Newmarket

  • 15:00 Betfair Supports The Animal Health Trust Fred Archer Stakes 1m 4f

  • Winner £18,714 2nd £7,095 3rd £3,551 4th £1,769
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 (2) 31-7404 Royal Blue, Yellow cross belts, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars Barbican 35
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-3 A Bailey R Hughes 105 1001
2 (7) 24114-3 Black and Grey check, Black sleeves and cap Berling (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 J L Dunlop T P Queally 99 1001
3 (5) 1479-32 WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap Dandino 35
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 J R Fanshawe Hayley Turner 110 1001
5 (8) 117-822 Purple, Pink seams, Red sleeves, Pink seams, Purple and Red hooped cap Proud Chieftain 15
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-0 C Lines D Holland 85 1001
6 (3) 13/11-78 Royal blue Khawlah (IRE) 28
Nag me
4 8-9 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 110 1001
7 (1) 1430-89 Dark Blue, Yellow chevron hoop, Yellow cap Polygon (USA) 28
Nag me
4 8-9 b1 J H M Gosden W Buick 95 1001
8 (6) 643166- Maroon, white seams and armlets Zafarana 247
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-9 R Varian K Fallon 88 1001
Non runners
4 (4)2433/50Fair Trade59-0H MorrisonD Holland100

Verdict

DANDINO and Khawlah are clear on official ratings. However, the latter has shown nothing in a couple of starts this season having landed a UAE Oaks and Derby double at Meydan last year and James Given's charge makes more appeal. His latest head defeat at Goodwood by subsequent Hardwicke Stakes winner Sea Moon is easily the best recent form on offer and the five-year-old will take all the beating here. Berling has plenty to find with the selection on latest running while Listed winner Barbican is struggling for his best form, as is Fair Trade, still only a maiden winner despite his high rating. Polygon has been tailed off in both starts this season while Zafarana and Proud Chieftain are both up against it on these terms.