Newmarket

  • 14:20 bet365 Empress Stakes 6f

  • Winner £14,745 2nd £5,590 3rd £2,798 4th £1,394
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 12.79s
  • Off time: 14:33:08
14:20 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Calypso Beat (USA) 25/1
2nd Parsley (IRE) 9/1
3rd Tigrilla (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (4) 1 White, Red Cross Belts, Royal Blue and White Diabolo on sleeves, red Cap Accipiter 23
Distance Winner
2 9-0 C F Wall Ashley Morgan 11/26.50
2 (7) 14 White, Black seams, Black and White striped sleeves, White cap Bonnie Grey 30
2 9-0 B R Millman Martin Lane 12/113.00
3 (9) 917 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Cajoling (IRE) 30
2 9-0 J G Portman Harry Bentley 80/181.00
4 (5) 71 Red, Yellow chevron, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets Calypso Beat (USA) 14
Distance Winner
2 9-0 h K A Ryan W Buick 25/126.00
5 (6) 419 Maroon, Beige armlets, Beige cap Juventas 7
Distance Winner
2 9-0 M R Channon D Tudhope 16/117.00
6 (2) 2315 Pink, Dark Blue hoop and armlets Littlemissblakeney 10
2 9-0 H Palmer L Dettori 5/16.00
7 (3) 21 Claret, Silver sash, hooped cap Parsley (IRE) 36
2 9-0 R Hannon P J Dobbs 9/110.00
8 (1) 21 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Tigrilla (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
2 9-0 R Varian R L Moore 5/23.50
9 (8) 51 Black and White (halved), sleeves reversed, Red cap Zeb Un Nisa 22
2 9-0 R Charlton James Doyle 3/14.00

Verdict

Last year's winner Fig Roll had ran well in the Queen Mary earlier and LITTLEMISSBLAKENEY was not beaten far in the same race at Ascot last time. That looks the best form on offer and Hugo Palmer's filly gets the nod. She has the beating of Bonnie Grey and Cajoling on collateral form but there's a host of maiden winners likely to improve. They include Parsley, representing last year's winning yard, while Tigrilla won nicely at Haydock and Zeb Un Nisa was an easy winner at Bath. Accipiter makes most appeal of the remainder on her debut victory at Kempton.