• 19:15 Betfred/British Stallion Studs E.B.F. Hoppings Stakes 1m 2f 32y

  • Winner £22,684 2nd £8,600 3rd £4,304 4th £2,144
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 13.94s
  • Off time: 19:15:43
19:15 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Making Eyes (IRE) 12/1
2nd Reckoning (IRE) 9/2
3rd Sound Hearts (USA) 6/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (9) 454-463 Royal blue, white cap Dark Orchid (USA) 11
Distance Winner
4 9-5 Saeed bin Suroor Dane O'Neill 105 12/113.00
3 (1) 419-153 Jade green, cream sash and star on cap Eastern Destiny 44
Distance Winner
4 9-5 R A Fahey Lee Topliss 86 12/113.00
4 (8) 71687-3 Royal Blue, Red cap Falls Of Lora (IRE) 155
4 9-5 Saeed bin Suroor R Havlin 104 6/17.00
5 (5) 1707-78 White, primrose braid and sleeves, white cap Making Eyes (IRE) 28
5 9-5 H Palmer J Fanning 96 12/113.00
6 (3) 2132-25 Royal blue Prussian 20
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-5 Saeed bin Suroor M Barzalona 107 5/42.25
7 (4) 1/3-53 Royal Blue, Pink armlets Reckoning (IRE) 34
4 9-5 p J Noseda P Mulrennan 99 9/25.50
8 (7) 1213-92 Royal blue, yellow chevron, royal blue sleeves, pink armlets Sound Hearts (USA) 11
Distance Winner
4 9-5 R Varian Andrea Atzeni 97 6/17.00
9 (2) Black, White Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Magic Skyline (IRE)
3 8-7 B Ellison T Eaves 100/1101.00
Non runners
1 (6)16638-6Coquet49-5H MorrisonG Lee103


A fantastic race in prospect and with Godolphin saddling three runners, the eye is immediately drawn to Prussian. A winner of five starts for Mark Johnston, she looked in need of the run at Haydock following a layoff and can be anticipated to be much fitter for that outing. Dark Orchid also kept counsel in Dubai during the winter and along with Falls Of Lora, she should be viewed with the utmost respect. At the likely odds, however, we will seek to oppose the trio with RECKONING. Jeremy Noseda is an infrequent visitor to the track but he has gone for local knowledge in the saddle in Paul Mulrennan, and the local rider may just be able to coax the necessary improvement out of the well-bred four-year-old. Any filly from the Hughie Morrison stable is respected at this level and Coquet is no different. Sixth in last year's Oaks, she is likely to have come on significantly for her reappearance at Goodwood.