Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 14:25 Dubai Dewhurst Stakes 7f

  • Winner £180,074 2nd £68,261 3rd £34,162 4th £17,034
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.73s
  • Off time: 14:26:49
14:25 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Frankel 4/6
2nd Roderic O'Connor (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 111 Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap Dream Ahead (USA) 15
Nag meCourse Winner
2 9-1 D M Simcock William Buick 128 5/23.50
2 (4) 111 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Frankel 21
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-1 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 123 4/61.67
3 (5) 42225 White, Purple stripe, check cap Glor Na Mara (IRE) 35
Nag me
2 9-1 J S Bolger K J Manning 112 33/134.00
4 (6) 31 Dark Blue Roderic O'Connor (IRE) 112
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-1 A P O'Brien J P Murtagh 25/126.00
5 (3) 11 Royal blue Saamidd 35
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-1 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 115 7/18.00
6 (1) 62113 Red, White sash, striped sleeves Waiter's Dream 35
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-1 B J Meehan K Fallon 109 50/151.00

Verdict

Official figures deservedly have Dream Ahead in front of FRANKEL but the market fails to reflect that and the layers may well be right. Henry Cecil's comments and glowing reports of the Galileo colt's gallops look to have influenced the betting as much as the performances which have seen him treat his opposition with disdain and he appears to possess the speed to cope with the drop back in trip. The market is fairly insulting to Dream Ahead as he has been equally impressive in brushing aside stronger opposition over six furlongs despite wandering off a true line once in the clear. Saamidd is well regarded at home but hasn't impressed as much as the market leaders on the track whilst this is a big step up in class for Roderic O'Connor who won well on his second start having shaped promisingly behind the unbeaten Dunboyne Express on debut.