Native Trail surges to Dewhurst Stakes victory and four races unbeaten

By: Greg Wood at Newmarket Sunday 10 October 2021
  • Colt confirms status as 2,000 Guineas favourite
  • William Buick closes on Oisin Murphy in Flat jockeys’ standings

It felt like rather more than just another good day at the races for Charlie Appleby and William Buick, as trainer and jockey completed a double with Native Trail and Coroebus in the feature events on Future Champions Day which left the two colts dominant in the market for next year’s 2,000 Guineas.

Native Trail’s decisive two-length success in the Group One Dewhurst Stakes edged Appleby into a narrow lead over Andrew Balding in the race for the trainer’s title, while Buick, with three winners on the day in all, made further inroads into Oisin Murphy’s advantage in the Flat jockeys’ championship.

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