stakes on 8 August.

The History of the Sun Chariot Stakes

The Sun Chariot Stakes has been in operation since 1966 and the race actually gets its name from a horse called Sun Chariot who was the Triple Crown winner for the fillies’ races in 1942. Those wins consisted of the 1,000 Guineas Stakes, Epsom Oaks and St. Leger Stakes and it’s a rare achievement which doesn’t happen very often.

The distance of the Sun Chariot Stakes was originally over one mile and two furlongs, with the race being exclusively for three-year-olds, although older fillies and mares were able to line up in the race from 1974 onwards.

In the year 2,000, it was decided that the distance be over a straight mile on the Rowley Mile track and the race achieved Group 1 classification in 2004. A few years later, we saw Sahpresa land a consecutive hat-trick of wins in 2009, 2010 and 2011 – this achievement has yet to be surpassed.