Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 15:10 Qatar Bloodstock Jockey Club Stakes 1m 4f

  • Winner £56,710 2nd £21,500 3rd £10,760 4th £5,360
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 32.83s
  • Off time: 15:10:59
15:10 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Universal (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 96714-8 Pink, Black chevron, quartered cap Wigmore Hall (IRE) 35
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-3 M L W Bell J P Spencer 115 13/27.50
2 (2) 272127- yellow, dark blue seams, yellow cap Dandino 146
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-12 M Botti J P Murtagh 114 9/43.25
3 (4) 22142-3 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Noble Mission 14
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 8-12 h Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 113 7/42.75
4 (1) 939211 Yellow, dark blue sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, dark blue star Universal (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-12 M Johnston J Fanning 110 11/43.75

Verdict

Wigmore Hall has been an outstanding performer for Michael Bell and rarely runs below Group 1 level but he's penalised for his victory in the Northern Dancer at Woodbine, his second in the race. Dandino won this in 2011 and has continued to perform with credit at the highest level but the vote goes to UNIVERSAL, who will need to raise his game though there's every chance he will do so. Mark Johnston's charge is a big, long-striding type who gallops all the way to the line and though he looked about to be swamped by Noble Mission in the John Porter he battled harder than the latter. This track looks ideal and he can take advantage and make all.