Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 14:05 Dubai Challenge Stakes 7f

  • Winner £51,039 2nd £19,350 3rd £9,684 4th £4,824
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.24s
  • Off time: 14:05:39
14:05 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fiesolana (IRE) 3/1
2nd Amarillo (IRE) 8/1
3rd Libranno 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 50-1006 Red, Black spots and sleeves, Red cap Trumpet Major (IRE) 91
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-7 Richard Hannon R L Moore 113 9/110.00
2 (1) 741244 Silver and lilac diagonal halves with silver and lilac sash, lilac sleeves, quartered cap Amarillo (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 P Schiergen Martin Harley 112 8/19.00
3 (8) 810242 Pink, black triple diamond, pink sleeves, black seams, quartered cap Ansgar (IRE) 27
Nag me
5 9-3 t Miss S J Harty R P Cleary 110 12/113.00
4 (10) 511784 Black and royal blue stripes, black sleeves, royal blue stars, check cap Arnold Lane (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 M R Channon S Hitchcott 107 25/126.00
5 (2) 290129 Royal Blue, White stars, White sleeves, Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue and White quartered cap Gabriel's Lad (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 D J Coakley P Hanagan 101 9/110.00
6 (9) 106311 White, red inverted triangle, hooped sleeves and cap Highland Colori (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-3 A M Balding David Probert 111 9/25.50
7 (5) 674595 Yellow, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Libranno 34
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-3 Richard Hannon R Hughes 107 20/121.00
8 (4) 043112 Royal blue Lockwood 28
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 113 7/24.50
10 (3) 111615 Maroon, emerald green sash and star on cap Fiesolana (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 W McCreery W J Lee 110 3/14.00
Non runners
9 (6)14-113Darwin39-1A P O'BrienJ P O'Brien114

Verdict

There's a strong Irish presence in this and Ansgar finished ahead of Darwin at the Curragh last time. That was over a mile, however, and the latter's earlier defeat of Gordon Lord Bryon over 7f gives him every chance and he's preferred to Fiesolana. Richard Hughes rode Trumpet Major to victory at Sandown early in the year but it's no surprise he prefers Libranno over today's trip. But the latter was well beaten in this last year and finished behind the German raider AMARILLO at Haydock in June. Peter Schiergen's colt won't mind if the forecast rains arrive and gets the nod ahead of Lockwood and Highland Colori in a competitive opener.