Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 14:55 Dubai Dewhurst Stakes 7f

  • Winner £170,130 2nd £64,500 3rd £32,280 4th £16,080
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.00s
  • Off time: 14:57:05
14:55 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dawn Approach (IRE) 3/10
2nd Leitir Mor (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 11 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Ashdan 29
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-1 J H M Gosden William Buick 9/25.50
2 (3) 11111 Royal blue Dawn Approach (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-1 J S Bolger K J Manning 115 3/101.30
3 (5) 108 White, Grey sleeves, Black stars, Black cap Funk Soul Brother 21
Nag me
2 9-1 C Hills M Hills 85 100/1101.00
4 (4) 54126 Dark Blue George Vancouver (USA) 34
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-1 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 113 16/117.00
5 (1) 323213 White, Purple stripe, check cap Leitir Mor (IRE) 28
Nag me
2 9-1 pt J S Bolger R P Whelan 105 33/134.00
6 (6) 21 Pink The Ferryman (IRE) 81
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-1 A P O'Brien R L Moore 14/115.00

Verdict

Jim Bolger is making a habit of winning this Group 1 event and has returned to Coolcullen with the prize four times in the last six years. High-class colts Teofilo and New Approach were among his previous winners and the unbeaten DAWN APPROACH also looks right out of the top drawer. He was wearing Godolphin's colours for the first time when winning the Group 1 National Stakes at the Curragh last time by over four lengths and will be a short-price to follow that up here. Stablemate Leitir Mor was well beaten in the National Stakes but had earlier taken care of George Vancouver in a Group 3 race while the latter's stable companion, The Ferryman, has plenty to prove having only won a maiden at Tipperary so far though he did have the debutant Leitir Mor behind. Funk Soul Brother has lost his way but Ashdan is clearly well thought of dropped into the deep-end today after winning a conditions race at Doncaster.