Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 14:35 Peter Stone Memorial Houghton Conditions Stakes1m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 36.40s
  • Off time: 14:37:37
14:35 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st On Our Way 11/8
2nd Ra Junior (USA) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 0142 Black, Red triple diamond, Red cap Aurorian (IRE) 13
Nag me
2 9-3 Richard Hannon Dane O'Neill 92 20/121.00
2 (3) 18 Black, Red diamonds on sleeves, Red and White check cap Cruikadyke 19
Nag me
2 9-3 P F I Cole J F Egan 100 10/111.00
3 (1) 1 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Mastery 9
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-3 M Johnston J Fanning 5/16.00
4 (6) 3123 Red, White cross belts, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star On Our Way 20
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-3 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 103 11/82.38
5 (2) 421 Light Blue, Purple epaulets, quartered cap Ra Junior (USA) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
2 9-3 B J Meehan J P Spencer 94 3/14.00
6 (7) 314 Light Blue and Black stripes, Black sleeves and cap Midnight Cruiser (IRE) 36
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-1 Richard Hannon R L Moore 86 13/27.50
7 (5) 760 White, Black star, Black and White striped sleeves, White cap, Black star Moon Warrior 38
Nag me
2 8-12 C Smith L P Keniry 30 200/1201.00

Verdict

Favourites have an outstanding record in this race and so if the betting forecast is correct then On Our Way must be on short lists, but MASTERY stood out at Nottingham last week and he gets the vote to follow up. Mark Johnston's two-year-olds are not usually red hot first time, which suggests that there is a fiar bit more to come from the Sulamani colt, who scored impressively on soft ground over this trip. The time of the race was good given the conditions, and pedigree suggests that he will be at least as good on a sound surface so we'll side with him. On Our Way is a Group 2 horse, so that is clearly a fairly hefty task for the selection to take on. Henry Cecil's colt was not disgraced in the Royal Lodge last time and has produced four good racecourse runs to date. Rated 103, he is clearly very much respected. The same goes for 100-rated Cruikadyke, who has both speed and stamina in the pedigree and tries this trip for the first time. He was thereabouts in the Goffs Million last time and can go well again here. RA Junior is another progressive type and the form of his last run is working out well enough to suggest that he can once again get involved. Midnight Cruiser would be better if the rains came and preference here is for Mastery.