Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 15:00 Emirates Airline Champion Stakes 1m 2f

  • Winner £213,739 2nd £81,023 3rd £40,549 4th £20,218
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 8.54s
  • Off time: 15:07:38
15:00 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Twice Over 7/2
2nd Vision D'etat (FR) 3/1
3rd Debussy (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 41246-4 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Alwaary (USA) 15
Nag me
4 9-3 J H M Gosden R Hills 109 33/134.00
2 (4) 901741 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Debussy (IRE) 56
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 J H M Gosden William Buick 120 10/111.00
3 (11) 311141 RED Fuisse (FR) 41
Nag me
4 9-3 t1 Mme C Head-Maarek S Pasquier 6/17.00
4 (2) 211-161 Emerald Green, Maroon chevron, Maroon cap Gitano Hernando 15
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 M Botti K Fallon 117 15/28.50
5 (8) 142-136 Pale Blue, White and Yellow check cap Glass Harmonium (IRE) 122
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 115 14/115.00
6 (9) 7-18222 Yellow, black sash, white sleeves, black and white quartered cap Sri Putra 41
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-3 b1 M A Jarvis P Robinson 117 25/126.00
7 (7) 3-02123 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Twice Over 42
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-3 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 125 7/24.50
8 (6) 1201-01 Maroon and Grey stripes, Maroon cap Vision D'etat (FR) 63
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-3 E Libaud O Peslier 117 3/14.00
10 (5) 4-89211 Royal blue Poet's Voice 21
Nag me
3 8-12 t Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 122 6/17.00
11 (3) 231122 Pink, Black chevron, quartered cap Wigmore Hall (IRE) 38
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-12 M L W Bell J P Spencer 112 16/117.00
Non runners
9 (10)17-11Await The Dawn (USA)38-12A P O'BrienJ P Murtagh

Verdict

TWICE OVER was a surprise winner 12 months ago but has leading claims this time around and must go close. There are valid suggestions that he falls short of the very best and that is backed up by defeats at Ascot, York and the Curragh this season but there are doubts as to whether any of the runners in this line-up can get the better of him. Poet's Voice settles better now and may continue to improve over this longer trip, Await The Dawn sprung to prominence with an impressive win at Leopardstown, Gitano Hernando has oozed class on the all-weather but now has to do it on grass, Fuisse appears to possess talent and temperament in equal measure while strong claims are held by Vision D'Etat who looked as good as ever at Deauville and had Twice Over behind when winning at Royal Ascot last year. An intriguing race in which Twice Over is far from unbeatable but he has achieved enough to earn the vote to retain his crown.