Newmarket

  • 15:00 Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes 1m

  • Winner £90,736 2nd £34,400 3rd £17,216 4th £8,576
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 41.06s
  • Off time: 15:00:43
15:00 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Timepiece 16/1
2nd Sahpresa (USA) 13/8
3rd First City 40/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 33202-1 Royal blue Antara (GER) 35
Distance Winner
5 9-5 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 116 15/28.50
2 (11) 024-623 White, Red epaulets, hooped sleeves First City 23
Distance Winner
5 9-5 D M Simcock P Hanagan 107 40/141.00
3 (3) 1153-15 Bronze I'm A Dreamer (IRE) 23
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-5 D M Simcock J P Spencer 110 9/110.00
4 (1) 11111-5 Grey, red chevrons, grey sleeves, red cap Lily Of The Valley (FR) 46
Distance Winner
4 9-5 J C Rouget C Soumillon 9/110.00
5 (9) 6-31262 Yellow River Jetez (SAF) 47
Distance Winner
8 9-5 M F De Kock P Cosgrave 14/115.00
6 (8) 81143-1 Black and yellow stripes, red sleeves and cap Sahpresa (USA) 34
Distance Winner
6 9-5 Rod Collet C P Lemaire 13/82.62
7 (4) 121-341 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Timepiece 25
Distance Winner
4 9-5 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 108 16/117.00
8 (10) 3-216 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Joviality 21
3 8-10 J H M Gosden W Buick 105 12/113.00
9 (5) 143-338 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Maqaasid 54
3 8-10 J H M Gosden R Hills 110 8/19.00
10 (2) 431-633 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Masaya 15
3 8-10 C E Brittain N Callan 96 66/167.00
11 (7) 1116-07 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Memory (IRE) 21
Course Winner
3 8-10 R Hannon R L Moore 111 8/19.00

Verdict

Three-year-olds have a decent record in this and 1000 Guineas third Maqaasid could prove the best of this year's representatives. But they face some stiff opposition from the older horses in a terrific renewal and SAHPRESA looks the one to beat. Rod Collet's mare won the Sun Chariot on the Rowley Mile here for the second time in October and has been placed at the highest level in Japan and Hong Kong since. A recent victory at Longchamp will have put her spot on and she's preferred to compatriot Lily Of The Valley. The latter was unbeaten last year ending the season with a Group 1 success in the Prix De L'Opera over 1m2f and could find today's trip on the short side nowadays, as could River Jetez, who won a Group 2 race over further at Meydan in February. First City had stablemate I'm A Dreamer behind when third at Ascot last time, but Antara could prove best of the home challenge.