Newmarket

  • 13:40 Bahrain Trophy 1m 5f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 45.35s
  • Off time: 13:43:17
13:40 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Feel Like Dancing 3/1
2nd Jathabah (IRE) 33/1
3rd Havana Beat (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 4-2183 Grey, pink cross belts Boite (IRE) 20
Nag me
3 9-0 P W Chapple-Hyam J P Spencer 97 15/28.50
2 (1) 6-21 Yellow, Royal Blue epaulets Dare To Achieve 18
Nag me
3 9-0 W J Haggas R Hughes 95 2/13.00
3 (8) 31-5810 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Dashing Star 20
Nag me
3 9-0 h D R C Elsworth R L Moore 89 10/111.00
4 (5) 1452 MAROON Feel Like Dancing 20
Nag me
3 9-0 p J H M Gosden W Buick 99 3/14.00
5 (6) 21-435 White, Emerald Green hoops, Dark Blue sleeves and cap Havana Beat (IRE) 20
Nag me
3 9-0 A M Balding L P Keniry 100 5/16.00
6 (7) 9-11525 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Ray Ward (IRE) 20
Nag me
3 9-0 D M Simcock G Lee 97 11/112.00
7 (2) 61 Emerald Green, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green spots Testudo (IRE) 35
Nag me
3 9-0 B J Meehan K Fallon 88 16/117.00
8 (4) 7-31434 Yellow, White and Yellow striped sleeves, Yellow cap, White star Jathabah (IRE) 28
Nag me
3 8-11 C E Brittain James Doyle 90 33/134.00

Verdict

John Gosden has picked up the last two renewals and Feel Like Dancing should make a bold bid for the hat-trick. He found only hot favourite Leading Light too good in the Queen's Vase over 2m at Ascot last time and should confirm running with both Boite and Ray Ward. The latter pair were not that far behind at Ascot but Dashing Star was well beaten and Havana Beat has so far failed to figure in a couple of starts at this level. Jathabah is hard to fancy and the two with the most to prove are arguably the most progressive. Testudo beat a subsequent winner to land a maiden at Sandown in a more impressive fashion than the narrow winning-margin would suggest. But he had earlier finished behind runner-up DARE TO ACHIEVE at Newbury in a race won by Remote, who went on to success at Royal Ascot. Willie Haggas' colt has won his maiden at Pontefract since and gets the vote in the opener.