Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 14:40 Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes 1m

  • Winner £102,078 2nd £38,700 3rd £19,368 4th £9,648
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 40.54s
  • Off time: 14:41:21
14:40 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Elusive Kate (USA) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 21323-4 Black and yellow stripes, red sleeves Elusive Kate (USA) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 J H M Gosden William Buick 115 3/14.00
2 (4) 1532-34 Dark blue, light blue, hoop and armlets, hooped cap Giofra 75
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-5 t A de Royer-Dupre C Soumillon 115 5/16.00
3 (3) 13128-8 Grey, maroon epaulets Purr Along 21
Nag me
3 8-10 W R Muir L Dettori 109 22/123.00
4 (2) 218-211 White, Dark Blue cross belts, sleeves and cap Sky Lantern (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-10 Richard Hannon R Hughes 119 4/71.57

Verdict

Sadly just the four starters for this valuable contest and it presents an opportunity for SKY LANTERN to show that this year's Classic generation can cut the mustard against their elders. Richard Hannon's filly was imperious at Royal Ascot in the Coronation Stakes and hopes will be high that the 1,000 Guineas heroine can continue on an upward curve. Globetrotting Giofra won this race last year and has gone on to be placed in a number of the top races throughout the world, while Elusive Kate was far from disgraced in the Queen Anne Stakes on her belated reappearance. A winner of two Group 1 prizes in France, John Gosden's four-year-old should not be underestimated. Purr Along is a Group 3 winner though she has a fair bit to find upon what she has done so far.