bet365 Feilden Stakes
Listed, Newmarket 14:25
£50,000 guaranteed,
3yo fillies only,
1m 1f, Class 1   
Wednesday 17th April 2024

1 Jayarebe 11/1
2 Whip Cracker 10/1
3 Caviar Heights 50/1
10 ran Distances: 3¼l, shd, 2¾l
Time: 1m 47.41s (fast by 1.79s)

Jayarebe ran out a most impressive winner for Brian Meehan and Sean Levey.

Only seen twice last season, he won on his debut on the July course and was then stepped markedly up in class for the Group One Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at ParisLongchamp on Arc weekend. Despite finishing only seventh behind Richard Hannon’s Rosallion in that race, Jayarebe took a major leap forward in the Feilden Stakes.

Levey, aboard Jayarebe, kicked for home heading into the dip, and having hit the front, he soon put daylight between himself and his rivals. Aidan O’Brien’s Gasper De Lemos briefly looked like a threat before fading, while Andre Fabre’s Narkez never played a part in the finish.

The Richard Hughes-trained Whip Cracker chased home the 11-1 winner, another horse who was close to the pace throughout, but he was beaten by three and a quarter lengths.

“In three runs, he’s won here at Newmarket twice, once on the July Course and now the Rowley Mile – he’s a lovely horse,” said Meehan.

“He’s seen that out really well and pedigree-wise you would imagine a mile and a quarter would be the limit of his stamina, but he looked very good there.

“I liked the way he did it today, especially the way he came up the hill. He was always impressive last year and he has been doing well throughout the spring.

“He’s a lovely horse and I think if he would have been over a mile in the Lagardere, he would have probably run a bit better, but the form is really good.

“He was only six lengths behind Rosallion and that was seven furlongs, whereas today was a mile and one and, as always, there is natural improvement over the winter with these two to three-year-olds. The bare form is pretty good for a Listed race.

“The owner is away and back next week, so I’ll go and meet him and see what we’re going to do. He’s possibly a French Derby type, but he’s also a horse that might benefit for a bit more of a subtle touch for a while.

“The mile and a quarter race at Ascot would be a race to consider and there is a whole summer ahead of us and there’s plenty of time.”


bet365 Feilden Stakes (Listed)
£52,000 guaranteed, 3yo only, 1m 1f, Class 1,
10 ran

Going: Good

1 (8)    Jayarebe 3 9-2 Brian Meehan Sean Levey 11/1
2 (7)
Whip Cracker 3 9-2 Richard Hughes Jim Crowley 10/1
3 (9)
shd Caviar Heights 3 9-2 K R Burke Clifford Lee 50/1
4 (5) Ambiente Friendly 3 9-2 James Fanshawe Callum Shepherd 13/2
5 (6)
½ Narkez 3 9-2 A Fabre Mickael Barzalona 2/1F
6 (2)
shd Gasper De Lemos 3 9-2 A P O'Brien Ryan Moore 4/1
7 (4)
El Cordobes 3 9-2 Charlie Appleby William Buick 7/1
8 (1)
Native American 3 9-2 Richard Fahey James Doyle 12/1
9 (10)
1 Quatre Bras 3 9-2 Jane Chapple-Hyam David Egan 100/1
10 (3)19 Immortal Knight 3 9-2 Roger Varian Silvestre De Sousa 11/1