Newmarket

  • 14:20 bet365 Empress Stakes 6f

  • Winner £14,745 2nd £5,590 3rd £2,798 4th £1,394
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 11.62s
  • Off time: 14:21:32
14:20 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fig Roll 5/2
2nd Ventura Mist 12/1
3rd Love In The Desert 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (5) 221 Royal blue, grey seams, sleeves and cap Disko (IRE) 14
Nag me
2 8-12 D Kubler James McDonald 33/134.00
2 (9) 2134 Dark Blue, Emerald Green and White hooped sleeves, White cap Fig Roll 10
Nag me
2 8-12 Richard Hannon R Hughes 5/23.50
3 (7) 32 Grey, purple seams, sleeves and cap Hoku (IRE) 43
Nag me
2 8-12 O Stevens J P Spencer 8/19.00
5 (11) 1 Mauve, white braces, striped cap Lady Chantilly (IRE) 9
Nag me
2 8-12 J Hughes Catherine Gannon 33/134.00
6 (4) 012 Purple, Emerald Green cross belts, Emerald Green and Purple striped sleeves and cap Lady Lydia (IRE) 43
Nag me
2 8-12 M Wigham L Dettori 16/117.00
7 (3) 31 Yellow, black stars, black cap, yellow star Love In The Desert 23
Nag me
2 8-12 Noel Quinlan P Cosgrave 14/115.00
8 (10) 1 Royal blue Majeyda (USA) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-12 Saeed bin Suroor M Barzalona 5/23.50
9 (2) 6072 Black, Yellow spots, Yellow sleeves, Black spots, Black cap, Yellow star Rough Courte (IRE) 42
Nag me
2 8-12 M R Channon Freddie Tylicki 50/151.00
10 (12) 1 Royal blue, light blue braces, light blue and royal blue chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Sunny Harbor (IRE) 32
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-12 D O'Meara R L Moore 5/16.00
11 (6) 474 Light green, light blue seams, striped sleeves, light blue cap, brown star Sweet Alibi (IRE) 21
Nag me
2 8-12 p1 J S Moore Liam Jones 100/1101.00
12 (1) 33118 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Ventura Mist 10
Nag me
2 8-12 p T D Easterby D Fentiman 12/113.00
Non runners
4 (8)5501Jive28-12Richard HannonDane O'Neill

Verdict

FIG ROLL, the choice of Richard Hughes from two Hannon entries, produced a career-best last week at the royal meeting when fourth in the Queen Mary, looking for all the world that a sixth furlong is just what she's crying out for. That also looked the case much earlier in her juvenile career when coming from an unpromising position to score at Salisbury. She now tackles the extra yardage for the first time and is hard to oppose if over her Ascot exertions. Majeyda looks the major danger for the in-form Godolphin empire. She may only have landed an ordinary Leicester maiden on debut but the style in which she did so was unmistakable and she certainly looks one with a future. Hoku's last run in Listed grade at York didn't receive the anticipated Royal Ascot boost from Beldale Memory but she's still a filly on the up who merits considerable respect here.