Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 14:35 Qatar Bloodstock Dahlia Stakes 1m 1f

  • Winner £34,026 2nd £12,900 3rd £6,456 4th £3,216
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 49.69s
  • Off time: 14:35:47
14:35 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dank 4/1
2nd Chigun 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 191215- Cherry, Cornflower Blue sash and cap Dank 219
Nag me
4 9-1 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 104 4/15.00
2 (6) 24/7318- Dark Blue, Red triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Bana Wu 220
Nag me
4 8-12 A M Balding David Probert 98 25/126.00
3 (1) 176-111 Pink, Black sash, White sleeves Boonga Roogeta 1
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-12 P Charalambous Rosie Jessop 86 16/117.00
4 (5) 521611- Black, white chevron, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star Chigun 219
Nag meCourse Winner
4 8-12 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 108 7/24.50
5 (3) 809615- White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Semayyel (IRE) 197
Nag me
4 8-12 b C E Brittain Freddie Tylicki 105 16/117.00
6 (2) 232422- Black, white spots, black sleeves, white cap Shirocco Star 197
Nag me
4 8-12 H Morrison K Fallon 112 5/23.50
7 (7) 5/11212- Dark Blue, Yellow chevron hoop, Yellow cap Thistle Bird 219
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 8-12 h R Charlton J Doyle 107 3/14.00

Verdict

Chigun beat Thistle Bird by a neck with Dank back in fifth in a Listed race over a mile here in the autumn but Roger Charlton's mare is 4lb better off with the winner today and should turn the tables. But the class act looks to be SHIROCCO STAR, who was second in last year's Investec Oaks and Irish Oaks and was also placed at Royal Ascot and in the Group 2 Prix de Royallieu at Longchamp. The drop in distance isn't ideal and very fast ground would be a worry but she deserves to get her head back in front. Semayyel was behind the selection at Ascot in October and neither Bana Wu nor Boonga Roogeta, who was engaged to run here yesterday, look good enough.