Newmarket

  • 14:10 Shadwell International Stallions Rosemary Stakes 1m

  • Winner £20,983 2nd £7,955 3rd £3,981 4th £1,983
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 36.94s
  • Off time: 14:11:57
14:10 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Zurigha (IRE) 16/1
2nd Igugu (AUS) 5/1
3rd Lanansaak (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 7-36645 Royal blue, white cap Falls Of Lora (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
4 9-0 C Appleby S De Sousa 97 20/121.00
2 (3) 11/1-365 Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue cap Igugu (AUS) 181
Distance Winner
6 9-0 M F De Kock P Cosgrave 113 5/16.00
3 (1) 2-47632 Light Blue, Orange epaulets, white cap Switcher (IRE) 15
4 9-0 R A Fahey T Hamilton 99 14/115.00
4 (4) 166475 Dark green, white seams, sleeves and star on cap Maureen (IRE) 15
Beaten Favourite
3 8-13 R Hannon R Hughes 107 9/25.50
5 (2) 029-111 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Estiqaama (USA) 50
Distance Winner
3 8-10 h W J Haggas P Hanagan 99 11/26.50
6 (6) 16 Royal blue Expressly 48
Distance Winner
3 8-10 h C Appleby M Barzalona 92 20/121.00
7 (5) 15-1 Royal blue, white epaulets, black cap Lanansaak (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
3 8-10 h R Varian Dane O'Neill 100 11/43.75
8 (9) 221153 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Nurpur (IRE) 10
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-10 h D O'Meara W Buick 85 40/141.00
9 (10) 0-63649 Light Blue, Orange epaulets, orange cap Private Alexander (IRE) 27
3 8-10 D O'Meara D Tudhope (ex1) 90 50/151.00
10 (8) 28-8445 Grey, maroon epaulets Purr Along 13
3 8-10 W R Muir L Dettori 108 8/19.00
11 (7) 16-1406 White, dark blue star, dark blue sleeves, white stars, white cap, dark blue star Zurigha (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
3 8-10 R Hannon R L Moore 103 16/117.00

Verdict

Switcher ran a fine race in this grade at Doncaster earlier this month when second to Nargys. Maureen was a disappointing favourite that day and stablemate Zurigha was even further behind and both might struggle to overturn that form here. Estiqaama won by eight lengths when completing her hat-trick at Yarmouth and a step up to pattern race company was always on the cards after that. She shouldn't be disgraced but it was impossible not to be impressed with LANANSAAK at Ascot, where she won on the bridle despite an awkward head carriage. She's clearly not been easy to train and wears a hood again here but has bags of ability and can earn some black type in this. Igugu has her first run since the spring but rarely competes outside of Group 1 company and has a victory to her name at the highest level. She could go well though this trip is on the sharp side for Mike De Kock's mare.