Dewhurst Stakes betting preview: Can anyone beat Pinatubo in the Group 1 at Newmarket?

NINE are set to go to post for Saturday's brilliant Dewhurst at Newmarket.

Will Godolphin's Pinatubo live up to the hype and preserve his unbeaten record in the prestigious race?

1. ARIZONA – Aidan O'Brien/Seamie Heffernan

High-class two-year-old but he hasn't really progressed as expected after a decisive Coventry success.

Fourth in the Prix Morny in August and beaten over nine lengths by Pinatubo in the National Stakes latest.

Up against it for the win but could well hit the frame.

2. IFFRAAZ – Mark Johnston/James Doyle

Useful juvenile but he was beaten over this trip in a handicap at Doncaster last time out.

In over his head here and impossible to recommend.

3. MONARCH OF EGYPT – Aidan O'Brien/Wayne Lordan

By US Triple Crown hero American Pharoah and he returned from a lay-off to finish second to Siskin in the Railway and Phoenix Stakes.

Ran a very disappointing race when last of six in the Middle Park Stakes last time out.

This step up in trip should suit but he has a point to prove now.

4. MYSTERY POWER – Richard Hannon/Oisin Murphy

Won his first two starts, including an impressive win in the Superlative Stakes at the July Festival.

Well-beaten behind Pinatubo in the Vintage at Glorious Goodwood but step back in the right direction at Newbury last time.

Place contender but hard to fancy for the win.

5. PINATUBO – Charlie Appleby/William Buick

Brilliant two-year-old who kicked off a stunning run of victories in the Chesham at Royal Ascot.

Blew his rivals away at Glorious Goodwood before nine-length demolition job in the Group 1 National Stakes last time.

Very hard to envisage him losing his unbeaten record.

6. POSITIVE – Clive Cox/Adam Kirby

Chased home Pinatubo when a distant second in the Vintage at Goodwood.

Scrambled home to win the Solario Stakes at Sandown and the runner-up from that race ran well in the Royal Lodge here last month.

Rock-solid each-way claims.

7. ROYAL COMMANDO – Charlie Hills/Kieran Shoemark

Improving son of No Nay Never who ran well for fourth in the Mill Reef latest.

Overall level of form leaves him with plenty to find, though.

Dewhurst betting advice

3.30 Newmarket – PINATUBO/POSITIVE straight forecast (Bet here)

8. WICHITA – Aidan O'Brien/Ryan Moore

Runaway winner of the Group 3 Tattersalls Stakes over C&D last month.

Good-looking son of No Nay Never is the pick of Ryan Moore and he looks to have a very bright future.

Potentially the biggest threat to the favourite.

9. YEAR OF THE TIGER – Aidan O'Brien/Padraig Beggy

First foal out of the brilliant Tiggy Wiggy.

Ran a solid-enough race when fourth behind Royal Dornoch in the Royal Lodge last time.

Needs to take a sizeable step forwards to figure.

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