Newmarket

  • 17:25 Darley Stakes 1m 1f

  • Winner £34,026 2nd £12,900 3rd £6,456 4th £3,216
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 51.21s
  • Off time: 17:28:00
17:25 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Highland Knight (IRE) 25/1
2nd Tales Of Grimm (USA) 16/1
3rd Chapter Seven 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
3 (6) 61315-0 Rose Pink, Navy Blue sleeves, Gold cap Bronze Angel (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-3 p M P Tregoning Jim Crowley 100 16/117.00
4 (7) 634702 Yellow, royal blue stars, yellow cap Chapter Seven 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 S C Williams J P Spencer 103 14/115.00
6 (10) 0291-12 Royal blue, white cap French Navy 22
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
5 9-3 C Appleby M Barzalona 110 5/16.00
7 (2) 052334 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Gabrial (IRE) 17
Nag me
4 9-3 R A Fahey P Hanagan 106 16/117.00
8 (17) 522465 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Highland Knight (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-3 t A M Balding David Probert 104 25/126.00
9 (15) 112916 Royal blue Kassiano (GER) 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-3 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 113 7/18.00
10 (3) 720143 Orange, Black diamond, halved sleeves Premio Loco (USA) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-3 C F Wall G Baker 111 20/121.00
11 (9) 644359 Purple, Pink seams, Red sleeves, Pink seams, Purple and Red hooped cap Proud Chieftain 14
Nag me
5 9-3 p C Lines G Lee 95 50/151.00
12 (13) 3574-51 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Tales Of Grimm (USA) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 R A Fahey R L Moore 105 16/117.00
13 (1) 2/11131- Navy Blue, Red and Light Blue hoop and armlets, White cap Tullius (IRE) 422
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-3 A M Balding R Hughes 112 13/27.50
15 (11) 51-321 Maroon, grey epaulets Amralah (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
3 8-13 M R Channon T P Queally 89 25/126.00
17 (18) 253111 Pink, Light Blue epaulets and armlets Short Squeeze (IRE) 14
Nag me
3 8-13 H Palmer M Dwyer 106 9/43.25
18 (5) 11954 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Pavlosk (USA) 50
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-10 Sir Michael Stoute James Doyle 103 14/115.00
Non runners
1 (16)3/31-150Farraaj (IRE)49-7R VarianAndrea Atzeni105
2 (12)532225Boom And Bust (IRE)69-3M P TregoningHarry Bentley108
5 (8)220-401Feuerblitz (GER)49-3M FiggeT Thulliez110
14 (14)3413-13Afonso De Sousa (USA)38-13A P O'BrienJ P O'Brien110
16 (4)150-564Fantastic Moon38-13J NosedaW Buick100

Verdict

Afonso De Sousa drops back in trip after a third in Group 3 company at Dundalk while Tales Of Grimm came good in a conditions race at Newbury last time beating French Navy a head. The latter wears Godolphin's second colours behind Kassiano, who has every chance on his earlier second to Hunter's Light at Meydan. A line through the latter brings German raider FEUERBLITZ into the equation and Michael Figge's charge gets the vote after returning to something like his best when landing a Listed race at Strasbourg last time. Tullius goes well fresh but the veteran Premio Loco and Boom And Bust were both well beaten behind Soft Falling Rain here last time. The progressive Short Squeeze has won a hat-trick of handicaps and takes on better rivals today.