• 15:25 John Bovington Memorial Criterion Stakes 7f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.83s
  • Off time: 15:27:08
15:25 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Imbongi (SAF) 8/1
2nd Huntdown (USA) 9/1
3rd Balthazaar's Gift (IRE) 10/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 23015-7 Royal Blue, Yellow stars, halved sleeves, Royal Blue and Yellow striped cap Express Wish 83
Distance Winner
5 9-8 J Noseda Michael Hills 109 12/113.00
2 (6) 827233- Emerald Green and White diabolo, White sleeves, quartered cap Al Qasi (IRE) 237
Beaten Favourite
6 9-3 P W Chapple-Hyam R Mullen 110 11/26.50
3 (5) 74-9310 RED, BLACK stars, RED sleeves Balthazaar's Gift (IRE) 91
6 9-3 C G Cox I Mongan 111 10/111.00
4 (2) 37985/3 Yellow, Black chevron and sleeves, Black and Yellow hooped cap Court Masterpiece 28
Distance Winner
9 9-3 J J Quinn Graham Gibbons 110 6/17.00
5 (4) 53-2295 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Dream Eater (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
4 9-3 t A M Balding F Norton 114 5/23.50
6 (9) 25-2446 Yellow, Blue chevron, Yellow sleeves, Blue cap Imbongi (SAF) 62
Distance Winner
5 9-3 M F De Kock K Shea 8/19.00
7 (1) 65-2475 Dark Blue and Maroon (quartered), Dark Blue sleeves and cap Vitznau (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
5 9-3 R Hannon R Hughes 104 12/113.00
8 (7) 7485-40 Red, Black hoops, Black and Red diabolo on sleeves, Black cap Winker Watson 42
Course Winner
4 9-3 b1 P W Chapple-Hyam A McCarthy 107 8/19.00
9 (3) 2138- Royal blue Huntdown (USA) 252
3 8-8 Saeed bin Suroor T E Durcan 112 9/110.00


Mike De Kock has proved himself over here in no uncertain terms and he can have another winning raid with IMBONGI, who should be given most to do by Dream Eater. The selection was sixth, beaten less than two lengths in Sha Tin's Champions Mile last time out a couple of months ago. He has largely kept Group 1 and Group 2 company in recent times and drops back in grade here, which should make things less competitive for him. Good ground suits and there is perhaps a little concern about it being quicker than that, but he should still have the class to score. Dream Eater was well held by Paco Boy in the Queen Anne but he is a classy sort who will be much more competitive in this sphere and will not be far away. Winker Watson has failed to convince when trained on this year and in spite of conditions and trip being ideal he has a bit to prove. Court Masterpiece would have a good chance if able to recapture some of his old form and although he ran nicely in his comeback from a two year lay-off he will need to show more to win this. Al Qasi remains competitive at this level but does tend to find winning difficult and Imbongi is the one to be on here.