Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 14:40 Princess Of Wales's boylesports.com Stakes 1m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 28.45s
  • Off time: 14:44:15
14:40 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Universal (IRE) 3/1
2nd Ahzeemah (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 131121- Light Blue, Light Blue and Pink Diabolo on Sleeves Grandeur (IRE) 208
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 J Noseda William Buick 117 7/18.00
2 (2) 921113 Yellow, dark blue sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, dark blue star Universal (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 M Johnston J Fanning 114 3/14.00
3 (3) 21-2212 Royal blue, white cap Ahzeemah (IRE) 103
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-2 p Saeed bin Suroor M Barzalona 111 13/27.50
4 (7) 420-315 Royal blue Cavalryman 42
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 9-2 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 115 7/24.50
5 (6) 1191-15 Yellow, large Black spots and spots on cap Danadana (IRE) 42
Nag me
5 9-2 L M Cumani R L Moore 111 10/34.33
6 (4) 6714-83 Pink, Black chevron, quartered cap Wigmore Hall (IRE) 68
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-2 M L W Bell J P Spencer 114 5/16.00
Non runners
7 (1)1158/11-Wild Coco (GER)58-13Lady CecilT P Queally113

Verdict

There's little between these on official ratings though penalties for both Grandeur and Universal makes their tasks that much tougher. Ahzeemah found stablemate Cavalryman too good over 2m at Meydan early in the year but it could be a different story over today's shorter trip while the dual Group 1 winner at Woodbine, Wigmore Hall, may well reverse latest running in the Jockey Club Stakes on better terms with Universal. Wild Coco is hard to keep right but won both starts last season including the Park Hill at Doncaster when last seen at the track in September. She's not easily overlooked but DANADANA is given another chance. The slow ground was a legitimate excuse for a below effort at Sandown last time and he'd been impressive before that when winning the Huxley Stakes at Chester despite looking ill at ease on that quirky track. Expected to stay this longer trip, Luca Cumani's charge gets the vote.