Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 13:40 Bahrain Trophy 1m 5f

  • Winner £45,368 2nd £17,200 3rd £8,608 4th £4,288
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 46.29s
  • Off time: 13:44:04
13:40 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hartnell 9/4
2nd Windshear 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (2) 8-21 MAROON Forever Now 25
Nag me
3 9-1 J H M Gosden William Buick 96 2/13.00
3 (4) 113-521 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Hartnell 20
Nag me
3 9-1 M Johnston J Fanning 103 9/43.25
5 (6) 31 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap The Corsican (IRE) 35
Nag me
3 9-1 D M Simcock Martin Harley 82 20/121.00
6 (7) 53-511 Royal Blue and Yellow diabolo, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue cap Vent De Force 29
Nag me
3 9-1 H Morrison R L Moore 86 12/113.00
7 (5) 1-2122 Maroon, black seams and armlets, black and maroon quartered cap Windshear 21
Nag me
3 9-1 Richard Hannon R Hughes 101 2/13.00
8 (1) 73-110 ROYAL BLUE, white stars, white cap, royal blue star Honor Bound 34
Nag me
3 8-12 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 94 25/126.00
Non runners
1 (3)121-55Bunker (IRE)39-1Richard HannonL Dettori105
4 (8)5-147Odeon39-1J G GivenG Lee105

Verdict

The front-running Odeon's run behind The Grey Gatsby in the Dante was a fine effort but he was quickly done with in the King Edward VII Stakes so it's a surprise to see him over this even longer trip. Bunker finished fifth in that Royal Ascot event but he's another who didn't look as though he stayed. The latter's stablemate Windshear has no problems with the distance having finished a close second to Elite Army in the King George V Handicap at the Royal meeting while Vent De Force has won twice over 1m6f, though both times on soft ground. The Queens Vase winner Hartnell had earlier finished runner-up in Lingfield's Derby Trial over 1m3f so today's trip may well be his optimum but the vote goes to FOREVER NOW, who can take this step up in grade in his stride after a very impressive victory at Doncaster last month.