Newmarket

  • 14:05 Makfi Suffolk Stakes 1m 1f

  • Winner £28,012 2nd £8,388 3rd £4,194 4th £2,097
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 48.85s
  • Off time: 14:06:45
14:05 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Boonga Roogeta 10/1
2nd Danchai 5/1
3rd Proud Chieftain 18/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 3547-60 Royal Blue, White disc, Royal Blue sleeves, White spots Dance And Dance (IRE) 14
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-10 E F Vaughan W Buick 100 10/111.00
2 (10) 52154-5 Purple, Pink seams, Red sleeves, Pink seams, Purple and Red hooped cap Proud Chieftain 16
5 9-7 C Lines James Doyle 97 18/119.00
3 (1) 800-007 Red, Beige seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Memory Cloth 14
6 9-3 B Ellison T P Queally 93 10/111.00
4 (3) 9321-15 Dark Green, Red diamond, armlets and cap Benzanno (IRE) 24
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-2 h A M Balding David Probert 92 16/117.00
6 (2) 213712- EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Basseterre (IRE) 184
Course Winner
4 8-10 C Hills J P Spencer 86 5/16.00
7 (8) 1176-11 Pink, Black sash, White sleeves Boonga Roogeta 7
Course WinnerDistance Winner
4 8-10 P Charalambous Rosie Jessop (5) 86 10/111.00
8 (7) 577-221 Royal Blue, Maroon sash and star on cap Icebuster 7
5 8-10 B R Millman R Ffrench 86 9/110.00
9 (13) 56054-5 Pink, grey seams and armlets Licence To Till (USA) 25
6 8-10 M Johnston J Fanning 86 8/19.00
10 (6) 57101-5 Royal blue, light blue stars on sleeves Ocean Tempest 35
4 8-9 p J Ryan N Mackay 85 16/117.00
11 (11) 2/15- Dark Green, Beige stars on sleeves Danchai 202
Distance Winner
4 8-7 W J Haggas P Hanagan 83 5/16.00
12 (5) 4/061-11 Black, white diamond, white sleeves, black stars Whispering Warrior (IRE) 93
4 8-1 D M Simcock D E Egan (3) 77 8/19.00
13 (12) 341343 Dark Green, Red epaulets and sleeves Patriotic (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
5 8-0 p C A Dwyer Noel Garbutt (7) 76 12/113.00
Non runners
5 (9)00/412-Rye House (IRE)48-12Sir Michael StouteR Hughes88

Verdict

Boonga Roogeta began her winning run in October in a Leicester seller and has now won half of her 14 starts. She's taking on better company here but can't be ruled out while Rye House is certain to attract support having had a very light campaign last year and catching the eye of many pundits. Licence To Till may do better back on this quicker ground but it's WHISPERING WARRIOR who is handed the vote. David Simcock's charge improved dramatically over the winter landing a hat-trick in very easy style on Polytrack. He's been given a break in preparation for a Turf campaign and looks on a very lenient mark. Basseterre won three times last year including over a mile here and looks set for another good season in this sort of company.