The Sun Chariot Stakes is a Group 1 flat race open to thoroughbred fillies and mares aged three years or older. It is run on the Rowley Mile course at Newmarket over a distance of 1 mile and takes place tomorrow on the final day of the popular Cambridgeshire meeting.
The event is named after Sun Chariot – the fillies’ Triple Crown winner in 1942. Due to war, that year’s Triple Crown races were all staged at Newmarket.
Those looking at the BetVictor markets note how The race was established in 1966, originally contested by three-year-old fillies over one mile and two furlongs. The race was cut to a mile in 2000, however, and promoted to Group 1 status in 2004.
Sir Henry Cecil’s French 1000 Guineas starlet Beauty Parlour is set for her first start on these shores and is the current 9/4 joint favourite for tomorrow’s intriguing battle.
After finishing second in the French Oaks last time out, Beauty Parlour was then sent to Cecil’s yard and if he can perform his usual wonders on the horse then it certainly has a good chance at HQ tomorrow.
The other joint favourite – one who has been much discussed by Bet Victor horse racing news – is Emphatic Prix Rothschild winner Elusive Kate (9/4). And even though the horse was just touched off by Excelebration in the Prix Jacques Le Marois at Deauville, Elusive Kate should be there or thereabouts having already tasted Group 1 success.
Another Cecil horse, Chachamaidee, comes next in the betting at 5/1 and connections will be in a confident mood after she grabbed that elusive Group 1 victory in the Matron Stakes following a stewards’ enquiry.
We can’t see past Elusive Kate for this one, however, and there are some doubts over Beauty Parlour having changed stables. Chachamaidee is bound to have a say in proceedings also, but Elusive Kate looks to be the one to beat at this stage.