Newmarket

  • 14:20 32Red.com Superlative Stakes 7f

  • Winner £34,026 2nd £12,900 3rd £6,456 4th £3,216
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.57s
  • Off time: 14:21:02
14:20 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Red Duke (USA) 10/1
2nd Chandlery (IRE) 14/1
3rd Silverheels (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (2) 10 Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Chandlery (IRE) 25
2 9-0 R Hannon S J Drowne 14/115.00
2 (9) 310 Royal blue Commissar 25
2 9-0 M Al Zarooni L Dettori 16/117.00
3 (5) 22 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Fort Bastion (IRE) 21
2 9-0 R Hannon O Peslier 11/43.75
4 (4) 1 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Ghostwriting (USA) 12
Distance Winner
2 9-0 J H M Gosden N Mackay 10/111.00
5 (7) 1 Brown, silver braid, white cap John Lightbody 29
Distance Winner
2 9-0 M Johnston S De Sousa 11/26.50
6 (8) 21 Yellow, royal blue stars, yellow cap Pearl Mix (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
2 9-0 R M Beckett S Sanders 4/15.00
7 (11) 31 Yellow, Black chevron and sleeves, Black and Yellow hooped cap Red Duke (USA) 21
Distance Winner
2 9-0 J J Quinn K Fallon 10/111.00
8 (10) 33 Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap Sehnsucht (IRE) 8
Beaten Favourite
2 9-0 A J McCabe Martin Harley 100/1101.00
9 (6) 182 Light blue, pink hoop, armlets and cap Silverheels (IRE) 9
Beaten Favourite
2 9-0 P F I Cole Hayley Turner 16/117.00
10 (1) 12 Dark Green, Red diamond, armlets and cap Sir Glanton (IRE) 13
2 9-0 Mrs A J Perrett J Fortune 12/113.00
11 (3) 1 Royal Blue, Yellow seams, halved sleeves, Royal Blue and Yellow quartered cap Sound Advice 22
Distance Winner
2 9-0 K Dalgleish J H Bowman 14/115.00

Verdict

Fort Bastion was runner-up to Maybe in the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot but already gives the impression we won't see the best of him until he tackles a mile so this opener can go to JOHN LIGHTBODY. A decisive winner of a Sandown maiden on debut, Mark Johnston's colt can take this step up in grade in his stride. Despite still showing signs of inexperience, Ralph Beckett's grey Pearl Mix won by seven lengths at Kempton on his second start and still has plenty of scope. He could be best of the rest though Chandlery, who finished in mid-division in the Coventry Stakes, should appreciate the extra and appears to have the beating of Commissar on the form book.