Betway Solario Stakes Preview 2019

By Samantha

The group three Solario Stakes often works out to be a good race. Last year, it was won by multiple group one winner Too Darn Hot and, in 2017, subsequent Derby winner Masar won this with group one winner Romanised in second.

Seven two year old colts go for this prize. Charlie Appleby has two runners – Al Sunail and Full Verse. Al Suhail was 10/3 on debut and only went down a neck but had John Gosden’s representative Eshaasy. Both horses won next time out with Al Suhail taking a four runner contest by four lengths. He’s a half brother to Telecaster and out of an Oaks second. Eshaasy won by a neck on his second start under today’s pilot however he should be better than this considering he’s a half brother to the 2000 Guineas winner Galileo Gold. He obviously has a lot to find with Al Suhail though. Full Verse is the likely outsider despite the fact that he’s by Kodiac and out of a Queen Mary winner. It took three tries for him to win and did so only by a nose. He was beaten a long way in a Nursery at Glorious Goodwood last time.

A horse who excelled at Glorious Goodwood was Positive. This Dutch Art colt was having just his second lifetime start when running on to claim second behind runaway winner Pinatubo in the Vintage Stakes. Since then, the third horse Lope Y Fernandez has won a group three at the Curragh and the fourth horse Platinum Star convincingly won the Two Year Old Trophy at Redcar this week. The Vintage was over seven furlongs but he’d previously won over six furlongs really easily. His pedigree links to more a staying type being out of a one mile four winner. He seems a really promising colt for Adam Kirby and Clive Cox, a combination who have combined to success with the likes of My Dream Boat and Harry Angel.

Visinari followed in Positive last time out and, since his debut there has been lots of talk about him because he set incredibly good times. He readily skipped clear of all rivals that day and he’s not quite lived up to those expectations though – he was third to Royal Lytham and Platinum Star in the July Stakes and then beaten thirteen lengths last time. He has Ryan Moore back on.

Andrew Balding has Kameko. He wok over course and distance on his only start beating subsequent Ffos Las winner It’s Good To Laugh. He has a Derby entry and has scope for the future. Hector Loza was third on debut but then was his last two by a combined three and three quarter lengths. He’s having his first try on turf.


It’s not very original as he’s the favourite but I really think POSITIVE will build on his extremely good effort last time. There’s lots of well bred horses in here and we probably haven’t seen the best of most of these just yet.


R1- Embour- He’s been running creditably all season and this may be his chance to win with Ryan Moore on.

R2- Migration- He won over course and distance on the last day. He’s up to 94 and his yard is in brilliant form.

R3- Jubiloso- She was third in the Coronation and also in the Oak Tree Stakes when meeting some trouble in running. This should be a good opportunity for her to win. Lavender’s Blue could run well after finishing last in the Oaks last time.

R5- Forbidden Land- Richard Hannon’s two year olds are going well and this guy is very consistent without winning. He’s a gelding already but is well related and stepping up in trip will help.

R6- Eligible- won over course and distance on his penultimate start and ran third last time, not beaten far.

R7- Chef De Troupe- he’s better known for jumping but ran twice on the flat in France to no success. He looks on a good mark as he’s been in great form all summer.

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