Newmarket

  • 13:50 Salinity Wood Ditton Stakes1m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 41.39s
  • Off time: 13:52:45
13:50 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Militarist (USA) 11/8
2nd Harbinger 10/3
3rd Big Bay (USA) 14/1

Racecard

No Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (12) ORANGE, BLACK hoop, WHITE cap Beauchamp Xerxes
3 9-3 G A Butler E Ahern 25/126.00
2 (10) Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, Dark Blue sleeves, Light Blue stars, Dark Blue cap, Light Blue star Big Bay (USA)
3 9-3 Jane Chapple-Hyam P Cosgrave 14/115.00
3 (6) Yellow, Black diamond and sleeves, Red cap Errol Flynn (IRE)
3 9-3 J Noseda S W Kelly 15/28.50
4 (2) Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Harbinger
3 9-3 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 10/34.33
5 (8) White, Emerald Green hoop Illusive Spirit (IRE)
3 9-3 J H M Gosden R Mullen 16/117.00
6 (3) Red and white stripes, white sleeves, yellow cap Lord Fidelio (IRE)
3 9-3 A M Balding M Dwyer 16/117.00
7 (4) Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Militarist (USA)
3 9-3 J H M Gosden J Fortune 11/82.38
8 (5) Royal blue, green sash and sleeves, royal blue cap Ottoman Empire (FR)
3 9-3 D R Lanigan T E Durcan 9/110.00
11 (11) Emerald Green, Pink triple diamond and diamond on cap Dolores Ortiz (IRE)
3 8-12 S C Williams J-P Guillambert 66/167.00
12 (9) Light Blue, Dark Blue and Yellow striped sleeves and striped cap Repetischa (IRE)
3 8-12 E A L Dunlop S Donohoe 20/121.00
Non runners
9 (1)Reportage (USA)39-3J H M GosdenL Dettori
10 (7)Best Shot38-12B W HillsMichael Hills

Verdict

HARBINGER is put forward as the winner of the opener with Errol Flynn and Reportage others that are to the forefront of our minds. Sir Michael Stoute wasn't represented last year but his runner the year before only failed by a short-head to become his third winner of the race in ten years. Harbinger holds entries in the Derby and the Dante and will need to make an impression if he's to give an indication that he's up to fulfilling those. Jeremy Noseda has been another trainer to follow in this historic contest and the attractively bred Errol Flynn may well be able to recoup a fraction of his 180,000 guineas purchase price. Reportage is one of three Gosden runners and it may not pay to be too dogmatic about which is the stable's first string; Reportage is related to a couple of nice sorts including Paper Talk and could be the one. Ottoman Empire has an Irish Derby entry and could be another well worth considering but it's Harbinger that receives our vote.