2021 Vertem Futurity Trophy at Doncaster: the runners, the odds, the verdict
The final British Group 1 of the Flat season can offer big clues for the first one the following season, with winners of the Vertem Futurity often prominent in the betting for the following season's Qipco 2,000 Guineas. Luxembourg, ante-post favourite for next season's Cazoo Derby, could be the star turn for Aidan O'Brien.
Third in the Dewhurst over 7f and respected with this step up toa mile looking a likely plus
Solid thirds in his two nurseries but he's out of his depthhere
Others have far more substance to their form but 1m should suit; interesting outsider
Runner-up to Coroebus in Autumn Stakes and time may tell he bumped into a very classy winner
Undeniably impressive in the Beresfordand is favourite for next year's Derby; strong claims
Head win in Leopardstown maiden; lots to find but not written off given the Bolger factor
Group 3 and Group 2 wins the last twice and this front-runner's form is rock solid
Six-lengthmaiden win at the Curragh; remains to be seen where limitations lie but this is red hot
Preference is for Bayside Boy, who can be expected to improve for this step up toa mile based on his strong finishes over 7f.
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