Newmarket

  • 14:55 bet365 Fred Archer Stakes 1m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 36.75s
  • Off time: 15:03:04
14:55 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sheikhzayedroad 11/2
2nd Gatewood 9/4
3rd Chancery (USA) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 322-211 White, Emerald Green hoop Gatewood 35
Distance Winner
6 9-3 J H M Gosden W Buick 105 9/43.25
2 (6) 4113-17 Dark blue, large yellow spots Battalion (IRE) 42
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-0 W J Haggas R L Moore 110 9/43.25
3 (8) 4/44116- Yellow, black sash, white sleeves, black and white quartered cap Cameron Highland (IRE) 287
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-0 R Varian L Dettori 105 8/19.00
4 (1) 140-328 LIGHT BLUE and GREY stripes, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, hooped cap Chancery (USA) 43
Distance Winner
6 9-0 D O'Meara D Tudhope 97 16/117.00
5 (2) 1/122-00 Royal blue, yellow sash, royal blue sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap Energia Eros (BRZ) 149
5 9-0 b1 M Botti A Fresu 105 40/141.00
6 (5) 57-3524 Black, Gold Cross and stripe on cap Rawaki (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
6 9-0 A M Balding David Probert 108 13/27.50
7 (7) 9-13692 White, Red chevron, hooped sleeves, Red cap Sheikhzayedroad 30
Distance Winner
5 9-0 h D M Simcock Martin Lane 109 11/26.50
8 (3) 97-0307 Royal blue, red stripe, royal blue sleeves, red stars, royal blue cap, red star Zambucca (SAF) 10
6 9-0 Miss Gay Kelleway P Cosgrave 100 33/134.00

Verdict

Gatewood is penalised for his Listed win at Goodwood but will find the forecast ground fast enough. Battalion is another who would prefer some cut as when beating Chancery and Rawaki at Ripon in April while Sheikhzayedroad has arguably the best piece of recent form with a second in the Brigadier Gerard at Sandown. But the suspicion remains the latter is best over 1m2f and a chance is taken on CAMERON HIGHLAND. A Listed winner at Windsor, he only faded inside the final furlong in last year's renewal and should go very close on his reappearance. Energia Eros has the past form to figure but has shown little since joining Marco Botti.