• 15:00 Connaught Access Flooring Abernant Stakes 6f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 10.30s
  • Off time: 15:00:58
15:00 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tax Free (IRE) 8/1
2nd Equiano (FR) 3/1
3rd Knot In Wood (IRE) 8/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 413-612 Royal blue Hatta Fort 49
Distance Winner
4 9-10 t Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 112 8/19.00
2 (10) 311178 LIGHT BLUE, ROYAL BLUE star on body and cap, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE stars Matsunosuke 26
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 9-8 A B Coogan L Morris 105 25/126.00
3 (14) 105010- WHITE, EMERALD GREEN stars, sleeves and stars on cap Edge Closer 200
Distance Winner
5 9-4 R Hannon R Hughes 112 4/15.00
4 (3) 212149- White, Red chevron, Gold cap Equiano (FR) 193
Distance Winner
4 9-4 B W Hills Michael Hills 116 3/14.00
5 (9) 511/60- Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap Exclamation 234
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-4 B J Meehan E Ahern 100 16/117.00
6 (13) 00411-3 Dark Blue, White triple diamond, White cap Knot In Wood (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
7 9-4 R A Fahey Jamie Moriarty 108 8/19.00
7 (12) 756908- EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW and EMERALD GREEN chevrons on sleeves, WHITE cap, YELLOW star Mac Gille Eoin 176
Distance Winner
5 9-4 J Gallagher Jim Crowley 93 40/141.00
8 (4) 56-6324 Black, large Light Green spots, Light Green cap Orpsie Boy (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
6 9-4 N P Littmoden Kirsty Milczarek 92 50/151.00
9 (11) 335917- Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Prohibit 145
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-4 J H M Gosden J Fortune 103 8/19.00
11 (8) 0/80800- Black, White stars, diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Black star Spirit of Sharjah (IRE) 173
Course Winner
4 9-4 Miss J Feilden R L Moore 92 25/126.00
12 (6) 522411- Black, Yellow Cross of Lorraine Tax Free (IRE) 291
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-4 D Nicholls F Norton 112 8/19.00
13 (1) 820020- Black and White stripes, Red sleeves, White cap Zidane 159
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-4 J R Fanshawe J P Spencer 108 8/19.00
Non runners
10 (2)1/10164-Redford (IRE)49-4M L W BellT P Queally102
14 (7)511300-Angus Newz69-3M QuinnD Holland88


EQUIANO is fancied to make the most of this drop in class although Zidane is sure to be cherry ripe as he bids for a repeat of last year and Prohibit could also show up well. Hatta Fort could have his supporters on his first run in Blighty since 2007 and his second to J J The Jet Plane was certainly a commendable performance but this trip is on the sharp side. Edge Closer and Tax Free should both give their running and not be too far away whilst Knot In Wood's performance at Doncaster suggested that he may yet be a factor at this level. Prohibit scored first time out last season but his season didn't live up to that early promise; he has time on his side and merits consideration. Big things were expected from Redford last year and he didn't fare too badly without quite hitting those heights; this is his first run at this trip and Jamie Spencer jumps ship to Zidane. He was on board when James Fanshawe's gelding produced his trademark turn of foot to get up by a short-head in last year's renewal but Zidane was unable to add to his tally in Group company thereafter. He has leading claims but Equiano is a sprinter who proved capable of performing at the highest level when taking the King's Stand for his previous connections. Things didn't go according to plan in two subsequent starts for his new yard but the stable is in far better form this year than they were last and this is a suitable starting point for Equiano before he's stepped back up in grade.