Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 15:05 Shadwell Middle Park Stakes 6f

  • Winner £106,046 2nd £40,199 3rd £20,118 4th £10,031
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 14.28s
  • Off time: 15:05:49
15:05 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dream Ahead (USA) 5/4
2nd Strong Suit (USA) 7/2
3rd Approve (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 31910 Royal blue Al Aasifh (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-12 p1 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 109 14/115.00
2 (5) 414312 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Approve (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-12 W J Haggas R L Moore 113 9/110.00
3 (4) 11 Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap Dream Ahead (USA) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-12 D M Simcock William Buick 117 5/42.25
4 (1) 561915 Red, Black hoops, Black and Red diabolo on sleeves, Black cap Foghorn Leghorn 6
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
2 8-12 P W Chapple-Hyam J Fortune 90 100/1101.00
5 (3) 11215 Black, silver chevron hoop, silver sleeves, black chevron, black cap, silver stripes Irish Field (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-12 C Hills K Fallon 16/117.00
6 (2) 422534 Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Samuel Morse (IRE) 20
Nag me
2 8-12 vt A P O'Brien J P Murtagh 107 28/129.00
7 (8) 113 Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Strong Suit (USA) 54
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
2 8-12 t1 Richard Hannon R Hughes 113 7/24.50
8 (7) 1141 Lime Green Temple Meads 13
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
2 8-12 E S Mcmahon R Mullen 113 4/15.00

Verdict

DREAM AHEAD provided David Simcock with his first Group One winner when landing the Prix Morny at Deauville and the horse is taken to give his handler a first top-level success on these shores by accounting for Strong Suit. The colt has always been highly regarded and hardly broke sweat in landing the odds on debut before that French effort, in which he scored comfortably despite still looking inexperienced. Cut in the ground is deemed imperative and with that likely he's taken to beat Strong Suit, whose finest hour came when showing a superb turn of foot to land the Coventry. The Hannon-trained colt wears a tongue tie for the first time as he bids to bounce back from defeat in the Phoenix Stakes when events conspired against him and it wouldn't be a surprise were he to do just that, but quicker ground would suit. Temple Meads showed when winning his maiden here that these conditions present no problem and he's the talent to back up his reputation but a refusal to settle is off-putting now he's stepped up in class, while Approve is more of a threat than Samuel Morse who tries a visor as connections seek improvement.