Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 15:00 Connaught Access Flooring Abernant Stakes 6f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 11.07s
  • Off time: 15:00:21
15:00 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Equiano (FR) 11/4
2nd Mullionmileanhour (IRE) 5/1
3rd Doncaster Rover (USA) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 331255- Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star Able Master (IRE) 159
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-5 J Gask T P Queally 105 8/19.00
2 (1) 102-075 Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White and Red striped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Barney McGrew (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-5 M Dods P Makin 105 12/113.00
3 (3) 021317- Red, White hoops, diamonds on sleeves, White cap, Red diamond Doncaster Rover (USA) 242
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 D H Brown Freddie Tylicki 104 7/24.50
4 (2) 888850- White, Red chevron, Gold cap Equiano (FR) 193
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-5 B W Hills M Hills 106 11/43.75
5 (8) 10024-7 White, Royal Blue cross belts, check sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue spots Evens And Odds (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-5 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 102 5/16.00
6 (6) 13/3 Light green, emerald green epaulets Mullionmileanhour (IRE) 47
Nag me
4 9-5 J R Best S Drowne 99 5/16.00
7 (4) 210310- Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Golden Stream (IRE) 187
Nag me
4 9-4 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 103 8/19.00
8 (5) 04848/8 Black, mauve hoop Retaliate 35
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 P Leech S Golam 45 200/1201.00

Verdict

Equiano would be hard to beat on his best form of a couple of years ago but he has questions to answer these days so DONCASTER ROVER and Mullionmileanhour may be the two to concentrate on in a field where the majority are tightly matched. Equiano ran out an impressive winner at Royal Ascot in 2008 but has failed to win since and ran progressively badly since chasing home Tax Free in last year's renewal; the stable have made a slow start to the season so he's probably best watched. Golden Stream has only raced once over this trip and that was on her final start of last term where she finished well down the field but not too much should be read into that as she enjoyed little luck in running; she certainly has enough speed to make this experiment worth another attempt. Mullionmileanhour missed 2009 following his Windsor Castle second but he didn't appear to have lost any of his dash at Lingfield and is arguably the most interesting contender in this line-up. However, marginal preference is for Doncaster Rover who floundered in the mud when last in action but will be more at home on this faster surface and showed a consistently high level of form in similar contests last season when granted his ground.