Newmarket

  • 15:10 Dubai Dewhurst Stakes 7f

  • Winner £228,541 2nd £86,645 3rd £43,363 4th £21,601
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.06s
  • Off time: 15:12:07
15:10 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st War Command (USA) 10/11
2nd Cable Bay (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 811 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Anjaal 93
2 9-1 R Hannon P Hanagan 107 10/111.00
2 (4) 412432 DARK BLUE and YELLOW (halved), DARK BLUE sleeves, YELLOW cap Cable Bay (IRE) 16
Beaten Favourite
2 9-1 C Hills J P Spencer 108 20/121.00
3 (1) 221144 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Friendship (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
2 9-1 p1 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 108 20/121.00
4 (6) 121 Royal blue Outstrip 28
Distance Winner
2 9-1 C Appleby M Barzalona 114 15/82.88
5 (2) 4213 Dark blue, large yellow spots Stormardal (IRE) 16
2 9-1 I Mohammed N Callan 88 50/151.00
6 (5) 1131 Emerald Green and White check, striped sleeves, Emerald Green cap War Command (USA) 49
Distance Winner
2 9-1 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 119 10/111.91

Verdict

WAR COMMAND's only defeat came over 6f at the hands of Sudirman, who runs in the Middle Park earlier on the card. He bounced back with an emphatic win in the Futurity at the Curragh in August when back over 7f and looks the one to beat on that form. Champagne Stakes winner Outstrip should give the Ballydoyle colt a race as he returned an impressive winner at Doncaster but the remainder will need to improve if they're to trouble the principal duo. Cable Bay has plenty to find with Outstrip while Anjaal hasn't raced since landing the Group 2 July Stakes at Newmarket during the summer. Stormardal and Friendship are even harder to fancy in this grade.